Situated above Kiefersfelden, but still within the borders of Kufstein’s territory, there is the Hechtsee lake, embedded in the mountain forest. In the good old days, a mermaid lived in its darkgreen waters, Hechta was her name. Every once in a while, she was able to assume human form and to get out of the floodwaters.
One day, when she was strolling as a young, charming girl along the shores of the lake, quite a lovingly sight, she met a young hunter, called Friedl. They fell head over heels in love and, hence, met every few days there. One day Hechta warned the young guy their love would break up as soon as he would urge her to reveal her name or he would find it out in another way. However, the hunter was a nosy lad, and so he inevitably heard people telling stories about the mermaid and, eventually, he was told her name by an old lady from Kiefersfelden.
Shortly afterwards, Friedl met his beloved at the lake. Lying embraced, radiant with happiness, he happened to call her tenderly by her name. At the same moment, both lovers were overrun by a huge wave, coming from the lake, engulfing them in the abyss.
Hechta lost her love, however, Friedl lost his life.