things to do in salzburg in summer

It’s a hot and sunny day and you like to go swimming? Great idea! Besides some swimming baths there’s a nice little lake. And maybe you didn’t know, but Salzburg’s surrounded by a couple of amazing lakes full of beautiful clean water. Let’s have a look at my 3 favorite ones:

1. Leopoldskron

In between an alley of old trees and beautiful fields lays the swimming bath Leopoldskron. It’s fun for kids and adults and open every day from 9 am until 7 pm. Additionally, it’s handicapped accessible. The „Lepi“ as it’s called by locals, is the biggest swimming bath in Salzburg and includes 5 different pools, a huge water slide, table tennis, miniature golf, pool and beach volleyball. It’s located at Leopoldskroner Straße 50.

2. Salzachsee

The nice, little public lake inside of Salzburg Liefering is perfect to relax and go swimming. You don’t have to pay entry, all facilities are free accessible. You can get there by car, bike or by bus number 7. It’s good to know that you can buy there some snacks and cold drinks, play soccer or volleyball or just lay down in the gass. The lakes‘ maximum depth is about 3 meter. By the way, it’s not allowed to go fishing.

3. Fuschl See

You’re spontanous and like to start a little tour outside of Salzburg? Great, lets go to the awesome lake Fuschl. You have no car? Don’t worry, there are busses leaving regularly from Salzburg main station and driving you to some amazing places outside of the city. Just get in bus number 150 at Südtiroler Platz and after about 35 minutes you’re going to arrive at the station „Fuschlsee Strand“.

Now you’re directly looking at the fabulous traditional restaurant and hotel „Seerose“, where you eat some really tasty and fresh fish afterwards by looking at the beautiful sunset. But it’s really popular, so you should think about making a reservation.

But for now just leave the restataurant on your left side and turn into the alley. Now you’re crossing a little bridge and looking at the boat rental station. Renting a canoe is about 10 euros an hour, an electric powered one is a bit more expensive (~18 euros). Now it’s up to you to discover the amazing bays and enjoy the clear blue water. Otherwise you can continue walking along the beach and after about 5 minutes of straight walking you’ll see the nice little public beach area. Just one last thing… the lake Fuschl is a insidertip, so don’t tell anyone 😉