Lovely Wannenkarsee mountain lake high above Sölden promises a real spectacle of nature to every hiker: Depending on the angle of the sun's radiation, the color of the water changes from turquoise blue to deep black. The snow-capped mountain peaks of the Stubai Alps make a perfect contrast in the background - a picture-book memory that will stay with you forever.
There are different ways to reach the mountain lake. The easiest and most family-friendly route starts with a hut taxi transfer from Sölden to Windachtal side valley. From there you climb up to the lake in about 1.5 hours. On the way up you can watch cows and sheep. Special tip: Pack your picnic basket (and swimwear), take a couple of breaks and just let your mind wander. If you want to climb even higher, continue to Brunnenkogelhaus which towers mightily on a steep ridge (ascent: approx. 1 more hour).
Ambitious mountain sports lovers can choose an alternative but also more strenuous option: The public bus line takes you up to Timmelsjoch Pass at 7.00 am in the morning. From there, the hike takes around 3.5 hours along the Alpine ridge, comprising a steep detour to lake Wannenkarsee. The route is very demanding and partially exposed, therefore this tour is only suitable for very experienced mountaineers.
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