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In Austria one can find many beautiful lakes that can be enjoyed to cool off and do water sports in summer, but also during the winter months, when the surface has frozen and the conditions are perfect for a day of ice skating.
Lakes of Austria
Lake Klopein (German: Klopeiner See, Slovene: Klopinjsko jezero) is a lake near the town of Völkermarkt in Carinthia, Austria, located within the municipality of Sankt Kanzian. Its surface is approximately 1.1 km² and its maximum depth is 48 metres. 15 fish species live in the lake.
Lake Millstatt is a lake in Carinthia, Austria. Millstatt am See is a market town of the Spittal an der Drau District in Carinthia, Austria. The traditional health resort and spa town on Lake Millstatt is known for former Benedictine Millstatt Abbey, founded about 1070.
Irrsee is a lake in the Salzkammergut, Austria. Its surface is approximately 3.5 km² and its maximum depth is 32 metres. It is a popular tourist destination, also thanks to the warmest water temperature of all lakes in Salzkammergut.
Mondsee (Moonlake) is a lake in the Upper Austrian part of the Salzkammergut and neighbour to the larger Attersee. Its southwestern shore marks the border between the states of Upper Austria and Salzburg, and also between the Northern Limestone Alps in the South and the Sandstone zone of the Northern Alps.
Lake Zell (Zeller See; Italian: Lago di Zell) is a small freshwater lake in the Austrian Alps. It takes its name from the city of Zell am See which is located on a small delta protruding into the lake
In summer the crystal-clear Zeller lake is the perfect place for swimming and paddling. Swimming in the 23°C warm water of the lake in the midde of the alps is an unique experience. Our lidos have heated pools too - so you can enjoy swimming even in early and late summer. But the drinking water quality lake is also a great location for boating, sailing, stand up paddling, kayaking, diving, fishing and water skiing.
The Worthersee (Slovene: Vrbsko jezero) is an alpine lake in the southern Austrian state of Carinthia.
The best way to explore the region around the lake is by bicycle. A cycle path covers much of the shore and bikes can be rented cheaply in most towns. The foothills are a good place for mountain biking and offer great views. Regional and international trains connect Velden, Pörtschach, Krumpendorf and Klagenfurt and run approximately every 45 minutes during peak times. You can check train and bus connections, both domestical and international...
Wolfgangsee is a lake in Austria that lies mostly within the state of Salzburg and is one of the best known lakes in the Salzkammergut resort region. The municipalities on its shore are Strobl, St. Gilgen with the villages of Abersee and Ried as well as the market town of St. Wolfgang in the state of Upper Austria.
Lake Neusiedl (German: Neusiedler See) or Ferto is the second largest Endorheic lake in Central Europe, straddling the Austrian–Hungarian border.
Plansee is a lake in the Tyrol, Austria. Its surface is approximately 2.87 km² and its maximum depth is 78 metres.
It lies on Austrian Federal Highway B 179, which crosses the Ammersattel into Germany.
The lake is home to many types of fish - grayling, brown trout, minnow, carp, rainbow trout, whitefish, roach, lake trout, tench and arctic char – and even Emperor Maximilian I noted in his fishing book that the Plansee contained “many and diverse species”. That is still the case today, which is why the Plansee is one of the most popular destinations in the region for fishing enthusiasts. The shady tree-covered paths leading around the lake are a good place for a walk on hot days.
Traunsee is a lake in the Salzkammergut, Austria. Its surface is approximately 24.5 km² and its maximum depth is 191 metres. It is a popular tourist destination, and its attractions include Schloss Ort, a medieval castle.
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