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Dog ownership tips 21.09.2021

Going to the lake with your dog: Austrian dog beaches at the lake

Sissi by Sissi, Sissi has been a blogger since 2014, got on the dog in 2018. Since then, she struts her 10000 steps through the world every day with Loki. The Beagdor (Labrador-Beagle mix) is a therapy dog for children and also accompanies her to schools. Secretly she fancies a French Bulldog as a second dog.

Austrian dog beaches at the lake

When the summer sun shines from the sky and the temperatures seem to rise to infinity, you usually long for a refreshing dip in the cool water. But where to take your little darling, since he loves water just as much? No, your dog does not have to wait sadly at home! In Austria there are wonderful dog beaches and bathing lakes where you can have fun together with your four-legged friend.

Bathing fun in every federal state

The city of Vienna also provides you with some dog bathing facilities. You can also enjoy the cool water with your four-legged friend in the big city. On the New Danube and the Danube Island you will find two dog beaches, the Dog Beach North and the Dog Beach South. On the Alte Donau there is a large dog zone next to the Angelika, which even has a drinking fountain and training equipment. Further dog zones can be found at the pond Hirstetten-Donaustadt, in the Draschepark and in Aspera-Seestadt. All dog beaches are accessible by public transport.

Upper Austria offers a wide range of dog beaches. You can swim with your dog at almost every lake in the Salzkammergut. Mostly there are own marked areas.

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In Styria you will find several dog beaches that you can explore with your dog. You will find most of the bathing possibilities in the area of Graz and Graz surroundings, as well as in Upper Styria. Some bathing possibilities at a glance:

  • Packer Stausee (excluding the public bathing areas).
  • Teichalmsee
  • Steinerne weir at the Sulmsee
  • Salza reservoir in Bad Mitterndorf
  • Freely accessible gravel pond at the anchor point in Tillmitsch near Leibnitz
  • Own dog bathing pond in Großlobming
  • Ödende in Pichl-Kainisch (except bathing jetties)
  • Lake Altaussee (except main bathing areas)
  • Parts of the Grundlsee (except differently marked areas)


offers, apart from the river banks of the Drau and the Gail, some bathing possibilities, which you can visit with your dog. Hiking in Carinthia is also perfect for people with dogs. But back to the topic - Various dog beaches in Carinthia at a glance:

  • Maltschacher See (a segregated dog beach near the Sonnenresort holiday resort is at your disposal).
  • Keutschacher See (beach camping south, lido of the Sonnenhotel Hafnersee, camping site Brückler north, beach camping south)
  • Ossiacher See (lido Messner and Seecamping Plörz)
  • Klagenfurt (at the beginning of the Wörthersee near the lido, various bathing possibilities along the Sattnitz)
  • Lake Forstsee
  • Klopeinersee (bath south, lido Mori, lido Reichmann-Rosenheim Lubas, lido of the Landhaus Klopein)

In Tyrol

dogs are welcome bathers, but leashes are often compulsory. It is best to inform yourself on site. Some bathing places at a glance:

  1. Walchsee bathing lake
  2. Pillersee in Ortisei
  3. Lake Heiterwanger
  4. Lake Reintal
  5. Bathing lake Durlaßbodenstausee in Zillertal
  6. Forest bathing lake Gieringer Weiher in Kitzbühel
  7. Natural bathing lake Waaldweiher Fließ, Bergelsteinersee and Achensee
  8. Swimming lake in Hochimst
  9. Plansee lake

Also Lower Austria

offers some bathing possibilities, which you can use. An overview of some dog beaches:

  • Dog bathing pond in Altmelon
  • City lake Allensteig
  • Water park Tüll (leash compulsory!)
  • Lido Litschau (own dog zone)
  • Zirbensee
  • Lunzer See (except lido)
  • Sunbathing area Kamptal

Also the Burgenland

has a few bathing possibilities for you and your four-legged friend. Get an overview:

  • Pinka in Oberwart
  • Tauchenbach in Schlaining
  • Strembach
  • Biotope in Heiligenbrunn
  • Zickenbach
  • Parts of the Neusiedlersee (reed path at the dam, private dog beaches of the Seehotel Rust and the holiday village Vogelparadies, the iceberg)

An overview of the bathing possibilities in


  1. Dog beach Pipeline at Lake Constance
  2. Old Rhine
  3. At running waters (except public bathing places)

An overview of the bathing possibilities in Salzburg:

You can also swim perfectly in the Salzkammergut. We have listed some possibilities in a separate blog post. But back to the bathing possibilities in the province of Salzburg.

  • Wallersee
  • Wiestalstausee
  • Mattsee (except beach baths)
  • Hallstättersee (in front of the village Winkel)
  • Lake Mondsee
  • Zeller See (except public lidos)
  • Prebersee in the Lungau
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