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Lake Ossiach, Villach

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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4.5/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web
Lake Ossiach is the third largest lake in the Austrian state of Carinthia, superseded only by Lake Wörth and Lake Millstatt.GeographyIt is situated in the southern Nock Mountains range of the Gurktal Alps along the road between Villach and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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  • Beautiful, peaceful yet exciting! There are plenty of attractions in the surrounding area, with excellent hotels, good restaurants. Summer and winter offers a relaxing setting
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  • I was at the Lake in September beautiful place, landscape with green all over the shore you can see trout. Someone does. Tranquility, peace, a wonderful place x relax.
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  • Good for any holiday. and if one doesn't want to do any of the sports or the various proposals subjecting (gliding, kayaking, paragliding ...), simply stop by the Lake and relax with a beer.
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