Gastein swimming lake

Swimming in the natural lake in the Gastein Valley

If you would love to stumble across a swimming opportunity on your way through the Gastein Valley, you will find just what you’re looking for between Bad Gastein and Bad Hofgastein. Situated right next to the Achenpromenade and the cycling path, a wonderful swimming lake invites you to enjoy a welcome cooling down in its crystal clear water.

The Salzburger Land has some of the most beautiful swimming lakes to offer: the Gastein Valley can also lay claim to stunning natural swimming lakes: the idyllic Gastein swimming lake and two thermal lakes that are unique in Austria and are integrated into Alpentherme Gastein.

Swimming in Gastein swimming lake in the Salzburger Land

There’s no question that the Alpenhaus Gasteinertal indoor pool entices you with swimming fun in all weathers. But sometimes you fancy swimming when you’re out and about. The Gastein natural swimming lake is ideally situated to schedule in a break to cool down after a hike or during a cycle ride through the Gastein Valley. Jumping into water is often just the right thing on a hot summer’s day. Surrounded by the Gastein Valley’s magnificent mountains, your body and soul will really love a swim in the stunning lake. 

Swimming lake with outstanding water quality

The Gastein swimming lake is 2.3 hectares in size and is surrounded by a large sunbathing lawn. The water is of outstanding quality making swimming really great fun. If you should get hungry during your swimming outing, you can top up your energy levels at the attached buffet with a small selection of foods and drinks. 

Fotos (c) Gasteinertal Tourismus GmbH - Claudia Ziegler

Two adults having fun in the Gastein swimming lake
Two adults swimming in the lake Gastein

Easy to reach location

The Gastein natural swimming lake is in an easy to reach location in the Gastein Valley between Bad Gastein and Bad Hofgastein at the Bertahof junction. You can reach it easily on foot along the Achenpromenade or by bike on the cycle path. The bus stop is also right next to the lake.

Opening times & admission

10.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m., depending on the weather
Please see the
website for the admission prices

Thermal lakes in Gastein

Two innovative swimming lakes have recently opened in Bad Hofgastein, which are fed by pure thermal water. The smaller of the two lakes (roughly 370 sqm) is integrated into the Alpentherme Sauna World, the large lake (1,300 sqm) is accessible to the general public. Swim leisurely lengths or swim with the family in the thermal water surrounded by idyllic nature – you can only find this special highlight in the Gastein Valley.

Fotos (c) Alpentherme_Wolkersdorfer

A women swimming in the thermal lake Gastein
A women sitting on a stand up paddling board on the therma lake Gastein

A summer holiday in Gastein in the Salzburger Land

Spend an active and variety-packed summer holiday in the Gastein Valley. Your holiday hotel, the Alpenhaus Gasteinertal, is the ideal starting point for your activities and day trip destinations. Browse through our packages or have a personal no-obligation offer sent to you – we look forward to receiving your enquiry!