Summer in Kitzbühel - pools and lakes

In the glorious Austrian summer, Kitzbühel becomes a haven for those seeking a rejuvenating moment after a hike or a ride. Dive into a world of natural refreshment, from invigorating swims in the moor lakes like Schwarzsee and Gieringer Weiher to family fun at the Jochberger Waldschwimmbad.

Whether it's our pristine mountain and reservoir lakes, a trip to the family-friendly Aquarena, or unwinding with a pampering session in the wellness areas of our luxurious hotels, you'll find just what you need here in Kitzbühel.

Bathing lakes and outdoor pools

swimming in the black lake
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, situated between Kitzbühel and Reith, stands as one of the most stunning bathing lakes in the Alps. Renowned for its deep emerald-green waters, a result of the surrounding nature reserve, in the peak of summer, temperatures can soar to 27 degrees, making it the warmest moorland lake in Tyrol. Moreover, the lake boasts numerous natural minerals accumulated over millennia, known for their therapeutic properties.

Why not take a leisurely stroll around the Schwarzsee before plunging into its refreshing waters? Allow yourself to connect with nature surrounded by the Wilder Kaiser!

Among the Schwarzsee's attractions are its small and silent electric boats, offering the opportunity to traverse the lake at your own pace, taking in the scenery at leisure. Alternatively, indulge in a delightful meal or a refreshing drink on the sun-drenched terraces of the lakeside bistros. For sunbathing, swimming, and unwinding, both the Municipal outdoor beach area and the beach area of the Alpenhotel am Schwarzsee await your pleasure.

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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

The clue is in the name! Due to its size, separate baby paddling area, and the water slide, this pool is particularly popular with families of all ages. The wonderfully quiet location is perfect for adults due to the large lawn for sunbathing, a hit with teenagers due to the beach volleyball court, and the restaurant keeps everyone topped up with snacks and drinks. Like so much in Jochberg, the swimming pool is, of course, "revitalized" by the famous Grander water source.

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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 - with its continous feed from the springs of the Wilder Kaiser. There's also a bathing beach with seperate children´s and non-swimmer´s bay, and the water warms up to a pleasant 24 degrees. A 100m long open-air slide makes swimming fun for all. The little ones can romp around in the adventure play park with a pirate ship, while the grown-ups can unwind at the lakeside buffet or enjoy sunbathing on the 50,000 m2 sunbathing lawn. 

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The 25-meter swimming pool is filled with natural "Grander" spring water. The 56-meter slide is a huge hit with kids of all. 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 space to relax, work out, play beach volleyball, tennis, or simply take it all in with a refreshing drink from the bistro. 

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Bathing lake Kirchberg

The lake and heated outdoor pool combined cover 13,000m2, with high quality water and temperatures of up to 26 degrees. The children´s area with its fun figures and family focused facilities are perfect for little bathers. There are also numerous attractions for older children and teens, so that the whole family can enjoy a relaxing time together. 

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Swimming Pool Waidring

Surrounded by well-tended sunbathing lawns and calming trees, Waidring pool is a summer magnet for young and old. The lake is integrated with the outdoor pool, which has many advantages for guests. On the 15,000m2 area, you can spend your summer days in a veriety of ways, from sports to full relaxation. There is also a children´s paddling pool and a heated swimming pool, not to mention the bistro which keeps energy levels topped-up.

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Lake arena Hechtsee

Nestled romantically within a wooded area, Hechtsee is perfect for relaxation and nature lovers. Its peaceful atmosphere and pristine water quality draw those seeking tranquility. For active visitors, there's a water volleyball court and table tennis facilities on the spacious play area, ideal for both adults and children. The "Seearena Hechtsee" lido offers relaxation and cuisine from the "Seearena Hechtsee Kufstein" restaurant.

Runners and Nordic walkers can explore marked trails around Hechtsee. A highlight is the 4-lake hike starting at Hechtsee and continuing to Egelsee, Längsee, and Pfrillsee—don't forget your swimwear!

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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 perfect for wild swimming. Expect to find athletes training in the beautiful surroundings for the annual Walchsee-Kaiserwinkl Triathlon Challenge held in August.

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Hintersteiner See

This impressive mountain lake is arguably the most stunning in the region. It is filled by underground springs, delivering mountain-fresh water flowing from the imposing peaks. Bathing in the crystal-clear waters of this high alpine lake on a hot summer's day is a truly fabulous experience, especially with the water averaging a perfect 22 degrees. 

