Swimming & action in Hermagor
Located in the lovely Gail Valley, on the shores of Lake Pressegg, Hermagor is indeed a prime destination in Austria’s southernmost province: Carinthia! Thanks to an almost Mediterranean microclimate the lake boasts pleasant temperatures throughout the summer season and therefore ensures perfect conditions for swimmers and water sports enthusiasts. In addition, there are innumerable trails and routes for walking, hiking and mountain biking that offer not only an unparalleled nature experience, but also stunning views of the lake. Hermagor makes a splendid destination even in the winter. Choose from an extensive range of accommodation options and enjoy easy access to several ski resorts. Hermagor is the key to a memorable winter vacation!
Swimming, walking & hiking in Hermagor
Hermagor is located in Austria’s southernmost province: Carinthia. Thanks to the proximity to Italy Hermagor benefits from long hours of sunshine and an almost Mediterranean climate. The crystal-clear lake easily reaches water temperatures of up to 28° Celsius in the summer, thus offering outstanding swimming, wind surfing and diving with a faint touch of the Caribbean. However, it is not sandy beaches or palm trees that attract visitors to Hermagor, but a number of lovely routes and trails for walking and hiking, allowing outdoor enthusiasts to explore the beauty of Carinthia: along the lakeshore and all through the charming side valleys of the Gail Valley. Do not miss out on a tour of the Garnitzenklamm gorge: A footpath takes you across bridges, past thundering waterfalls and along a raging torrent.
Cycling is also a fantastic way of exploring the surroundings of Hermagor. Choose from some 50 kilometers of routes for cyclists of all ages and ambitions.
Hermagor – A winter tale
There is more than a reason to spend a winter holiday in Hermagor, since the entire area benefits from perfect snow conditions. The Nassfeld ski area offers 110 kilometers of slopes for the whole family, including skiable terrain for novices, advanced skiers and pros, as well as the longest illuminated downhill slope in the Alps. Numerous mountain restaurants and homey pubs welcome skiers and night owls for an after-ski drink or a nightcap. This is the perfect way to while away what is left of the day…
Hermagor has a lot to offer for off-piste enthusiasts, too. Activities include winter walking (with 55 kilometers of cleared trails to choose from), cross-country skiing and sledding. Some of the five sledding tracks even have floodlight facilities. In particularly cold winters Lake Pressegg freezes over and offers a smooth, slick surface for ice skating.