The most popular lakes in Austria

We reveal our top 7 most popular lakes in Austria for guaranteed maximum "beach" feeling!

April 29, 2020

The #2 of our series of articles on the subject of "VACATION IN AUSTRIA" is dedicated to the most beautiful lakes in the country! The sky is bright blue, the thermometer is climbing towards the 30-degree mark and you can hardly wait to take the plunge into the cool water? "Filling up on Vitamin Sea" and falling asleep to the sound of the sea will, admittedly, be a little difficult if you're spending your summer holiday in Austria this year. But don't worry, we've already found an alternative! Discover with us the most dreamlike lakes of our country, which are in no way inferior to the oceans of this world.

Unbelievable but true: There are a total of 25,000 lakes throughout Austria. Everyone is guaranteed to find their favourite! Today we present you seven of the most beautiful lakes in Austria that guarantee maximum "beach" feeling - and that in the middle of Austria!

Our Top 7 of the most beautiful lakes in Austria:


Achensee, Tyrol

Cool mountain lake in the middle of the Alps

You can look forward to dreamlike postcard panoramas at the Achensee, also called the "Tyrolean Sea". Due to its location in the middle of the Alps, the region around the Achensee is perfect for hiking and cycling. As a mountain lake, however, the Achensee is one of the cooler lakes in Austria: the water temperature does not rise above a crisp 18-20°C even in summer.

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Lake Wörthersee, Carinthia

Baden, where celebrities have always partied

If you're in the mood for a real celebrity hotspot, you've come to the right place. Because the national and international elite has always met at Lake Wörthersee. The water temperature of Carinthia's largest lake is a pleasant 22 to 25°C in summer and offers bathing fun for young and old. The gastronomy also has a lot to offer here! Excellent restaurants as well as charming little beach bars offer the ultimate 'beach' feeling. 

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Lake Klopein, Carinthia

The warmest lake in Austria

Attention sun worshippers and frostbite sufferers: With a feel-good temperature of 29°C, Lake Klopein is the warmest lake in Austria and can boast particularly many hours of sunshine. By the way, the promenade is the only continuous lakeside promenade in Austria and is perfect for beautiful walks.

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Wolfgangsee, Salzburg

Cultural asset with excellent water quality

Lake Wolfgang, enclosed by the Salzkammergut mountains, is so well known and popular both for its drinking water quality and for its historical significance: it is a genuine cultural asset and served, among other things, as the backdrop for the operetta "Im weißen Rössl". Adrenaline junkies can let off steam here by cliff jumping at one of the world's highest cliff jumps. The average water temperature in summer is 20 - 24°C.

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Lake Fuschl, Salzburg

A journey through time in the Salzkammergut

Another natural jewel in the Salzkammergut is the Fuschlsee. Crystal clear, turquoise blue water awaits you at this small but beautiful lake. The water temperature is between 21 and 23°C in summer. A real fairytale palace is Fuschl Castle, which lies directly on the lake and has already housed archbishops, empresses and film stars since 1450. Today it lends the region a very special magic.

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Mondsee, Upper Austria

Warm bathing lake with spectacular scenery

The Mondsee is one of the few large lakes that are privately owned. There are many legends surrounding its name. In fact, it was named after the Mannsee, an old noble family. With a water temperature of up to 26°C, Mondsee is one of the warmest lakes in the region.

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Traunsee, Upper Austria

A lake of superlatives

Lake Traunsee is the deepest lake in Austria at 191 metres. It is also the second largest lake that lies entirely within the country's borders: Only the Attersee is even larger. In the category of water temperature, the Traunsee is also at the top, but at the lower end: with an average of 19°C, a jump into the lake remains a real cooling even in high summer.

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Picture credits: Press.austria.info; fuenfseen.de; Wikipedia - Johann Jaritz; Unsplash (Roman Schmerold; Hugo L Casanova; Stefan Widua; Branislav Knappek); Shutterstock

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