Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Austria  /  Austrian Alps  /  Carinthia  /  Ossiach  /  Nature  /  Ossiacher See

Ossiacher See, Ossiach

4.6
#2 of 12 in Nature in Carinthia
Water Body Nature / Park
Lake Ossiach is the third largest lake in the Austrian state of Carinthia, superseded only by Lake Wörth and Lake Millstatt.GeographyIt is situated in the southern Nock Mountains range of the Gurktal Alps along the road between Villach and Feldkirchen, at a height of 501m. It reaches a maximum depth of 52.6m, the surface area is about 10.8km2.Lake Ossiach is a dimictic lake with mixing periods in spring and in late autumn. In summer the waters reach 28 °C. Several uninhabited parts of the shore are protected as natural reserves.There are five main villages surrounding the lake, all of them mainly dependent on summer tourism: Annenheim and Sattendorf, parts of the Treffen municipality, Bodensdorf and Steindorf, all located on the northern shore, and Ossiach with Ossiach Abbey, after which the lake is named.
Make Ossiacher See part of your personalized Ossiach itinerary using our Ossiach trip builder.
Source
map
Create an itinerary including Ossiacher See
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
183 reviews
  • Around Villach are two beautiful lakes Lake Faak, smaller and the Ossiacher See, with its 11 km long, is the third largest (after Worther and Millstatter) Carinthia's largest and one of the most frequented by tourists for its clean warm water (I recommend a bath!). There are some beaches on the lake shore and very organized (extra charge), or a short stretch of beach. I note that, with the shipping Kartnen Card, you are entitled to a free (recommended!) the Lake and admire the Lake the remains of the Castle Landskron, beautiful villages, stop at Kanzelbahn cable car or Sattendorf falls! Good ride on the ferry Ossiach (with small refreshment bar on board)!
    View original
  • the Lake is smaller than the wöthersee but is also wonderful beautiful and man man it even with the Wörthersee card free ship with the explore
    View original
  • Very nice lake. We rented a small electric 4 person boat in Ossiach and just cruised the lake. There was no wind which made it very relaxing. Just enjoyed the beautiful view around us.  more »

Plan your trip to Ossiach

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Ossiach

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Plans in Carinthia by other users

9 days in Austria BY A USER FROM AUSTRIA October, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 10 days in Austria BY A USER FROM AUSTRIA October, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 8 days in Carinthia BY A USER FROM MALTA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Turracher Hohe BY A USER FROM AUSTRIA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Bad Kleinkirchheim BY A USER FROM AUSTRIA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Turracher Hohe BY A USER FROM AUSTRIA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Slovenia & Austria BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Flattach BY A USER FROM AUSTRIA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Ossiach BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Villach BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Klagenfurt BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans