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Schlegeisspeicher, Austria

Schlegeisspeicher lake is a beautiful place in Tyrol region of Austria. It is definitelly a “must visit” location on your way to Austria Tourism. The built of hydroelectric plant was started back in the 1965 and since that time water level has been raised.  The water from the reservoir flows through a tunnel to the power station Rosshag and after generation, to further Stillupspeicher reservoir .

The Schlegeisspeicher covers a part of the so-called Schlegeisgrundes . Lakeside trails lead past , a popular photo subject is the impressive dam with a height of 131 m. Dam tours are available on sight and are a must! Further up , amongst the stunning scenery of the Olperer , located on 2,389 m above sea level , the Olpererhütte which is reached in about 1.5 hours from the reservoir. From here you will  have a fantastic view of the Schlegeisspeicher the mountains and glaciers of the Zillertal Alps. The tour takes 1.5 hours from Schlegeisspeicher to Pfitscherjoch , which is already on Italian territory .


From Ginzling , a small village that belongs to Mayrhofen in the Ziller Valley , the memory on the Zamser valley is reached . The almost 15 km long Schlegeis Alpine road is a toll road opened and in summer. It starts at 1,250 meters above sea level and runs over eight bends and four stone tunnel to the parking lot at the dam . Especially among motorcyclists these high alpine road is a popular destination !

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