15. bathing tips: Outdoor pools & lakes in Salzburg around Puch

Water fun for the whole family in Salzburgerland

by Barbara / 20. Juli 2023 / Excursions
Freibad Hallein © TVB Puch

Your summer in the Tennengau: Swimming tips for hot days in Salzburg

Puch lies in the middle of the natural paradise of Salzburgerland and has a lot to offer you in summer. In addition to the great top excursion destinations in the Tennengau and the unique sights of the city of Salzburg, there are also a number of water places in the immediate vicinity that provide cooling, especially on hot summer days.

In this article you will get an overview of the many opportunities for swimming and bathing around Puch bei Salzburg.

FREE SWIMMING IN SALZBURG - Free cooling off around Puch

Let's start with the 5 top bathing spots nearby, where you can even refresh yourself in the water for free. At these water places you can relax in nature and don't even have to pay an entrance fee:

1. Wiestalstausee

The reservoir near us in Hinterwiestal offers a quiet and relaxing environment, ideal for a leisurely swim or a picnic on the shore. With its impressive scenery and the opportunity for fishing and fly-fishing, the Wiestalstausee is a popular destination for nature lovers, swimmers and anglers alike. Along the Wiestal Landesstraße between Adnet and Ebenau, there are numerous bays and dogs are also allowed here! Near the dam wall is the natural monument "Almbachklamm", where a canyoning route leads through..

Wiestalstausee © TVB Puch - Kuscheiart

2. Königseeache

With its clear water, surrounded by lush vegetation and set against the mystical Untersberg, the Königsseeache offers an idyllic backdrop. It is also known for its many hidden bays, which can be found in the alluvial landscape near the mouth of the Salzach. The Königsseeache is easily accessible by bike and is located between the "Rifer Spitz" and the Waldbad Anif.

Königseeache © TVB Puch - Kuscheiart

3. Taugl Naturbad

The wild mountain stream between the Tennengau communities of Bad Vigaun and Kuchl offers you beautiful washed-out gorges and smooth rocks. The ice-cold and crystal-clear water is very popular on hot summer days. However, this natural paradise is not only a beautiful recreational area, but also a nature reserve and habitat for many animals and plants. Learn more about the "Lebensader Taugl" here.

Tauglbach Naturbad © TVB Bad Vigaun

4. Bürgerausee

Along the gravelled hiking trail, which is suitable for prams, around the "Kuchler See", there are many shady spots, several benches and a large sunbathing area. With the kiosk, a children's playground, the skater park, a Kneipp facility and a beach volleyball court, variety and fun are provided. The Bürgerausee is a popular meeting place for families, young people and recreation seekers who want to relax and refresh themselves in the midst of nature. Tip: there is an S-Bahn station and several parking spaces in the immediate vicinity.

Bürgerausee Kuchl © TVB Kuchl

5. Felsenbad Faistenau

10 minutes from the Wiestal reservoir, the Felsenbad is a special natural monument in nearby Faistenau. The stone sunbathing areas on the riverbed at the Strüblweiher reservoir are warmed by the sun in summer and the various large pools invite you to take a dip, swim or jump in the water.

Felsenbad © TVB Faistenau

LIFES & LAKES: 10 tips for your next bathing day

Around Puch, you can cool off in summer at numerous lakes and outdoor pools! Here are 10 more swimming tips in Salzburgerland where you can enjoy outdoor leisure time by the water:

6. Waldbald Anif

Surrounded by a picturesque forest, this natural pool offers a natural oasis of relaxation and recreation. The quickest way to reach the Waldbad near the Urstein hydroelectric power station from Puch is by bike, or by car via the motorway in Anif. In addition to the crystal-clear mountain water and small bays, the Waldbad Anif also offers an open-air restaurant, a volleyball court and a 300-metre bathing jetty. Why not try wakeboarding on the two-master or rent a stand-up paddle?

Waldbad Anif © www.waldbadanif.at

7. Freibad Hallein

The adventure pool at Wiespach Castle covers a spacious area of 32,000 m² with extensive sunbathing areas, three different pools for babies, non-swimmers and athletes, as well as a sports and children's playground for letting off steam. The buffet with terrace and self-service provides for the physical well-being of the bathing guests. Click here for more information on "Swimming tip: Schloss Wiespach open-air pool in Hallein".

Freibad Hallein © TVB Puch

8. outdoor swimming pools in the city of Salzburg

In the city of Salzburg the Leopoldskroner Bad, the Aya-Bad in Alpenstraße and the Volksgartenbad provide the best cooling in summer. In addition, the Liefering bathing lake offers water fun in the middle of the city. The outdoor pools in the city of Salzburg are perfect places to enjoy the summer months to the full. Whether for swimming, sunbathing or sporting activities - these outdoor pools offer the best cooling off and ensure unforgettable summer experiences in the picturesque setting of Salzburg.

