Pitztal invites you to discover its many waterfalls, crystal-clear mountain lakes and wild brooks on a walk. Enjoy the tranquility of Tyrol’s mountain lakes and let the babbling brooks wash away your worries. We have listed some of the most beautiful places for you below.
Piller landscaped pond
a paradise for swimming and relaxation! This wetland biotope was transformed into a wonderful recreational area for the young and the young at heart. It is very popular, especially on hot summer days. Please note that the water is a little murky thanks to the intake of a stream originating from the Piller moor. So, despite its appearance, it is actually supposed to be extremely healthy for swimmers.
as beautiful as a landscape painting… The pond nestles in total harmony with the surrounding countryside at “Piller Höhe”, an area steeped in history. Setting out from the “Gachen Blick” or Kaunergrat Nature Park Centre (parking available), the hiking trail will take you on an approximately seven kilometre long loop to one of the most primeval ponds of Pitztal.
surrounded by countless trees! The forest pond at 1,500 metres above sea level is nestled in the “Fließer Wald“, west of the Turf Moor. Locals love the pond as their unspoilt recreation area but it also serves to irrigate local fields. Especially on hot days, the forest pond is an ideal hiking destination. Start off at the car park of Kaunergrat Nature Park Centre at “Piller Höhe”.
At 2,416 metres above sea level, Lake Groaßsee is the biggest lake in the Riegetal Nature Park, hence the name “big lake“. The lake is beautifully situated in the upper part of the Riegetal valley between “Wildgrat” (2,971 m) and “Gemeindekopf” (2,771 m) and can be reached by traversing the Hochzeiger or Zollberg mountains. The outflow on the north-western bank of the lake is above ground and winds its way through the entire Riegetal valley and ends at the very impressive Stuiben waterfall which then flows into the Pitze.
The ca. four kilometre long Stuibenbach brook is one of the streams in the unglaciated Central Alps. The county of Tyrol has designated the entire length of the Stuibebach brook a priority nature conservation area. Hence, the stream is virtually unspoilt and has remained unchanged.
The name of “Stuiben waterfall“ is derived from the German word for “to spray“, a very apt description as you will see when you visit the viewpoint right next to the waterfall. The waterfall drops over 150 metres and is located in the municipal area of Jerzens. It features prominently from the road at the "Steinbrücke" turnoff to the hamlet of Graslehn. Alternatively, it can be reached directly via a very beautiful and well-signposted hiking trail.