Vacationing in Kaltern / Caldaro on the Lake in South Tyrol
Lake Kaltern / Lago di Caldaro in Kaltern / Caldaro on the historic Wine Route
Lake Kaltern / Lago di Caldaro is the largest bathing lake in South Tyrol, located at the wine village of Kaltern / Caldaro not far from Bozen / Bolzano. Bathing guests love the lake because of the pleasant water temperature, the good water quality, and the shallowness (depth of max. 5.6 meters). In the hottest days of the summer, the water temperature can rise to 28 °C.
The southern portion of the bathing lake is part of a Nature Protection Area and is home to many wild birds and wetland creatures. There are four bathing facilities, restaurants, lodgings, and parking lots on the eastern and western shore of Lake Kaltern / Lago di Caldaro, and it's a popular meeting place for locals and visitors. A marked roundtrip hiking route around the lake is ideal for a pleasant stroll, a jog, or a bike trip.
For some time, now, the natural bathing lake has also been a popular destination for windsurfing, kite surfing, stand-up paddle-boarding, and sailing. Windsurfers from far and near appreciate the location in a valley and the steady wind from the south. By the way: Lake Kaltern / Lago di Caldaro is considered the cradle of surfing in Italy.
The Lake Kaltern / Lago di Caldaro Festival – South Tyrol's only lake-front stage – is held here. The unique venue on the lake offer the chance to experience superb concerts.
Lake Kaltern / Lago di Caldaro is located directly along the South Tyrolean Wine Route, and can be reached by motorcar, bicycle, or with public transportation. All year round, the lake is home to a visual spectacle, with colors ranging from deep azure to greenish blue. The view of the lake is best enjoyed while hiking through one of the nearby vineyards.
Basic data on Lake Kaltern / Lago di Caldaro
Altitude: 216 meters above sea-level
Surface area: 155 ha
Maximum depth: 5.6 m
Category: Natural bathing lake
Bathing from mid-May till late-September
Bathing facilities in Lake Kaltern / Lago di Caldaro
Lido am Lake Kaltern / Lago di Caldaro: Access to lake & outdoor swimming facility
"Seegarten" bathing facility: Access to lake
"Gretl am See" bathing facility: Access to lake & outdoor swimming facility
"Klughammer" bathing facility: Access to lake