Staller Saddle & Lake Obersee
Valley view | © Manuel Kottersteger
Opening Staller Saddle street
Opening Staller Saddle street
20th of May 2022 at 3 p.m.
Mountain view | © Schuster Barbara
Mountain view | © Schuster Barbara
Idyllic mountain pass

At the end of the Antholz valley, past Lake Antholz (1,650 m), you reach the Staller Saddle at 2,050 m, the border to Austria (East Tyrol), via the pass road. Traffic is regulated as one-way traffic for 24 hours by traffic lights.
In summer, the Staller Saddle is the starting point for many cross-border hikes.

Just behind the Staller Saddle, already on Austrian territory, lies the lake Obersee, a mountain lake at 2,016 m above sea level. The circular hike around the lake is suitable for everyone and is also suitable for prams.

Infopoint | © Wisthaler Harald
Ski touring in winter landscape | © Wisthaler Harald
Infopoint | © Wisthaler Harald
Ski touring in winter landscape | © Wisthaler Harald

Also in winter, the Staller Saddle and the Lake Obersee are an ideal destination. At the Staller Saddle there is a 5km long cross-country ski trail around the Lake Obersee. A groomed winter hiking trail from the Antholz valley up to the Staller Saddle guarantees fun for the whole family. It is also an ideal starting point for snowshoe hikes

winter hikes and ski tours.


Informations about the Staller Saddle

  • Pass altitude 2,052m
  • State border between Italy and Austria
    > the Staller Sattel is the border crossing to Austria, smugglers' route and historical site of a 1,000-year-old dugout canoe made of Swiss pine wood
  • Pass road is open from mid-May - end of October (weather permitting)
    Crossing regulated by traffic lights:
    > from South Tyrol to Austria from the 30th to the 45th minute of every hour. 
    > from Austria to South Tyrol from the full hour to the 15th minute of every hour
  • There is a general ban on buses and lorries. Campers only with a max. height of 3m and max length of 10m
  • Starting point for great mountain and hiking tours
  • Staller Sattel Shuttle:
    > from mid-May to the end of October there is the possibility to take a shuttle from the bus stop at the biathlon centre up to Staller Sattel. Return journey also possible in the afternoon.
    > Cost: € 10 per person for the return journey | € 5 per person for the return journey only | Children up to 3 years free of charge.
    >Reservation required by 5 p.m. of the previous day at the latest at or at the information office of the Antholzer Valley
Flyer Staller Saddle Shuttle