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Spronser lakes - route from Pfelders/Plan to Algund

Duration: 5,6 h
Length: 17,27 km
Difficulty: Difficult
Altitude uphill: 1038 hm
Altitude downhill: 1154 hm
Highest point: 2570 m
Hike to the fascinating Spronser lakes, the most beautiful mountain lake group in South Tyrol.
General description

The Spronser lakes are located at the centre of the Texel Mountain Nature Park, one of the largest high mountain lake districts in the entire Alps. They are filled with melted snow water and are a real highlight of the Texel Group Nature Park. Their clear waters reflect the surrounding landscape, which makes them a popular place for walkers and hikers. The ten little lakes, which lie at an altitude of between 2,117 mt. and 2,589 mt., are the highest mountain lakes in South Tyrol.

The lakes include the Kasersee 2,117 mt., Pfitschersee 2,126 mt., Mückensee 2,330 mt., Grünsee 2.338 mt., Langsee 2,377 mt., Schiefersee 2,501 mt., Kesselsee 2,512 mt., Schwarzsee 2,589 mt. and the two Milchseen at 2,540 mt.

Route description

Departing from the Merano Railway Station, the bus leads to Pfelders/Plan. Starting from there, the hike (lasting approx. 50 min) leads up to the Falschnal Alpine hut at an altitude of 1,871 m. From there, route #6 follows on to the Falschnaljöchl Ridge at 2,417 m which links up to the Spronser Joch Ridge at 2,581 meters, with a hike lasting about 2 hrs, 20 min. With the mountain lakes still ahead, the track follows on for about 1 h to the Oberkaser Alpine Hut at 2,134 m, where hikers can pause for a sumptuous lunch made of local specialties. After the break, the route passes Kaserlacke and Pfitscherlacke (lacke = lake in Tyrolean). The route follows the Jägersteig hunter’s path down to the Mutkopf Hill at 1,664 m and then to thend continue down to the Steinegg inn (1500 m) (walking time: approx. 1.5 h). From here we walk along the well-known Meraner Höhenweg/Hans-Frieden-Weg back to the Leiter Alm (1522 m). We now let ourselves float down to the center with the nostalgic basket lift and the chair lift.

description to arrive at destination

Take the Brenner motorway until you get to Bozen Süd, then the MEBO clearway until the exit for Meran Süd. Then, follow the signage for Jaufenpass / Timmelspass / Passeiertal via Riffian-St. Martin-St. Leonhard, Moos until you reach Pfelders in Passeier.


Public parking (Praderplatz square) in front of the Merano Railway Station
ATTENTION: prohibited on tuesdays and fridays

Public transport

Take bus 213 or the Citybus from Algund to the Merano Railway Station; Bus 240 to Pfelders/Plan.

Tourist Office Algund
Hans Gamper Place 3
I-39022 Algund bei Meran (BZ)
South Tyrol - Italy
+39 0473 448600
November - end of March:
MON-THU 8.30 am - 12.30 am & 2 pm - 6 pm
FRI 8.30 am - 12.30 am & 1 pm - 5 pm
SAT* & SUN closed
* Between 26 November and 25 December also open on Saturdays from 09.00 - 12.00.
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