Fishing at Almsee Lake

Grünau im Almtal, Oberösterreich, Österreich
  • pets allowed
  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for pushchairs

The Almsee, a colorful, shimmering, romantically situated natural lake.


Fly fishing on the Almsee:

Fish population: Arctic char, brook trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, grayling

Type of fishing: fly fishing and spin fishing with pressed barbs. Fishing only from the boat in the presence of an accompanying guide.

Prices: Half-day ticket (5 hours) € 100.00

Other: The fisherman has a boat for 5 hours with an accompanying guide from the fishing association. Withdrawal and minimum catch size: Withdraw 4 fish per day / brook trout, brown trout from 30 cm / grayling from 50 cm. The so-called char should be reset under all circumstances and, if possible, not targeted.

For more information and registration for fly fishing on the Almsee, please contact Mr. Wandl, can be reached on 0699/12685898 or at the Deutsche Haus am Almsee (Tel .: 07616/8332).

The Almsee is very rich in fish, partly covered with reeds, in which numerous wild poultry nest. Greylag geese often graze on the bank meadows, occasionally swarming in large flocks in the early morning. The lake is fed by numerous springs and small white water tributaries and drains the Almtal. The underground lake tributaries extend into the central parts of the Dead Mountains. Part of the above-ground tributaries of the Almsee also comes from the widely branched cave system. At the bottom of the lake there are funnel-shaped holes in the ground from which spring water flows into the lake. The deepest point of the lake is the so-called Seegrube (depth 9 m), otherwise the Almsee only reaches a maximum depth of 4.6 m. The riverside bog on the west bank of the Almsee still provides a sufficient opportunity for life for extremely rare plants. The most undemanding tree and shrub pioneers on this riparian zone include dead tree, black birch and red pine. The islands and riparian meadows around the lake are home to two types of calcareous bog that were classified as extinct in Upper Austria. The soft orchestras or the slender cotton grass have found a last refuge here.

The best way to reach the Almsee is by train and bus, or the beautiful Almuferweg "Genuss am Almfluss".

The Almsee is freely accessible all year round.

  • opened daily
  • open to the public

Accessibility / arrival

We recommend arriving by public transport or by bike or on foot along the beautiful Almuferweg "Genuss am Almfluss".

By train: Next Intercity stop Wels Hbf (ÖBB and Westbahn), change to the regional trains in the direction of Grünau im Almtal "Almtalbahn" (ÖBB) by bus: Bus route 533/535 Gmunden - Grünau - Almsee.

Or just leave your car at the parking lot at the train station in Grünau and use the bus or the hiking trail.

Traunstein Taxi: The Traunsee-Almtal Tourist Association offers route 60 from the Grünau train station to the Almsee if the bus does not leave.

by bicycle:
On the Almtal bicycle path R11 (Wels - Pettenbach -Scharnstein - Grünau im Almtal - Almsee), from Grünau im Almtal on the Almseestrasse for the first few kilometers, then the cycle path turns left over a bridge (near Pension Wanderruh) onto a supply path in Heckenau please carefully cross the road diagonally to the right and continue on the gravel road along the Alm to the Fischerau, there again on the road to the Almsee.

By car: Motorway A1 Westautobahn Vienna <> Salzburg Exit 207 exit Vorchdorf at the roundabout - direction Pettenbach, approx. 12 km, motorway A9 Pyhrnautobahn Passau <> Graz Exit 5 exit Ried im Traunkreis - direction Voitsdorf - Pettenbach, approx. 10 km up the B 120 to Scharnstein, there turn onto the state road to Grünau im Almtal and follow the road to Grünau im Almtal. Take advantage of the bus and Traunstein taxi offer from Grünau im Almtal train station.

But you can also go back to the Almsee and park your car there.

Connection to public transport / timetable information:

  • Parking space: 100
Travelling by public transport
Route planner for independent travellers
  • Hiking
  • Food and drink available
  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for schools
  • Suitable for pushchairs
  • Pets allowed
  • Suitable for friends
  • Suitable for couples
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter

Please get in touch for more information.

other information
  • Escort required
  • Toilet facility for disabled people
  • Toilet facility for disabled people in the restaurant area


Fishing at Almsee Lake
Almsee 6
4645 Grünau im Almtal

Phone +43 7616 8268
Fax machine +43 7616 8895

Contact person

Almsee - Natur- und Landschaftsschutzgebiet
Almsee 6
4645 Grünau im Almtal

Phone +43 7616 8268
Fax machine +43 7616 8895

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