The third largest lake in South Tyrol.
The northern side valley of the Pustertal winds its way up from Rasen to the Staller Sattel, the border crossing to East Tyrol. The highest mountain in the municipality is Hochgall at 3,471 m, the main peak of the Rieserferner. Antholz is primarily known for the sport of biathlon. The biathlon centre Südtirol-Arena has been the venue for World Cup races for many years and is located at the end of the valley.
Lake Antholz, a 44-hectare mountain lake at 1,642 metres above sea level, belongs to the municipality of Rasen-Antholz and is surrounded by the Rieserferner-Ahrn Nature Park, which invites you to take extensive hiking and mountain bike tours. The Lake Antholz nature trail winds around the lake, a circular route that includes pine cone throwing and stream stone hopping as well as a search for the carnivorous plants that thrive here.
You will also learn about the legend of the lake's origins: three magnificent farms once stood on the shore. One day, when a beggar begged for alms there and was not heard, he predicted to the farm owners that a small fountain would rise behind each house and devastate the farms. And indeed it was so - and from these little fountains the beautiful Lake Antholz was created.
The Staller Sattel is a wonderful destination for an excursion. The impressive landscape, its blossoming alpine roses and a magnificent panoramic view make this hike an unforgettable experience. The Staller Sattel is a mountain pass in the Eastern Alps and connects Antholzertal (South Tyrol) and Defereggental (East Tyrol). The passage is regulated by traffic lights. Therefore, there may be waiting times for car and motorbike drivers.
Antholz - 22 km from the hotel