Swimming in the mountain lakes of Vorarlberg doesn’t have to be a chilling experience!
The Seewaldsee in the Grosses Walsertal Biosphere Park has very little water running into it and so remains at a generally pleasant temperature of around 24°C in the high summer, attracting swimmers and sunbathers in the region.
Getting to the lovely Seewaldsee involves a walk of around 30 minutes or so from the village of Fontanella.
The road to the mountain lake at 1200 metres in altitude is closed to public traffic, although a summer ‘tractor-train’ service organised by the guesthouse at the lake runs at weekends for those who might find the relatively short hike too difficult.
More information: www.vorarlberg-alpenregion.at