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The lake at Kaltern

The lake at Kaltern: the Alpine lake with southern flair

The lake at Kaltern: the Alpine lake with southern flair
You can find coconut trees and sandy beaches at Kalterer See lake, meaning that the warmest lake in the Alps may justifiably be called a lake with southern flair.
With water temperatures reaching 17° to 19 °C as early as spring and up to 28 °C at the height of summer, the lake at Kaltern, or 'Kalterer See', in the Unterland region of South Tyrol, holds the record for the warmest Alpine lake. It owes its balmy temperatures to that fact that it is so shallow: the deepest point in Kalterer See lake is just 5.6 metres. Its size, on the other hand, is respectable. With around 1.5 square kilometres, it covers an area nearly as large as Kuens, the smallest municipality of South Tyrol, and is thus the largest natural lake in South Tyrol. This doesn't mean that its water quality leaves anything to be desired – to the contrary. In 2006, it was named the second cleanest lake in Italy by the Italian environmental agency, 'Legambiente'. The only other lake containing water that you wouldn't mind swallowing by accident is Siro lake in Piedmont.
 
Kalterer See: wind on command
But it's not just the size and water quality that are respectable. The weather at Kalterer See could be described as pretty amazing. The sun shines all year round. Starting in March, the Ora wind phenomenon, a southerly breeze that blows from Lake Garda to Kaltern in the early afternoon, arrives daily. This makes the lake the ideal spot for windsurfers and sailors. Its waters are even considered the cradle of windsurfing in Italy, which started here in the 1970s. But it's not just windsurfers that appreciate the waves, rowing boats and pedalos that may be hired at various points, can be used to explore the lake. Swimming is allowed, of course, and there are four bathing zones to choose from for keen swimmers.
 
All-round satisfaction
Anyone who prefers to view the water from a respectable distance will not be not left twiddling their thumbs at Kalterer See, however. Equipped with a day pass and state fishing licence, both available at the tourist office in Kaltern, you can cast your fishing line into the water. Pike, carp, eel and other lake dwellers have been known to wriggle on a few fishing hooks. If you don't fancy a day in the lake or at the lake, then you can take a walk around the lake. This may be done with the 'Kalterer-See-Rundwanderung' path – an easy walk with lots of places to stop off at. In addition, the circular walk leads over wooden walkways though the biotope on the southern banks of the Kalterer See lake. This biotope provides over 100 different bird species and lots of swamp dwellers with a sheltered habitat. This short trip is not just recommended in spring and summer, but also in autumn, when the vineyards around the lake at at their most colourful.
In winter, on the other hand, the lake is used for ice-skating, should it freeze over.
 
A sea of strength
Kalterer See lake does not just have its flora and fauna to thank for making it a lake for all seasons. Sometimes, the lake is 'just' a backdrop. For example, when you hike up to the ruins of Leuchtenburg castle from the lakeside hamlet of Klughammer. You can see the whole lake and surrounding area from this Kaltern landmark.
Once a year, during the 'Kalterer Seespiele' festival, Kalterer See lake also becomes a backdrop in St. Josef, the second place right on its banks. At this event, held at the end of July, well-known artists and bands such as Uriah Heep, Status Quo or Mark Forster take to the stage and visitors are happy to forget their swimming, sailing, fishing, hiking and running pursuits for a while.
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Farms in the surrounding area

