Lake Faaker See (Austria)

Lake Faak (German: Faaker See, Slovene: Basko Jezero) is a beautiful alpine lake in the Austrian state of Carinthia. It’s Austria’s southernmost bathing lake, just across the border with Slovenia (about half an hour drive from our place). It’s a popular bathing destination, known for its clear turquoise water. The beautiful shores of the Faaker See lake are not only perfect for sunbathing and bathing, but also surfing, yachting and pedal boat riding can be pursued. The crystal-clear lake reaches temperatures of up to 27 °C in the summer. Volleyball courts near the shore induce a classic summer feeling. Fishing, especially for whitefish (Reinanke) is also quite popular.

Lake Faaker See is located just across the Austrian border, only 35 minutes drive from the Bled area(if you go through the Karawanken Tunnel). Those who like a more winding road with nice views and want to avoid the Karawanken Tunnel toll (€7) can use the Wurzen Pass instead (58 km, 1 hour 5 minutes).

Faaker See is Austria’s southernmost bathing lake, just across the border with Slovenia.
Faaker See is Austria's southernmost bathing lake, just across the border with Slovenia
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The shores of Lake Faaker See are perfect for sunbathing and bathing.
The shores of Lake Faaker See are perfect for sunbathing and bathing.
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The water temperatures reach up to 27 °C in the summer.
The water temperatures reach up to 27 °C in the summer
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Sunbathing at the Faaker See lake.
Sunbathing at the Faaker See lake, Carinthia, Austria
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Lake Faaker See is known for its clear turquoise water.
Lake Faaker See is known for its clear turquoise water
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Lake Faaker See is a popular bathing destination.
Lake Faaker See is a popular bathing destination, Carinthia, Austria
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Lake Faaker See is a popular stop for motorcyclists and sightseers alike.
Lake Faaker See is a popular stop for motorcyclists and sightseers alike, Carinthia, Austria
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Sunset at Lake Faaker See.
Sunset at Lake Faaker See, Carinthia, Austria
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Another romantic sunset at Lake Faaker See.
Another romantic sunset at Lake Faaker See, Carinthia, Austria
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Lake Faaker See at night.
Lake Faaker See at night, Carinthia, Austria
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Lake Faaker See in the evening sun.
Lake Faaker See in the evening sun, Carinthia, Austria
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Lake Faaker See as seen from the Mt. Kepa.
Lake Faaker See in Carinthia, Austria, as seen from the Mt. Kepa
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Lake Faaker See panorama.
Lake Faaker See panorama, Carinthia, Austria
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Location:
Lake Faaker See Address: Neu Egg 24, 9580 Villach, Austria
Lake Faaker See Latitude and Longitude Coordinates: 46.579227, 13.92698
Lake Faaker See GPS coordinates: 46° 34′ 42.8340” N     13° 56′ 0.2184” E

Directions from Apartments Fine Stay Gorenjska to Lake Faaker See (drive 40 km, 34 minutes)

Directions from Apartments Fine Stay Bled to Lake Faaker See (drive 46 km, 38 minutes)

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