Couple in a rowing boat on a lake
Carinthian lake experience
Water sports and more

Holidays at the lake

Active in the mountain-lakes landscape of Carinthia

Swimming fun and lake experiences in Carinthia. The province of lakes has long been a favorite among swimming lovers and nature enthusiasts,

offering variety in abundance to enjoy the refreshing water to the fullest. Some 1,200 lakes, including mountain, marsh and bathing lakes, invite to swim, do water sports or regenerate.

From the mountain to the lake

Water experiences

The harmonious interplay of mountains and lakes amid a glorious scenery attracts countless visitors to enjoy their summer holidays in Carinthia each year. The waters of Carinthia’s lakes sparkle attractively with color shadings that range from a Caribbean turquoise to a dark sky blue. Water pure enough to drink and bathtub temperatures of up to 25-degree Celsius delight not only active holidaymakers and families with children but also those in search of a peaceful break.

Sports schools at the lakes score with action-packed offers including wake boarding, water skiing, crazy banana, tubing and panoramic flights. Lake enthusiasts will discover the most idyllic spots while hiking the unspoiled shorelines, canoeing or stand-up paddle boarding. 

Couple standing on a rock in the water

Lake Millstätter See boasts the largest water volume of all Carinthian lakes and enjoys a fabulous location nestled between the Nockberge mountains, Hohe Tauern and Wolfsbergrücken. Water temperatures reach a pleasantly warm 26 degrees in summer. Many idyllic spots and bays are the ideal place to cool off, relax and have a picnic. The lakeside lidos Ferndorf, Sittlinger, Tschinder, or Parkbad Döbriach await active holidaymakers with countless leisure options while the lakeshore promenade attracts with children’s playground, yacht harbor and a barrier-free access to the lake at the Fischerpark. Make yourself comfortable and enjoy a balmy summer evening with magnificent views of the lake over a cocktail at Charly's Seelounge.


Sittlinger lido

Located just 15 minutes by car from our hotel, the Sittlinger lido in Döbriach at Lake Millstättersee featuring some 10,000 square meters of natural sunbathing lawn, restaurant and shady trees invites to spend times at the water’s edge. Guests that have booked five nights or more directly with us enjoy free entry to the lido. The water playground is a family favorite with plenty to do. Explore Lake Millstättersee by boat, test your balance with stand-up boarding or feel the thrill when speeding across the lake on water skis or tubes.  

Our tip: Treat yourself to the best sundaes ever at the restaurant’s terrace!

Sunset at a lake

Water fun at Lake Brennsee

Lake Brennsee – also known as Feldsee, lies between Mirnock and Wöllaner Nock in the Carinthian Nockberge mountains. Due to its manageable size, the emerald green lake with water clean enough to drink, is especially popular with families. The lake is a magnet for summer fun with plenty of water sports activities, whether it’s kayaking, surfing and sailing (taster) courses and many more, making holidays in the Millstätter See - Bad Kleinkirchheim - Nockberge region particularly varied. Don’t forget to test Sportschule Krainer’s veritable plethora of offers.

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Get tickets for Lake Millstättersee and Lake Ossiachersee at discounted rates with the Kärnten Card!

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Boat cruises

on Carinthia's lakes

Boat tours and ‘adventure’ cruises are a great and comfortable way of getting to know Carinthia’s many lakes from their most beautiful side. Available from April to October on the lakes Millstättersee, Ossiachersee, Wörthersee and Weißensee.

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Couple cycling along a lake

There is something for everyone

Holidays in any season