Lobiserhof
Fam. Lobis
Kaltern a. d. Weinstraße
Distance 4,7 km
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Kardonighof
Fam. Wurz
Kaltern a. d. Weinstraße
Distance 4,1 km
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Lahnhöfl
Fam. Peterlin
Kaltern a. d. Weinstraße
Distance 817 m
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Ferienwohnungen Andergassen Helmut
Fam. Andergassen
Kaltern a. d. Weinstraße
Distance 4,7 km
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Malgreienhof
Fam. Peterlin
Kaltern a. d. Weinstraße
Distance 1,3 km
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Ferienwohnungen Luggin
Fam. Luggin
Kaltern a. d. Weinstraße
Distance 4,7 km
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Landhaus Nicolussi-Leck
Fam. Nicolussi-Leck
Kaltern a. d. Weinstraße
Distance 4,9 km
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Bertagnollhof
Fam. Bertagnoll
Kaltern a. d. Weinstraße
Distance 1,5 km
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Winkl-Hof
Fam. Conci
Kaltern a. d. Weinstraße
Distance 862 m
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Micheli Hermann
Fam. Micheli
Kaltern a. d. Weinstraße
Distance 4,4 km
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Haus zur Traube
Fam. Florian/Bertol
Kaltern a. d. Weinstraße
Distance 4,6 km
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Haus Tirol
Fam. Morandell
Kaltern a. d. Weinstraße
Distance 4,8 km
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Leuchtenhof
Fam. Morandell
Kaltern a. d. Weinstraße
Distance 1,2 km
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Weingut Oberpreyhof
Fam. Seppi
Kaltern a. d. Weinstraße
Distance 4,6 km
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Herrnhof
Fam. Herrnhofer
Kaltern a. d. Weinstraße
Distance 4,6 km
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Mühlhöfl
Fam. Covi
Kaltern a. d. Weinstraße
Distance 4 km
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Bruggnhof
Fam. Pillon
Kaltern a. d. Weinstraße
Distance 4,6 km
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Weinhof
Fam. Andergassen
Kaltern a. d. Weinstraße
Distance 1,2 km
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Ferienhof Franzelin
Fam. Franzelin
Tramin a. d. Weinstraße
Distance 4,9 km
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Schmidhof
Fam. Gallmetzer
Kaltern a. d. Weinstraße
Distance 3,9 km
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Millenniumshof
Fam. Kastl Sinn
Kaltern a. d. Weinstraße
Distance 4 km
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Mareithof
Fam. Battisti
Kaltern a. d. Weinstraße
Distance 4,1 km
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Klauserhof
Fam. Klauser
Kaltern a. d. Weinstraße
Distance 4,5 km
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Sölvahof
Fam. Sölva
Kaltern a. d. Weinstraße
Distance 4,3 km
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Unterstoan Hof
Fam. Waid
Tramin a. d. Weinstraße
Distance 4,9 km
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Haus Hansjoggl
Fam. Andergassen
Kaltern a. d. Weinstraße
Distance 3,9 km
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Zukallhof
Fam. Runggaldier
Kaltern a. d. Weinstraße
Distance 3,4 km
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Sonngartenhof
Fam. Enderle
Tramin a. d. Weinstraße
Distance 4,8 km
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Quellenhof
Fam. Psenner
Tramin a. d. Weinstraße
Distance 4,9 km
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Wendlhof
Fam. Gruber
Kaltern a. d. Weinstraße
Distance 4,6 km
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Herbert Kerschbaumer
Fam. Kerschbaumer
Tramin a. d. Weinstraße
Distance 5 km
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Seaberhof
Fam. Peterlin
Kaltern a. d. Weinstraße
Distance 1,3 km
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Babioshof
Fam. Sinn
Kaltern a. d. Weinstraße
Distance 4,5 km
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Schlosshof
Fam. Comper
Kaltern a. d. Weinstraße
Distance 4,3 km
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Haus Morandell
Fam. Morandell
Kaltern a. d. Weinstraße
Distance 4,4 km
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Zum Schwarzen Kus
Fam. Morandell
Kaltern a. d. Weinstraße
Distance 4,9 km
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Haus Greif
Fam. Greif
Kaltern a. d. Weinstraße
Distance 4,6 km
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Schusterfredl
Fam. Andergassen
Kaltern a. d. Weinstraße
Distance 4,6 km
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Stompferhof
Fam. Florian
Kaltern a. d. Weinstraße
Distance 4 km
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Haus Evi
Fam. Dezini Ruedl
Tramin a. d. Weinstraße
Distance 4,7 km
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Penegalhof
Fam. Gschnell
Kaltern a. d. Weinstraße
Distance 4,9 km
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St. Josefhof
Fam. Bertagnoll
Kaltern a. d. Weinstraße
Distance 1,5 km
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Drauhof
Fam. Rellich
Tramin a. d. Weinstraße
Distance 4,5 km
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Weingut Morandell
Fam. Morandell
Kaltern a. d. Weinstraße
Distance 1,4 km
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Göllerhof
Fam. Andergassen
Kaltern a. d. Weinstraße
Distance 4,4 km
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Puitnhof
Fam. Morandell
Kaltern a. d. Weinstraße
Distance 4,2 km
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Traubenhof
Fam. Peterlin
Kaltern a. d. Weinstraße
Distance 4,6 km
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Paniglhof
Fam. Schullian
Kaltern a. d. Weinstraße
Distance 3,8 km
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St. Josef am See/S. Giuseppe al lago
39052 Caldaro/Kaltern (Italy)
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The Lake Kaltern The Mediterranean landscape around Lake Kalterer See leads many to the correct assumption that this lake really is the warmest lake in the Alps! There are four public beaches that offer direct access to the lake, known for its especially inviting water quality and colorful splendor! Sometimes it's a tint of deep blue, other times it mirrors the green of the surrounding landscape! And Lake Kalterer See is so versatile: row boats, sailboats, pedal boats and surf boards glide across the water. Yet it's so incredibly tranquil here. For sure you'll hear the sound of children's laughter; after all, this is their little corner of paradise. Quite simply, it's beautiful in the lake, on the lake and all around the lake.

By car: from Kaltern take the wine road towards Tramin/Termeno. In St. Josef/San Giuseppe turn left towards Lake Kaltern. Large parking area available.

By public transportation: regular bus connections to Lake Kaltern. At the following link you will find further info as well as the detailed timetable www.sii.bz.it 

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