20 Schilling view of Semmering, © Niederösterreich-Werbung/ M. Liebert

Lake Erlauf

Outdoor adventure, Ponds, lakes and springs, Swimming site / lake, Water sports


Turquoise-green and crystal clear: Lake Erlauf near Mitterbach lies at the foot of the mountains Gemeindealpe and Styrian Bürgeralpe. Therefore, it constitutes the connecting point between the states of Lower Austria and Styria. And on top of that, famous pilgrimage destination Marizell is only a stone's throw from there.

With its 58 hectares of extensive surface, the picturesque mountain lake is perfect for swimming, boating, fishing and diving. It is also a popular destination for daytrips and holidays amidst one of the most beautiful hiking areas of the Mostviertel region.

Lake Erlauf: Swimming paradise & diving hotspot

Its sunbathing lawn and pebble beach make Lake Erlauf a summery Mecca for bathing, swimming and splashing about. Divers especially love the 38 m deep water for its clear view as well as its fascinating underwater worlds – and of course for the associated diving school. To the delight of enthusiastic anglers, a multitude of fish live in the water – from basses to chars.

Family outing to Mitterbach: Boating & holidays

More than 30 rowing, pedal and electric boats can be rented for a scenic ride across the lake. Culinary delights and refreshments await you in the restaurant and the snack bar. For your close-to-nature vacation directly at Lake Erlauf, you can stay at the lakeside campsite and in amazing apartments, inns and holiday farms in Mitterbach.

Location and how to get there