Lake Piburger See
Winter fun for all the familyIn a natural basin above Oetz, encircled by wooded hills, you will find an "icy mirror": lake Piburger See marks a special recreational area in winter. Be it romantic walks on perfectly cleared winter hiking trails, thrilling moments on the sledding hill or smooth gliding with ice skates on the frozen lake: All activities directly result in a genuine nature experience.
The best leisure time tips around the lake
With much effort, the walking trails, the toboggan run and the ice skating rink are groomed and cared for to guarantee enjoyable hours in the snow. Great advantage for your holiday budget: All offers are free of charge and invite active families to enjoy them again and again.
Starting point: Information Oetz - along Ötztaler Ache mountain brook into the valley to the crossroads - here you have the following options:
- Turn left, through the forest to the village entrance of Habichen and back to Oetz. Walking time: approx. 45 min
- Straight ahead to Wellerbrücke bridge - then through the forest to Habichen and back to Oetz. Walking time: approx. 1 h
- Straight on to Wellerbrücke bridge - continue towards lake Piburger See and Piburg (very steep trail at the beginning), return to Oetz via the road. Walking time: approx. 2 h
Elsinger Weg – Piburger See – Piburg
Starting point: Information Oetz – from the village center across Piburg's bridge - turn left after about 300 m - follow the wide forest trail (Elsinger Weg) up to lake Piburger See - along the left lake shore to the hamlet of Piburg - return to Oetz via the road. Walking time: approx. 1.5 - 2 h
Sautens – Haderlehn – Piburger See
Starting point: above the church of Sautens - along the toboggan run (above the school) to the road to Haderlehn - continue to Ferienhof Haderlehn and then change to the forest trail - walk to the hamlet of Piburg - return to Oetz via Elsinger Weg trail - Beerweg trail - Sautens or back on the same route. Walking time approx. 1.5 h
The 1 km long toboggan run, equipped with snow-making devices, can be found between the hamlet of Piburg and the lakeshore. It is perfect for families even with very small children. The ascent - followed by a thrilling downhill adventure - is also suitable for kids. Thanks to floodlights in the evening hours until 10 pm you can enjoy ice skating also after an active day on the valley's ski slopes.
Toboggan rental: Gasthof Piburgersee and Hotel Seerose
With a sufficiently thick layer of ice, an ice skating rink - which is about 8 meters wide - is cleared from snow on a length of about 2 km. The loop leads around the entire lake near the shore. If you have tried it once - more or less elegantly - you will be convinced for sure: There is no lovelier natural ice rink than lake Piburger See.