Landschaftsschutzgebiet Piburger See und Achstürze, Tirol, Austria
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N 47° 11.575 E 010° 54.140
32T E 644102 N 5228358
Landschaftsschutzgebiet Piburger See und Achstürze, Tirol, Austria
Waymark Code: WMDPCT
Location: Tirol, Austria
Date Posted: 02/10/2012
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
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The wild romantic scenery around the Piburger Lake and the Achstuerze own her special charm to a landslip which should have gone off about 10000 years ago.
The hollow was buried by the landslip, so that the lake could collect.
Originally the sea was an old valley furrow, in parallel to the Oetztal.
The huge mossy boulders are witnesses of this event and to encourage many visitors to marvel.
The quiet, dark sea reflects the mountain Acherkogel.
By the wild waters of the Achstuerze the visitor finds out the power of the nature.


The Ötztal is a 65-kilometre-long Alpine valley running in north-south direction. The valley seperates the Stubai Alps in the east from the Ötztaler Alps in the west.
The valley steps originated in the external and middle part from landslips whose rubble masses have dammed up the Ötztaler Ache.

Geologically seen, the Ötztal completely lies in the crystalinne area.
The mountains consist of Paragneis, Granit Gneisses, Hornblende, Mica Schist and in the area of Hintergurgl bit even of marble.
The rock is poor in ores and minerals.
The most interesting part is at the valley entrance where the landslip scenery of the Tschirgant reaches till the end of the Ötztal estuary.

Ötztaler Ache

It is a right tributary of the Inn with a length of 35 kilometres.
The Ötztaler Ache originates at Zwieselstein by flowing together of the Venter Ache and the Gurgler Ache. The Ötztaler Ache is quit rich in water and stormy.
This has often devastated the valley, which made extensive and costly shading measures necessary.
The main tributaries are, the Windache, the Fischbach, the Horlachbach, the Nederbach, the Rettenbach and as well the Leiersbach and the Tumpenbach.

For athletes it is a popular destination.
Especially for Canyoning, Canoe Driving, Rafting and Fishing is the Ötztaler Ache a paradise.

The Achstürze are the white-water area of the Ötztaler Ache.
The big water masses of this mountain river have dug by the block work and let arise impressive rapids.The Achstürze are on the Wellerbrücke, over the wildest rapids, accessible.

Piburger Lake

In the midst of an nature reserve, on a height of 916 metres, is one of the warmest mountain lakes in Tyrol.
It is located in the front Ötztal, above the place Oetz and is separated from the valley through a wooded ridge.
The lake is 800 metres long, 250 metres wide and up to 25 metres deep, and is as already mentioned above, the result of a landslip.
Already in the year 1929 the Piburger Lake got the status of a natural monument.
Waymark is confirmed to be publicly accessible: yes

Access fee (In local currency): .00

Requires a high clearance vehicle to visit.: no

Requires 4x4 vehicle to visit.: no

Public Transport available: yes

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