Four people canyoning in the river of Bad Goisern in the Dachstein Salzkammergut (Photo: Outdoor Leadership)

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Bathing and swimming in the Dachstein Salzkammergut

In the Dachstein Salzkammergut holiday region there are many opportunities to relax in the water and enjoy the crystal clear lakes. Lake Hallstatt and the Lower Lake Gosau are accessible free of charge and the lakeside bathing areas offer lots of variety for young and old. In winter, the Gosau indoor pool is available for water lovers.

Before you set off with your family and friends for one of the lakeside bathing areas in Bad Goisern, Hallstatt or Obertraun, or you simply want some time out from the stresses and strains of everyday life on your own, we recommend you check your beach bag or kit bag again, because you should definitely take the following with you for a day at the Lake.

 

The checklist for a relaxing day at the lake:

  • Swimming costume/trunks, sandals/flip-Flops, sunglasses, sun hat/cap
  • Towels
  • Sun cream, parasol
  • Drinks, snacks (there are snacks available at most public bathing areas)
  • Playing cards/board games
  • Newspaper/magazine/book
  • Beach ball, lilo, stand-up-paddle board
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Bathing Areas on Lake Hallstatt

Untersee Bathing Area in Bad Goisern

This bathing area offers fun and relaxation for all ages! While bathing in Lake Hallstatt, you will enjoy fantastic panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. For children there is a playground and a diving board as well as a small slide into the cool water.  There is also a volleyball court, a snack bar and also a separate nudist bathing area. Use of the bathing area as well as that of the car park is free of charge.

 

 Bathing Island in Hallstatt

By the playground in Hallstatt there is also a small but popular bathing island.  It is free to use, and the view towards the centre of Hallstatt is unique. There is also a springboard at the playground. Parking is available on site. In the immediate vicinity is the P1 car park.

 

 Hallstatt Leisure Centre

On the way to Obertraun, the leisure centre is on your left.  There are a large lawn and barbecue areas as well as a public toilet and a large car park by the bathing area. The view towards Hallstatt is fantastic from  here too!

 

 Bathing Area in Obertraun

Lake Hallstatt is also accessible for swimming in from Obertraun. There is a well-kept bathing area with a spacious changing room, beach volleyball court, playground, water slide and also barbecue areas as well as a snack bar. There is a free car park in the immediate vicinity.

 

 Bathing Area for our Four Legged Friends

Between Hallstatt and Obertraun there is a bathing area for dogs on Lake Hallstatt.  Dogs like to cool off in the water too!  There is a doggy toilet and a public WC available.

 

Bathing Area at the Gosau Lake

Bathing with a view of the Dachstein

Bathing by the lake in Gosau is also free of charge.  Crystal clear water and unspoilt nature are an added bonus.  Fantastic mountain panoramas all around the lake will make you want to linger here for longer. Refreshments are always available at the Gosau Lake Inn. There is also  a free car park nearby.

 

Outdoor & Indoor Pool

Bad Goisern outdoor pool

You will find the outdoor pool in the centre of Bad Goisern.  The water is 24 ° from the 1st of May!  There is also a buffet and a beach volleyball court on site. Free parking is available by the entrance.

 

indoor pool in Gosau

If you want to go swimming in winter or on a rainy day, you can do so in the indoor pool in Gosau. The large panorama window opens up a wonderful View of the Gosaukamm. There is a free car park just outside, and also a pizzeria right next door.

The indoor pool in Gosau offers ideal conditions for swimming practice in winter. Several swimming groups meet regularly to train for competitions or simply to keep fit.

 

Swimming makes you stronger

Swimming is ideal for building strength. Through various exercises and swimming training aids (eg Pullbuoy, Paddles, Kickboard), which you can easily incorporate into your swimming routine, you strengthen your upper and lower body. Changes of pace and swimming style help build up endurance and strengthen a large number of muscles.

 

Preparing for a Competition

Are you training not only to build up muscle but also for a competition?

Then you should train regularly - at least twice a week. Improving your swim technique is the be-all and end-all. With a good technique, swimming becomes easier and you also get faster. As soon as you feel fit enough, test your skills at one of the swimming competitions here in the Dachstein Salzkammergut.
 

Swimming Events in the Dachstein Salzkammergut

 Swim Marathon at Lake Hallstatt

There are four different challenges at this annual event! A long distance event (10 km), a short distance event (2.1 km), the “Folk Swimming” event (1.1 km) and the “Aquathlon”. In the Aquathlon, two laps (400 metres each) are completed at the start, and then two further rounds (about 2000 metres each) are run on dry land.

 

Lake Hallstatt Ice Swimming

Swimming in winter promotes blood circulation! Ice swimming not only makes you fit, but is also a fun affair!

The Lake Hallstatt Ice Swimming event takes place annually at the Obertraun Lido. There are various competitions such as the 50 metre breast stroke  and front crawl races,  100, 200 and 1000 metres front crawl, 5000 metre and 4 times 50 metres of mixed relay races.

 

Holiday Region Dachstein Salzkammergut
Kirchengasse 4, 4822 Bad Goisern
info@dachstein-salzkammergut.at
Tel.: +43 5 95 0 95
Fax: +43 5 95 0 95 74

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