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Bathing Lakes in Tirol

The Heart of the Alps, where some 10,000 clean springs bubble up to the surface, offers a wonderful combination of majestic mountains and glittering lakes which are up to 28°C warm.

Lake Achensee in Tirol © Österreich Werbung/Wiesenhofer

Lake Achensee

A natural lake created by glaciers with a surface area of 719 ha, activities at Lake Achensee include swimming, surfing, sailing, rowing, diving, fishing and cruises. There are two bathing areas - the North and the Schwarzenau. Here you will find kiosks, camping grounds with restaurants, pedal boat rental and accommodation across all categories. On top of this, there is an average water temperature of 19°C.
Further Information: www.achensee.com
 

Durlassboden Reservoir

There is plenty of summer fun to be had at the Durlassboden Reservoir, with a bathing area and deck chairs at the Gerlos Surfing & Sailing School pier, romantic lawns for sunbathing (approx 10min walk along the shore), a children’s playground and BBQ site. Water temperatures reach 21°C from June to August and a gravel road leads down to the pier, also accessible by wheelchair. Make the most of the row and pedal boat hire, sailboat and surfboard rental, plus a great selection of restaurants.
Further Information: www.gerlos.at
 

Bathing Lake Going

The 15,000m² Bathing Lake Going offers a wide variety of outdoor recreational activities. Fun and action are guaranteed shooting down the longest open-air water slide in Tirol (100m), with tunnels and crossings, a water playscape, kids’ park with pirate ship, sand pits and plenty more play facilities. The revamped shores and the new walking and cycle paths perfectly blend with the beauty of the surroundings. Facilities include a 50,000m² sunbathing lawn, large playground, snack stand, hot showers and beach volleyball facilities. The lake, which is fed by the crystal-clear springs from the Wilder Kaiser Mountain Range, was named Tirol’s most beautiful natural swimming lake by an international jury. In summer, families can enjoy 24°C warm water and the beach that has a separate area for children and non-swimmers.
Further Information: www.wilderkaiser.info
 

Haldensee

Haldensee is one of the bathing lakes belonging to Tannheimer Tal, known for its crystal-clear and clean waters. On the western shores there is a leisure center with a solar-heated outdoor swimming pool, beginners’ pool, giant water slide and extensive sunbathing lawn. On the eastern shores, in Haller, visitors will find a natural bathing beach, offering a more relaxed and private atmosphere. There are rowing and pedal boat rentals at the beach-side café in Haldensee.
Further Information: www.tannheimertal.com
 

Lake Natterer See

There are no end of facilities offered at the Natterer See, including a sunbathing lawn, non-swimmer area, children’s bathing cove, a 66m long giant water slide, boat rental (Barracuda speedboats, mini sailing boats and electric bumper boats), water toys, 3 children’s playgrounds, a teepee camp, satellite TV room, billiard, video games, open-air chess, water polo, water volleyball, water trampoline, a “Windglider”, canoe rental, beach volleyball, street ball, mountainbike rental, table tennis, archery range, apartments and a guesthouse, first rate camping grounds, a restaurant with a  lakeside terrace, mini-market and a kindergarten! What's more, the average water temperature in summer is 25°C.
Further Information: www.natterersee.com
 

Lake Plansee

Lake Plansee is Tirol’s second largest lake and also one of its cleanest, with grade A quality water. It offers a bathing area, camping grounds, Hotel Forelle, Hotel Seespitz and boat rental. The average water temperature lies around 21°C.
Further Information: www.reutte.com
 

Lake Thiersee

This is one of the cleanest lakes in the whole of Austria and, with water temperatures reaching 24°C, the Thiersee is also one of Tirol’s warmest. Bathing areas, a beach café, kiosk, Hotel Charlotte, camping grounds, boat rental, beach volleyball, table tennis, a diving tower and Aqua-Jump await!
Further Information: www.kufstein.com


Lake Reintal

Lake Reintal is the largest of the Alpbachtal lakes and is considered one of Tirol’s warmest bathing lakes with temperatures around 25°C. There are well-maintained sunbathing lawns, restaurants, a children’s playground, boat hire and camping facilities. Plus there is a lovely walking path that leads around the lake (approx. 1 hour).
Further Information: www.alpbachtal.at