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Holidays Along Austria's Rivers & Lakes

Austria's natural waters are a great starting point to plan your break. Make it a round trip, taking in one idyllic lakeside village after the other. Commit to a bike tour along the Danube, leading through urban hubs and crisp wine regions. Or lose yourself (but not the way) on a multiday hike, stopping for a refreshing dip whenever you fancy.

Holidays Along Austria's Rivers & Lakes

Fisher on Mondsee © Österreich Werbung / Wolfgang Weinhäupl Fisher on Mondsee © Österreich Werbung / Wolfgang Weinhäupl

Fishing in Austria's Rivers & Lakes

Thunderous mountain streams, crystal clear lakes with record pike, and shady pools where trout, char and greyling are at home. Fishing in Austria is cherished as an insider tip by anglers all over the world.
Make a catch
Carinthia's lakes offer great opportunities to cool down during a hot summer day or as a break during your bike trip © Österreich Werbung / Andy Küchenmeister Carinthia's lakes offer great opportunities to cool down during a hot summer day or as a break during your bike trip © Österreich Werbung / Andy Küchenmeister

Cycling Along Austria's Rivers & Lakes

Scenic cycle paths lead along picturesque rivers and glittering lakes, all well-signposted with wonderful stop-off opportunities along the way.

The most popular routes
Wörthersee Carinthia © Österreich Werbung / Peter Burgstaller Wörthersee Carinthia © Österreich Werbung / Peter Burgstaller

Round Trips Along Rivers & Lakes

Round trips are a great way of getting to know our beautiful country, and a water-themed tour will take you to some of Austria's most stunning corners. Take a look at our route suggestions here.
Some recommendations
A earned break at lake Hintersteiner on the third stage on the Eagle Walk © Tirol Werbung / Jens Schwarz A earned break at lake Hintersteiner on the third stage on the Eagle Walk © Tirol Werbung / Jens Schwarz

Lake and River Hiking

Austria's legendary hiking trails provide plenty of opportunity to encounter natural waters along the way, from tranquil rivers and lakes to captivating gorges, canyons and waterfalls.
The best lakeside hiking trails
Wolfgangsee Schifffahrt II © Salzburg AG Wolfgangsee Schifffahrt II © Salzburg AG

Water Sports

Enjoy a refreshing dip, give diving a go, or take a sailboat out for the day. Browse our selection of the best lakes for waters activities per region.
Austria's best bathing lakes

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