Lake Turracher See, Lake Grünsee and Lake Schwarzsee
Three picturesque mountain lakes amidst larch and pine forests define the landscape on the Austrian Turracher Hohe. They are popular and accessible hiking destinations. Starting at the Hotel Hochschober a round trip of all three lakes will take about 2 hours.
Lake Turracher See
The Hotel Hochschober
lies on its southern banks. This is the largest
of the three lakes, 33m deep at its deepest point, and frozen over for almost six months of the year. It’s frozen so solidly in winter that skiers, cross country skiers and hikers bustle about on the lake. A nearly flat walking path
surrounds the lake. At a leisurely speed, the walk around it will take about 30 minutes.
A walk from the Hochschober to Lake Grünsee will take you around half an hour. It is the smallest
of the three lakes and about 12m deep. It takes its green colouring from a type of algae at the bottom of the lake. Larch and pine forests surround Lake Grünsee. Right in the middle of these woods and slightly above the lake there is a wooden platform where we offer yoga and Qi Gong sessions.
Near Lake Grünsee you can find the hotel-owned Karlhütte
cottage which is regularly open.
After about a 40 minute walk from the Hochschober you will reach Lake Schwarzsee, the highest of the three lakes at 1,841m above sea level. The 4m deep lake is surrounded by moor
, and it is the lake's moor bottom that gives it its dark colouring. En route to Lake Schwarzsee you will find a number of beautiful viewpoints with stunning views of Lake Turracher See and over to Lake Grünsee.