Everyone looking forward to spend their beautiful vacations, at a stress free place like a heaven. A place with vibrant blue lakes that stretch as far as the eye can see, spectacular landscapes with more greenery, cool climate and quiet and calm environment will give you a divine feeling.

Austria is a stunning country with glorious alpine sceneries, world famous music, monumental Habsburg architecture as well as gorgeous landscapes, those bonds with vibrant blue lakes. So, here are 12 most scenic lakes in Austria.

12. Plansee

Plansee lake in Austrian Alps. Landscape Mountain sunset shoot Austria, Europe.

Plansee is a beautiful lake in western Austria, close the German border, in the Tyrol region. The lake is well-known for its stunning turquoise color and beautiful scenery. Through a 300-meter canal, the lake is connected to another lake known as Lake Heiterwang. This lovely lake is Tyrol’s second largest lake. It has a surface area of 2.87 square kilometers and a maximum depth of 78 meters, respectively. Hiking, camping, boat cruises, picnics, cycling, swimming, and a magnificent Nordic walk are all available. This lovely lake is home to a variety of fish species.

11. Traunsee

Gmunden Schloss Ort or Schloss Orth on the Traunsee lake aerial panoramic view, Austria. Gmunden Schloss Ort is an Austrian castle founded around 1080 year.

Traunsee Lake is the lowest lake in Austria, and located about 191 meters above the sea level. Its surface is about 24.5 square kilometers large and maximum depth recorded as 191 meters. Therefore, it is known as the deepest and the largest lake in Austria. Beautiful Schloss Ort, medieval castle, hiking, skiing and climbing spots, splendid Northern edge of Alps and fascinating culture attract thousands of tourists annually. Traunsee is surrounded by a magnificent Alpine panorama, which looks gorgeous with turquoise blue water.

10. Millstatter See

Millstatt, Austria. August 15, 2018. panoramic view of the Millstatter lake, Carinthia, Austria

Scenic Millstatter is packed with, what you want to enjoy your beautiful holidays including, warm sunshine, crystal clear water, and splendid landscapes. It is located in Carinthia, Austria. It is 588 meters above the Adriatic range of the central eastern Alps, and its measurements reordered as about 13.3 square kilometers large surface area and deep is 142 meter. Travelers can experience bay hiking, mountain biking, boat rides as well as spend time with this charming environment.

9. Gruner See

Mountains and forest surrounding Grüner See in Styria, Austria

Beautiful Gruner See is located in Styria, Austria and surrounded by famous snow-capped mountain known as Hochschwab Mountain. The turquoise green lake is about 21,500 square feet in few months of the year, in winter it disappears, when the snow begins to melt in summer the lake start to expand its surface and you can swim to catch a glimpse of the lake. The lake and surrounding area is so stunning and perfect for hikers.

8. Weissensee

Lake Weissensee with a view of the forest upland, horizontal format

Weissensee is located in the district of Spittal an der Drau, Carinthia, Austria. It is on the shore of the Welssensee in the Gailtal Alps mountain range. This incredibly beautiful destination is famous for various activities including passenger boat rides, fishing, hike around the shores and canoe and its surface, skiing and skating as well.

7. Faaker See

A panoramic view on the Lake Faak in Austria. The lake is surrounded by high Alpine peaks. The sun in slowly setting behind the mountains. Lots of clouds. Calm surface reflects the sunbeams. Serenity

Faaker See is a stunning Alpaine lake which located in the Austrian state of Carinthia, just across the border of Slovenia. Its surface area covers approximately 2.2 square kilometers. Faaker See is well known for crystal clear water, so it became one of the famous bathing spot in Austria. Other than that it is popular for surfing, pedal boat rides, yachting and sunbathing.

6. Worthersee

Maria Wörth is a municipality in the district of Klagenfurt-Land in the Austrian state of Carinthia. The centre of the resort town is situated on a peninsula at the southern shore of the Wörthersee. In the east, the municipal area borders the Carinthian capital Klagenfurt. Aerial Panorama. Converted from RAW.

Worthersee is a famous summer destination in southern Austrian state of Carinthia. It is the largest lake in Carinthia, and stretches about 16.5 kilometer long and 1.5 kilometer wide. Worthersee is one of the prettiest summer spot in Austria, sandwich between the Alps to the north and the Adriatic to the south. It is absolutely a heaven for sun worshippers, bikers, hikers, runners and watersports lovers. This region has the Europe’s highest wooden viewing tower and some of the traces of the Neolithic period.

5. Mondsee

Aerial view of the beautiful Lake Mondsee and the Schafberg mountain in the Salzkammergut during summer time. Austria, Europe.

The Mondsee is an 11-kilometer-long and 2-kilometer-wide lake in Upper Austria’s Salzkammergut area, next to the magnificent Attersee. Mondsee is well known as as the Moon Lake and it is considered as the one of the warmest as well as largest lakes in Austria which offers Kitesurfing, swimming, surfing, sailing, and many other activities.

4. Achensee

achensee lake in austria – pertisau

Lake Achensee is the largest lake, which located in the north of Jenbach in Tyrol, Austria. Its maximum depth was recorded as 133 meters and covers over 6.8 square kilometers and famous as the sea of Tyrol.. It located in the Achan valley and boardered Karwendel Mountain to the west and Brandenberg Alps to the east. Its water temperature is relatively low in all year round and water quality is so high. Achensee is a popular spot for windsurfers, surfers and sailors.

3. Wolfgangsee

View of Wolfgangsee lake from Schafberg mountain, Austria. Wolfgangsee Lake from alp mountain Schafberg. Sankt St. Wolfgang im in Salzkammergut, Ried, Salzburgerland, Austria.

Wolfgangsee lies in the heart of the Salzkammergut state of Salzburg, upper Austria. Thousands of tourists visit this scenic place to explore the beauty of lush green landscapes and spectacular lakes. The name Wolfgangsee derived from a person, who built a church near the lake shoe over 1000 years ago.

2. Zeller See

Spectacular autumn view of lake meadows trees and mountains in Sell Am See. Fantastic sunrise over lake. “nLocation: Zell am See, Salzburger Land, Austria, Europe

Zeller See or Lake Zell is a little clear lake in the beautiful Austrian Alps. The lake is about 4 kilometers long and its width reordered as 1.5 kilometers. Its elevation is about 750 meters above the sea level and the depth is recorded as 73 meters. Zeller usually freezes during winter and make spectacular turquoise blue sceneries during summers. So it is perfect spot to get year round fun. Zeller is famous for outbound activities including fishing, swimming, scatting and etc.

  1. Hallstatter See
Tranquil winter evening in idyllic Austrian village Hallstatt by Hallstatter See.

Lake Hallstatt is a famous water spot, which located in Salzkammergut region, Austria. The picturesque oasis is created by surrounded mountains and it attracts thousands of tourists annually. It is best place for hikers and scuba divers and visitors can experience proud Austrian history and charming attraction of the city.

If you in love with beautiful and charming lakes, these places will be enchant your special vacations.   

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