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Lakes in The Ausseerland

Crystal clear water in which the mountains are reflected. A wide spectrum of colors from deep blue to soft moor tones. Summer visitors enjoy fantastic views of the surrounding mountain landscape and refreshing bathing experiences.

Whether during leisurely hikes or culinary moments of pleasure by the water - at the lakes you will experience your own personal moment in Ausseerland.

„Satisfy your desire for lakes in the Ausseerland“

Charming Lake Altaussee

Lake Altaussee is located at the foot of the Loser, surrounded by a dreamlike mountain landscape. With its clear water, it is one of the most scenic lakes in the Salzkammergut. The water remains cold, even in high summer.

In artist circles the great popularity of the lake justifies the comparison of the deep blue water with an inkwell into which poets dipped their pens.

If summer dreams come true: Connoisseurs start the day at Lake Altaussee with a Plätten breakfast. In the peaceful morning atmosphere, a regional selection of delicacies is served on the lake. 

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Overwhelming lake Grundlsee

Lake Grundlsee is located in the middle of the wonderful mountain massif of the Tote Gebirge and offers decelerating moments in intact nature. As the largest lake in Styria, it is often referred to as the "Styrian Sea".

Especially inviting: the bathing beach around the lake is accessible free of charge, except for a few private spots.

Experience summer retreats at the Grundlsee.

Experience summer retreats at the Lake Toplitzsee

Lake Toplitzsee is located in a deep rocky basin in the beautiful nature reserve of the "Tote Gebirge "mountains. Because of its particularly great depth, many rumors have grown up around it. Treasures such as gold reserves of the "drittes Reich" or the famous Amber Room are said to be in the depths of the lake.

Exciting discoveries: Some relics found while diving, as well as visual material from various dives, are on display in the Fischerhütte at Lake Toplitz.

Learn more about Lake Toplitzsee 

Small,fine lake Ödensee

Lake Ödensee is one of the smaller lakes in the Salzkammergut. The romantic forest moor lake is the perfect destination for bike tours and hikes through the Ausseerland. A soothing refreshment is always just a short break away.

A feast for the eyes: in the "Kohlröserlhütte" with its own gourmet store you can enjoy regional delicacies directly at the lake.

All information about lake Ödensee

Wild and romantic Salza Reservoir

Nestled between the foothills of the Grimming and Kemet mountains lies the Salza reservoir, in the nature reserve, which embeds itself in the landscape like a fjord. Already in 1974 the 120 meters high and 52 meters long dam was built and recently renovated.

Excursion tip: During a quiet round trip on a Zillen boat, participants experience the tranquil atmosphere of the lake and listen intently to the stories told by the Zillen guide.

Read more about the Salza Reservoir

Swimming fun in The Ausseerland

Maximum bathing fun for young and old is guaranteed by the lakes and outdoor pools in Ausseerland. Spacious sunbathing areas, volleyball courts and other attractions invite you to stay all day. In Bad Mitterndorf and Tauplitz, the pools attract visitors from May to September with pleasant water temperatures of around 25 degrees Celsius. Families feel at home in their own children's pools, on water slides, in the current channel and in large sunbathing areas.

Refreshingly pleasant: the current water temperatures

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Boat trips in The Ausseerland

Boat and ship trips are probably the most relaxing way to experience the beauty of the lakes in Ausseerland. Lake Altaussee can be explored on Austria's first solar-powered boat.

A nature experience of a special kind is the 3-lake tour. The unforgettable tour starts with a trip on the Grundlsee in the nostalgic liner. With traditional wooden boats, so-called Plätten, the Toplitzsee is explored. The tour is completed at Kammersee, the source of the Traun.
Those who want to discover the beautiful lakes at their own pace can take advantage of the boat rentals in Ausseerland.

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ship trips and Boat rental 

Pure variety: water sports activities

Relaxed and at the same time sporty, the lakes in Ausseerland can be discovered with stand-up paddling. Newcomers who still feel insecure on the board will find a suitable course as well as already experienced paddlers.

Special offers for families or workouts directly at the sup provide refreshing variety. 

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Vacation at the lake in The Ausseerland

From active bathing holidays to a relaxing stay directly at the lake. The summer time at the dreamlike lakes in the Ausseerland can be arranged individually according to your own wishes.