Summer, sun, bathing fun, © Niederösterreich-CARD/

Cool and refreshing!

Ideal places to get away from everyday routines for a few hours, to daydream and enjoy the cool water.

Cool and refreshing swimming spots await you just a few kilometers from Vienna! A host of lakes, ponds and rivers, outdoor and indoor pools invite you to swim and dive, sail, row and windsurf or to water ski if you wish. More action-packed sports like rafting and canyoning round out the summer sports offerings along with more laid-back activities such as canoeing and kayaking. Or you might consider other relaxing alternatives: taking a ride on a Danube ship, renting a pedal boat at the lake or sailing an inflatable raft out on a lake...

Refreshingly swimming

Crystal clear water in the Ötscher gorges, © Fred Lindmoser

Green lakes, clear rivers!

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Ahoi Wachau Zillenfahrt, © Niederösterreich-Werbung/Romeo Felsenreich

Danube, ahoy!

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Summer, © Romeo Felsenreich

Lower Austria’s best swimming spots

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Hiking by the water, © Waldviertel Tourismus, Studio Kerschbaum

Hiking on the water

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Via Aqua, waterfall, © Mostviertel Tourismus/

One foot in the river

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Lunzer Lake, © Mostviertel Tourismus,

3 lakes you must go to

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Silent Spa, Therme Laa, © Romeo Felsenreich

Wellness and thermal spas

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Ybbstal cycle trail – from Danube to alpine lake, ©

Riverside cycle trails

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