Lago Schlegeisspeicher

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dani-mue
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You can go to Schlegeis Stausee by car (around 12€ toll). Parking is available at the top. I recommend to be early to enjoy the quietness. You will have a great view when hiking up to the Olpererhütte. Take the time and stop for amazing views.
Written July 26, 2020
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PandC60
Hutton Rudby77 contributions
Couples
For the best experience take your car. The road is not bad and there is the option of going through a single lane tunnel, which is worth the experience on its own. You can stop in many places to look at the views.The latter part of the road has some hairpin bends but these are not onerous and should definitely not put anyone off.
The lake is very attractive even on a dull day and leads to many walking trails for all abilities. Round part of the lake is flat and is a gravel road,no traffic,and well worth the walk for the views.Did not eat there but there are two places to eat near the main car park and a further place near the second car park, where there are toilet facilities. One euro charge is not eating there.Allow plenty of time if driving as you can have to wait up to 15 minutes at the tunnel and when entering the toll section, either up or down. That's a maximum time ours was probably just over half that.
Definitely a place to visit. If no car, do go by bus despite the toll fee.
Written October 11, 2017
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Christian M
Copenhagen, Denmark2,582 contributions
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Until now nature in New Zealand was, by far, the most exquisite I ever saw. But then I hit Schlegeisspeicher in Zillertal... It's breathtaking!

The blueblue lake, the glacier, the waterfall, the mountains with snow on top even in the summer, the purple and yellow flowers. Remember to recharge your camera before going!!

There is an easy 2,5 hour walk along the artificial lake (back and forth) - which can be extended if you fancy climbing a little.

In the opposite direction there is an easy 40 minutes walk (back and forth) to an amazing waterfall.

Close to the parking zones are a couple of huts where you can have a schnitzel or a cup of coffee.

If you come by car the admission fee to the area is €12. Go the second parking lot - both walks start from here.
Written July 27, 2017
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Anastasia A
La Plata, Argentina246 contributions
Solo
If you drive through Austria, you already contribute with around EUR 9 for the toll system.
Now on the top of that, they want to get additional EUR 12 from the poor tourist in order to drive just a few kilometers and visit an artificial lake?
It doesn´t make any sense to me, I just turned back and went visit other beautiful sites in the area, which are by the way for free.
Written May 30, 2015
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Jayne T
Shepton Mallet, England, United Kingdom77 contributions
Couples
The Schlegeis Reservoir is only accessible via the toll road from Mayrhofen, passing through the idyllic village of Ginzling.
You can drive independently, paying the road toll when you get to Breitlahner. It's an interesting drive, passing through many tunnels and avalanche galleries, and you'll need a head for heights to negotiate the many hairpin bends that take you higher and higher up the valley. Be prepared to wait for up to 15 minutes at the first tunnel out of Mayrhofen as it is a one way system.
You can also get there by bus, taking the 4102 from Mayrhofen. It's free if you have a Zillertal Activ card but you'll have to pay a toll of 3.20 euros per person return.
One word of warning. The return bus to Mayrhofen leaves Schlegeis at 14.00, 16.00, 17.00 and 18.00. We planned to catch the 16.00 and people started to gather from 15.30. By 15.50 it was clear that we weren't all going to get on. When the bus pulled up to the stop it was a free-for-all with no allowances made for the very young or old. We were lucky enough to get on, but many did not make it which meant they had an hour's wait for the next bus (and no guarantee of getting on then due to the European complete disregard of queuing etiquette)
Having said all this, Schlegeis is a stunning place to visit. You can walk along the dam wall, and there are many hiking trails starting from this point up into the surrounding valleys and hills. The walk to the Pfister Joch House is very beautiful, if a bit steep at the very end.
There are plenty of places by the water to get a cold beer or something more filling while taking in the stunning view. Can't recommend it highly enough
Written August 24, 2016
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Tanya R
Vienna, Austria287 contributions
Couples
We went out of our way on our drive from Vienna to South Tyrol to go on a little hike here a few weeks ago, and it was splendid.

Keep in mind that there's a 12€ toll fee for the last few kilometers of road to reach the artificial lake - we saw people park for free further down who were going to walk it up, but the road is narrow and there's no sidewalk, so I would no recommend that. I think there's a bus that'll take you up though. Since we were on a tight schedule we didn't want to have to worry about connections and parked our car right at the top. The drive up is an experience in and of itself, as you get to drive through tunnels chiseled into bare rock.

We visited on the last Saturday of July and weren't there until late morning, so finding a parking spot was a bit tricky, but spots kept opening up. The view is excellent, and I highly recommend the hike up to the Olpererhütte, which takes about two hours - the views from the top and during most of the hike are simply incredible, especially on a clear day. The water is a stunning color, and you'll still see the mountains on the far side dusted with snow. It was a highlight of our summer!
Written August 9, 2016
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one_traveling_german
Livermore, CA310 contributions
We come to the Schlegesispeicher almost once a year because it is sort of a gateway to other attractions. Of course you can marvel at the dam itself, but it also leads to many other hiking destinations. Be prepared to pay a little extra because of the 'Maut', or tax/fee, in order to catch a ride here with either public transit (bus) or a taxi. There are a lot of switch-backs in order to get to the dam, so if you get car-sick easily, this may not be good for you!
Two of our favorite hikes from here are here is to the Olperer Hütte and another path that will lead you all the way into Italy! The Olperer route takes roughly 2 hours up and 1.5hrs back down if you're feeling up to it. Of course you can take it a bit more slow.
The route to Italy took the better part of a half of a day, but there is a place to rest and eat where you would turn abck around.
Then again, you could spend a half day just checking out the dam and its surrounding areas itself.
Whatever you choose to do once you're here, you won't be disappointed!
Written January 26, 2017
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Rick J
Allentown, NJ101 contributions
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We decided to explore during our stay in the Zillertal and our stay at Hotel Jakober (no relation lol). We found a tiny little out of the way road that headed to a town called Ginzling. This tiny alpine town was in a beautiful valley surrounded by mountains. We were there shortly after a rainfall so there were plenty of waterfalls to see. In Ginzling we see a sign that read toll road to Schlegeisspeicher. Curious, we continued on higher into the valley which started to get narrower and narrower, but even more beautiful. This trip in itself would have been enough had we not finally come up to a toll house where a pleasant woman greeted us. We asked what was ahead and she said we would not be disappointed. We also had to wait about 15 minutes because it was a one way road and we had to wait for the traffic coming back. Once we got started, the road got narrower and climbed higher and higher. This valley was simply stunning. We drove through several rough hewn one lane tunnels and multiple switchbacks until we reached a huge dam. Behind this dam at an altitude of over 1800 meters was a gorgeous lake feed by glacial streams. Multiple hiking trails led from this location and was obviously well used considering the large numbers of cars here. This was truly one of the most beautiful vistas I've seen in the alps. There are several restaurants and WC facilities here making it quite an enjoyable day. Can't wait to go back.
Written September 3, 2014
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MorenoKatia
County Dublin, Ireland37 contributions
1 hour by bus from Mayrhofen, we paid 16.00 Euros the bus ticket with return, the place is very beautiful, we hiking up the Olpererhütte Mountains - 2389m. The only problem is that the restaurant closes early, the last bus leaves at 18:00 could be later in the summer.
Written June 13, 2017
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evilyeti
Schwetzingen, Germany35 contributions
Great scenic view. Keep in mind that it's open only from jun to oct. Closed for visitors throughout the rest of the year. Tickets start from 12 EUR per car
Written April 6, 2014
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