Nature ExperienceLake Weissensee is in a particularly scenic location at the entrance to the Gail Valley, to the south-west of Carinthia. Every effort is taken to protect and conserve the crystal-clear, turquoise mountain lake and its unspoiled surroundings. Only recently Lake Weissensee was therefore awarded the European Prize for Tourism and the Environment. The Weissensee area makes a fine destination for those who wish to explore a place of outstanding natural charm in a sustainable way. There is not only the lovely lake that lends itself to a refreshing soak, but also a number of majestic mountains just perfect for walking, hiking and mountain biking. Come for an unparalleled mountain-and-lake experience!
Mountains and the cleanest lake in the AlpsIn summer Lake Weissensee lives up to what its crystal-clear water suggests: Enjoy swimming and relaxing in an unspoiled environment, at the foot of the Gailtal Alps. About two thirds of the lakeshores have been left untouched up to the present day. Forget about the daily grind and retreat to this treasured gem of nature at the heart of the Alps! Crystal clear water of premium quality combines with a fantastic, unspoiled environment and stunning views to attract nature enthusiasts of all ages to the cleanest lake for swimming in the Alpine area. Longing for more action and fun? – So why not try banana riding or wakeboarding? Do not miss out on a cruise on an excursion boat (operating in regular intervals) and experience the crystal-clear lake, the mighty mountains, and the charming environment from a different perspective.
Carinthia’s lovely mountains lend themselves to activities and relaxation in perfect tune with nature. The Weissensee Bergbahnen lifts and the Weissensee liner grant easy access to a variety of trailheads in the area. With more than 200 kilometers of walking and hiking trails and some 100 kilometers of routes for mountain bikers, the Weissensee region offers innumerable options for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and ambitions. In addition, there are several themed walking trails for families, as well as a varied program of activities and events.