Lake Kratzberger See

The Kratzberger See Lake (2,116 m) is situated on the eastern side of the western ridge of the Sarentino Alps, along the E5 European long-distance footpath.

The clear mountain lake is known for its luminous shore and for being one of what are called brüllenden Seen or ‘roaring lakes’. According to lore, the brüllenden Seen emit audible sounds when inclement weather is looming. Above and beyond mythology, though, the lake is one of the most popular hiking destinations at Merano 2000.

It's accessible from the Missenstein Joch. From there, you can reach the lake along a somewhat narrow section of the European long distance footpath.

description to arrive at destination

Coming from both directions of the freeway Meran - Bozen (MEBO), take the exit of Meran Süd/Merano Sud and follow directions towards Meran first, to then turn right towards Hafling/Avelengo

Two possibilities to reach the summit station:

  • parking place in Naiftal/Val di Nova in Meran, ascent with the Meran 2000 funicular
  • parking place in Falzeben in Hafling/Avelengo, ascent with the Falzeben cable car

From the summit station via hiking trail no. 3 to the Waidmannalm Mountain hut and on to the Missensteinjoch, follow the European long-distance hiking trail E5 to the lake. Walking time: approx. 2 hours.

Public transport

Valley station of the Merano 2000 funicular/Naiftal:

  • Bus no. 1/1A

Valley station of the Falzeben Cable Car:

  • Bus no. 225 "Meran - Hafling - Falzeben/Vöran"
  • Bus no. 156 "Hafling - Vöran - Mölten - Jenesien"

You'll find the time table on the site: www.sii.bz.it/en

Park
  • Parking area in Falzeben, on charge (day-ticket € 4,00 for car)
  • Free parking area in Naiftal at the valley station of the Merano 2000 funicular
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