Lake Natters is a popular lake for bathing, where you can go surfing, canoeing, wind gliding and sailing.
Altitude: 783 m a.s.l.
Natters is located at the entrance of the Stubaital and Wipptal, only a few km from Innsbruck and therefore comfortably reachable with the Stubaital Railway. In the 16th century, Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, established his summer residence, Waidburg Castle, in the village. Today, it hosts the town hall. In the same period of time, also Lake Natters was created artificially, which was registered in fishery documents of the Emperor Maximilian under the name "Ödenhauser Weiher".
In the mid 19th century, Natters became a famous summer resort. Its village centre is still mainly rural - there's also the old baking oven, where bakers put on bread baking demonstrations in high summer. Another building demonstrates that high nobility sojourned in Natters: The Empress Maria Theresa from Austria and her future daughter-in-law, Maria Luisa of Spain, met at Waidburg Castle in the course of the wedding preparation between Leopold II and the princess in 1764.
In summer, Lake Natters is a popular destination with several possibilities for water recreation. Miniature golf, archery and a visit to the Nattererboden Adventure Farmstead make your holidays even more active. The main activities in winter, however, are cross-country skiing and skiing: The almost 8 km long cross-country ski trail Neu-Götzens starts at the local sport centre. Those who prefer alpine skiing can race the slopes in the Muttereralm Skiing Area, only 2 km away.