As legend has it, a dragon once lived at the bottom of lake Piburger See. Sometimes he crawled out of his hiding place and went down to the creek. Why do people know that? Because the dragon’s venomous breath colored the path in red. Today young walkers no longer fear the dragon: when the area around lake Piburger See is shining all in red it’s just flowers or umbrellas from the lakeside beach. The little ones don’t scream because of mythical animals – the sun tickles so wonderfully and you can do the crawl in turquoise blue water to the floating island in the middle of the lake. A scenic alternative: gliding across the lake in a rowing boat! Lake Piburger See at 900 m above sea level is not only one of Tirol’s highest swimming lakes but it is also the warmest, although encircled by majestic mountains. As the nearby peaks, especially Acherkogel, are reflected in the clear water, lake Piburger See is also called the “mirror of the mountains”.