Things to do in Austrian Alps, Austrian Alps: The Best Bodies of Water

May 16, 2022 Jana Sager

The majestic Austrian Alps stretch across the country, an awe-striking area of Ice Age valleys, verdant heaths and alluvial cones within Europe's largest national park, 700-square-mile Hohe Tauern. Taking in the dramatic cities of Salzburg and Innsbruck and the beautiful province of Tirol, home to spectacular skiing and hiking, as well as Gross Glockner, Austria's highest peak, and some of the world's best winter and summer sports playgrounds, the Austrian Alps are an outdoor lover's paradise.
Restaurants in Austrian Alps

1. Plansee

Plansee Austria http://www.tyrol.tl/en/highlights/nature-and-landscape/lakes/lake-plansee
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5.0 based on 137 reviews

Plansee

2. Lunersee

Brand 6773 Austria +43 5556 70180420 http://www.luenersee.at
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5.0 based on 174 reviews

Lunersee

Reviewed By Dieselweasel - Sittingbourne, United Kingdom

After a lovely drive through the villages of Brand and Innertal and an exhilarating ride on the Lunerseebahn you arrive on the shores of the Lunersee itself. The stunning scenery can be viewed at leisure sat outside the Douglas Hutte or enjoyed whilst travelling the very popular circular route around the lake. At almost 2000 meters high a gentle stroll is what most people prefer but for those of you after a little adventure there is the Schesaplana, the highest peak in the area at 2965 meters, with the popular Totalphutte halfway up. The views are to die for, which ever route you take and you just can't get enough of the fresh mountain air. You can quite easily spend a day here just wandering about.

3. Das Maibachl

Kadischenallee 8, Villach 9504 Austria http://it-it.facebook.com/pg/Maibachl/about/
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5.0 based on 10 reviews

Das Maibachl

4. Stillup Stausee

Speicher Stillup Zillertal, Mayrhofen 6290 Austria https://www.zillertal.at/en/poi/poi/detail/430013720/stillup-stausee.html
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5.0 based on 16 reviews

Stillup Stausee

5. Hochgebirgsstauseen

Kaprun 5710 Austria
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5.0 based on 22 reviews

Hochgebirgsstauseen

Reviewed By tinacraps - Zaventem, Belgium

We visited these lakes and it's really a must-see! From Kaprun you go up to the central point where everybody gathers and there you take the bus to the stauseen. It is gorgeous to see and there are a lot of hiking trails. You also have the possibility to picknick or eat there (there's also a toilet). You can go up to a viewpoint (there's sometimes a lot of people and they all want to take pictures so be patient). After a day of hiking and enjoying the views, you go back with the bus which will take you to the central point.

6. Lake Attersee

Salzkammergut Austria http://www.attersee.at
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4.5 based on 77 reviews

Lake Attersee

Reviewed By Gautam_Meetu - New Delhi, India

It's a huge 25 kms long lake with great views of the mountains and one can just walk around or swim in the lake. Views are breathtaking.

7. Achensee

Maurach, Eben am Achensee 6213 Austria
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4.5 based on 646 reviews

Achensee

Reviewed By Hela1 - Windsor, United Kingdom

We came here for a day trip in the summer and loved it - the location is so beautiful, very scenic. We parked in Pertisau and were lucky to find parking along the lake. From there it was a short walk to the boats - you can take a round trip or a one-way trip for a various length of time - we were here with two small children so opted for a 40-minute round trip around the lake and that was perfect. Once you're on the boat you can order ice-cream and coffees etc - this is quite highly priced as you would expect, but it's part of the experience. Absolutely beautiful location and we can't wait to return and spend more time here.

8. Ossiacher See

Ossiach Austria http://www.ossiachersee.info
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4.5 based on 265 reviews

Ossiacher See

9. Vassacher See

Villach Austria
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Vassacher See

10. Ahornsee

Stampfanger 5a, Soll 6306 Austria +43 5333 20575 http://www.wilderkaiser.info/de/soell/info/ahornsee-soell.html
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

Ahornsee

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