The Millstätter See
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
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
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.
Chillin’ out on Fire Island