The Piburger See is located at the beginning of the Ötz valley in the Austrian Tyrol. It is a favourite spot to cool off in the summer months as well as a popular year-round hiking destination.
The small lake is around an hour’s walk from Oetz in the Ötz valley, surrounded by forests and with the impressive Acherkogel peak towering above it.
Although the lake is at an altitude of almost 1000 metres, the water temperature can rise to 25 degrees Celsius, making it one of the warmest bathing lakes in Tyrol.
The area around the lake is protected by one of the oldest nature reserves in Tyrol and swimming is only allowed in the special zone at the bathing area on the south shore.