Walk along the mountain dam
The Schlegeisspeicher reservoir is fed by the mountain streams Zamserbach, Schlegeisbach and Riepenbach. It lies at an altitude of 1900 m and its waters reflect the surrounding mountains and glaciers Schlegeiskees and Furtschaglkees.
We begin our journey through the Zillertal and end in the town of Hippach. There is a really wonderful view of the Ahornspitze from here. This time the mountain welcomes us with the first morning rays of the sun.
From Mayrhofen, a bus takes us along a mountain road to the dam of the Schlegeisspeicher reservoir. The hour's journey is full of serpentines and at the end we also dig into the tunnels.
One of the water sources of the reservoir is this stream, flowing down from the southern slopes of the ski paradise above Hintertux.
Road along the dam
We continue along the western edge of the water area along Wanderweg 502 towards the glaciers.
The source of the waterfall on the opposite bank is water flowing from the interior of the earth.
Panorama of the mountains
In the north, Olperer, Gefrorene – Wand Spitzen and Hoher Riffler rise above the water.
We get under the glacier, which is an important source of water feeding the dam.
We return to the dam of the dam reservoir the same way and enjoy the view of the three-thousanders.
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