Holidays Lake Wörthersee

Wörthersee: A touch of the Caribbean

Thanks to its mild climate and turquoise water Lake Wörth brings a touch of the Caribbean to Carinthia. Water temperatures may easily reach up to 28 °C in summer, thus offering perfect conditions for all kinds of water sports including swimming, sailing, motor boat riding or simply for a few lazy hours of tanning on the lakeshore. Lake Wörth is just a stone’s throw from Slovenia and Italy. The center of Carinthia’s provincial capital, Klagenfurt, is accessible within a few minutes and offers a vast array of highlights and events in the field of culture and the arts throughout the year. The Wörthersee area makes a fine destination even in winter, since it is in a convenient location for many Carinthian ski areas.

Summer holiday at Lake Wörth

Lake Wörth is not only the warmest lake in Austria, but also one of the most beautiful of its kind in the Alpine area. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that the lake has often served as a film location. Plenty of public swimming areas are scattered around Lake Wörth, and the lakeshore is easily accessible from many hotels and guesthouses. Activities include water skiing, sailing, motorboat riding, parasailing and diving – the proper equipment is available at several rental points. The hills and mountains surrounding the lake offer stunning views. The viewing platform on Pyramidenkogel (Gurktal Alps) to the south of Lake Wörth, for instance, is definitely worth visiting.

Klagenfurt, the provincial Capital of Carinthia, is only four kilometers from Lake Wörth. The lakeside communities of Pörtschach, Velden, Krumpendorf and Maria Wörth have gained a reputation for their charming mansions representing a distinctive form of Wörthersee architecture dating from the turn of the 19th to the 20th century. Even today the Wörthersee area promises holidays with all the imperial splendor of the good old times. The lake and its picturesque surroundings are best explored in the course of a boat trip.

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Windsurfing / Sailing Lake Wörthersee

  • Thanks to favorable wind conditions, Lake Wörthersee is a hot spot among the surfing and sailing community. Carinthia’s largest lake is home to five yachting clubs.
  • Visitors to Lake Wörthersee are welcome to bring along their own sailing boats. Moorings are offered at Velden and Pörtschach, for instance.
  • Sailing and surfing at wind speeds of 3 – 4 knots is big fun indeed! Those in need of more speed and challenge will appreciate a fresh breeze of up to 6 knots developing prior to a thunderstorm.
  • At Lake Wörthersee professional coaches are always happy to introduce beginners to sailing and surfing in a playful and relaxed way. Rental equipment is readily available.
  • In case of an occasional wipe-out surfers will appreciate the pleasant water temperatures of 25 to 26 °C.

Golfen Lake Wörthersee

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  • The Wörthersee area is home to three of Austria’s Leading Golf Courses as well as the APOS Golf Academy Velden.
  • Established in the 1920s, the Dellach Golf Club in Maria Wörth (on the southern shores of Lake Wörthersee), has been turned into a cutting-edge 18-hole golf course that has already played host to a series of national and international competitions an devents. It is one of Austria’s Leading Golf Courses.
  • The 18-hole championship course of the Klagenfurt-Seltenheim Golf Club has been influenced by Scottish and American designers to a great extent.
  • Among Austria’s Leading Golf Courses you may also find the 18-hole Velden Köstenberg course. Hole 10 is Velden’s signature hole and was repeatedly voted the prettiest hole in all of Europe.

4 Lakes in Lake Wörthersee

  • Water
    20 - 26 °C
    Size: 19.39 km² Beach: Sandy Beach, Sunning Lawn Village: Klagenfurt Region: Lake Wörthersee
    Day tickets (EUR)
    High season / Adult
    from 3.00 select
  • Water
    23 - 25 °C
    Size: 2.7 km² Beach: Sunning Lawn Village: Keutschach Region: Lake Wörthersee
    Day tickets (EUR)
    High season / Adult
    from 3.20 select
  • Size: 0.26 km² Beach: Sunning Lawn Village: Moosburg Region: Lake Wörthersee
    Day tickets (EUR)
    High season / Adult
    from 5.10 select
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Winter break at Lake Wörth

Enjoy the charm of winter at Lake Wörth: Stroll along the lakeshores and marvel at the beauty of the charming, snow-clad lakefront villas. Those with more action and exercise in mind may head for any of the nearby ski areas. Get the most out of your holiday and combine skiing at Gerlitzen or in the Dreiländereck and Bad Kleinkirchheim ski areas with a leisurely evening walk along Lake Wörth.

Make use of the vast array of leisure facilities available in the Wörthersee area or simply spend a relaxing day by the lake. Klagenfurt is always worth a visit, be it for shopping or anything to do with culture.

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Wörthersee Tourismus GmbH
Villacher Strasse 19
9220 Velden, Austria