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 city, 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.

Moreover 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 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

Suggested accommodations

  1. Residence Haus Kalterersee
    Residence

    Residence Haus Kalterersee

  2. Parc Hotel am See
    Hotel

    Parc Hotel am See

  3. Hotel Seegarten
    Hotel

    Hotel Seegarten

  4. Haus Seerose
    Apartments

    Haus Seerose

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