Fascination, Elements, Water.
The Schlegeis Alpine road begins just outside our front door. The road leads around 8 hairpin bends and through 4 tunnels carved through the rock (vehicle height limit of 3.6m) to the car park at the Schlegeis reservoir at an altitude of 1,800 m (toll road). Deep inside the impressive 725m long and 131m high dam wall, you can learn about the workings of the reservoir. From June to October tours inside the wall take place every hour on the hour. Expert guides offer the rare opportunity to get to know the inner workings of the double curved gravity arched dam. During the tour you will walk the length of the 725 m wall, the longest dam wall in Austria.
But the dam wall is not the only highlight at Schlegeis. You are sure to be captivated by the nature and scenery at this beautiful spot. If you want to reach Schlegeis in an environmentally friendly way then you can take a footpath directly from our hut (approximately 2 hours) or take the public bus.