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Lake Ossiach, Villach
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Lake Ossiach is the third largest lake in the Austrian state of Carinthia, superseded only by Lake Wörth and Lake Millstatt.GeographyIt is situated in the southern Nock Mountains range of the Gurktal Alps along the road between Villach and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.
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  • Lake lots of possibilities for discovery - we continue to the Castle went and they have explored.
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  • Like every year, I had a nice week of camping in the Terassencamping directly on Lake Ossiach. The campsite is beautiful, could but some modernized are.
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  • Perfect stopover for two or three nights, if you're just passing through, but certainly a worthy goal for annual vacation. The water is very clean, and the environment invites you to excursions.
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