Many lakes in Austria are scenic and idyllic, but not all of them have the specific advantages that lake Weissensee offers. Those that stick out are: incredibly vast unspoiled lakeshores, warm water temperatures and turquoise water color!.
A region I really love are the so called “Lienzer Dolomites”. This mountain range is a bit further away from Vienna, hence they are more secluded and less overrun than other parts of the Austrian alps.
This vast alp at 1650m above sea levels is easy to reach from Vienna and invites for easy walks picking wild flowers and just listening to the cow bells. The alp has a dozen or so cabins and lodges to rent and feels like straight out of an Austrian fairytale.
Most Viennese only know the Semmering area as their beloved skiing resort. But just a few decades ago it used to be the most cherished summer city heat escape. This bygone area is now slowly returning – and with it the former glory of many forgotten Art Nouveau buildings.
At the reeded banks of this plains lake lie some of the most cherished summer sun & watersport locations of Vienna’s population. But for me there’s one very special reason to travel there this summer: Going on safari in Austria.
This region is a bit off the beaten path for Viennese people, but oh so worth the trip! There are of course also ample hiking options, but what strikes us the most in this region is the combination of architectural heritage & innovation.