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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. 

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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Schattensee Ausblick | © Fa. LowaHerbert Raffalt
  • Krakau


The Schattensee is a special kind of natural jewel. It impresses with its pristine, quiet and, above all, romantic...
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Stausee Soboth Luftaufnahme | © Stausee Soboth
  • Eibiswald

Reservoir Soboth

The fjord-like mountain lake enchants with its picturesque appearance and pleasant water temperatures. Fed by two...
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Altausseer See, Blick zum Dachstein | © Tourismusverband Ausseerland - Salzkammergut
  • Altaussee

Lake Altaussee

Lake Altaussee is one of the most scenic lakes in the Salzkammergut. It is located at the foot of Loser Mountain in a...
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Sprung vom Steg in den Badeteich | © LupiSpuma
  • Stainz

Recreational facility Rauch-Farm

There are 2 sand courts available and to relax there is an idyllic natural swimming pond. To recover from the hardships...
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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.