At the entrance of the Obersulzbach valley, the Blausee is nestled in a niche in the forest. An impressive blue-turquoise-green water body in a landscape conservation area surrounded by a picturesque forest with spruce, fir, larch and alder trees. The small lake in the Hohe Tauern National Park was created around 100 years ago after a 12 m high bed load barrier was erected on the Obersulzbach. In 1987, the wild romantic complex around Lake Blausee was destroyed by a flood. In 2007 the nature recreation area in the Wildkgoel-Arena was repaired and the near-natural water is today a valuable habitat for a versatile fauna and flora.

Statistics

2 - 3

hrs

360

m

325

m

17

max┬░

Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Difficult

Description

The very popular local recreation area was severely affected by the storms of recent years.

The infrastructure (such as benches, tables, garbage collection facilities, etc.) was renewed.

Other improvements include sensible parking regulations, the release of grazing livestock from the area and the construction of barbecue areas and toilets. The lake was excavated to create the necessary habitat for fish and amphibians - the Blausee is known for its unique fauna and flora. The surrounding area and the upstream water area were attractively designed and equipped with information and theme boards. A cooperation of the market community Neukirchen, the tourism association Neukirchen and the national park administration enables the implementation of this project under the leadership of Ing.

Michael Steindwender of the Austrian Federal Forestry within the framework of an EU Leader promotion project. We would like to make this valuable natural jewel accessible to the local population and our guests in the hope that this sensitive area will be used with the necessary respect and careful handling in the sense of nature conservation.