Bathing at lake Weissensee.
Hiking at lake Weissensee.
If you would like to go hiking, you are right at Weissensee. We recommend to visit the graslands on the alm or walk around the lake. Arround the lake you will find 200 km of marked hiking trails leading directly from the villages of 930 m to 2300 m above sea level. The range of possibilities is wide: from the flat walk around the lake to the rocky mountain peak, from the graslands full of flowers to the dense forest, in the nature park Weissensee, the variety of hikes provides for a varied hiking holiday.
At Weissensee you will be able to cycle through varied terrain with challenging climbs and rapid downhills. Directly from the highest bathing lake in the Alps, 22 mountain biking trails (MTB trails) with 150 km of length and all levels of difficulty lead to the surrounding mountains. And those who want more can connect to further 650 km of marked mountain bike trails in Gitschtal, Gailtal and Lesachtal in Carinthia.
In the alpine area, the Weissensee is one of the most beautiful dive sites. The visibility goes up to 20 m and there is still twilight at 50 m depth. The best diving time is at the Weissensee from June to October, September is the most beautiful diving month. Then the fauna is at its peak and the water is still pleasantly warm. The sunken tree trunks, the steep walls and the algae curtains in the lake make the underwater landscape interesting. The lake is rich in fish, pike, giant carp, swarms of perches, reindeer and lake trout accompany you.
The diving base "Yachtdiver Weissensee" is located in the center of Techendorf, opposite the Raiffeisenbank. There are snorkeling dives and PADI diving training, boat dives and dive trips, a bottle filling station, ice cream in the winter, equipment rental and a dive shop. Click here for details...
The diving school "PADI Tauchschule Dive-World" is located on the east bank of Weissensee. It offers a variety of courses and provides diving equipment and, if required, complies with the standards of the world's largest diving instructors organization PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors).
From the end of December until the end of February, ice diving is possible at Weissensee.
Running & Nordic Walking.
Running & nordic walking.
In the nature park Weissensee, running and nordic walking are a major issues. Whether you prefer walking in the plain around the lake or in the shady forest. Wether you like to go uphill or leisurely on the sunny shores, at the Weissensee you will definitely find your favorite route.
Fishing at lake Weissensee.
Golden trout & pike and perch fishing.
The different depths between 5 m and 99 m allow all variations of fishing. The meeting point for all Petrijungers is the traditional international fishing for the "Golden Trout from the Weissensee", which has been held for over 35 years in May. In the autumn the pike and perch will take place.
Ice hole fishing.
To ensure that you do not have to give up fishing even during the winter season, the municipality of Weissensee organizes ice fishing every year, usually at the beginning of March. The exact location is announced one week before the event. You can even drill ice holes or you can fish through the already existing holes. Pike-perch and pike have a good time, the other fishes you can fish. Petri Heil - which means good luck at fishing!
The Weissensee region has been awarded with the "European Award for Tourism and the Environment" and has been declared a Natural Park. "Gentle Wintertourism" is the philosophy of Weissensee, also called "playground of nature", where you can experience winter holidays in a unique variety.
At alte Säge your car is on holiday also ...
The natural park bus will take you to the ski school, the mountain railways, the ski lokker, the cross-country ski center, the equipment rental or the western ice surface if the eastern part, right at alte Säge, should not be frozen. The nearest bus stop is only a few steps away from alte Säge. The natural park bus is included for our guests.
The Weissensee family ski area is an unforgettable ski and snowboarding experience for the whole family with its perfectly prepared slopes, a four-seater chairlift and four ski lifts.
If you can not get enough of skiing, you can visit Carinthia's largest ski area Nassfeld. The ski bus is included in the price for guests of alte Säge. Our guest cards are also the tickets, which you will receive when you arrive.
55 km of double track and skating trails, as well as a new biathlon center are available at the paradise for cross country at Weissensee. The sunny Weissensee valley is distinguished by the cross-country ski trail of Carinthia and one of the most popular cross-country skiing areas in Carinthia. Directly next to the lake at 930 m start practice loops. For beginners or to improve the technique, the ski and cross-country school Weissensee offers courses.
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Ice skating, ice hockey, curling ...
The 6.5 km² Weissensee is the largest permanently freezing and prepared natural ice surface of Europe. From the middle of December to the beginning of March up to 40 cm thick ice covers the lake and offers for every ice sportsman a dreamlike ice-rink. Up to 25 km of ice-skating rinks, ice-skating trails, ice-skating rinks and a 400-meter track for speed skaters.
Contribution to ice and cross-country skiing
A contribution for usage of the ice and cross-country ski trails is collected. For guests of alte Säge the use of the ice surface and the cross-country ski trails is included. The armbands for use are available upon your arrival.
The "alternative dutch 11-city-tour" - the largest ice-sports spectacle in the world - with more than 3,000 active participants in ice speeding marathons over 50, 100 and 200 km will take place every year at the Weissensee.
Do you want a tobogganing party? This is also possible at the Weissensee. The 4 km long natural trail leads from the Naggler Alm into the valley, where you can go on to a snowshoe hike or a horse sleigh ride on the natural ice ...