People and Animals: There is a lot of activity in the quarry

Quarry Pool is a diverse world of adventures. A popular meeting point for cold water friends when the temperature of the shower is. A popular pedestrian path that is also home to many animals on and in the water.

Innsbruck. Baggersee is actually still a very young and young body of water. Just over 40 years ago, the area around the lake and the lake itself was used by residents as a local recreation area. The lake itself has an area of ​​3.6 hectares (equivalent to about five football fields). Quarry ponds are fed by groundwater and have no natural inflow or outflow. The Olszewski tube (a tube placed between the deepest point of the lake bed and the point of surface flow) drains the deep, nutrient-rich waters. With the level of groundwater, the level of the lake fluctuates by several meters throughout the year. Microbiological shower water quality is consistently rated from excellent to good, and the water temperature reaches around 19 to 24°C in summer.

history of quarry pond

Gravel has been mined at the site of today’s quarry lake since 1960. Over time, the hole was filled with groundwater and was used for bathing. After the lease expired in 1975, the city of Innsbruck wanted to level the gravel pit and build a heating station in its place. Instead, the citizens’ initiative called for its continued existence as a bathing lake. After testing the water quality, the municipal council decided in 1977 to adapt it accordingly. From 1978 to 1979 the lake was redesigned, the banks were leveled, the area was cultivated and the first infrastructure was built. After vandalism, the area was fenced off in 1986 and closed overnight. From the fall of 1991, the site was expanded by 15.6 million shillings, the water area was expanded from 2.8 to 3.6 hectares, and the facility from 6.4 to 9 hectares. Children’s playgrounds and sports facilities have been built, and reeds and water plants have been planted along the beach. In the summer of 1992, the newly designed facility was opened, the entrance fee of which has since been paid.

What happens in the bathing lakes in Tirol, Tirol Post


Innsbruck municipality services offer the following in the quarry lake: 4 wooden chairs, a motor skills park with 32 stations, a relaxation deck, a seasonal box, a beach group – 2 sun loungers including an umbrella (for a fee), 36000 lakes for a 53,000 m² bathing area and a bathing area Parasol, non-swimmers area, jetty, bathing island, children’s playground with slides, pistol climbing, watchtower, sports court with beach volleyball, badminton, basketball, football, table tennis, bocce, chess, adjacent mini golf (not included), free parking and bicycle parking, disabled access from the shower platform, barrier-free facilities, children’s pool with mini water slide, water play hill with stream, mother-kids area – non-smoking area, beach bar and umbrella bar, plus restaurant and bar “deck47” On the balcony of the lake.


Wild ducks, swans, and large crested gypsophila occasionally visit the quarry pond outside of the bathing season. In 1983, twelve different species of fish were counted in the lake, including ornamental fish and exotic fish not native to Tyrol, such as the American sunfish. Other species that have been found are red-eared turtles, New Zealand dwarf lobsters and lobsters. The following fish species have been identified in the quarry tank: tree, chub, tench, cricket, perch, sunfish, and zander.

The tree is at home in a lake quarry.

the tree: blues (Alburnus alburnus, synonym: Cyprinus alburnus), also called ablette, arbor, onion fish or laugele (Lake Constance), belongs to the family Alburninae of carp-like fish. It has a slender body and a flat tail. Thrones are 12-15 cm in length, rarely up to 25 cm.

EttleThe chub (Squalius cephalus, Syn.: Leuciscus cephalus), also called alet, Eitel, or Aitel, is a species of fish in the carp-like order. On average, the Aitel is about 30-40 centimeters long and weighs one kilogram.


tenchTenca (Tinca tinca), also known as tench, is a freshwater fish of the carp family, it grows from 20 to 40 cm in length, with a maximum of 70 cm and a weight of 10 kg. However, maximum weights of only 7.5 kg have been documented.


cockroachThe cockroach (Rutilus rutilus), also known as the cockroach, big-headed rod or swallow, is a fish of the family of white fish. The cockroach reaches a length of 25 to 50 centimeters and weighs up to 3 kilograms.

perchPerch (Perca fleviatelis), found in Lake Constance Kreitzer, also called perch in Switzerland, is one of the freshwater fish found throughout Europe. The chick has been rated as “least anxious” by the IUCN. Depending on the food supply in the water, the average perch reaches 20-40 cm in length and rarely weighs more than one kilogram.

sun fish

sun fish: sunfish or common bass (Lepomis gibbosus: lepomis haplology for lepopomis from gr.: lepos “scale”, pōma “lid”; lat.: gibbosus “humped”) is a colorful representative of the sunfish. In the wild it reaches a size of about 15-30 cm,

light gray eye: Zander (Sander lucioperca, syn.: Stizostedion lucioperca, Lucioperca sandra), also known as sander, shell, pike perch, tooth mouth or fog, belongs to the perch family. The average length is 40-50 cm. It can live from 10 to 20 years.

Animals play an important role in the natural space. legend about it “dead horse” The Baggersee is still a popular but unproven tabletop story.

There are many bathing and recreation opportunities on the lake.

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