Austria's first thermal swimming lakes

Is swimming in a lake part of your perfect vacation? But wouldn't it be great if the water wasn't quite so cold?

Do you dream of taking a swim in warm, natural water, but the nearby lakes are generally too cold for you, even in a Neoprene suit? Not to worry. Traveling to Bali, the Maldives or another exotic destination isn't your only option anymore. Thanks to Gastein's thermal swimming lakes, we now have the perfect way to satisfy your yearning. Finally, you can enjoy a swim in warm water, even here in Austria, from the beginning of May until late October. True to the motto: Why roam to distant climes, when something so good is so close at hand.

Since July 1st, the days of freezing in chilly lakes are over for good. Two new swimming lakes filled with thermal water were created in the outdoor area of Alpentherme Gastein. The gloriously warm water in the lakes comes fresh from the mountains every single day. Feel the astonishing power of nature that is captured in every drop of Gastein thermal water.

Gäste beim Springen in den Thermalwasser Badesee

Time to Relax

The smaller of the two thermal lakes, with an area of approximately 370 square meters, is available for the enjoyment of guests of Sauna World. Relax body and mind in the fresh air, as you swim through the invigorating thermal water. Ready for another session in the sauna? In that case, how about the new sauna with views of the lake and the Gastein mountains? Afterwards, the lounge chairs out on the meadow invite you to cool down again and doze.

Kinder am Ufer des Thermalwasser Badesees

More fun for kids in and around the water

Your kids are sure to be thrilled. A new wave slide now offers four times the fun. With four 30 m slides side by side, there'll be no holding the youngsters back. And boredom will definitely never be a factor.


The Alpentherme in Bad Hofgastein offers all of this and more. Thanks to the thermal swimming lakes, a whole new recreation area has been created in the middle of nature. Also a place where you can unwind completely and discover the peace & quiet you have been longing for.

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