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Picturesque lake with a beautiful arch dam

We drove to this beautiful destination. We have to pay a toll and wait for our turn to drive in... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2018
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
A beautiful drive

For the best experience take your car. The road is not bad and there is the option of going through... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
Hutton Rudby
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valle Zillertal, Ginzling 6295, Austria
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Reviewed 5 September 2018

We drove to this beautiful destination. We have to pay a toll and wait for our turn to drive in because the toll road is only accessible one way. We can see the high wall of the arch dam as we drive towards this area....More

Thank mshian63
Reviewed 11 October 2017

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...More

5  Thank PandC60
Reviewed 27 July 2017

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...More

4  Thank Mogeltoft
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Great walk along the dam wall. Scary height! A great platform out over the dam. We walked to the end of the reservoir which took almost an hour and a half. Saw some wildlife but that's all. It was quiet. Most people stay near the...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 13 June 2017

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...More

Thank MorenoKatia
Reviewed 26 January 2017

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...More

2  Thank one_traveling_german
Reviewed 10 September 2016

The drive from Mayrhofen is up a toll road in a deep valley, and is worth doing in its own right. The lake is formed behind a high dam, and there is a good view of this from below as you approach.On arrival, there is...More

1  Thank Ursosarctos
Reviewed 24 August 2016

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...More

3  Thank JayneT47
Reviewed 16 August 2016

This lake show very nice views from different sides. you can see glaciers, you can walk alongside the lake and take a walk over the dam.

Thank Fastfly01
Reviewed 9 August 2016

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...More

3  Thank Tanya R
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16 January 2017|
Response from Ursosarctos | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, we were there in August, so I can't help you. the buses will certainly be going up, so as the lakeside hiking is flat, you should at least be able to do that - and you'll be able to see from the bus what conditions... More