Largely unobstructed, blessed with secluded bays and embedded in a fjord-like landscape with a wonderful display of colours: an idyllic gem with magical appeal awaits you at Lake Weissensee. In the summer months, the nature park is especially full of variety. No matter whether you have come to hike, bike, swim or relax, or whether you want to consciously experience nature:

The Summer World around the twelve-kilometre-long lake always appears natural, clear and invigorating. Turn your summer holiday at Lake Weissensee into an unforgettable experience for everyone!

Swimming lake of drinking water quality

The cleanest lake in Carinthia offers swimming fun for your whole family. Here you can swim in drinking water with temperatures of up to 25 degrees, far away and undisturbed by everyday urban life - every host offers its guests a free of charge private lakeside beach, either directly at the front door or within a few minutes' walk. Not only swimming and splashing around are on the agenda here, the crystal-clear waters of the lake also offer special moments for diving, cliff jumping, water skiing, wakeboarding, surfing, sailing or canoe tours as well as fishing in the entire lake - all with just one card. Summer holidays the way you want them to be!

A special summer holiday

Whether it's a family holiday, panoramic hiking or biking with a view of the lake: A summer holiday at Lake Weissensee always has a bit more to offer. A secluded playground of nature, with plenty of invigorating experiences:

  • over 2,000 hours of sunshine per year
  • on the southern side of the Alps
  • natural landscapes, also along the shore
  • moderate climate
  • daily activity programme (individual or guided) around the lake
  • harmony of mountains & lake
  • regional slow-food cuisine
  • 200 km of hiking trails
  • 13 MTB trails with a total length of 160 km
  • 3 MTB trails
  • 11 serviced huts
You can do everything, but you don’t have to!


A summer holiday at Lake Weissensee stands for moments of happiness between a swimming lake and gentle mountains. These are moments that you make your own. Sampling our culinary delights with highlights such as Weissensee fish is just as much an option as following the 200 kilometres of marked hiking trails or gliding across the lake on the “Alpenperle”. In addition to what Lake Weissensee has to offer, the World of Mountains & Lakes boasts a total of 1,000 kilometres of hiking routes as well as a connection to the long-distance hiking trail Carnic Milky Way.

Deciding on accommodation is also up to you: Choose from family-friendly hotels, inns, campsites, apartments, farms or holiday flats. You can leave your car at home thanks to the "Erlebnispass mobil+". And with the Weissensee PremiumCARD you are always ready for the next adventure.

Sustainable holidays in intact nature.

Nature, culture & culinary delights

You can dive into the turquoise-blue water at lidos on the eastern shore (municipality of Stockenboi) as well as on the western end of the lake (Camping Knaller). The sparkling turquoise of the lake’s water and the shallow natural beaches invite you to:


  • Swimming
  • Diving
  • Surfing
  • Sailing
  • Waterbiking
  • Beach volleyball matches
  • and much more


                                            Many sophisticated culinary and culturally events await you around the lake: from arts and crafts markets to classical music festivals and the Weissensee House, which attracts visitors with a wide range of festivals and events. At the same time, culinary delights of the traditional, regional cuisine, including Weissensee fish, are a constant companion during your summer holiday.

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Location & Journey

The vacation destination Weissensee is located in the southwest of Carinthia in Austria.

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