Lake Worthersee (Austria)

Sometimes called the Caribbean of the Alps, Worthersee is one of the larger lakes in Europe with a number of lovely small villages surrounding the lake itself. The lake is in a beautiful setting, surrounded by mountain peaks and lush greenery and it has all the attractions you would expect – swimming, boating, sunbathing, walking, etc. There are specific areas for one to enjoy picnics, swim, rent a boat or enjoy some water fun. Generally, find an area with a Strandbad sign which indicates swimming. Usually this is an area designated and designed for swimming, sunbathing etc. The lake is also ideal for families – it’s clean and has a lot of ‘touristy’ activities to keep the kids happy. There are some great restaurants and bars around the lake.

Lake Worthersee is located just across the Austrian border, only 45-50 minutes drive from Apartments Fine Stay Zavrsnica and Apartments Fine Stay Bled (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 Loibl Pass instead (71 km, about 1 hour 5 minutes).

Lake Worthersee is one of the larger lakes in Europe.
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Lake Worthersee panorama taken at the tower on Pyramidenkogel.
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Almost every type of craft move here and almost every type of water activity takes place.
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Lake Worthersee is a much loved, well managed lake.
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Water slide tower at the lido in front of the flower island.
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Capuchin Island.
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Flower Island next to the lido of Poertschach.
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Johannes-Brahms-Promenade.
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Image by Johann Jaritz / CC BY-SA 3.0

Rambler roses with lantern on the Johannes-Brahms-Promenade.
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Image by Johann Jaritz / CC BY-SA 3.0

Wisteria on the Johannes-Brahms-Promenade.
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Image by Johann Jaritz / CC BY-SA 3.0

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Cafe sunset bar.
Cafe sunset bar on the beach in Klagenfurt on the Lake Woerth, Carinthia, Austria
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Lido with the cafe Sunset Bar.
Lido with the cafe Sunset bar in Klagenfurt on the Lake Woerth, Carinthia, Austria
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There are many nice restaurants, cafes and bars alongside the lake.
Lido bridge with café on the Friedelstrand in Klagenfurt on the Lake Woerth, Carinthia, Austria
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North east view at the bath establishment.
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The (zoomed in) view from the Pyramidenkogel at the bridges of the lido.
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Tourist boat.
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Another tourist boat.
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Image by Johann Jaritz / CC BY-SA 3.0

Reifnitz Castle.
Reifnitz Castle on Lake Worth in Carinthia, Austria
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Villa Seehort.
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Image by Johann Jaritz / CC BY-SA 3.0

Castle Velden.
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Restaurant Sille in the bay of Reifnitz.
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Lido Metnitzstrand in autumn.
Lido Metnitzstrand in Klagenfurt on the Lake Woerth, Carinthia, Austria
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View at the beach and the new Lakepark Hotel.
View at the beach and the new Lakepark Hotel in Klagenfurt, Carinthia, Austria
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Lake Worthersee in winter.
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Sunset at the Lake Worthersee.
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Lake Worthersee in festive December.
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Image by Johann Jaritz / CC BY-SA 3.0

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Image by Johann Jaritz / CC BY-SA 3.0

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Lake Worthersee map.
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Location:
Lake Worthersee Address: Roseneckstraße 55, 9210 Pörtschach am Wörthersee, Austria
Lake Worthersee Latitude and Longitude Coordinates: 46.624559, 14.154422
Lake Worthersee GPS coordinates: 46° 37′ 43.6512” N     14° 9′ 27.7056” E

Directions from Apartments Fine Stay Gorenjska to Lake Worthersee (drive 62 km, 46 minutes)

Directions from Apartments Fine Stay Bled to Lake Worthersee (drive 67 km, 50 minutes)

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