Today I show you the second to last stop from our summer road trip: the Drachensee in Tyrol. It was one of my favourite stops and also the only one that came close to actual hiking. If you want to see more pictures and learn about the hardships you have to conquer to get there, keep reading.
Parking and cable railway
free parking at the valley station of the Ehrwalder Almbahn
Price: €17,– (Up- and downhill ride, adult)
There are a few different routes you can take to get to the Drachensee. We took the one via Seebensee.
It took us around two hours to get from the top station to the Seebensee (keep in mind that I have literally no stamina). There are some steeper parts, but overall this part of the route was relatively easy and relaxed.
The part between Seebensee and Drachensee wasn’t as easy any more. The path leads up to the Coburger Hütte in serpentines; you should definitely be sure-footed. The sign at the bottom of the serpentines suggested a time of 30 minutes until you reach the Coburger Hütte – it took Paula around 20 minutes and me around 40 minutes (and I couldn’t breathe like three or four times, but hey, I made it there at the end).
The Drachensee lays right beneath the Coburger Hütte; it takes like five more minutes to get down there.
Overall, it took as about 5 hours and it was definitely worth almost dying (I’m just a bit dramatic).
As I mentioned at the beginning, this is the second to last part of this road trip. I’m not quite sure when the last part will be posted, because I accidentally deleted all of my pictures. And because Paula, who luckily has saved them as well, is currently at the other end of the world it might take some time to get them. But it will be posted at some point!
Love, Jacky N.