Mutterberger See

Mutterberger See (2480m) is a very beautiful lake located at the end of the Stubai Valley, surrounded by high mountains over 3000m. The route is easy, short and rewarding, for the whole family. Fully recommended to enjoy the Alps and its glaciers without much effort. This very accessible lake has privileged views of the highest peaks in the area, such as Wilder Freiger, Wilder Pfaff and Zuckerhütl, and their corresponding glaciers.


Elevation gain




3H 40m









We start the route in Mutterbergalm, located at the base of the ski resort Stubaier Gletscher. It can be accessed by car or by bus 590 from Innsbruck (1h 23min).


ruta circular

Circular route



toda la familia

For the whole family

Acceso transporte publico

Access by public transport



00:00 Start. We leave Mutterbergalm by a forest road that we find at the back of the parking lot (direction E). There is a point where a path starts next to the forest road, in our case we take it, but both (path and forest road) lead to the same place so you can choose. The route leads us at all times to the end of the valley, parallel to the river.

01:10 Crossing the river. The path makes a turn of almost 90º to the right (direction E) and it takes us to the other side of the river, we gain altitude and then the path becomes quite flat, we go direction to the beginning of the valley again.

01:30 Detour to Mutterberger See. We take the marked detour (direction N-W). In this part we find more areas of stones and meadows, through which we can move without difficulty.

02:00 Mutterberger See. We arrive at the lake, usually in this area it is windy so we recommend looking for a sheltered place if we want to stop to eat. Before descending, we climb a small hill that surrounds the lake to take pictures and enjoy the image of the lake with the glaciers in the back. It is a spectacular image! In addition, there are also very good views of the quagmire that we will see during the descent.

02:00 Descent. To descend we continue on the path we came by. After 10 minutes we will pass through a swamp.

02:10 Quagmire. From there, we slowly lose altitude crossing grasslands with several streams crossing.

02:55 Direct descent. There is a point when the path stops going down diagonally to do it directly.

03:25 Bridge. We cross a wooden bridge that takes us to the forest road that we used to ascend.

03:40 Mutterbergalm.


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Waterfall close to the parking in Mutterberger Alm Wide forest route at beggining of the route Marmot saying good morning! Views of the foest road from the detour to Mutterberger See Final ascent to the lake Mutterberger See Views of Mutterberger See and Stubaier Gletscher Mutterberger See with Zukerhult and Wilder Freiger (highest peaks of Stubai) in the left Mutterberger See Quagmire that we will see closer during the descent One of the streams that we will cross during the descent

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