Do you already know it? Viewed from the valley, it keeps all its secrets to itself and does not let you guess what sight awaits you. Above Kleinarl lies the Tappenkar and embedded in it is the glittering, mystical Tappenkarsee. This is the largest mountain lake in the Eastern Alps and it can only be reached on foot. From June to September, the two huts, including the innkeeper and hikers, keep it company on the shore, because during this time the huts are staffed. The other time the lake rests, lonely and silent. Who would not like to get to know the largest mountain lake in the Eastern Alps, the Tappenkarsee in the Kleinarl Valley? Nestled amidst magnificent alpine flora, surrounded by majestic mountains, everyone is invited to enjoy this landscape of untouched nature.
The beauty is unique. The deep blue lake nestled in the green alpine cirque. All around the rugged mountain peaks and the gentle mountain ridges. Here you can escape from everyday life while hiking and enjoy nature to the fullest.
You can either start the round hike from the Jägersee (plus 1 hour walking time) or you can continue by car on the left bank of the Jägersee along the small (toll) road to the parking lot of the Schwabalm. From here, the very well signposted hiking trail leads you through the forest, in part somewhat steeply, in many serpentines past a waterfall up to the Tappenkarsee.
The Tappenkarsee is nestled in the valley head. With the bus line 530 & 532, by car or by bike you can reach the start of the hikes. Directly at the inn Jägersee is a free parking lot. However, since the parking spaces are very limited, it is recommended to arrive by bus, which leads directly to the toll booth.
From 1.10.2023 the hikes are on winter vacation and not passable.