lies at an elevation of 588 m above sea level and is almost 12 km long, 1.8 km wide and as much as 141 m deep. It is located in one of the most beautiful holiday regions in Carinthia. Summer water temperatures are as much as 22 °C in the center of the lake and 26 °C by the shore. When the winds are calm, as well as in the bays, the temperature may reach as much as 28 °C. The layer of warm water in summer extends to a depth of five to eight meters, while the autumn cool-off is slow. This means that a holiday on the Millstätter See also includes lots of fun in the water until much later in the year than elsewhere.
The lake is surrounded by the mountain world of two national parks, the Nockberge and the Hohe Tauern. The “Millstätter See Höhensteig”, with its ca. 200 km of hiking paths, interconnects the mountains around the lake, providing guests with a beautiful area for hiking.
For holidaymakers, the Millstätter See offers a full range of recreational activities including golf, horseback riding, kayaking, hiking to numerous mountain huts, mountain biking, bicycle tours, climbing, paragliding and romantic running paths. Hobby anglers find their own personal Eldorado on the Millstätter See – please be sure to purchase a fishing permit!
Vacation enjoyment at its finest also awaits wellness lovers at the modern “Bath House” – centrally located in Millstatt.
The over 1,000-year-old abbey church invites you to attend international music weeks and high-quality concerts. A wonderful musical highlight to any vacation. Millstatt also lies on the Transromaniker route.
The Millstätter See finds itself in an extraordinarily historic area. Which means, musts for visitors include Burg Sommeregg with its famous medieval tournaments and a scary torture museum.
Numerous cultural highlights directly in Millstatt include entertaining music events and choir competitions.
The nightlife on the Millstätter See isn’t neglected either. The Monte Cristo Bar, “Fire Island”, Villa Verdin and many more venues promise an entertaining time for young and old.