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Austria's sensational swimming lakes

Patrick Maué

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 jade green shimmering mountain lake with its clear water is a small oasis not far from the busy Fernpassstraße. It is easy to reach on hiking trails, if you don't mind the cool temperatures you will enjoy swimming in the clear mountain water.

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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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    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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    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

    20,000 m² of sunbathing lawn - everyone will find a peaceful spot there. Hobby captains are happy about the 200 boat berths, the boat rental and the offers of the shipping company Gangl (bicycle ferry to Mörbisch). The pool itself offers many options for sports enthusiasts and families, such as beach volleyball, boccia or pétanque courts, outdoor workout equipment, two large children's playgrounds, a bouncy castle - and of course the wonderful, endless lake.

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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, you want to jump into the clear water and cool off.

    You can do this easily at the Attersee, because there are many public bathing areas around the lake that you can use for free. And if you are looking for the ambience of an outdoor pool, you can go to one of the beach baths on the 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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Austria's sensational swimming lakes