Wasserauen to Seealpsee
ElevationAscent: 874' 266 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 3,747' 1,142 m
Low: 2,873' 876 m
GradeAvg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 24% (14°)
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“One of the easiest and most favorite hikes in the area.”— Kurt Keller
It is possible to swim in the lake, if you're so inclined. But be careful; the water filling the lake comes from melted snow and ice. So even in the height of summer, it is very cold and thus slightly dangerous.
One side of the lake is the sunny side, the other one the shadowy one. In spring, there might still be lots of snow on the shadowy side. Be extra careful if you decide to go around the lake and want to hike on the snow. You may suddenly sink down to your knees or further. Besides, the snow tends to slide over the water and you can not always see that, so don't get too close to the water on snow, because you might actually no longer be hiking on snow, which is over firm ground!
Start out from Wasserauen. Simply follow the road from the cable / train stations in the direction of the mountains. After about 200 meters, no more cars are allowed and you have the whole road for hiking. There are no turns to take; just follow the road. Very easy and not really any possibility to take a wrong turn, even if you are completely unfamiliar with the area. The hike takes about 1 hour in either direction.
If you want to do more hiking, there are dozens of further trails to follow from Seealpsee, but none of them is as easy as this one (didn't say all of them are difficult, though).
At Seealpsee, there are two restaurants (usually open April - October) where you can quench your thirst or have something to eat. At the opposite side of the lake, there is a small farming hut which serves milk, milkshakes, and an assortment of beverages.
There is a path going around the whole lake which is also easy to follow.
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