You don't need the sea when you’re Austria – hikes to incredible water spots
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In water-rich Austria, who really needs the sea? You don't have to go far to spend a wonderful holiday by the water. Throughout the country, you’ll find wonderful bathing lakes, rushing rivers, murmuring brooks and ice-cold mountain lakes. As a place to take a break and cool off, these bodies of water are the perfect destinations for a summer hike.
That's exactly why we present six Tours in Austria's hiking villages in this Collection. These routes promise welcome refreshment all over Austria. Take a relaxed hike around the blue Längsee lake in Carinthia or climb high up to the beautiful Berglisee lake in Tyrol. In the same province, an impressive mountain Tour leads you across colourful alpine pastures to Blaue Lacke, a wonderfully secluded mountain lake. Two very different lakes await you on the hike between Fuschl am See and Faistenau in Salzburger Land. The circular Seehornsee lake lies hidden below the 2,321-metre (7,600 ft) peak of the same name – the perfect place to cool off during the ascent. In the very south-east of Austria, you’ll hike through the Mur meadows near Bad Radkersburg and jump into the clear Liebmannsee lake.
All Tours start at bus stops or car parks. You can find more information in the Tour descriptions. Don’t forget to take enough drinking water with you in summer, despite the cooling waters along the way. No matter whether you prefer high-altitude mountain Tours or relaxed hikes through the plains, you’ll find crystal-clear lakes, ponds and rivers almost everywhere in Austria. Why would you want to go to the sea?
This ten-kilometer hike takes you around the picturesque Längsee and into the notorious Wolschartwald, where the robber Simon Kramer once did his mischief. The starting point is the magnificent St. Georgen Abbey, which you can also reach by public bus.
You start in the direction of Gut Rottenstein, where…
Your tour to the picturesque Berglisee begins right in beautiful Mathon. You start to follow the signs "Bergliweg". It goes along the main road for a while and then you leave it via the underpass at the inn.
Then it's straight uphill - either by road or via a steep footpath. Either way, after about three…
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The seventh stage takes you from Fuschl am See to Faistenau - and the striking Schober will be your faithful companion. First you hike along the southern shore of Lake Fuschl and then you go over the Filbling, which not only offers a wonderful view of the entire region, but also a detour to its mountain…
This circular hike takes you to a glittering mountain jewel below the Kleiner Rettenstein. From the Schering car park above Jochberg, follow the Gauxweg along the babbling Aubach. You hike steadily uphill through the wonderful valley with wide alpine meadows to the Gauxjoch, passing the Gaux-Niederalm…
The demanding hike to the 2,321 meter high Seehorn is one of the most beautiful summit ascents in the Weißbach Nature Park in the Salzburg Saalachtal. Good physical condition and sure-footedness are prerequisites for the tour, which starts at the Pürzlbach car park. Between forest, meadows and the water…
The name says it all on this circular hike: along the waterway around Bad Radkersburg, riverbanks, standing water and mineral water springs await you. You start in the south of the city, directly on the banks of the Mur and thus on the border with Slovenia. The species-rich Mur meadows form the second…
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