Summer in Kitzbühel - pools and lakes

When summer is at its best, there are many opportunities around Kitzbühel for refreshing moments while swimming, hiking, cycling or taking walks around the city. In the valley, it is especially the moor lakes, such as the Schwarzsee and Gieringer Weiher, that provide cooling. A clear recommendation for families is the Jochberger Waldschwimmbad, where you can have fun in the cool water on sunny days.

The mountain and reservoir lakes are ideal for cooling off your feet after a long hike. But even on cooler days, water rats don't miss out in Kitzbühel, so you can swim your laps in the Aquarena bathing center or enjoy a relaxing day in the wellness area of ​​one of our hotels.

Bathing lakes and outdoor pools

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evening view by the black lake in kitzbuehel
swimming in the black lake
Schwarzsee and ducks
Schwarzsee in front of the Kitzbüheler Horn


The Schwarzsee between Kitzbühel and Reith is one of the most beautiful bathing lakes in the Alps. Due to its moor content, it can warm up quickly in spring and develop its healthy beneficial effects. Take a leisurely lap around the Schwarzsee, for example, then jump into the cool, healthy moor water and finally enjoy the warming rays of the sun surrounded by a wonderful mountain backdrop. Pure relaxation! Other highlights on the Schwarzsee are, for example, the electric boats, with which you can sail across the lake, or simply let yourself be pampered with snacks and coffee on the sun terraces of the lakeside bistros.

For sunbathing, swimming and relaxing, the Municipal outdoor beach area and the beach area of the Alpenhotel am Schwarzsee.

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Gieringer Weiher

If you have already explored the Schwarzsee, the Gieringer Weiher in the middle of the hiking, cycling and recreation area "Bichlach" offers relaxation and recreation. The romantically situated lake is a natural moor lake and an oasis of calm and relaxation. Four-legged friends are also very welcome at the Gieringer Weiher.

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Forest swimming pool Jochberg

It's not just called that, it's also one thing: a swimming pool in the forest. Due to its clear size, the separate baby paddling pool and the water slide, our outdoor pool is particularly popular with families with children and toddlers. And the adults - they especially love the wonderfully quiet location. There is also a large lawn for sunbathing, a beach volleyball court and a restaurant with snacks and drinks. Like so much in Jochberg, the swimming pool is of course "revitalized" with Grander water.

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Bathing Lake Going

Directly on the edge of the forest with a panoramic view of the Wilder Kaiser lies the Going bathing lake. An international jury named it the most beautiful natural bathing lake in Tyrol - and not only because it is constantly fed by the springs of the Wilder Kaiser. At the shallow, white bathing beach with seperate children´s and non-swimmer´s bay, the water warms up to a pleasant 24 degrees. A hundred-meter-long open-air slide makes swimming fun a vacation hit! In addition, the little ones can romp around in the adventure play park with a pirate ship, while the grown-ups can fortify themselves at the lake buffet or enjoy sunbathing on the 50,000 m2 sunbathing lawn. 

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The 25-meter swimming pool is filled with revitalized Grander water and pampers with splash showers and massage benches. The 56-meter slide with safety exit is a hit with big and small water rats. For the youngest bathers there is also an elephant slide, a crocodile shower, a paddling pool, a play stream and two attractive playgrounds. On the large sunbathing lawn you can always find a nice spot, you can work out with beach volleyball and tennis, fortify yourself at the buffet with a large sun terrace. 

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Bathing lake Kirchberg

The lake and the heated outdoor pool together make up a water surface of 13,000 square meters with the best water quality and pampering temperatures of up to 26 degrees. The easily manageable children´s area with a children´s pool and funny figures delights the little bathers and their parents. There are also numerous attractions for the enterprising youth, so that the whole family can enjoy a relaxing time here. 

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Swimming Pool Waidring

Surrounded by well-tended sunbathing lawns and shady trees, it is a summer magnet for young and old. The lake is integrated into Waidring´s outdoor pool, which has many advantages for guests. On the approximately 15,000-square-meter area, you can spend your summer days in a very varied way, for example with table tennis and beach volleyball. A buffet service satisfies hunger and thirst, and there is also a children´s paddling pool and a heated swimming pool. You will be beaming with the sun!

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Lake arena Hechtsee

Romantically embedded in a wooded area, the Hechtsee is particularly suitable for people seeking relaxation, who will find here a wonderful nature, a lot of peace and first-class water quality. But also for sports and fun is provided, for example with a beach and water volleyball court, table tennis and a spacious playground for children. On well-signposted running and Nordic walking routes you can go around the Hechtsee in a sport way. Very popular is also the 4-lake hike, which starts on the right shore of the Hechtsee and continues to Egelsee, Längsee and Pfrillsee. And don´t forget to swim and relax. The lido "Seearena Hechtsee" is a great place to relax, the restaurant "Seearena Hechtsee Kufstein" convinces with best cuisine. 

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The Tyrolean Walchsee in the Kaiserwinkl should not be confused with the Walchensee in the Bavarian foothills of the Alps. With a maximum water temperature of 23 degrees, the lake is not exactly overly warm, but in any case not too cold for swimming - and the athletes who fight their way through the Walchsee-Kaiserwinkl Triathlon Challenge, which has been held regularly in August for several years, must be tough anyway. 

