The joy of lakes on the southern balcony of the alps

In Austria’s sunny south, there are more than 200 invitingly warm swimming lakes, most of them pure enough to drink. Joyful living and relaxed enjoyment come easily here. Glittering water, a mild southerly climate and the wonderful landscape of mountains and lakes form the perfect setting for activity, relaxation and enjoyment. Carinthia’s most attractive lake saunas add to the well-being experience, even when the temperatures are not all that summery!

Werzer's Badehaus (©Werzers Hotels am Wörthersee)
Werzer's Badehaus

Werzer’s bath house reopening in summer 2013
The historic Werzer’s bath house on Lake Wörthersee, which is opening its doors again for the first time on 1 May 2013, has been renovated with great attention to detail. The building, which was constructed in 1895, has been redesigned in accordance with the guidelines on the protection of historic monuments, and the results are well worth seeing: the perfect symbiosis of traditional flair and many new facets is sure to guarantee many hours of enjoyment. Lake saunas with direct access to the lake will provide intensive moments, while the various oases of calm will ensure total relaxation. A special feature is the heated pool in the lake, which at a warm 30 degrees Celsius will enable guests to swim in Lake Wörthersee all year round.

Relax and enjoy the 1st Carinthian bath house
The 1st Carinthian bath house stands for deep relaxation, calm and well-being right on the lake, which can thus be experienced all year round. It draws its style from the classic 19th century bath house architecture and is a reminder of times when aristocratic families still enjoyed the summer freshness on the Carinthian lakes in their feudal villas. 
Lake wellness takes on a new meaning here: an extensive range of wellness and beauty treatments, special sauna infusion ceremonies using stone pine oil or alpine herbs in the variety of saunas, plus an outdoor pool heated to 35 degrees which seems to merge with the lake, guarantee total well-being.

Lake wellness
Lake Millstätter See offers some especially enjoyable attractions – such as the wellness worlds of the Hotel Koller****s. Here you can simply swim a few lengths in the heated lake pool, let your mind unwind, enjoy the scenery under the open sky and feel good all round. 
The Seefischer Spa at the romantic Hotel Seefischer****s is a “haven of calm” and stands for holistic well-being. The indoor and outdoor sauna landscape with the romantic fishermen’s sauna in the lake and the two relaxation areas will help you unwind perfectly.

Lake Turracher See is another place where you can swim against a fabulous mountain backdrop. The temperature in the heated lake pool of the Hotel Hochschober****s is a pleasant 30 degrees – in summer and winter.
In the Gail Valley you will find the Family Holiday Village on Lake Pressegger See. The large-scale reed beds that are typical of this lake give it an almost dreamlike appearance. And lovers of wellness and swimming can plunge into this very same idyll from the sauna pontoon in the Family Holiday Village.
The lake sauna at the Seehotel Enzian lovingly and skilfully combines the flair of the 1930s with the comfort of the new millennium, and is situated directly above the water of Lake Weissensee.
Take time to unwind at the Bio-Vitalhotel Weissenseerhof ****s. Guests take less than a minute to get from the hotel to the highest swimming lake in the Alps. A new wellness oasis of 1,000 m² is being built right on the lake, with sauna areas, a lake bar, a beach bar and several treatment rooms.
Harmony between the hotel and the lake. At the Brennseehof****s a relaxed and sporty family holiday is guaranteed at any time of year. Guests can enjoy the homelike and peaceful character of the large pavilion offering lake wellness and relaxation.
The new lake sauna at the Seehotel Hoffmann on Lake Ossiacher See is the ideal place for enhanced well-being, and makes up for any cool breezes with its bio/Finnish sauna, relaxation room with an open fire and direct access to the lake.
Kleines Hotel Kärnten: This designer hotel with a sauna on Lake Faaker See built on wooden stakes will bring you lightness, verve and calm, with activity for body, mind and spirit. Wellness for discerning guests.
Let yourself be spoiled in the “lake oasis” of the Hotel Villa Rainer****s in a unique location. No matter whether you want to relax in the spacious relaxation areas or in the sauna, the view over Lake Wörthersee is unique.

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