Swimming in Tyrolean mountain lakes in Austria
Are you open for new viewpoints and experiences? Do you want to direct your attention towards the places where it normally isn't? Swimming in a mountain lake in Thiersee is a challenge also for us locals. It is cold when you go in and the unknown will tempt you. In a nutshell: The Juffing pool is more comfortable. Nevertheless a holiday in the mountains also means discovering wild pools in the middle of the forest. A wonderful four-lake hike will lead you there and invite you to immerse in the refreshing water.
"There are these two young fish swimming along, and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says, “Morning, boys, how's the water?” And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one of them looks over at the other and goes, “What the hell is water?”
Natural treasure Thiersee
Lido Thiersee - info
Opening hours: every daxy from 9 am to 6 pm
Water temperature: about 22°C (average)
Contact & information:
Mr Livio Maskarin, tenant of the lido & restaurant
Being the smallest of the four Thierberg lakes, the Pfrillsee is loved for its harmonious combination of forest and water and the impressive view of the fortress town. The Pfrillsee is known for its paradisiacal quietude and very good water quality.
Darker than all other lakes of the Kufsteinerland, the Längsee will fascinate with its almost black water. Idyllically located in the forest, the Längsee is the lake whose shore is least reachable of all four Thierberg lakes. It will fascinate you all the more thanks to its location in the middle of the unspoilt Tyrolean landscape. An enchanted jewel which is only suitable for a quick dive from one small stretch of the shore which falls steeply. There are no possibilities to lie down. Those who use this place will be very positively surprised. The up to 20 metres deep lake is a nature preserve.
The Kaiserklamm gorge (named after Emperor Franz Josef) is a true gem of nature. Go by car via Kufstein, Kramsach and Brandenberg; by bike you can reach the gorge in about 1.5 hours right from the hotel (ideal with the free, hotel's own e-bikes!).
Until the 20th century, the felled trees were drifted in the wild water of the Brandenberger Ache. At the end of the gorge at the bridge, the marvellous water appears like a bright emerald green pool - provided that the water level is low. Here you can take a refreshing bath (at your own risk). 5 min away you can enjoy original Tyrolean cuisine at the Kaiserhaus restaurant. Kaiserhaus
At the tennis club Thiersee (Seebauern 15, 6335 Thiersee) you can use the well prepared open-air courts right at the picturesque lake. Opening hours: Monday - Thursday from 8 am to 4 pm, Friday from 8 am to 12 pm, reservation online or right at the hotel reception.
The tennis lawn of Wimbledon is world-known. A mini-mini-brother can also be found in Thiersee, simply a dream for all tennis aficionados. Reservations of the tennis court Schröcken under 05376-5397.
15 minutes by car from the hotel you can use three indoor courts at the tennis hall Kufstein all year round from 8 am to 5 pm - even during rain or in winter. The green set coat allows similar conditions as common sand courts. Reservations can be made right at the tennis club Kufstein online or under Tel.-Nr. 0699-1166 1030;
Wonderful golf hours
The holiday region around Thiersee is surrounded by eleven top golf courses, all of them 35 min to max. 55 min away.
The emperor's most beautiful garden: The excellently maintained 27-hole golf course Wilder Kaiser in Ellmau is perfectly and harmoniously embedded in the natural landscape and playing golf will become a fascinating experience against the backdrop of the massive rock massif "Wilder Kaiser". From the hotel you can reach the club in 35 minutes.
Golf for everyman... The golf academy "Kaisergolf" Mühlberghof will offer the ideal conditions for beginners and good opportunities for practising your advanced golf play. The public golf course will also offer non-members the possibility to test their skills right on the course - the necessary "Mühlberghof course permit" will be available right at the golf school on site! Reachable from the hotel in 35 minutes by car.
The Moarhof Walchsee golf course is surrounded by the environmental reserve of the Hochmoor bog. The 9-hole facility is perfectly suited for handicap players and beginners who want to putt a few balls on a quiet practice course. The golf course is 35 minutes away from your hotel.
The 18-hole golf course of Europe's first cross-border golf course Reit im Winkl-Kössen is marvellously located and enables you cross-border golf between Tyrol and Bavaria. Reachable from the hotel in 50 minutes.
Golf course Kitzbühel-Schwarzsee-Reith - 18 holes
18-hole course with a unique panorama between the Wilder Kaiser and the Kitzbüheler Horn; "Hole 20" is the nearby Schwarzsee which will invite you to sunbathe in summer. Reachable in 45 minutes from the hotel.
There are only a few golf courses in Europe that offer a similarly charming ambience as the golf course Eichenheim; a 18-hole championship course, nestled into the mountain world of the Kitzbühel Alps, between rock walls and deciduous forests. Reachable in 55 minutes from the hotel.
The 9-hole course belongs to the most fascinating golf courses in Tyrol as it lies right at the foot of the world-famous Hahnenkamm, in the finish area of the legendary Streif. Reachable in 50 minutes from the hotel.
9-hole golf course in 30 hectares of undisturbed park landscape of the nearby castle in Kaps with a lot of water and an old tree population, in the middle of Kitzbühel, one Par 5 from the steeple! Reachable from the hotel in 55 minutes.
Playing golf between the Karwendel mountains and the Achensee! The 18-hole golf course begins in the middle of Pertisau. Marvellous views on the crystal-clear Achensee and the massive scenery of the Alpenpark Karwendel will make every game between ancient trees and unforgettable experience. Reachable from the hotel in 55 minutes.
The 18-hole championship course covers an area of 65 hectares and offers you a spacious training area with roofed tee-offs and short play area, a PGA golf school and a club house.