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Hintersteiner See

You can drink the water of Hintersteiner See, the mountain lake impresses with its high drinking quality. Underground springs fill it with mountain-fresh water, on whose surface the imposing mountain peaks are reflected. However, it is truly unique to bathe in its crystal clear waters on a hot summer day or after an extended hike in the Kaiser Mountains. In the summer months it warms up to an average temperature between 21 and 23 degrees. 

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Indoor swimming pools

Aquarena Kitzbühel

Enjoy the spacious wellness and leisure facility for relaxing, swimming and splashing around. The AQUARENA Kitzbühel scores with a 25-meter-long sports pool, a bathing area incl. waterfall as well as two large adventure slides and a pool for small children. A sauna is good for body, mind and soul. Treat yourself to a soothing massage. Our masseurs will loosen your tense muscles. Whatever the weather and whatever the season, the AQUARENA is worth a visit.


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Kaiserbad Ellmau

Outdoors a pretty organic swimming pond and a spacious pool, indoors a comfortable indoor adventure pool. Inside and outside, many attractions provide action and fun: current channel, waterfall, counter-current system, whirlpool, massage bay, "turbo slide" and blackhole slide. In the indoor children´s adventure area, water cannons, a witch´s house and a jungle bridge ensure great water fun for the kids. The thermal area with its pine panorama sauna, brine and herbal steam bath, infrared cabins, sauna landscape with nudist outdoor area and water beds guarantees pleasant peace and relaxation. The Kaiserbad is a "Wilder Kaiser Guestcard" partner. 

Panorama Badewelt St. Johann

The indoor pool and sauna of the Panorama Badewelt provide soothing relaxation on cold winter days and on hot summer days the outdoor pool of the Panorama Badewelt promises welcome cooling. There is also a lot of offer for children and families. The little ones can splash around to their heart´s content in the children´s pool and discover the element of water for themselves. Those who like to feel a bit of adrenaline will not be disappointed by the 38 m turbo slide. Meanwhile, wellness enthusiasts can relax in the sauna world. Treat yourself to a nice break from everyday life with wellness, swimming and fun in the Panorama Badewelt in the center of St. Johann in Tyrol. 

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Aubad Fieberbrunn

A beautiful natural stone beach and a fringe of sunbathing lawns surround the nicely arranged pools of the Aubad Fieberbrunn outdoor adventure pool in the Pillerseetal. If the weather is bad, you can swim in the indoor adventure pool with its large indoor sports pool. There are popular attractions there as well: the 65-meter-long giant slide, current channel and water cannon. The wellness offer also leaves nothing to be desired. An infrared cabin and a solarium are available, expert massages ease tension, and the sauna village delights with numerous facilities such as a Finnish sauna, steam sauna, bio-block sauna and cold-water mountain lake.

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Kaiserquell Kirchdorf

For twelve months you can enjoy the indoor area with its attractive sauna world, solarium, beauty and vitality services, outdoor pool with massage jets and counter-current system, open-air courtyard and sun terrace. As soon as it's bathing temperatures outside again, you can switch to the 15,000-square-meter outdoor recreation area, which also offers many opportunities for relaxing hours: with sports and adventure pool, giant water slide, children's pool and adventure playground, beach volleyball court, table tennis, tennis. The swimming pool buffet serves small, fine summer specialties.

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SPA area in Kitzbuehel




Lean back, enjoy the day and let yourself be pampered! Kitzbühel offers you the best conditions for wellness in harmony with nature in the midst of the mountains.

Mountain lakes & waterfalls


The starting and ending point is the Pochwerk in Aurach, where the car can be parked free of charge. For the 4-hour hike, follow the signs from Hechenmoos in the direction of Kelchalm. Shortly before the Kelchalm you follow the signs, Niederkaser, Oberkaseralm. The hike now leads towards the gate. At the top you cross the Tyrolean and Salzburg border for a short moment and hike to the Torsee. Once there, the lake invites you to swim in summer temperatures. 


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Blaue Lacke

Crystal clear water framed in an incomparable alpine panorama. An extended hike to hidden mountain lakes like the Blaue Lacke is not only rewarded with an impressive nature experience, but also with a refreshing cooling of a special kind.

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Sintersbacher Waterfall

The Sintersbacher waterfall not far from Jochberg is a true place of power. Especially during the snowmelt in spring, the moderately difficult hike there is worthwhile. Then the 85-meter-high waterfall swells enormously and becomes an impressive natural spectacle. On the way back from the waterfall at an altitude of almost 1,300 meters, you will pass the managed Wildalm (1,430 meters), a rustic old hut where the cowshed directly adjoins the parlor. 

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Schleierwasserfall Wilder Kaiser

An enjoyable circular hike at the foot of the imperial rock towers is this tour at the Wilder Kaiser. In addition to hut flair at the Ackerlhütte (1,465 meters), it also promises tingling refreshment at the Schleierwasserfall: one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Tyrol, which is also known as a sports climbing area. The view of the imposing imperial peaks (up to 2,344 meters) can also be enjoyed extensively on this hike. It all starts in Hüttling at an altitude of 816 meters.

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Krimmler Wasserfälle

The particularly impressive location at the end of the valley, the large masses of water and the extraordinary drop height of 380 m over three stages make the Krimml Waterfalls an impressive natural spectacle. They are also the fifth highest waterfalls in the world. The refreshing spray of the Krimml Waterfalls amidst the dreamlike backdrop of the Hohe Tauern National Park delights young and old alike. Everything worth knowing about the waterfalls can be read at the information point at the entrance to the waterfalls.

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