All along I was fascinated by the images of the Lake Seebensee in the Tiroler Zugspitz Arena, I repeatedly stumbled upon on my desk. It was about time, to convince myself from the beauty of this pristine alpine lake.
Lake Seebensee is located at an altitude of 1.657m right above the Ehrwalder Alm in the Mieminger mountain chain. It’s the water of this jewel that sparkles in deepest shades of turquoise in the lush montane meadow and surrounding mountains. Wrapped along an impressive mountain scenery, surrounded by peaks Vorderer Tajakopf in the east, Vorderer Drachenkopf in the south and Ehrwalder Sonnenspitze in the west, Lake Seebensee is well known for being one of Tyrol’s foremost outdoor destinations.
If you’re in the mood for a longer hiking tour, start the hike to Lake Seebensee at the valley station of the Ehrwalder Almbahn. If you prefer a little more comfort, take the cable car up to the mountain station on 1.500m. From there, follow the path through the forest. After almost ¾ of your hike, you’ll reach a panoramic view point towards the valley, well worth a short detour of approximately 50m. Follow along the path, passing the Seebenalm, up to Lake Seebensee.
The turquoise shimmering lake is an ideal place for a short break. And if you’re brave enough, you’ll cool down in the icy cold water. Make your way all around the lake to geht a different perspective of Lake Seebensee – overlooking the Zugspitze.
Tyrolean Zugspitz Arena, Austria, Tyrol