Surrounded by lush green Alpine pastures, hidden in forests or nestled amid rocks and summits you can find the natural lakes of the Murau region. Whether it’s high up in the mountains or down in the valley – the region’s lakes are unrivalled natural highlights.
The “water world” of Murau consists of 40 lakes spread across the region, among them the Zwiefler lakes, Lake Schattensee and Lake Etrachsee. Other lakes such as Furtnerteich or Rottenmanner Teich are smaller but no less spectacular. Talking about spectacular things: The wild Günster waterfall with its 65-metre fall height is a sight to behold.
The lake map gives you an overview of all bodies of water in the Murau region.
The three mountain lakes at Turracher Höhe are popular attractions and natural gems. The 3-lakes trail is the perfect hiking route to experience their beauty.
With a surface area of 19.4 hectares, Lake Turracher See is the biggest of the three lakes. It is located at 1,780 above sea level and has an average depth of 13.6 metres.
A bit further east of Lake Turracher See, you can find Lake Schwarzsee. It is located at 1,840 metres above sea level and is bordered by high moors in the north and south. With a surface area of 2.6 hectares, it’s significantly smaller than Lake Turracher See.
Southeast of Turracher Höhe, at 1,765 metres above sea level, you can find the smallest and most romantic of the three lakes, Lake Grünsee. It has a surface area of 0.5 hectares and beautifully reflects the surrounding larch trees and stone pines.
Romantic Leonharditeich invites you to kick back and relax at its shores. It’s a perfect place to have a picnic and a leisurely walk. The path leads you past Hungerturm with its viewing platform and offers you picturesque views of late-Gothic St. Leonhard’s Church.
The second stage of the popular Mur Cycle Path also runs through Murau, giving beer lovers the chance to enjoy a cool drink in the Medieval beer brewing city.
From one mountain lake to the next – doesn’t this sound lovely? The outstanding beauty of Lake Unterer Wildenkarsee (1,891 metres above sea level) and Lake Oberer Wildenkarsee (2,053 metres above sea level) is a magical sight for any hiker passing by.
The path to the two gorgeous mountain lakes runs from Lake Etrachsee to Rudolf-Schober hut and offers you splendid views.
In a forest at the foot of Grebenzen mountain, you can find mysterious Lake Auerlingsee. Located at 1,315 metres above sea level, the quiet lake is perfect for taking a refreshing dip.
Shaped by the Ice Age, this scenic resting place is a great starting point for hikes up the Grebenzen. What’s more, the lake is also popular with fishermen and dog walkers.
Right in the forests of Nature Park Zirbitzkogel-Grebenzen, hidden away at 1,050 metres above sea level, lies Lake Podolerteich. The lake’s serene surface beautifully reflects the surrounding high fir and larch trees, inviting you to let your thoughts wander.
A mystical place in the moor: Lake Prebersee is located at 1,514 metres above sea level and is named after the mighty Preber mountain. The lake is a great place to relax and the venue of one of the region’s most unusual traditions: the “Preberschießen” shooting at the end of August.
Shooting fans from all over Europe flock to the lake every year to shoot at the reflection of the target positioned at a distance of 120 metres. Skilled shooters get the bullet to ricochet off the water’s surface and hit the target on land. This special technique is possible because of the density of the moor water.
Der Günster Wasserfall gilt als Naturdenkmal und gehört zu den schönsten Logenplätzen in den gesamten Niederen Tauern. Die Magie des Wasserfalls zieht jeden in den Bann.
Das gewaltige Rauschen des Ursprungbaches begleitet den Besucher im Naturpark Zirbitzkogel-Grebenzen bis zum Kaskadenwasserfall.