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10 lakes to cool off in on hot summer days

Updated on 20.12.2016 in Recommendations

Hechtsee, Kufstein, Tirol 2013
Hechtsee, Kufstein, Tirol 2013

In the last weekend, the thermometer reached up to 36°. Yesterday, I went swimming in Lake Hechtsee (pictured above) near Kufstein. And today I discovered some images from these tyrolean swimming lakes on Instagram that I wanted to share with you…


1 – Piburgersee Lake

My favorite lake in Tirol for lots of reasons, but mainly because I’ve spent many unforgettable childhood holidays at Piburgersee Lake.

Where?: Above Oetz (–> Google Maps)


2 – Blindsee Lake

Another beautiful mountain lake, this one’s especially popular because of its turquoise water and its impressive view.

Where?: North side of the Fern Pass-highway connecting Nasserreith and Biberwier
(–> Google Maps)


3 – Reintalersee Lake

One of the warmest lakes in Tirol, also boasting large lawns.

Where?: East of Kramsach (–> Google Maps)


4 – Hintersteinersee Lake

The mountains at the back of Hintersteinersee Lake continue to inspire me. It’s also one of the cleanest mountain lakes in Tirol.

Where?: Above Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser (–> Google Maps)


5 – Achensee Lake

Tirol’s largest lake comes with lots of recreational options.

Where?:swimming areas in Maurach, Pertisau and Achenkirch   (–> Google Maps)



6 – Schwarzsee Lake

Not only great for cooling off, the Schwarzsee Lake is a moor lake with healing properties.

Where?: On the road between Brixental Kitzbühel and Kirchberg in Tirol (–> Google Maps)


7 – Haldensee Lake

An idyllic mountain lake with a public beach on the western shore.

Where?: In Haldensee (–> Google Maps)


8 – Walchsee Lake

Whether sailing, water skiing or surfing, action-packed water activities are guaranteed at the Walchsee Lake.

Where?:In Walchsee  (–> Google Maps)


9 – Thiersee Lake

Lots of different sunbathing areas and a beach to choose from here at Thiersee Lake.

Where?: In Thiersee, west of Kufstein  (–> Google Maps)


10 – Tristachersee Lake

The only natural swimming lake in East Tirol, it’s particularly popular among families with children.

Where?: Southeast of Lienz (–> Google Maps)


What are your tips for a day’s swimming in Tirol? Here you’ll find all you need about the Tirolean lakes at a glance: 


Dazzling lights and beautiful cityscapes: Ines Mayerl loves the exciting, fast-paced big city life. But no matter how far she may travel, she always returns home to escape to the mountains, to discover stylish, new cafés in Innsbruck and to hit the slopes.

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