Austria's sensational swimming lakes

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When the hot summer heat takes over Austria—when the air starts to stand still and the asphalt starts to melt—there’s only one thing to do: Grab your swimwear, hop on your bike and head out to the countryside, right into the cool, fresh water. Bring a friend and a frisbee for the perfect combination.

Here are the komoot community's favorite lakes in Austria. They show you hidden mountain lakes with crystal clear water and breathtaking panoramas, turquoise lakes with Caribbean-warm water and cozy beach bars on the shore—so you can easily surf the next heatwave.

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Tours & Highlights

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    Mondsee

    Hiking Highlight

    The small town of Mondsee on the lake of the same name is a lively seaside resort and a popular attraction for water sports enthusiasts. In summer you can jump here at various swimming spots in the turquoise waters. In addition, it is perfect for sailing, rowing or water skiing on the large lake. If you hike on the BergeSeenTrail, you can enjoy the evening atmosphere on the lake promenade after a long day of hiking.

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    Wörthersee

    Road Cycling Highlight

    ..find out about hiking tip from Velden

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    Klopeiner See

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The lake is one of the warmest in Europe. In summer, the water temperature here is relaxed 28 degrees Celsius. Thanks to the 12 beach baths, you have plenty of opportunities to hop in the beautiful lake.

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    Neufelder See

    Bike Touring Highlight

    A large lido on the Neufelder See invites you to rest and swim. Here you can refresh yourself after a bike tour and relax on the shores of the lake. And if you prefer looking for action and adventure, surfing, sailing or diving may be the right thing for you.

    The lido on Lake Neufeld is open from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. from May to September. In the summer months of June, July and August it is even open until 7 p.m. The day ticket for adults costs 5.70 euros and for children 3 euros. You can find more information on admission prices on the website: neufelder-see.at/de/strandbad.html

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    Mittersee

    Hiking Highlight

    The Mittersee lies at 992 m and has a length of 300 and a maximum width of 150 meters. It is next to the Weißensee and the Blindsee to the "Fernpass lakes".

    A beautiful area for hiking, cycling and of course swimming ... and all this in front of a breathtaking mountain panorama.

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    SaRie
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    Seebensee

    Hiking Highlight

    The bright turquoise high mountain lake at 1657 meters altitude is one of the most beautiful hiking destinations in Tyrol. Here you can refresh yourself in the cool water. On windless days, the Zugspitze massif is reflected in it. If you do not have enough, head up to the Coburger Hütte and the Drachensee.

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    Stephanie
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    Grundlsee

    Bike Touring Highlight

    At the largest lake of Styria, the Grundlsee, you can not only cycle great, but also swim in the summer. Surrounded by beautiful, unspoiled nature, various meadow, sand or stone beaches invite you to jump into the cool water and refresh yourself.By the way: There is also a nudist area on the lake - the only one in the Styrian Salzkammergut.

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    Johanna
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    Millstätter See

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Lake Millstatt not only invites to cycling, but also to swimming. The water has drinking water quality and in the summer a pleasant temperature of up to 27 degrees. There are 12 beach resorts around the lake.More information about swimming at Lake Millstatt you can get here: millstaettersee.com/de/urlaubsthemen/baden-schwimmen.html

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    Seebad Illmitz

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Here you feel like the sea. The seaside resort Neusiedl invites you to refreshing swimming and the large beach to relax. If you need a bit more action, you can play beach volleyball or wind and kite surfing in the seaside resort.

    Admission to the seaside resort costs 5.50 euros for the whole day and 4.30 euros from 14 clock.

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    Hallstätter See

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Lake Hallstatt is spectacular for cycling due to its partly steep banks. It is also worthwhile to turn the bike off and rest at one of the many beach resorts on the lake. Most of them are free, perfect for a quick stopover and refreshment in the crystal clear waters of the lake.

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    Attersee

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The Attersee enchants with its blue water, over which you can let your gaze wander while cycling. Especially in the hot summer months there comes the desire to jump into the clear water and cool off.At the Attersee you can do it easily, because around the lake there are many public swimming spots, which you can use for free. And if you are more looking for the ambience of a swimming pool, you can go to one of the beach resorts on Lake Attersee.

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    Dechantlacke

    Hiking Highlight

    Natural bathing area - for the most part as nudist. Beautiful to bath here and relax.

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