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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. 

  • St. Lambrecht


The Auerlingsee is surrounded by a sense of mystery. Nestling in a delightful forest location, it is hidden away at the...
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Natural lake Pinggau_aerial view_Eastern Styria | © Marktgemeinde Pinggau
  • Pinggau

Nature lake Wechselland

In the Pinggau in Eastern Styria you will find bathing fun for young and old in the natural lake and leisure park...
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  • Gamlitz

Motorikpark Gamlitz und Landschaftsteiche

The motorikpark®  built around the Gamlitz landscape ponds is the largest of its kind in Europe with its 41 stations...
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Salza Stausee | © TVB Ausseerland Salzkammergut | Hermann Rastl
  • Bad Mitterndorf

Salza Reservoir

Feel the unique atmosphere at this place!
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Swimming Lake Passail_Water Playground_Eastern Styria | © Freizeitzentrum Passail
  • Passail

Swimming Lake and recreational facility Passail

There is a lot to experience and discover at the Passailer bathing lake and in the leisure center. The large swimming...
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  • Waldbach-Mönichwald

Recreationallake Mönichwald

The swimming lake in Mönichwald belongs to the "Seegasthof Breineder" and offers guests and visitors a chance to cool...
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Stubenbergsee_Lake_Eastern Styria | © Tourismusverband Oststeiermark
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  • Stubenberg

Stubenberg Lake

Leisure paradise Stubenbergsee
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Freizeitteiche Seebach
  • Aflenz

Freizeitteiche Seebach

The Seebach leisure ponds, which are located right next to the Seebach campsite (summer and winter camping), are open...
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Boot fahren am Erlaufsee | © TV Hochsteiermark | Rudy Dellinger
  • Mariazell

Lake Erlauf

Natural treasure lake Erlaufsee827m above the sea level, 3 km away from Mariazell the lake Erlaufsee is located on...
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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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The Ödensee | © TVB Ausseerland Salzkammergut/Karl Grieshofer
  • Bad Mitterndorf


The Ödensee, with a surface area of 20 hectares, is one of the smaller lakes in the Salzkammergut. It is however, a...
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  • Frohnleiten

Tieber Leisure Centre

Once a gravel pit, today this up-to-date recreation centre has opportunities for sport, a camp site with fixed pitches,...
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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.


Pack your swimming gear, put on your sunglasses, and off you go to the water. But it's not just bathing lakes that offer refreshment in Styria - outdoor pools and adventure pools also await day trippers. In the green heart of Austria, all roads lead to the water.

At the Stubenberg 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.