FIND THE BATHING LAKE (AND WHAT NEMO AND DORY HAVE TO DO WITH IT)

Paznaun’s swimming lakes have character – but what exactly? If swimming lakes were characters from the film “Finding Nemo”, for example, which ones would they be? A Trisanna test.

DORIE

Blue, wild and a bit crazy
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Clumsy. A bit confused. A bit forgetful – but really sweet as well. That’s the Dory we know, Nemo’s little blue friend, and that’s pretty much what the Berglisee lake in Paznaun is like, too.  It’s true that lakes aren’t often small, sweet and clumsy. Leaving from Mathon it’s four hours to get there, anyway, and the path is quite steep and challenging in parts, which can be a bit confusing.  But once you’ve reached the Berglisee, which is so hidden it’s almost deserted, you immediately forget the arduous journey there.  Just like Dory, who forgets in a second what she actually wanted from the others.

How to get there: you can only reach the Berglisee on foot. Leave from Mathon, through the Wildpark and then up onto the mountain.

NEMO

Small, curious and adventurous
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Nemo, the main character, is likeable, young, curious and adventurous –and quite rightly right at the centre of attention. That’s exactly what the Waldbad in Ischgl is like. This is where old and young come together. There’s a wild water slide for the more adventurous, a pool for the very small and plenty of space for the adults, too.

How to get there: the Waldbad is in Ischgl and is easy to reach on foot from the centre of the town .

CRUSH

in a good mood, lively and yet easygoing

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Crush, the little green sea turtle, loves big adventures. And that’s exactly what you can find at the Pardatschersee lake. There’s a slide, climbing frames, and lots of other stations with information on the surrounding flora and fauna. At the Pardatschersee, there’s everything you need for a fun day out in the mountains. If you’ve done all the stations, you can eat your fill at the two barbecue spots and chill for a while. And that’s something Crush really enjoys, as all true “Finding Nemo” fans know.  

How to get there: the hike goes through Fimbatal, past the Fimba stream andup to Pardatschersee. If you want to, you can also take the cable car to the middle station, from where it’s just another 15 minutes on foot.