Kärnten Werbung / Edward Gröger The 11.6 kilometer long Weissensee is located near Hermagor at the foot of the Gailtal Alps.

Kärnten Werbung / Edward Gröger The 11.6 kilometer long Weissensee is located near Hermagor at the foot of the Gailtal Alps.

© Kärnten Werbung / Edward Gröger

The 11.6 kilometer long Weissensee is located near Hermagor at the foot of the Gailtal Alps. Only a small part is built on, the rest is under nature protection. There is also no continuous road along the lake shore. So if you want to go from the east to the west bank, it is best to take the ship. The area is ideal for hiking and mountain biking. In winter the lake becomes the largest natural ice surface in the Alps.

Achensee, Tyrol

Maximum depth: 133 meters above sea level: 929 meters

© Istockphoto.com/Salima Senyavskaya;

The Achensee is the largest lake in Tyrol and one of the coldest bathing lakes in Austria. Even in summer, temperatures rarely reach 20 degrees. The lake is idyllically situated between the Karwendel Mountains and the Brandenberg Alps. There are several public bathing areas, some with pebble beaches. The lake is also popular with sailors, surfers, and kite surfers. There are also beautiful hiking tours of various levels of difficulty in the area.

Tieber See, Styria

Maximum depth: 10 meters above sea level: 449 meters

© www.tiebersee.at

Gravel was mined here until the mid-1980s. The former gravel pond north of Graz near Röthelstein has been used as a bathing pond since 1987. A third of the bank is constantly unused in order to maintain the water quality. Swimming is possible in the Tieber leisure center. There is also a diving school here, as well as volleyball, soccer and basketball courts.

Leopoldsteinersee, Styria

Maximum depth: 31 meters above sea level: 628 meters

© Istockphoto.com/photoflorenzo

The Leopoldsteinersee is a few kilometers outside of Eisenerz at the foot of the Hochschwab. The lake is also quite fresh in summer, but it is ideal for cooling off after a hike. The path around the lake is almost flat and also suitable for families. On the way there are always small, idyllic bays for swimming.

Almsee, Upper Austria

Maximum depth: 5 meters Area: 589 meters

© Matthias Steinbrecher / Wikipedia

This lake is just one of many beautiful lakes in the Salzkammergut. It is located in Grünau in the Almtal. The area is under nature protection, so there are no water sports here, and the water is too cold for swimming. The lake with a view of the Dead Mountains is ideal for walking and switching off.

Turnersee, Carinthia

Maximum depth: 13 meters above sea level: 481 meters

© Carinthia Advertising / Zupanc

The Turnersee is located south of the Klopeiner See in St. Kanzian. The lake gets very warm in summer, the water temperature can reach up to 28 degrees. The area around the lake is also the habitat of some rare bird species. You can swim in several places around the lake in summer.essay writer 123

Langbathseen, Upper Austria

Maximum depth: 33 meters above sea level: 664 meters

© Istockphoto.com/atosan

There are two Langbath lakes near Ebensee in the Salzkammergut: the Vorderen and the Hinteren. The 1.1 kilometer long Vordere Langbathsee, which can also be reached by car, is mainly used as a swimming lake. The Hintere See, however, is only accessible on foot. A simple promenade leads around the lakes. Along the way you will always find small bays for swimming. The lake is also popular with divers and in winter with ice skaters and curlingers.

Blindsee, Tyrol

Maximum depth: 25 meters above sea level: 1,093 meters

© Tirol Werbung / Klaus Kranebitter

This mountain lake is located below the Fernpass in Tyrol and can get up to 24 degrees in summer. A hiking trail leads around the lake. Stone beaches invite you to swim. From the lake you can even see the Zugspitze, only 16 kilometers away. Divers also appreciate the lake because of the visibility of up to 30 meters. The lake belongs to a hotel in Lermoos. The lake is freely accessible for swimmers; a permit is required for diving or fishing, which can be purchased at the hotel.

Steirersee, Styria

Maximum depth: 21 meters above sea level: 1,445 meters

© Ewald Gabardi / Wikipedia

The lake is located on the Tauplitz high plateau and can be reached in about an hour’s hike from the end of the Tauplitzalm toll road. However, the crystal clear water of the lake is also quite fresh in summer and therefore more suitable for a short refreshment after a hike than for extensive bathing. In the north of the lake is the Dead Mountains, in the east the Warscheneck.

