A water paradise in the Nassfeld-Pressegger See region
Water is refreshing in all its facets – that’s no secret. And in the Nassfeld-Pressegger See region, the World of Lakes spanning from the Carnic to the Gailtal and Julian Alps offers countless opportunities for exciting and relaxing moments in the water. Dip your toes in one of the crystal-clear mountain lakes or jump into warm Lake Pressegger See (with a water temperature of up to 28 degrees)! In the Word of Lakes, the options for activities below and above the surface of the water abound. Let them inspire and amaze you!
Letting your gaze wander across the gentle waves of Lake Presseggersee suffices – it’s calm energy will soothe your soul. Whether you go for a swim in the early morning hours or take a walk on the Slow Trail along the lake’s shoreline: Spending time with your loved ones and leaving your everyday worries behind is all that matters now. That’s when you’ll know, you have arrived in the Nassfeld-Pressegger See region.
What else awaits you in the unique World of Lakes? There are many different ways to experience the element of water. What’s more, you can go on cross-border hikes all the way to Italy or explore Carinthia’s various bodies of water and their surrounding areas. Spending time in the World of Lakes is certainly revitalising! Whether you’re having fun with your kids at a bathing lido, going on an action-packed rafting adventure with your friends, or making lifetime memories with your family on the Water Adventure Trail: The water world of the Nassfeld-Pressegger See region is the perfect setting for an unforgettable summer holiday.
The World of Lakes at a glance
warm, drinking-water-quality Lake Pressegger See (55 ha; up to 28°C)
a true natural treasure: Lake Weissensee nature reserve (11.6 km long; up to 25°C)
Slow Trail where you can relax and unwind
idyllic mountain lakes
cross-border trails to Italy
a wide variety of activities and water sports: rafting, canyoning, river tubing, kayaking, …
rivers and streams for even more fun in the water
natural bathing ponds as well as indoor and outdoor pools where you can spend quality time as a family
wellness and spa oases for that extra bit of relaxation while on holiday
The must-sees in the World of Lakes
The “bathtub of Gailtal Valley” reaches a comfortable water temperature of up to 28 degrees Celsius in summer and is thus a paradise for everyone wanting to take a dip. Thanks to the countless bathing lidos and adventure playgrounds, it’s also a highlight for families.
Only about 25 kilometres away from the Nassfeld-Pressegger See region, this idyllic relaxation oasis remains one of the regions natural treasures. The 11.6 kilometres long Lake Weissensee is also called the Caribbean of the Alps, and two thirds of its shoreline are kept in their natural state. The crystal-clear and turquoise-blue bathing lake (with up to 25°C water temperature) not only invites its visitors to relax and unwind. It’s also a wonderful location to take a dip, and it boasts a unique feature: Every house along the shore has its own private access to the lake!
They’re pristine, emerald-green and often quite cold: the stunningly beautiful mountain lakes in the World of Lakes. Whether you dip your toes in them after a hike or capture them on camera: They’re definitely a must-see while on summer holiday.
Public indoor and outdoor pools
You’d rather not swim in open waters with fishes and other wildlife? Then you might want to visit the public indoor and outdoor pools of the region. Solar-heated and full of attractions: These pools are also great for families. You’re in the mood for a little more action? Then you should give the various water sports a try!
Discovering the gems of the World of Lakes by summer cable car or lift
Two summer lifts and one cable car take you up to higher altitudes in the Nassfeld region and thus a little closer to picturesque mountain lakes and wonderful scenic views of the surrounding World of Mountains & Lakes.
A little side note: If you’d like to visit Lake Weissensee, you can take the chairlift up to Naggler Alm and then hike to the lake from there.
You should definitely visit the World of Lakes, if you …
… would like to experience and enjoy the element of water in all its facets.
… want to let the gentle waves of Lake Pressegger See soothe your soul.
… can’t wait to take some time off, relax and unwind.
… are looking for a place that combines fun in the water with all the benefits of the +CARD holiday.
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Location and how to find us
The Nassfeld-Pressegger See holiday region lies in the Austrian province of Carinthia, directly next to the Italian border.