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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Lake Ossiach is the third largest lake in the Austrian state of Carinthia, superseded only by Lake Wörth and Lake Millstatt.GeographyIt is situated in the southern Nock Mountains range of the Gurktal Alps along the road between Villach and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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  • Magnificent, huge Lake. Were in December, but was still impressed, however like all of Carinthia.
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  • we only stayed there for about 3 hours. walked around a bit. very peaceful place. there was a street market while we were there which we enjoyed. we also did a mountain coaster ride which was lots of ...  more »
  • I was here during the Christmas holidays and also during this time that the Lake has its charms. Seen from the top of the ski resort, it's even better. In summer there are many activities that take place there.
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