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The Schrecksee was voted the most beautiful mountain lake in the Alps in the course of a vote in the Red Bull magazine Bergwelten in summer 2016
The Schrecksee was voted the most beautiful mountain lake in the Alps in the course of a vote in the Red Bull magazine Bergwelten in summer 2016
The Schrecksee is a small high mountain lake in the Allgäu Alps, in Bavaria,Germany.

The lake lies in a valley bounded by the Knappenkopf, Kirchendach and Kälbelespitze to the east, Kastenkopf and Lahnerkopf to the south, Älpelekopf to the west. The valley opens to the north-west. The lake is located entirely in Bavaria, the border with Austria is 300 m away.
The picturesque lake lies in a small basin and is the only alpine lake with a real island. Green meadows stretch from the framing peaks to the water.
The Schrecksee was voted the most beautiful mountain lake in the Alps in the course of a vote in the Red Bull magazine Bergwelten in summer 2016.

Access : Coordinates: 47.437, 10.466 / The valley location is Hinterstein to the northwest. The path initially follows the Hintersteiner Tal. The ascent to the ruined Taufersalpe then begins at the power station.

Highlights :

  •  The path to reach it follows the Hinterstein valley. The Schrecksee is on the Jubiläumsweg, between Willersalpe and Prinz-Luitpold-Haus, as well as close to the Landsberg hut.
  •  Hiking :Promising hike to one of the most beautiful mountain lakes in the Alps, located in the middle of the Allgäu High Alps nature reserve
  •  The high valley of the lake is bordered by Knappenkopf (2071 m), Kirchendach (2,013 m) and Kälbelespitze (2,135 m) in the east, Kastenkopf (2,129 m) and Lahnerkopf (2,122 m) in the south and Älpelekopf (2,024 m) in the west.

Good to know : The Schrecksee is located in the Allgäu High Alps nature reserve. Therefore, partying, camping and making noise are strictly forbidden

Activities : sightseeing / photo opportunities / trekking / Scenic Driving- Auto Touring / enjoy stunning views.

Go next : The Allgäu Alps : a mountain range in the northern limestone Alps, located in Bavaria in Germany and in Tyrol and Vorarlberg in Austria.

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