Lunzer See, Lower Austria

Maximum depth: 34 meters above sea level: 608 meters

© Mostviertel Tourismus / weinfranz.at

The Lunzer See is the only natural swimming lake in Lower Austria. It lies in a wonderful setting at the foot of the Dürrenstein. In the village of Lunz there is not only a seaside resort including a springboard but also electric and pedal boat rentals. Boat tours on the lake are also offered. From the Lunzer See, hikers can also visit the higher lakes, the Mitter and Obersee, on a circular hike of around five hours.

Seewaldsee, Vorarlberg

Maximum depth: 14 meters above sea level: 1,132 meters

© www.seewaldsee.at

The mountain lake is located in the middle of the Großes Walsertal biosphere reserve. Despite the high altitude, the lake is pleasantly warm in summer as it has no superficial tributaries. The lake can be reached on foot on an asphalt road in around 30 minutes from the parking lot. If that’s too far for you: In summer, a slow train drives from the parking lot to the lake. There is an inn by the lake.

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The local lakes have a lot to offer. Some of the more than 25,000 lakes are bathing lakes, others are very cold, but offer idyllic spots to switch off. Eleven lakes that you should visit once.

Emerald green, turquoise or deep blue: there are more than 25,000 lakes in Austria. Most of them are crystal clear and of drinking water quality. For many people, the lakes are the destination of their summer vacation. “Swimming and bathing at the lakes are among the top holiday activities”, confirms Ulrike Rauch-Keschmann, company spokeswoman for Österreich Werbung. The combination of mountains and lakes is very popular – hiking in the morning and then swimming in the afternoon.

Not all lakes are the same

However, a lake is by no means the same as a lake. There are warm lakes like the Klopeiner See, the water temperature of which can reach 29 degrees in summer, and very refreshing lakes like the Achensee. There are small, lesser-known lakes and very popular lakes such as Wörther and Attersee. With 1,270 stagnant bodies of water, Carinthia is the state with the most lakes. The Carinthian lakes are considered warm and are therefore particularly popular with water sports enthusiasts. The lakes in the Salzkammergut, on the other hand, are much cooler and mostly framed by high mountains.

The largest lake in Austria is the Neusiedlersee, 77 percent of which is in Austria. The rest belong to Hungary. It is one of the largest steppe lakes in Europe. Since the area is very windy, sailors, surfers and kite surfers get their money’s worth here. Large lakes usually have a good infrastructure and many restaurants, the small ones often only have one snack station. With 25,000 lakes, the selection is huge, and there is certainly the right lake for every taste and holiday type.

11 lakes you should visit once

Weißensee, Carinthia

Maximum depth: 99 meters above sea level: 930 meters

© Kärnten Werbung / Edward Gröger

The 11.6 kilometer long Weissensee is located near Hermagor at the foot of the Gailtal Alps. Only a small part is built on, the rest is under nature protection. There is also no continuous road along the lake shore. So if you want to go from the east to the west bank, it is best to take the ship. The area is ideal for hiking and mountain biking. In winter the lake becomes the largest natural ice surface in the Alps.

Achensee, Tyrol

Maximum depth: 133 meters above sea level: 929 meters

© Istockphoto.com/Salima Senyavskaya;

The Achensee is the largest lake in Tyrol and one of the coldest bathing lakes in Austria. Even in summer, temperatures rarely reach 20 degrees. The lake is idyllically situated between the Karwendel Mountains and the Brandenberg Alps. There are several public bathing areas, some with pebble beaches. The lake is also popular with sailors, surfers, and kite surfers. There are also beautiful hiking tours of various levels of difficulty in the area.

Tieber See, Styria

Maximum depth: 10 meters above sea level: 449 meters

© www.tiebersee.at

Gravel was mined here until the mid-1980s. The former gravel pond north of Graz near Röthelstein has been used as a bathing pond since 1987. A third of the bank is constantly unused in order to maintain the water quality. Swimming is possible in the Tieber leisure center. There is also a diving school here, as well as volleyball, soccer and basketball courts.

Leopoldsteinersee, Styria

Maximum depth: 31 meters above sea level: 628 meters

© Istockphoto.com/photoflorenzo

The Leopoldsteinersee is a few kilometers outside of Eisenerz at the foot of the Hochschwab. The lake is also quite fresh in summer, but it is ideal for cooling off after a hike. The path around the lake is almost flat and also suitable for families. On the way there are always small, idyllic bays for swimming.

