Beaches and swimming at the lakes

Crystal clear lakes glittering with turquoise waters.

The state of Carinthia has 1,270 lakes of varying sizes, 200 of which are considered suitable for bathing. In addition, there are 8,000 km of rivers as well as many thermal springs. The bathing lakes have drinking-quality water, and reach a pleasant temperature of 22-24°C in summer.

The beaches are well-equipped and provide opportunities for water sports as well.

Beaches and bathing spots in the area:

  • Lake Millstatt
  • Brennsee (Feld am See)
  • Afritzer See
  • Ossiacher See
  • Wörther See

For visitors travelling with children, we recommend the Pressegger See. Carinthia’s first amusement park is situated here, so if the children tire of swimming, they can try out the rides instead! Next to the Klopeinersee, there is an adventure park made of wood, with a labyrinth and giant slides.