“Wenn ich den See seh‘, brauch ich kein Meer mehr” (Engl. "When I see the lake, I don't need the sea anymore."). This well-known quote perfectly captures the sentiment when marvelling at the beauty of Lake Leopoldsteinersee. Approximately 30,000 people seem to agree, as they voted the lake the most beautiful lake in Styria.
The Styrian mountain lake is a true natural treasure with its emerald-green water surface reflecting the rock faces of the Hochschwab mountain range. The lake is pristine, natural, and fed by spring water from the surrounding mountains. It received its name because of its proximity to Leopoldstein Castle.
By the way: Legend has it that a water sprite was caught in the vicinity of the lake. In order to be released, he showed his captors an iron ore deposit: Erzberg, only a few kilometres away.
Around it, in it, above it or on it – there are numerous possibilities for leisure activities at the lake:
Refreshing tip: Lake Leopoldsteinersee is the perfect place to cool off along the popular "From Glacier to Wine" hiking route!
Located at an ideal location, both Leopoldsteinersee Restaurant and Seestüberl on the eastern shore welcome their guests, serving them regional delicacies such as Steirerkasnockn and other classics of Austrian cuisine. A special treat is the lake trout caught at Lake Leopoldsteinersee. This speciality is served at Seestüberl and delights the palates of fish lovers.