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Holidays by the water

Bathing lakes in Styria

Crystal-clear and refreshing lakes with a surface that reflects the mountains, a variety of activities and accommodation options from wellness hotels to holiday flats and campsites right by the lake ... In Styria, guests and visitors can spend wonderful holidays by and in the water.

Discover Styria's lakes and ponds

More than swimming

At the lakes in the green heart of Austria, it is not only a day of swimming that awakens holiday feelings in guests of all ages:

  • Lake Altaussee is probably one of the most beautiful lakes in Austria. During a circular hike, you can always pause and admire Loser and its surrounding mountain landscape. 
  • Lake Grundlsee offers a wide range of activities: from rowing or sailing amidst the beautiful mountain world of the "Totes Gebirge" range to exploring the depths of the lake on a dive. The possibilities around the element of water are manifold and diverse.
  • Both Lake Altaussee and Lake Grundlsee are also great locations for a boat trip. 

Breathtaking scenic views of the lakes are best enjoyed on a long walk. Passionate hikers can immerse themselves in a landscape full of natural treasures on the way to the mountain lakes of Styria. What's more, a well-deserved break at the lakes in mountainous terrain is both relaxing and refreshing. 

Podolerteich | © Naturpark Zirbitzkogel-Grebenzen, Mediadome
  • St. Lambrecht


The Podolerteich is hidden in the middle of the forest of the Zirbitzkogel-Grebenzen Nature Park at 1,050 meters above...
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Freizeitsee Wald am Schoberpass | © TV ERZBERG LEOBEN
  • Wald am Schoberpass

Freizeitsee Wald am Schoberpass

In Wald am Schoberpass you will experience bathing fun in a natural bathing lake.
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  • Deutschlandsberg

GamsBad sports & leisure facility

On 4.3 hectares, the leisure and event center "GamsBad" offers variety, relaxation and sports in the midst of the...
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  • Rettenegg

Natural bathing pond Rettenegg

Enjoy yourself at the natural bathing pond in Rettenegg on hot summer days!
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  • Fischbach

Natural swimming pond Fischbach

The natural swimming pond in Fischbach is perfect for a refreshing dip on warm summer days!
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  • Haus im Ennstal-Aich-Gössenberg

Aich Lake Resort

lake with water trampoline, children's playground, beach volleyball, non-swimmer area, . . .
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  • Ramsau am Dachstein

Ramsau Beach

The amusement park "Ramsau Beach" has gradually been transformed into an island of well-being. Here everyone can enjoy...
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  • Neumarkt in der Steiermark


Embedded in the gentle hills of Zeutschach, the two Graslupp ponds are a paradise for those who are looking for...
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Badesee in Krakaudorf
  • Krakau

Badesee in Krakaudorf

The Krakaudorf bathing lake is a natural bathing lake and is located at around 1170 meters above sea level. For the hot...
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Furtner Teich
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  • Neumarkt in der Steiermark

Großer Furtner Teich

The Furtner pond has been very popular for decades, regardless of whether it is with fishermen, bathing enthusiasts or...
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  • Pöls-Oberkurzheim

Bio Swimming Lake Pöls-Oberkurzheim

The organic bathing pond is one of the largest in Austria.
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  • Tillmitsch


The anchor point in Tillmitsch has conjured up a real Ibiza feeling in southern Styria. The southern ambience and the...
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Holidays by the lake in Styria

How about a swim right after waking up to start your day refreshed? Or would you rather admire the glittering surface of the water and the mountains reflected in it from your balcony at sunset? In Styria, both is possible. Because there are numerous accommodation options and private rooms around the lakes from which the bathing lidos can be reached in no time at all.

Camping: close to the water

While camping by the lake, holidaymakers feel even closer to nature and the water. But mind you, the early bird catches the worm – and secures a pitch in a prime location right by the lake. As soon as you've parked your camper or set up your tent, the fun begins. Whether you want to go for a swim or relax and unwind while fishing: At and in the lakes of Styria, everyone can indulge in their favourite activity.

At Stubenbergsee lake | © Steiermark Tourismus | Bernhard Bergmann

Sommer- and Genusscard

Bathing fun included

The Sommercard and the Genusscard are your holiday plus in Styria: In the Schladming-Dachstein region and in the south and east of Styria, visitors with the respective benefit card enjoy free admission to select bathing lakes – for even more fun in the water.

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Refreshing adventures in Styria

It is not only the crystal-clear lakes in Styria that are perfect for cooling off.