Freibad Leopoldskron | © Stadt Salzburg / Alexander Killer

9. Harrbergsee

The Harrbergsee recreational facility in Scheffau am Tennengebirge offers games, sports and fun for the whole family. After a refreshing hike or bike ride, you can relax and unwind at this emerald-coloured natural lake with first-class water quality. There is a separate swimming area for children, spacious sunbathing lawns, a children's playground and a beach volleyball court. Delicious snacks and drinks are served at the lakeside terrace, perfect as a finale after one of the many experiences in the Lammertal valley.

Harrbergsee in Scheffau © TVB Scheffau am Tennengebirge

10. Erlebnisbad Abtenau

The Abtenau adventure pool offers a wealth of facilities for unforgettable bathing fun. With a sports and adventure pool, a 70-metre-long speed slide and a children's area, there is something for everyone. There is also a beach volleyball court for sporting activities and the entire bathing area is adapted for wheelchair users. The terrace swimming pool guarantees fun and action for the whole family. Enjoy a day full of adventure and relaxation amidst the magnificent mountain scenery of the Tennengebirge.

Erlebnisbad Abtenau © TVB Abtenau - tennengau.com

11. Wasserpark Russbach

The outdoor pool in Russbach am Pass Gschütt delights with its fully biological natural pool with waterfall, slide and many jumping opportunities. Right next door is the free accessible water park with a children's canoe course, the Kneipp pool and a play stream for even more water fun. Dive in and experience pure refreshment in this idyllic setting.

Wasserpark Russbach © TVB Russbach

12. Waldbad Lungötz

The Waldbad Lungötz in the Lammertal valley is an idyllic natural swimming pool surrounded by an impressive mountain landscape. With a water surface of 2,000 square metres, the large sunbathing lawn, the playground and volleyball court, the Waldbad Lungötz offers boundless swimming pleasure for young and old. The Seestüberl provides for your physical well-being.

Waldbad Lungötz © TVB Annaberg-Lungötz

13. Seepark St. Martin

The Seepark in St. Martin am Tennengebirge is a family paradise in the midst of nature. The biological bathing lake with 6,700 m² of water surface and a water slide offers bathing fun for young and old. Numerous attractions, including a playground and activities for children, provide variety. The lakeside restaurant invites you to stop for a bite to eat.

Seepark © TVB St. Martin am Tennengebirge

14. Salzburg Lakes

In just 30 minutes from Puch (via the 10 Tauernautobahn or the Wiestal Landesstraße) you can discover a variety of breathtaking lakes in the Salzburger Seenland and Salzkammergut. Experience the beauty of the Wallersee, Grabensee, Obertrumer See and Mattsee in the Salzburg Lake District. In Salzkammergut, Lake Fuschl, Lake Wolfgang, Lake Mondsee and Lake Irrsee are waiting to be explored by you. Immerse yourself in the idyllic waters and enjoy unforgettable moments in this fascinating lake landscape. Whether for swimming, boating or simply relaxing on the shore - everyone will find their favourite spot here to enjoy the beauty of nature to the fullest.

Fuschlsee und Wolfangsee © Thomas Schauer - Canva.com

15. Bäder & Thermen: Indoor & Outdoor

Around Puch there are first-class thermal baths and indoor pools, which also provide relaxation in summer with their outdoor pools and sunbathing areas. The Aqua Salza in Golling, the Heiltherme Bad Vigaun, the Therme Amade in Altenmarkt, the Watzmanntherme in Berchtesgaden and the Rupertustherme in Bad Reichenhall  are popular baths in the area for wellness and relaxation seekers. In the spacious outdoor pools, visitors can enjoy the warm summer days in wonderful surroundings and indulge in the soothing thermal waters.

Please note: the thermal baths like to use the summer months for their annual maintenance work. So check beforehand whether the desired bath is also open!

Aqua Salza © Aqua Salza Golling

Outdoor pool, lake or visit to the thermal spa?

How do you like my tips for the best places to swim around Puch? What do you prefer? A day of swimming at the lake or sitting by the pool at the nearest outdoor pool? Or do you also like to be pampered in the thermal baths in summer? Write us your swimming tips in the comments or link us on Instagram @visitpuch with your pictures from your next trip to the water!

Tip: among the top excursion destinations in Tennegnau you will also find numerous waterfront attractions, such as the Lammerklamm gorge and the mill circuit in Scheffau, the Salzachklamm gorge, the Gollinger Wasser and the Bluntautal valley in Golling, as well as the Kneipp pool at the Adnet Marble Trail!
Bürgerausee in Kuchl © TVB Kuchl

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