Schlegeis Alpenstraße

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Schlegeis Alpenstraße
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Jacquelinevdhaar
Veenendaal, The Netherlands741 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
Went here by car. The trip going here from Mayrhofen is already very beautiful. The last piece of the road you need to pay toll (€14). Once you are there, you can easily park your car and walk around. There are also some hiking trials starting there. There are toilets and there is a small restaurant (not open on bad weather days). Also some other huts in hiking distance.
Written September 27, 2020
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PamelaHarris
Edinburgh, UK6 contributions
Jul 2018 • Friends
From the Schlegeis Dam, walk up an easy path to the Pfitsherjoch hut on the Italian border, surrounded by 3000m peaks. This route has been taken for centuries, since Stone Age Man cam here to hunt for ibex and look for rock crystal.
Written August 17, 2018
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Travel4fun9
Brentwood, TN148 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
Driving through pretty towns in the Austrian alps, enjoying the views and the scenery -really what else does one need?
Written September 20, 2018
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yellowman2015
Tromso, Norway80 contributions
Jul 2021
Recommended only if you are willing to hike to destinations a little further away. Around an hour's hike, the area tends to be overused and offers little recreational value. Unfortunately, far too many individual vehicles block the undoubtedly beautiful surroundings. Profit (income from parking fees) takes precedence over recreational value or the richness of the natural experience.
Written August 2, 2021
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AwesomeAdventuresSE
Stockholm, Sweden131 contributions
Aug 2018 • Solo
A very nice trail along the dam with lots of cows walking around 🙂 An absolute must is a visit to the activity center of #schlegeis131 at the edge of the dam to either climb the Via Ferrata up on the outside of the dam or fly over the dam on a zipline. So much fun and a real adrenaline kick for those with a little bit of respect for heights.

Also if you go in further into the valley you can see pictures of how the glacier there have melted step by step since the 1920’s. Sad but true.
Written August 2, 2018
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TwelveAngryMen
Blackpool, UK29 contributions
Aug 2017 • Solo
Fantastic walk to the border through breathtaking scenery Walk starts flat with a bit of a climb towards the end which is well worth the effort Tip - make sure you fill your flask at the spring shown in the pic ( just before the main ascent ) Its ice cold and very refreshing
Written August 15, 2017
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Milan K
86 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
Very nice dam close to Glacier. The road from Mayerhofen leads thru nice valey and tunnels at the end of the road are magnificent. There are lots of things to do. Hiking, climbing the dam's wall, go to inside of the dam.
Written August 9, 2017
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MS Chin
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia274 contributions
Aug 2018
We drove to Schlegeis Stausee from Innsbruck. The way to the destination is very scenic. We have to stop at a traffic light and pay a toll. The toll road is one directional and we have to wait for our turn. As we drive towards the lake, we can slowly see the high wall of the arch dam. We have to drive through an unlined tunnel. The lake is blue in colour and it is fantastically beautiful with the mountains at the backdrop and the arch dam on the left side. We can take a stroll beside the lake to enjoy the beauty of the lake at different angles. There are benches along the way for you to relax and slowly mesmerize yourself into this natural beauty. This is a dead end road and we have to reverse to leave this place. There is Via Ferrata activity on the dam and it is claimed to be the highest Ferrata on dam in the world. We can also walk on the arch dam. There are restaurants and we can have a nice view of the lake while having our food. The food here surprisingly is not that expensive. This place is definitely beautiful and we should try our best to drop by.
Written September 5, 2018
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jmpynn
Turku, Finland18 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
The whole experience can easily be fitted into one word: Suberb. We spent one week in Zillertal and this was the best day of those. NIce drive, road in good condition - also there were lots of parking spaces (if the first parking area is full, just continue on the road are there will be plenty more). Such a nice experience to walk on the dam itself, then we continued to the waterfall (towards the Italian border) - we only hiked as far as that as we had quite small children with us. At the waterfall there were picnictables - that made a perfect spot to have some refreshments and then turn back. The path was easy to walk and it followed a mountain stream which was great for the views and made the trek more interesting for he kids. By the lake there was one restaurant serving fresh smoked trout, straight out of the lake (delicious). Plus all the breathtaking views over the lake to the the glacier. I warmly recommend Schlegeis Alpine road and the lake as a place to see and to expriece!
Written August 22, 2018
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Justinthai
Thailand108 contributions
Sep 2017
I went by bus in September 2017 - note that if you have Zillertal Pass you need to pay the driver extra because the last part up to the dam is a toll road. Lovely walk around the lake and I recommend the Zamsereck Gasthof for a good Wienerschnitzel!
Written December 22, 2017
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