blick auf durnholzer see
blick auf durnholzer see

Lake Valdurna

In a side valley of the Val Sarentino, amidst the Sarentino Alps, the idyllic Lago di Valdurna lake is located

At the end of the Valle di Valdurna in the Val Sarentino, the triangular Lake Valdurna (Durnholzer See) is located. The 900 m long and 350 m wide lake drains off by the eponymous brook which finally flows into the Talvera River, one of the streams that flows through the provincial capital of Bolzano, 30 km away. It contains few nutrients, nevertheless plenty of water plants grow and trouts live in Lake Valdurna. It is not accessible by car: Just before the eponymous village of Valdurna, there is a parking space, from where a road proceeds in a short walk to its southwest shore.

Also the legendary Pfeifer-Huisele came here to fetch water when he was in the valley. Lake Valdurna is too cold to swim but a very nice walking path leads around it (1.5 hours), also with rest point. It is accompanied by the unique alpine panorama of the Sarentino Alps. The lake is also starting point or destination for several hikes, such as the one to the Seeb Mountain Hut and the autumn hike in the Valdurna Valley. In winter, it turns into a wonderful natural skating ground.


Altitude: 1,545 m a.s.l.
Surface: 12.4 hectares
Depth: max. 12.8 m
Category: mountain lake


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