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Lake Wolfsgruben on Ritten

The idyllic lake on Ritten high plateau is a famous bathing lake in summer and becomes an ice-skating paradise in winter.

Lake Wolfsgruben is situated at 1,176 m in Wolfsgruben, a small hamlet near Oberbozen and is surrounded by a dense wood. A headland with a hotel on it separated the bathing lake on Ritten into two almost equal halves with a maximal depth of 4 m.

The picturesque small lake is one of the ten cleanest freshwater lakes in Italy and offers ideal conditions for a refreshing bath in summer. Afterwards, you can relax on the sunbathing lawn near the forest. The bathing goes from June until September.

Lake Wolfsgruben can be reached via a street, a comfortable walking path (about 25 minutes from Oberbozen) or by Ritten railway. The distance between the railway station and the lake is 10-minutes’ walk only.

In addition to swimming and sunbathing, Lake Wolfsgruben is perfect for hiking, relaxing and fishing too.

In winter, the lake freezes due to its limited size and invites you to go ice skating, play hockey or curling.

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Bathing fun at Lake Wolfsgruben on Ritten
Bathing fun at Lake Wolfsgruben on Ritten

Lake Wolfsgruben on Ritten is a famous bathing lake in summer and belongs to the ten most clean freshwater lakes in Italy.

© Tourismusverein Ritten - Luca Guadagnini
Bathing at Lake Wolfsgruben on Ritten
Bathing at Lake Wolfsgruben on Ritten

The small bathing lake on Ritten can be reached from Oberbozen via the Ritten cableway.

© Tourismusverein Ritten - Luca Guadagnini
Lake Wolfsgruben on Ritten
Lake Wolfsgruben on Ritten

In summer, the picturesque lake on Ritten attracts many sunbathers and swimmers.

© Tourismusverein Ritten - Achim Meurer
Lake Wolfsgruben on Ritten
Lake Wolfsgruben on Ritten

Around the famous bathing lake on Ritten high plateau, there is a comfortable walking path.

© Tourismusverein Ritten - Achim Meurer
Lake Wolfsgruben in winter
Lake Wolfsgruben in winter

In winter, the popular bathing lake becomes on Ritten becomes an ice-skating rink.

© Tourismusverein Ritten
Ice-skating on Lake Wolfsgruben
Ice-skating on Lake Wolfsgruben

Lake Wolfsgruben on Ritten totally freezes in winter and can be used for ice skating.

© Tourismusverein Ritten - Sonja Kaserer

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