Destination for families and nature lovers

Above Mels lies the idyllic lake Chapfen at 1,030 m above sea level and is a popular destination for hikers, bikers, families and fishermen. Lake Chapfen is also popular with fishermen, as it offers a good stock of rainbow trout. The lake is easily accessible by car, by bike or on foot. A path leads around the lake. Here you can also find several fireplaces with wood supplies.

Lake Chapfen is actually a reservoir, but hardly recognizable as such. It is beautifully embedded in a protected nature reserve. On a hike around the lake, one discovers not only the worthwhile viewpoint at Chapfenstein with a view of the valley of Seez but also an original moor landscape.


Local weather

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  • Sunrise: 06:56
  • Sunset: 18:12
  • Max: 5°C
  • Min: 1°C
  • Humidity: 78 %
  • Pressure: 1013 hPa
  • Wind: 3 km/h
  • Tuesday
    • 4°C
    • 1°C
  • Wednesday
    • 2°C
    • -2°C
  • Thursday
    • 5°C
    • -5°C