Beautiful Wuhnleger lake, which belongs to Sciliar-Catinaccio Nature Park, is not beyond the photographer’s reach. Quite the opposite, a 45-minute walk from a starting point in Weisslahnbad is enough to arrive at this destination. Keep in mind that on this easy hiking route, it is only one of many attractions. So choose your point of view, set the exposure point, set your focus on the water, shoot, and prepare for what’s about to come. A perfect short hike for landscape photographers and an easy family adventure.
The Latemar and Catinaccio (Rosengarten) massifs are among the most impressive mountain ranges in the Alps. The red glowing mountain peaks in the evening glow, the famous alpine glow, are captured by landscape photographers in the usually calm water of the small quenching pond at Wuhnleger.
Without much effort, the panoramic hike to Lake Wuhnleger is a popular evening excursion for landscape photographers. The lake is one of the most popular photo motifs of the Catinaccio-Latemar massif and can be reached with a short walk.
The pond is accessible from the parking lot in Weisslahnbad in just 45 minutes via a forest road, so that a tripod or heavier camera sets can certainly be transported.
Directions for your hiking trip to Lake Wuhnleger and beyond
From the hikers’ parking lot in Weisslahnbad, follow the wide and flat forest road with the signs to the Wuhnleger. Linger briefly at the Lake Wuhnleger, walk around it and take plenty of photos. Then turn right behind the lake onto a hiking trail and climb about 700 meters to the next intersection.
From there a wide gravel path leads to the Tschafon hut. Then follow the gravel path back to the junction near the Wuhnlegers. From there, as on the way out, take the forest road back to Weisslahnbad until you reach the starting point.
Photo tips that will make your Instagram pop – Lake Wuhnleger and Catinaccio peaks
Logically, by far the most impressive photo spot is directly at the Lake Wuhnleger. The impressive Catinaccio (Rosengarten) peaks are reflected there. Especially with clear visibility and a beautiful sunset, the peaks are lit up red, so we highly recommend a sunset picture.
A wide angle lens and normal lens work best here. Another charming photo spot is at the Taschfon Hut. On the descent from Weisslahnbad, a short detour to Carezza is also worthwhile.
Just past the Niger Pass on the pass road to Lake Carezza is the Tscheiner Hut on the chairlift of the same name. From there, an impressive panoramic view of the Latemar massif is also possible. This is a little insider tip: there are not so many photographers on the road here.
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How to get there by car: via Innsbruck and there continue on the A22 Brennero freeway to the Bolzano North exit. Then take the mountain road LS24 via Tiers to St. Zyprian. At the entrance of the village turn left and drive to the parking lot of Weisslahnbad.
How to get there by public transport: By train from Munich via Innsbruck to Bolzano. From there take the local bus first to Tiers or St. Zyprian and from there bus 176 to Weisslahnbad.
Hike difficulty level: easy
Duration/distance: 2.5h/ 6.3km
Highest/lowest point: 1725m/1197m
Refreshment stop: Tschaminschwaige, Tschafon hut, Tscheiner hut
Start/finish: Parking lot Weilahnbad (coordinates: geogr. 46.478339, 11.558461)
Tips: West of the Wuhnlegersee lake is the San Sebastian chapel. Just above the chapel is a very beautiful viewpoint with the small white chapel and the peaks of the Latemar group in the background, which reach just above the forest mountains in front of it.
Conservation: Lake Wuhnlegersee is a sensitive ecosystem, which is why it is now fenced off. Please accept this and do not climb over the fence.
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Hi, i am Marius, i love exploring the mountains and nature. Friends say, i know the mountains better than most locals, but actually i get lost all the time while photographing ;). Read more about the Mountain Moments Team.