Schlicker See (2.450 m)

Covering roughly 3,900 m2², which makes it the smallest of the nine Stubai mountain lakes, the “Stubaier Höhenweg” trail approaches Lake Schlicker from “Starkenburger Hütte” and continues in the direction of Franz-Senn-Hütte. Looking down from the “Seejöchl” to Lake Schlicker, visitors can clearly make out the boundary between the “Kalkkögel” dolomites and “Ötztal-Stubai” crystalline rocks. Here, far-reaching and small-chipped limestone deposits flow effortlessly into the silicate crests, beautifully adorned with luminous green growth. This place, situated on this geological border, is an unparalleled hotspot of plant biodiversity. Lake Schlicker itself is deeply embedded into the region’s stolid silicate deposits. A closer look reveals a number of marmots living in the gaps between these boulders. Simply by emitting a loud whistle, these animals are able to warn their colonies of any unwanted intruders. The lake’s miniature underwater world is invigorated by the presence of char, which depend on insects for food and therefore remain small even when fully grown. Nevertheless, these “masters of survival” continue to multiply, and today have succeeded in forming a stable stock.

Variant 1

Start / Destination: Neustift Parkplatz Freizeitzentrum (990 m)
Walking time: 6 ¾ h
Altitude difference: ↑ 1.600 HM ↓ 1.600 HM
Refreshment options: Starkenburger Hütte (2.237 m)
Either travel by car to the public car park at the leisure centre in Neustift, directly after the roundabout, or take the bus to the bus stop "Ortsmitte".

From the leisure centre in Neustift, turn right at the roundabout and follow the road to the next junction. There you cross the road and follow the road uphill towards the Starkenburger Hut. Follow this road uphill until you reach the forest. From there, a winding steep path leads steadily upwards in about 2.5 hours to the Starkenburger Hut. From the Starkenburger Hut, follow the Stubai High Trail for about 40 minutes until you reach the turnoff towards the Schlicker See lake. From the turnoff it is another 20 minutes until you reach the Schlicker See lake. From there it is the same way back to the valley.

Variant 2

Start / Destination: Bergstation Schlick 2000, Kreuzjoch (2.136 m)
Walking time: 4 ½ h
Altitude difference: ↑ 765 HM ↓ 765 HM
Refreshment options: Starkenburger Hütte (2.237 m)

Either travel by car to Fulpmes and from there to the valley station of the Schlick 2000 or by bus to the bus stop "Fulpmes Schlick 2000".

From the Kreuzjoch mountain station, walk the leisurely ascending panoramic trail towards the Starkenburger Hut. After the Sennjoch Hut, follow the signs to Hoher Burgstall. The path leads up over the ridge, turns right and passes under the south wall of the Niederer Burgstall. Shortly after, the trail branches off to the right towards Schlicker Schartl. From there it is about 15 minutes to the Schlicker See lake. The total walking time to the Schlicker See lake is about 2.5 hours.  The way back follows the Stubaier High Trail in the direction of the Starkenburger hut. Shortly before the hut, turn left and follow the path back to the Sennjoch Hut and from there continue to the top station of the Schlick 2000. The return journey will take approx. 2 hours.


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