Although the Mölssee is one of the most difficult natural power sites to reach, it is always worth a visit. The clear water of the lake and the mountain scenery are stunning whereas the place itself radiates a sense of calm and freedom.
The hike to the fascinating Mölssee
The best way to reach the mountain lake is on a circular hike by crossing both valleys, the Mölstal and the Wattental, which are surrounded by alpine roses and Swiss stone pines.
How to reach
Start at the parking lot Lager Walchen in the Wattental and pass the barrier of the military area. At the end of the barrack area, turn right into the Mölstal and continue along the forest path Almweg 328. The path is quite steep at the beginning, but meanders gently along the hillside. After about 1,5 - 2 hours walk you will find a yellow sign at an alpine hut showing you the way to the lake. Remaining walking time to the lake about 20 - 30 minutes.
After a rest at the magical place at 2,280 m, follow the steep path to the Mölser Scharte. Once you have reached the ridge, take your time to soak up the intense blue colour of the lake and enjoy the wide basin of the Wattener Lizum that stretches out in front of you. If you are still fit enough, you can make a detour to the Mölser Berg (2,479 m) or you start with the descend to the Lizumerhütte where you can enjoy traditional Tyrolean food.
After a relaxing break at the Lizumerhütte, the idyllic Zirmweg path takes you down to alpine pastures and into the famous Swiss stone pine forest to the starting point.
Important facts: total walking time: about 5 hours, distance: 15 km / 9 miles, difficulty: moderate.