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Looking to visit the best lakes in Austria? After all, there’s nothing better than the serenity of the lakeshore — or a quick dip when the weather’s warm. So, browse our list of Austria’s top lakes below as recommended by the komoot community, and experience more on your next adventure!

The top 20 lakes in Austria

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    1

    Vilsalpsee

    Hiking Highlight

    The Vilsalpsee is one of the most beautiful mountain lakes in the Tannheimer Tal, if not in the whole of Tyrol. Nestled in a nature reserve and surrounded by towering …

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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 …

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    Traualpsee

    Hiking Highlight

    The Traualpsee lies geographically above the Vilsalpsee. It can be reached in two hours from Vilsalpsee. Dirt roads with large stones complicate the climb.

    It is better to reach the …

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    Schlegeisspeicher

    Hiking Highlight

    At 725 meters, the Schlegeis reservoir is the longest dam wall of the VERBUND hydropower plants. A total of 126.5 million cubic meters of water can be stored. But not …

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    Hintersteiner See

    Hiking Highlight

    The Hintersteiner lake is a beautiful mountain lake in the middle of the nature reserve Wilder Kaiser with crystal clear water and lido. The lake is 56 ha and up …

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    6

    Plansee

    Hiking Highlight

    The Heiterwangersee is the twin lake of the Plansee. The Plansee belongs to the municipality of Reutte, the Heiterwangersee to the municipality of Heiterwang, but they still form a unit …

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    Haldensee

    Hiking Highlight

    The Haldensee is beautifully situated between Grän and Halden.

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    Ralf
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    Alatsee

    Hiking Highlight

    The lake is easy to hike, it is only about 1.5 km. There are parking spaces either directly at the lake or you can park in Bad Faulenbach at Mittersee …

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    9

    Piburger See

    Hiking Highlight

    Lake Piburg is the symbol of Oetz and one of the oldest nature reserves in Tyrol. A beautiful and easy circular route leads around the absolutely marvelous lake.

    Bathing facilities …

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    SaRie
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    10

    Drachensee

    Hiking Highlight

    Great view of the Dragon Lake with a small hut for food

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    Markus
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    Schwarzsee

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    The Schwarzsee near Kitzbühel is an idyllic moor lake, which is one of the warmest in Tyrol. Due to the peat content, the lake is said to have medicinal properties. …

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    12

    Pillersee

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Embedded in the rocks of the Loferer and Leoganger Steinberge lies the idyllic Pillersee, which is perfect for a little refreshment: even in summer, the water is usually not warmer …

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    Fuschlsee

    Hiking Highlight

    A beautiful round trip leads in three hours around the lake. A nice rest stop is the fishing at the castle hotel, here there are fresh smoked fish, very delicious.

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    14

    Walchsee

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Nice lake to cool down, with the tourist card you have free entrance.

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    Alex
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    15

    Laudachsee

    Hiking Highlight

    Pure mountain idyll - glittering water, green meadows and beyond the rugged towering summit of Katzenstein. The cozy Gasthof Ramsauer Alm is located on a small hill above the lake. …

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    Seebensee (1650 m üNN)

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    The Seebensee is located at an altitude of about 1657 meters just above the Ehrwalder Alm in the Mieminger mountains. For me, this is one of the most beautiful mountain …

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    17

    Blindsee

    Hiking Highlight

    So quietly and impressively located under the rock face ... A real highlight. Suitable for swimming and crystal clear. Comfortable three-lake hike to Mittersee, Weißensee and Blindsee.

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    Lotte
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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 …

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    Stephanie
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    19

    Schiederweiher

    Hiking Highlight

    The Schiederweiher is an artificial lake created by the damming of the Krumme Steyr in the Polsterlucke in Hinterstoder and is known as the pearl of the Stodertal! Its idyllic …

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    Formarinsee

    Hiking Highlight

    The emerald green high mountain lake below the mighty Rote Wand is a very special natural jewel. In 2015 it was chosen as the most beautiful place in Austria. Why? You will quickly realize this during a visit.

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    Betty

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