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  • Region Hall-Wattens

    Despite the fact that the Mölssee is one of the most difficult to reach among our places of power, you cannot escape its fascination. The clear water and the mountain scenery do a lot to make you leave everyday life behind and feel free and carefree. Because staying in nature is a great help to draw new strength for everyday life.

    Well-known and important personalities from history already report from the Mölssee. For example, the lake is mentioned in the fishing book of Emperor Maximilian I from 1500. There is talk of "two wild lakes in the valley of Mels with trout and renken".

    The city doctor Hippolyt Guarinoni from Hall also describes the lake in his book "Abomination of the Desolation of the Human Family" from 1610 as the "Wattensee", which lies in the highest mountains and contains the best char.

    He visited the lake on a mountain hike from the Voldertal via the Joch to the Wattental. According to the legend, his companions wanted to cause a thunderstorm by throwing stones into the lake, but without success.

    The inflows and outflows of the water were changed during closer investigations of the Mölsees. And this had an impact on the mysterious, legendary stories around the mountain lake.
    But it has long been proven that there are no monsters, underground connections or eerie whirlpools in the lake. Nevertheless, various stories persist, such as that a butter mixer once fell into the lake in ancient times and disappeared without a trace. This wooden stirrer, which bore a name, would have appeared in Lake Constance after some time. In the same way, a bull that had ventured too far into the lake on a hot day had sunk untraceably, and Lake Constance would also have washed up on its shore with its carcass.

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    • April 16, 2020

  • Elevation2,250 m