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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. 

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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DL Freizeit GamsBad total (C) GamsBad | © Gams Bad
  • 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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Nature lake Pinggau_Attachment_Eastern Styria | © Tourismusverband Oststeiermark
  • Pinggau

Nature lake and recreational park 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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Freizeitanlage Möderbrugg | © Freizeitanlage Möderbrugg
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  • Pölstal

Recrational Area Möderbrugg

Swimming fun in the Pölstal
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Badesee Wildon | © Lisi Maier
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  • Wildon

Wildon bathing lake

The Wildon bathing lake extends over an area of about 10 hectares and lies at the feet of the historic town center....
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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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Freizeitsee Zenz | © FVV Tragöß St. Katharein
  • Tragöß - Sankt Katharein

Freizeitsee Zenz

At the foot of the Trenchtling lies the 5-hectare, family-friendly leisure and bathing lake Zenz, which invites you to...
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  • Grimming-Donnersbachtal

Swimming pond in Donnersbach

Small and fine.
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Furtner Teich
  • 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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Natural swimming pond Gruber_Pond with jetty_Eastern Styria | © Naturbadeteich Gruber
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  • Pöllau

Natural Bathing Pond Gruber

We offer many leisure activities like our own natural bathing pond (5000 m²).
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  • Edelschrott

Kayak Hirzmann Stausee

Exploring the Hirzmann Reservoir by kayak - all possible in Edelschrott!
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Freibad Murau | © TVB Region Murau
  • Murau

Freibad Naturteich Murau

The outdoor pool, located in Murau's Schanzenkessel, is very generously dimensioned with over 50,000m² and invites you...
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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 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.