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Indoor swimming pools

Aquarena Kitzbühel

Indulge in the expansive wellness and leisure facilities of AQUARENA for ultimate relaxation, swimming, and carefree experience. AQUARENA Kitzbühel boasts a 25-meter-long sports pool, a bathing area complete with a waterfall, two thrilling adventure slides, and a dedicated pool for little ones. Rejuvenate body, mind, and soul in the sauna, or pamper yourself with a soothing massage. Our skilled masseurs will release tension from your muscles, leaving you feeling refreshed and renewed. Rain or shine, any time of year, a visit to AQUARENA is an experience not to be missed.

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Kaiserbad Ellmau

Outdoors, enjoy a picturesque natural swimming area and a spacious pool, while indoors, discover a cozy indoor adventure pool. Numerous attractions ensure action and fun, including waterfalls, a 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 provide endless water fun for the kids. Relaxation awaits in the thermal area, featuring a pine panorama sauna, herbal steam bath, infrared cabins, sauna landscape with a nudist outdoor area, and water beds, guaranteeing peaceful tranquility. Plus, the Kaiserbad is a proud partner of the "Wilder Kaiser Guestcard

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Panorama Badewelt St. Johann

The indoor pool and sauna of Panorama Badewelt offer soothing relaxation on chilly winter days, while the outdoor pool promises refreshing relief during hot summer days. There's something for everyone, especially children and families. Little ones can enjoy endless splashing in the children's pool, exploring the wonders of water. Thrill-seekers will be delighted by the 38-meter turbo slide. Meanwhile, wellness enthusiasts can unwind in the sauna world. Treat yourself to a delightful escape from everyday life with wellness, swimming, and fun at Panorama Badewelt, located in the heart 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

Throughout the year, indulge in our indoor area featuring an appealing sauna world, solarium, beauty and vitality services, outdoor pool with massage jets and counter-current system, open-air courtyard, and sun terrace. When outdoor bathing temperatures beckon, transition to our expansive 15,000-square-meter outdoor recreation area. Here, you'll find ample opportunities for relaxation and leisure, including a sports and adventure pool, giant water slide, children's pool, adventure playground, beach volleyball court, table tennis, and tennis. Our swimming pool buffet offers a selection of small, exquisite summer specialties to complement your experience.

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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 a perfect alpine panorama. A long hike to the hidden "Blaue Lacke" is not only a rewarding natural experience, but also a chance to cool-off in the refreshing alpine waters and forget about the stresses of everyday life.

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Sintersbacher Waterfall

The Sintersbacher waterfall, situated not far from Jochberg, exudes a captivating sense of power. For a truly unforgettable experience, make sure to visit the waterfall during the spring thaw, when the snow is melting and the water volume reaches its peak. At 85 meters high, the waterfall swells dramatically, transforming into a breathtaking natural spectacle. On your return journey from the waterfall, at an altitude of nearly 1,300 meters, you'll encounter the quaint Wildalm (1,430 meters), a charming old hut where the cowshed seamlessly blends with the cozy parlor.

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Schleierwasserfall Wilder Kaiser

Embark on a delightful circular hike at the base of the majestic rock towers of the Wilder Kaiser. This scenic tour offers not only the cozy hut ambiance of Ackerlhütte (1,465 meters) but also a refreshing stop at the Schleierwasserfall: one of Tyrol's most enchanting waterfalls, also renowned as a sports climbing area. Throughout the hike, immerse yourself in sweeping views of the imposing peaks of the Wilder Kaiser range, reaching heights of up to 2,344 meters. Your journey begins in Hüttling, tucked away at an altitude of 816 meters.

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Krimmler Wasserfälle

Located at the picturesque end of the valley, the Krimml Waterfalls are a truly remarkable natural wonder. Their immense volumes of water and extraordinary drop height of 380 meters over three stages make them a breathtaking spectacle, ranking as the fifth highest waterfalls in the world. The refreshing mist of the Krimml Waterfalls, set against the stunning backdrop of the Hohe Tauern National Park, captivates visitors of all ages. For those seeking more insight, an information point at the entrance to the waterfalls provides all the fascinating details about this magnificent natural wonder.

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