On the 5 km long “life path” you can walk around the picturesque Egelsee near Abtenau in around 2 hours. But this short hike is more than just a wonderful walk: on the circular route around the Egelsee, you can experience the unique natural and cultural landscape of the landscape protection area near Abtenau, which has been designated since 1971. The start and finish point of the "Path of Life" is right in the center of Abtenau.
The stage setting of nature couldn't be more perfect: The dark, mysterious, thickly reed-surrounded Egelsee lies in the middle of a gentle hilly landscape, in the background of which the steep, steep cliffs of the Tennengebirge tower up. Songbirds and water birds, amphibians, snakes and numerous fish populate the mystical Egelsee as well as the meadows and forests all around. The "Life Path" leads across sunny meadows and through shady forest and with a little luck hikers can watch grazing deer or a gray heron catching fish. While hiking around the Eglsee, you can find out more about the interplay between the cultural landscape and undisturbed natural space and the fragile balance between economic and landscape protection areas. Several information boards provide information about the living conditions in ditches and streams, in the spruce forest and in the commercial grassland, as well as about the animals and plants at the Eglsee near Abtenau.