The golden hiking autumn in the Gastein Valley is currently in full bloom. Slowly but surely the summer is giving way, the foliage is changing color and shining with a motley play of colors, while at the highest altitudes the first harbingers of winter are already dancing from the sky. Now is the perfect opportunity to explore the most beautiful spots in the region at your leisure. A picturesque Reedsee hike at 1,831 m above sea level is always worthwhile.

The Reedsee in Gastein

This little wonder rises in the heart of the Hohe Tauern National Park. Surrounded by ancient mountain forest, an almost magical clearing spreads out at the foot of the group of carpenters. The rock giants with their glaciers are reflected in the crystal clear water when the sun is optimally positioned, and the tranquility on the high plateau enchants. The Reedsee is well known for its beauty that can hardly be expressed in words. The packed snack is an excellent way to linger, brave mountaineers might even stick their toes in the cool water. Of course, it is great for swimming in the Reedsee, but be careful: the water temperature rarely exceeds 16 degrees.

On wondrous hiking trails

To reach this idyllic body of water, however, it takes a strenuous tour. The first kilometers through the Kötschachtal are largely flat, very pleasant and beautifully landscaped. However, along path no. 526, steep terrain quickly sets in, a total of more than 800 meters in altitude need to be overcome on the Reedsee hike. The ascent to Kohlplatzl takes about an hour. In this clearing it is worth taking a short break before the gnarled pine forests continue uphill. All of a sudden the path flattens out, the forest reveals a view of the lake. Now heaven on earth is within your grasp.

The Reedsee is one of the most beautiful places in the Gastein Valley and inspires Steindlwirt guests with its natural beauty. Experience this and other hiking highlights on your next visit and start planning now Your winter vacation !

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