Fun in the water

Lakes and reservoirs in Galtür in the Paznaun region

Swimming or hiking, lakes or mountains? In Galtür, you can have both! Numerous lakes and reservoirs offer perfect opportunities for a refreshing swim with breathtaking mountain views. There’s no better way to cool down on a hot summer day!

Discover the charming beauty of Galtür’s lakes – from the comfort of a deckchair or during a relaxed hike. Did you know that some of the lakes are rich in fish and great fishing spots?

If you prefer indoor swimming, the indoor adventure pool of Galtür is just the place for you. With a separate children’s area, a special slide and massage jets, the pool is a fun experience for the whole family!

Situated at the highest point of the Silvretta High-Alpine Road, the Silvretta reservoir is one of the most impressive artificial lakes of the Tyrolean Alps. Open to the public since 1954, it is one of the region’s most popular attractions. It features three dams and is used to generate electricity for the surrounding region. The beautiful circular hike around the Silvretta reservoir is a special experience for the whole family. What’s more, the lake is also a popular fishing spot.

There are also plenty of culinary highlights waiting for you at 2,000 metres above sea level. Drop by at one of the many cosy inns and restaurants and savour the magnificent views of the Silvretta and Montafon mountain ranges.

Built between 1962 and 1969 at an altitude of 1,800 metres above sea level, the Kops reservoir with its double curvature dams is a static masterpiece. The beautiful nature surrounding the reservoir offers plenty of fantastic spots for picknicks, fishing, hiking or taking long walks.

Good-night tip: If you’re looking for a special adventure, why not set up your tent at the nearby campsite and sleep beneath the stars? 

Far above the tree line, crystal-clear Lake Zeinissee is surrounded by bizarre rock formations and lush green mountain meadows. Enjoy the silence and soak up the unique atmosphere during fishing, hiking, mountain biking or climbing. If you’re in need of a break, stop by at Zeinisjochhaus for a delicious Tyrolean snack and simply enjoy the moment!

An unforgettable lake holiday in Galtür wouldn’t be perfect without a trip to Vermunt reservoir. Located at 1,743 metres above sea level, the lake is surrounded by spectacular mountains. Don’t miss the opportunity to take a walk around the lake, partly walking along the dam.

Crystal-clear Lake Radsee on the Radschulter is a natural gem that is particularly popular with mountain hikers. With a bit of luck, you might even see snow grouse or ibexes looking for food there!

Surrounded by a magnificent forest, high-alpine Lake Stafali Weiher is one of the region’s best kept secrets. How about a relaxed al fresco dinner with your friends or family at one of the three stone barbecues along the lake?

Lake Vallülasee is located in the rough terrain to the north-east of Vallüla mountain, a bit off the beaten track. The mountain lake is fed by the five-kilometre-long Oberer Vallülabach stream. A hike to the lake at 2,150 metres above sea level should definitely be high up your holiday list!

Picturesque Lake Wiegensee is a natural monument and popular hiking destination. Surrounded by the protected high-moor landscape, the lake offers unique views of the glaciers and summits of the Silvretta mountain range.