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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. 

  • Pinggau

Naturbadesee Wechselland

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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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  • Leibnitz

Sulmbad Zum Steinernen Wehr

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Badespaß am Grundlsee | © TVB Ausseerland - Salzkammergut | Martin Baumgartn
  • Grundlsee

Lake Grundlsee

Lake Grundlsee is set in the wonderful mountain landscape of the Toten Gebirge. A perfect place for a swim amongst...
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Stadl Badesee | © TVB Region Murau
  • Stadl-Predlitz

Freizeitanlage Badesee Stadl

The attractive leisure facility is located on the southern edge of Stadl / Mur, where you can swim and bathe to your...
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Bootsvermietung und Café Hillbrad | © Waltraud Loitzl
  • Grundlsee

Boat rental Hillbrand

If you are looking for fun on the Grundlsee with friends and family, determine your own boat trip in the electric and...
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Badesee Wildon | © Lisi Maier
  • 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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Naturbadeteich Rettenegg_Teich_Oststeiermark | © Gemeinde Rettenegg
  • Rettenegg

Natural bathing pond Rettenegg

Enjoy yourself at the natural bathing pond on hot summer days!
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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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Rostiger Anker in Gößl am Grundlsee | © TVB Ausseerland - Salzkammergut_Rastl
  • Grundlsee

Leisure center Gößl

Located directly on the lake, with a magnificent view over the Grundlsee, is the leisure center in Gößl.
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Badesee Mühlen | © Naturpark Zirbitzkogel-Grebenzen
  • Mühlen

Badesee Mühlen

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  • Stubenberg

Stubenberg Lake

Leisure paradise Stubenbergsee
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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.