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conservation area Vilsalpsee

On your way to Vilsalpsee in the Tannheimer Tal

A deep blue lake in a nature reserve and around the mountains - a walk to the Vilsalpsee is one of the most beautiful excursions in the Tannheimer Tal. The special thing about it: the path to Vilsalpsee is also suitable for less experienced hikers and even for families with small children or prams. From Tannheim, an asphalted road first leads to the south. After about 2.5 kilometres the road leads into the shade of the forest, over a small bridge and along the Vils to the shore of the lake. Here a first view on the Vilsalpsee with a fascinating mountain panorama waits. Altogether, one needs about one hour for the four kilometres.

Did you already know that..

  • ...there were several rockfalls on the eastern bank between 2008 and 2013?
  • ...the rockslides caused a complete closure of the eastern side?
  • ...a protective wall was built in 2015, which enabled the opening of the hiking trail to the Lower Traualpe?
  • ...still, due to the danger of falling rocks, a partial barrier of the eastern bank side is necessary?

Please note: there is an absolute ban on parking and stopping on the entire access route to Vilsalpsee.