Water fun in the Tyrolean mountains

Lakes and public pools in Ischgl

What’s the best feeling when the temperatures just keep rising and rising? When the sun is out to show off? To dive into refreshing cool water, of course! One thing’s for certain: Summer season is swimming season!

If you love swimming amid a breathtaking scenery, you should definitely visit the numerous lakes in the vicinity of Ischgl …

 

With numerous public pools and lakes, Ischgl offers perfect preconditions for some “cool” summer fun. For instance, at the Waldbad, entertainment for the little ones meets relaxation for the grown-ups. How’s that possible? Thanks to the vast amount of space at the Waldbad in Ischgl, you can spend your time wherever you desire. Whether it’s in a quiet spot on the relaxation meadow after a long hike or amidst the hustle and bustle surrounding the 47-metres-long water slide – the choice is yours!

The Silvretta Center is the perfect alternative to outdoor sports in summer – but also and especially, in winter. The indoor pool with its small but mighty sauna and wellness landscape right at the pedestrian zone in Ischgl is perfect for relaxing and unwinding. 

Action and relaxation by the water

Discover Ischgl’s lakes

A lake straight from a fairy tale: Surrounded by a shady forest, Lake Schwarzwassersee sparkles in the Tyrolean sun. The mighty summits are reflected in the crystal-clear water and mountain roses grow along the shore. 

If the water’s too cold for you to take a dip, how about taking a walk around the lake instead? Also don’t miss the barbecue facilities right by the lake!

How to get to Lake Schwarzwassersee:

  • Take the Silvretta cable car up to Silvretta middle station.
  • From there, follow the signs and the short forest road to picturesque Lake Schwarzwassersee.
  • Our tip: Lake Schwarzwassersee is perfect for relaxing and fishing!
  • Way back: Follow the Walk of Lyrics back to Ischgl, passing by the suspension bridge.
  • For more details check out Tour 11 (except for way back) of our hiking guide.

Hiking, wildlife watching, action, relaxation – a visit to Lake Pardatschersee is all rolled into one. After all, the wildly romantic lake is situated along one of the most scenic hiking trails of the Fimbatal valley as well as right beside the “Adventure Stage” with its numerous adventure stops between the middle station and the lake.

How to get to Lake Pardatschersee:

  • Take the Silvretta cable car up to ilvretta middle station.
  • From there, follow the signs to Lake Schwarzwassersee and continue through the conifer forest up to Lake Pardatschersee.
  • Our tip: Lake Pardatschersee is a great family lake and the perfect choice for some fun and games.  
  • Way back: Follow the Walk of Lyrics back to Ischgl, passing by the suspension bridge.
  • For more details check out Tour 11 (except for way back) of our hiking guide.

Nestled amid the majestic mountain world of the Paznaun region, Lake Madleinsee is hugely popular with hikers and nature lovers. Sit down by the shore, let your gaze wander across the impressive silhouette of the Silvretta range and listen to the quiet splashing of the waves. And who knows, maybe you’ll spot an ibex or a marmot …

How to get to Lake Madleinsee:

  • At the Silvretta cable car station in Ischgl, cross the road and follow the signs.
  • Continue on the hiking trail towards Mutta and Kreuzbichl up to Lake Madleinsee, where many sheep spend the summer.
  • Highlight: the view towards the north of 3,147 m Küchlspitze
  • Our tip: Crisp mountain air makes your hungry – don’t forget to bring plenty to eat and drink!
  • For more details check out Tour 6 of our hiking guide.

For many hikers, swimming in a Tyrolean mountain lake, for instance Lake Berglisee, is at the top of their “to-do list”. The crystal-clear water of the charming mountain lake may be a bit cold, but the experience is well worth it. Swim a few laps, enjoy the splendid views of the Paznaun Alps and recharge your batteries at one of the barbecue spots around the lake. An unforgettable holiday highlight! 

How to get to Lake Berglisee:

  • From St. Sebastian’s church in Mathon, follow the road towards Galtür for about 150 m.
  • At the underpass at Gasthof Glöckner, follow the signs towards Bergliweg.
  • The Bergli and Lake Berglisee can be reached via the road or the steep footpath. 
  • Our tip: Bring enough food and drinks for a little mountain picnic! 
  • Way back: Follow the trail down via Larein Alpe and Tschaffein back to Mathon.
  • For more details check out Tour 8 of our hiking guide.

Just imagine: A traditional alpine hut high above the valley, a tiny mountain lake right on its doorstep, with the surrounding summits reflected in the water like sparkling jewels. A hike up to Friedrichshafener hut rewards you with picture-book views. Leave your worries behind at 2.151 metres above sea level and feel at one with nature!

How to get to the lake at Friedrichshafener hut:

  • Take the car or bus (stop “Piel”) up to the parking lot of Friedrichshafener hut.
  • Alternative: Follow the pram-friendly footpath and road from Wilderer hut in Mathon.
  • For more details check out Tour 7 of our hiking guide.