Almsee, Upper Austria

Maximum depth: 5 meters Area: 589 meters

© Matthias Steinbrecher / Wikipedia

This lake is just one of many beautiful lakes in the Salzkammergut. It is located in Grünau in the Almtal. The area is under nature protection, so there are no water sports here, and the water is too cold for swimming. The lake with a view of the Dead Mountains is ideal for walking and switching off.

Turnersee, Carinthia

Maximum depth: 13 meters above sea level: 481 meters

© Carinthia Advertising / Zupanc

The Turnersee is located south of the Klopeiner See in St. Kanzian. The lake gets very warm in summer, the water temperature can reach up to 28 degrees. The area around the lake is also the habitat of some rare bird species. You can swim in several places around the lake in summer.

Langbathseen, Upper Austria

Maximum depth: 33 meters above sea level: 664 meters

© Istockphoto.com/atosan

There are two Langbath lakes near Ebensee in the Salzkammergut: the Vorderen and the Hinteren. The 1.1 kilometer long Vordere Langbathsee, which can also be reached by car, is mainly used as a swimming lake. The Hintere See, however, is only accessible on foot. A simple promenade leads around the lakes. Along the way you will always find small bays for swimming. The lake is also popular with divers and in winter with ice skaters and curlingers.

Blindsee, Tyrol

Maximum depth: 25 meters above sea level: 1,093 meters

© Tirol Werbung / Klaus Kranebitter

This mountain lake is located below the Fernpass in Tyrol and can get up to 24 degrees in summer. A hiking trail leads around the lake. Stone beaches invite you to swim. From the lake you can even see the Zugspitze, only 16 kilometers away. Divers also appreciate the lake because of the visibility of up to 30 meters. The lake belongs to a hotel in Lermoos. The lake is freely accessible for swimmers; a permit is required for diving or fishing, which can be purchased at the hotel.

Steirersee, Styria

Maximum depth: 21 meters above sea level: 1,445 meters

© Ewald Gabardi / Wikipedia

The lake is located on the Tauplitz high plateau and can be reached in about an hour’s hike from the end of the Tauplitzalm toll road. However, the crystal clear water of the lake is also quite fresh in summer and therefore more suitable for a short refreshment after a hike than for extensive bathing. In the north of the lake is the Dead Mountains, in the east the Warscheneck.

Lunzer See, Lower Austria

Maximum depth: 34 meters above sea level: 608 meters

© Mostviertel Tourismus / weinfranz.at

The Lunzer See is the only natural swimming lake in Lower Austria. It lies in a wonderful setting at the foot of the Dürrenstein. In the village of Lunz there is not only a seaside resort including a springboard but also electric and pedal boat rentals. Boat tours on the lake are also offered. From the Lunzer See, hikers can also visit the higher lakes, the Mitter and Obersee, on a circular hike of around five hours.

Seewaldsee, Vorarlberg

Maximum depth: 14 meters above sea level: 1,132 meters

© www.seewaldsee.at

The mountain lake is located in the middle of the Großes Walsertal biosphere reserve. Despite the high altitude, the lake is pleasantly warm in summer as it has no superficial tributaries. The lake can be reached on foot on an asphalt road in around 30 minutes from the parking lot. If that’s too far for you: In summer, a slow train drives from the parking lot to the lake. There is an inn by the lake.

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It was the Federal Chancellor’s first appointment outside Vienna in almost ten weeks: the Federal Chancellor traveled on Wednesday

Sebastian Kurz

to the Kleinwalsertal. This was followed by bitter criticism on the Internet and from NEOS.

On Twitter – in view of a video published by the “Vorarlberger Nachrichten” on Youtube – it was not only criticized that the 1-meter rule was violated in the crowd in front of the Walserhaus, but also that Kurz was there without a mask or plexiglass shield occurred.

For example, NEOS General Secretary Nick Donig reacts indignantly to the published pictures of Chancellor Kurz’s visit to the Kleinwalsertal in Vorarlberg.

“Apparently he forgot his baby elephant in Vienna”

“For weeks Federal Chancellor Kurz has been preaching that a ‘baby elephant’ should always be kept at a distance from other people. But he apparently forgot his baby elephant in Vienna, because the pictures clearly show that neither the Chancellor nor Governor Wallner keep the minimum distance,” says Donig in a current broadcast position.

© APA / Federal Chancellery / Dragan Tatic (from left) Vorarlberg Governor Markus Wallner, Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz (ÖVP) and Kleinwalsertal Mayor Andi Haid

Federal Chancellery takes a position

In view of some criticism on Twitter and an advertisement announced by NEOS, the Federal Chancellery has renewed the appeal to keep the safety distance.