Do you long to cool down in these hot temperatures, but don’t want to travel that far? No problem, because there are also some places in this country where you can escape the heat. I’ll show you the 5 coldest bathing lakes in Austria that guarantee pure refreshment!
With these hot temperatures, only one thing helps: into the cool water! Fortunately, there are countless bathing lakes in Austria that offer pure refreshment and entice with an idyllic atmosphere. If you long to cool down, you should plan a trip to one of the following 5 lakes soon!
Hintersteiner See, Tyrol
Pack your bathing suit and spend a few beautiful days at the Hintersteiner See in Tyrol – this is currently tempting with refreshing temperatures of around 20 degrees and offers a breathtaking picture-book backdrop. Located in the Wilder Kaiser nature reserve in the Scheffau region, the wonderful mountain lake is easy to reach – there is a public bathing area that is subject to a fee and is also very suitable for families. A day ticket costs € 4.50 for adults and € 3 for children. With a guest card for the Wilder Kaiser region, you can take the bus from the village to Lake Hintersteiner free of charge, but you can also travel by car.
The Achensee is the largest lake in Tyrol and offers five holiday resorts that invite you to linger. The water temperature is currently around 17 degrees – perfect for cooling off! A phenomenal natural backdrop that is second to none awaits you here. Surrounded by the Tyrolean Alps, you can pursue various water sports activities, diving or just chilling out – the Achensee is a real paradise for nature lovers and is perfect for a relaxing home vacation. In addition, the lake can be easily reached by public transport, and there are plenty of parking spaces.
The Prebersee in Salzburg is located at 1,514 m above sea level and is the ideal stopover on a hiking excursion. Of course, you can also reach the lake in Tamsweg by car and jump straight into the 17 degree cool water. The Prebersee is actually not a swimming lake, but you can still go swimming in certain places. You just have to adhere to certain rules of conduct, as the lake is in a nature reserve.
Traunsee, Upper Austria
For die-hard swimmers, a trip to the Traunsee in Upper Austria is currently recommended. This tempts with a water temperature of 17 degrees and is simply perfect to recover from the hot temperatures. The Traunsee-Almtal region is also perfect for an active holiday in summer – from climbing to mountain biking, there is a wide range of outdoor activities on offer. But of course you can also just relax in the lido and indulge yourself completely in decelerating. A day ticket for the Gmunden lido currently costs € 5.80 for adults.
Off to the lake!
You are guaranteed to cool off at these five bathing lakes. The best thing about it: you don’t even have to travel far to have a great vacation. Around the lakes there are many cozy accommodations that promise a pleasant stay and entice with an idyllic atmosphere. So what are you waiting for? Treat yourself to a nice home vacation and escape the heat!