Staller Saddle & Lake Obersee
Mountain landscape, winter | © Kottersteger Manuel
Staller Saddle street
WINTER CLOSING
Valley view | © Wisthaler Harald
Mountain landscape, restaurant | © Totmoser Sabrina
Valley view | © Wisthaler Harald
Mountain landscape, restaurant | © Totmoser Sabrina
Staller Saddle mountain pass
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A highlight on the border to Austria

Located at 2,050 m a.s.l. at the end of the Antholz valley, it invites you to undertake numerous activities the whole year round: We are talking about the mountain pass called Staller Saddle. Only 4 km from the Lake Antholz, the well-known alpine pass not only connects our Blue Valley with the valley called Defereggental in East Tyrol, but it also links the Riserferner-Ahrn Nature Park with the Hohe Tauern National Park. This turns the area into a real heaven for adventurous excursions and exploratory tours! In summer you can look forward to view-rich hiking tours which allow you to cross borders, while in winter the closed pass road becomes a winter hiking trail with tobogganing opportunities leading to the Lake Antholz or lake Obersee, all of which provide unforgettable memories.
 

Our tip: Leave your car parked and reach the mountain pass comfortably and without any effort with the Staller Saddle Shuttle (from the beginning of June to the end of October).

View at the lake, mountain landscape | © Roter Rucksack
View at the lake, mountain landscape, hiker | © Roter Rucksack
View at the lake, mountain landscape | © Roter Rucksack
View at the lake, mountain landscape, hiker | © Roter Rucksack
Lake Obersee
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A little hop across the border, to the picturesque lake Obersee

Make sure your tour doesn't end at the Staller Saddle mountain pass, as only 200 metres after the Austrian border, the idyllic Lake Obersee is waiting to delight its visitors. At an altitude of 2,016 m, it offers excursions to meet every taste: from a pram-friendly walk around the lake or mountain hikes to the surrounding peaks and up to a leisurely hike to the Staller Almen mountain huts in summer, or snowshoe hikes, winter hikes with the possibility of tobogganing and cross-country skiing in winter. Everyone will find their very own personal highlight here.
 

Our tip: Enjoy a summer excursion to the Lake Obersee and let your legs swing in the fresh lake water or make yourself comfortable on the meadow while admiring the surrounding mountains.

 

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Short facts

  • Did you know that the pass road was once a smuggler’s trail? And that here is the site where a 1,000-year-old dugout canoe made of Swiss stone pine was found?

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    Depending on weather conditions, the pass road is open from mid-May to the end of October.

     

    Passage with traffic light system:
                    - from South Tyrol to Austria: every hour, between the 30th and 45th minute
                    - from Austria to South Tyrol: every hour, starting at the full hour and ending at the 15th minute

    → Driving ban for buses and trucks. Only mobile homes with a maximum height of 3m and 10m in length are allowed to drive through the area.

  • Passage with traffic light system:
                    - from South Tyrol to Austria: every hour, between the 30th and 45th minute
                    - from Austria to South Tyrol: every hour, starting at the full hour and ending at the 15th minute

  • Driving ban for buses and trucks. Only mobile homes with a maximum height of 3m and 10m in length are allowed to drive through the area.