A natural treasure amidst the Gailtal Alps

Lake Weissensee

Whether you’re crossing the bridge at Lake Weissensee on foot or by car: Hardly a holiday guest is able to resist the urge to stop and enjoy the stunning scenic views. Amidst the World of Mountains & Lakes, at the foot of the Gailtal Alps, and spanning an area of 6.5 square kilometres, this drinking-water-quality lake is truly a sight to behold.

The area surrounding the lake is an attractive location for outdoor sports and relaxation in nature – and it was even designated a natural reserve thanks to its unique flora and fauna. What’s more, the region around Lake Weissensee was awarded the “Preis für Tourismus und Umwelt” (prize for tourism and the environment).

The Nassfeld-Pressegger See region is only about 25 kilometres away from this idyllic, tranquil location – the so-called Caribbean of the Alps. The healing climate of Lake Weissensee has nature lovers flock to its shores year-round. Whether you’re going swimming in its 25-degree waters or ice skating on its frozen surface: Lake Weissensee amidst the World of Mountains & Lakes is a paradise for relaxation seekers no matter the season.

A drinking-water-quality lake

Holidays at Lake Weissensee

Crystal-clear Lake Weissensee is also among Carinthia’s purest lakes. Besides its bathing lidos that can be reached withing a few minutes on foot, the fjord-like lake also boasts a variety of other fascinating features.

Bathing and swimming are an absolute must in summer. What stands out is the fact that all houses at the Caribbean of the Alps have their own access to the lake. This lets people enjoy some privacy when taking a dip in the turquoise-blue water. A truly magical experience also awaits a few metres below the water’s surface while diving. You’d rather stay above the water? No problem! How about going cliff diving, water skiing or wakeboarding instead? And those are only a few of the highlights at the lake …

Lake Weissensee – a picture-book lake in the mountains

The region around Lake Weissensee makes holiday guests’ hearts beat faster. Why? Because time seems to stand still, and all your everyday worries take a back seat. The area around the lake is considered a natural reserve, which means that about two thirds of the shoreline remain in their natural state.

There’s a certain group of people you’ll certainly see there: anglers. With an early-bird breakfast in their rucksack, they get cosy along the shores where they cast their lines into the water. Gourmet tip: Thanks to the drinking-water quality of the lake, holiday guests can savour their tasty catch in the evening. And around Lake Weissensee, there are several exquisite fish and gourmet restaurants.

You’d like to enjoy this idyllic setting to the fullest – and maybe even from the water? Then you might want to take a boat trip to Lake Weissensee’s most stunning locations.

Mobility bonus: With the +CARD holiday as well as the GuestCard or Erlebnispass, guests of the Nassfeld-Pressegger See region can use all bus connections to Lake Weissensee for free.

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The Nassfeld-Pressegger See holiday region lies in the Austrian province of Carinthia, directly next to the Italian border.

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