rastenbachklamm aussicht kalterersee panorama
rastenbachklamm aussicht kalterersee panorama

Lake Caldaro

Lake Caldaro along the South Tyrolean Wine Route, famous beyond borders, is the warmest bathing lake in the Alps

Lake Caldaro belongs to the municipality of Caldaro and originates from an old riverbed of the Adige river, about 14 km in the south of the main town, which is Bolzano. Lake Caldaro is one of the largest lakes in South Tyrol. One of its main characteristics is its pleasant water temperature. Due to its minor depth of 4 m and its situation at 216 m a.s.l., already in sping the water temperature is about 17 to 19 degrees. In summer, however, it might rise up to pleasant 28 degrees C. The lake is about 1.8 km long, 0.9 km wide and the deepest point is about 5.6 m. Enough place for all those who love water sports! Lake Caldaro is not only perfect for swimming, but also for rowing, pedalo-ing and standup paddleboarding.

For decades, windsurfers and sailers meet at Lake Caldaro, when under good weather conditions the Ora from Lake Garda arrives up to Caldaro. Every year in spring, however, the International Lake Caldaro Triathlon takes place. Lake Caldaro - "Kalterer See" in German, "Lago di Caldaro" in Italian - includes the largest wetland area between the Po Plain and the Alpine divide. The biotope is part of the European-wide Natura 2000 sites and offers a fairytale-like landscape. Hikes on the Nature Experience Trail through the biotope, to the ruin of Castelchiaro towering high above the lake, to the bizarre Horse Teeth rock formations, to the Spring Valley or a walk round the lake are only some of the possibilities adults and children can enjoy.

Altitude: 216 m a.s.l.
Surface: 155 hectares
Depth: max. 5.6 m
Category: natural lake for bathing

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