Lake Wolfgang, at 13 km², is one of the largest and best-known lakes in the Salzkammergut region. In summer, the romantic landscape attracts many sailors and also water skiers.
The Flachgauer Seenplatte (Flachgauer Lake District) is a playground for anyone keen on windsurfing or yachting. In particular, the warm Wallersee (Lake Waller) and the Trumer Lakes offer ideal conditions, with the latter often having perfect west winds.
The prevailing east wind in spring and autumn at Lake Waller is especially appreciated by sailors and windsurfers.
The Zeller See (Lake Zell) has particularly attractive scenery but is a few degrees cooler. It is surrounded by mountains and offers a panoramic view of the Kitzsteinhorn’s permanent glacial ice. There is plenty of fun to be had on the water here; it is an exceptional lake for sailing, windsurfing and kitesurfing!
In the summertime, swimming, sailing and windsurfing is not to be missed on Lake Zell. From the middle of the glacial lake you get an unrivalled view of the countryside and mountains.
Upper Austria – Lake Atter, Lake Mondsee and Lake Traunsee
Attersee (Lake Atter) is the largest lake that is wholly in Austria, at 46.2 km². Sailing and windsurfing are very popular on the turquoise-blue waters of Lake Atter and the neighbouring Lakes Mondsee and Traunsee. There is a total ban on motor boats with combustion engines during the sailing season in the months of July and August. Famous among sailors on Lake Atter and frequently accompanying sunny weather, the ‘rose wind’ is a steady, warm north wind.
Due to extremely good visibility of up to 25 metres, particularly in the autumn, Lake Atter’s turquoise-blue waters also make it a popular spot for diving.
Carinthia (Kärnten) – Lake Faak, Lake Millstatt, Lake Ossiach and Lake Wörthersee
Because Carinthia is located on the southern side of the Alps, the crystal-clear water that collects and forms lakes in valleys receives the full benefit of the sun’s rays in the summer. This makes the Carinthian Lakes among the warmest in the entire Alpine region. Best known are the Faaker See (Lake Faak, 2.2 km²), Millstätter See (Lake Millstatt, 13.28 km²), Ossiacher See (Lake Ossiach, 10.79 km²) and Lake Wörthersee (19.39 km²). Lake Wörthersee is the largest and also the warmest lake in Carinthia. Anyone with a passion for boating and windsurfing will find what they are looking for on the shores of the Carinthian lakes, and people seeking peace and relaxation will find a natural picturesque idyll there too.
There are three islands in the middle of Lake Wörthersee that can only be reached by boat. Because of its idyllic beauty, Lake Wörthersee has also frequently been used as a location for films and TV.
Burgenland – Lake Neusiedl
Neusiedler See, or Lake Neusiedl, is the largest steppe lake in central Europe and straddles the Austrian-Hungarian border. As it has no outlet, unique fauna and flora have developed and the lake has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. At its deepest point, Lake Neusiedl measures only 1 – 2 metres, so it is warmed by the air temperature on hot days and can reach up to 30°C. Thanks to its mild but windy climate, it’s a paradise for all kinds of water sport enthusiasts.
Lake Neusiedl is surrounded by reeds, which are home to rare species of animals. Sailors and windsurfers appreciate its mild climate and the strong year-round winds.
With the first hint of spring, the lakes turn into an El Dorado for sailors, windsurfers and those who want to take advantage of the first rays of sunshine to relax and unwind on the shores. So it’s just the right time to prepare for spring to blossom with the perfect shoes!
Wherever the winds may take you this year, our Högl shoes will ensure you leave fashionable footprints and a lasting impression. We hope you have a fabulous, unforgettable time!