Vilsalpsee

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Recommended by 565 out of 588 hikers

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  • Sebastian Kowalke

    The Vilsalpsee is one of the most beautiful mountain lakes in the Tannheimer Tal, if not in the whole of Tyrol. Nestled in a nature reserve and surrounded by towering mountains, it offers you a unique panorama. The way here is simple and well developed, making it suitable for the whole family.

    If you like, you can take the bus from the north shore or return to Tannheim with a tourist train. At the bus stop you will also find the Fischerhütte restaurant and the Gasthof Vilsalpsee.

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    • February 14, 2018

  • Ralf

    Beautifully situated Bergsee.Rasthaus included.
    For those who can not go for there is a bus stop or a Bimmelbähnchen.

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    • April 17, 2017

  • Stefan Rosenthal

    A fantastic alpine lake on which you can ride very nice rowboat. We have the tour this week, 30.08.2016 made with bike and child trailer starting from Schattwald with the aim of the Vilsalpe. Lies at the bottom of the lake. On foot from Tannheim an easy hike without significant altitude. We recommend!

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    • September 2, 2016

  • Natascha

    A breathtaking lake with many fantastic impressions. He also did not seem to be as overcrowded as other lakes.
    However, there was a small obstacle.
    At the time of my visit (3.6.2018) unfortunately a small section of the circular route was closed. The sign at the beginning of the trail was unfortunately so small and inconspicuous that I did not see it. Thus, I have unsuspecting the way to the gate with the "locked - sign" gone and then I turned back to take the path on the other side of the lake to the Vilsalpe. From the other side I have seen that several people have walked there despite the "locked sign". On my way back around the lake, there were more people, so I also made my way along the closed path. At one point, he became so narrow and muddy, as a snowfield and some boulders on the way sticking out, that with stroller, wheelchair or walker the section can not pass. Even with a bike it was very tight. As a pedestrian with a little surefootedness it is already possible, but everyone has to decide for themselves ...!

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    • June 3, 2018

  • Stefan ⛰

    After a rockfall the trail around the lake was closed for a long time. Now the complete way is released again, so the ascent to the Landsberger hut is possible again.

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    • July 22, 2019

  • Pegasus

    A deep blue lake in a nature reserve and all around the mountains - a hike to Vilsalpsee is one of the most beautiful excursions in the Tannheimer Tal. The special thing about it: the way to the Vilsalpsee is also suitable for less experienced hikers and even for families with small children or prams.

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    • September 11, 2015

  • Pegasus

    The Vilsalpsee is a 1165 m high lake in the Austrian Alps. From it springs the river Vils. Located below Gaishorn and Rauhorn, it is a popular tourist destination in the Tannheimer Tal. On the west bank easy trail, over which one reaches the Bergaicht waterfall at the end of the valley. The eastern shore is closed. Stone falling.

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    • September 11, 2015

  • Snedr

    Beautiful lake, great location and car free

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    • January 6, 2017

  • STEPHAN

    A very nice riverside path.

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    • July 12, 2017

  • brillenbert

    Yesterday at Vilsalpsee I can only recommend, and have gone up to the upper Traupalpsee on 1649 meters you have a good view of the Vilsalpsee.

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    • August 8, 2017

  • Jürgen Hild

    Access to the car is only possible until 10 o'clock. Then again in the evening from 17 o'clock. The return trip can be made at any time.

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    • August 16, 2017

  • Naxxos

    The crystal-clear lake is surrounded by a magnificent mountain scenery.

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    • January 14, 2019

  • Natascha

    Everything is reflected in the clear water and the flora and fauna are fascinating.

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    • June 3, 2018

  • Natascha

    Beautiful lake, but with obstacles.
    At the time of my visit (3.6.2018) unfortunately a small section of the circular route was closed. The sign at the beginning of the trail was unfortunately so small and inconspicuous that I did not see it. Thus, I have unsuspecting the way to the gate with the "locked - sign" gone and then I turned back to take the path on the other side of the lake to the Vilsalpe. From the other side I have seen that several people have walked there despite the "locked sign". On my way back around the lake, there were more people, so I also made my way along the closed path. At one point, he became so narrow and muddy, as a snowfield and some boulders on the way sticking out, that with stroller, wheelchair or walker the section can not pass. Even with a bike it was very tight. As a pedestrian with a little surefootedness it is already possible, but everyone has to decide for themselves ...!

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    • June 3, 2018

  • AlexanderL76

    very beautiful mountain lake with many hiking possibilities. In the summer you can also have a refreshing swim here.
    Access with own car only before 10.00h possible!

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    • August 9, 2018

  • Jill

    At the end of our tour we passed the lake. We were not bathing, but to keep our feet clean after a long hike absolutely ideal. There are also some economies that we have not tried ourselves.

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    • August 27, 2018

  • Marian

    Taking a small bath here can be very refreshing.

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    • August 29, 2018

  • Karin

    Just a beautiful place in summer as well as in winter

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    • August 30, 2018

  • Jürgen Hild

    Access to the car is only possible until 10 o'clock. Then again in the evening from 17 o'clock. The return trip can be made at any time.

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    • September 4, 2018

  • Anni

    From here I started my tour, the lake is very beautiful idyllic and invites you to linger. I did that on the way back from my tour.

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    • September 7, 2018

  • HeJi

    The Vilsalpsee is a 1165 m high lake in the Austrian Alps. From it springs the river Vils. Located below Gaishorn and Rauhorn, it is a popular tourist destination in the Tannheimer Tal. Around the lake, there is an easy trail that leads to the Bergaicht waterfall at the end of the valley. Since 1957, it has been surrounded by the Vilsalpsee nature reserve, where many species thrive, including rare orchids. For the Great Crested Grebe, the lake is Austria's highest breeding ground.

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    • February 14, 2017

  • Natascha

    A breathtaking lake with many fantastic impressions. He did not seem to be as overrun as it is with other lakes.

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    • February 24, 2019

  • Natascha

    A breathtaking lake with many fantastic impressions. He also did not seem to be as overcrowded as other lakes.

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    • August 27, 2018

  • Natascha

    A breathtaking lake with many fantastic impressions. He also did not seem to be as overcrowded as other lakes.

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    • September 9, 2018


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Location: Oberjoch, Oberallgäu, Allgäu, Swabia, Bavaria, Germany

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