Extensive. Happiness. Feelings.

Pure nature on 76 square kilometres of nature park and over 200 kilometres of marked hiking trails: experience the unique combination of water, mountains, forests and Carinthian culture on a hiking holiday at Lake Weissensee.


The shimmering Lake Weissensee on one side, the gentle hills and the view of the majestic peaks of the Lienz Dolomites on the other. The alpine setting in the south of Carinthia offers the perfect starting point for your holiday hikes. Combine routes from the lakeside to the mountain peak, from the idyllic forest to the picturesque green alpine pasture. Variety is guaranteed in the Hike World on Lake Weissensee. 


Countless routes start directly from the lakeside into the gentle mountain world of the Weissensee Nature Park. Combine your excursion with the summer mountain railway or take advantage of the Weissensee boat services.

Do you prefer to hike in a group? Local hiking guides will take you on guided tours to extraordinary power spots in the region. Along the trails you will not only find beautiful places for a rest, but also numerous alpine huts that invite you to take a break and tempt you with regional delicacies such as Weissensee fish. Perfect for families: nine theme hiking trails in the lake and alpine pasture area tell fascinating stories.


The possibilities for creating hiking tours at Lake Weissensee according to your own ideas are endless. No matter whether you come as a (large) family, explore the region in a group or set off on a nature adventure as a couple: Everyone will find their hiking happiness in the sunny south of Carinthia. Trail runners and Nordic walkers also feel at home on the well-signposted cross-country trails of all kinds. For those who prefer a more leisurely pace, the new Weissensee Slow Trail on the eastern shore and the lakeside promenade on the western shore are highly recommended. The lakeside promenade on the western shore is fully accessible.

And there is something else that makes your hiking holiday at Lake Weissensee unique: A refreshing dive into the crystal-clear lake is waiting for you after an eventful excursion in the nature park.

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

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