Ice swimming in Obertraun - the event!

Date: Fri, Mar. 2, 2018
Location:  Seecafe Strandbad Obertraun, 4831 Obertraun
Info: Take a swim! Register now and book a room at the same time!

© Pixeleo | port-Veranstaltungen und Evets im Salzkammergut: Eisschwimmen in Obertraun am Hallstättersee im Rahmen des “EisCups“ in Österreich.

Half of Europe comes to Obertraun

When the winter in the Salzkammergut slowly disappears and the first signs of spring become visible, hard guys and cool girls have only one destination - Lake Hallstatt in Obertraun. Because on the 2nd and 3rd March 2018, the 1st ‘Lake Hallstatt Ice Swimming’ will take place directly at the beach.

It is all in the length!

You can choose from distances over 50 meters breaststroke and crawl, 100, 200 and 1,000 meters as well as a 4x50 mixed relay. By the way, the competition in Obertraun is the final of the "Ice Cup" with stops in Holland, Germany and Austria, where around 100 participants from all over Europe are expected.

Where to register?

For those who enjoy the cold and would like to plunge into the cold waters of Lake Hallstatt at the ‘Lake Hallstatt Ice Swimming’ at the beginning of March, you can now register for it at On the homepage of the organiser there is also more information about the icy event.

Discover Obertraun – A world of limitless experiences

There’s much to discover and experience in Obertraun on the southern shore of the idyllic Lake Hallstatt: hiking routes for all types, romantic spots, sport challenges, and winter wonderlands. Whether it’s through water fun on the lake, relaxing at the Koppenlacke, or a bike tour along Lake Hallstatt, boredom is never the case in Obertraun. In terms of experience-rich outings, Obertraun offers the nearby historical town of Hallstatt with its Salzwelten salt mine, numerous hiking paths and visits to the fascinating ice caves within the Dachstein Mountain or the impressive “5fingers” viewing platform on the Krippenstein. In winter, snow-hungry visitors can also find their hearts’ desires: freeriding, snowboarding, ski touring, and snowshoeing in the Freesports Arena Dachstein Krippenstein. From beginners to professionals, the Krippenstein has something for everyone. In both summer and winter, cosy mountain huts, such as the Lodge on the Krippenstein or the Schilcherhaus on the Gjaidalm, provide a relaxing finale to exciting hiking and thrilling skiing days. Boredom is yesterday’s news – today it’s all about Obertraun on Lake Hallstatt!

Where to Stay?

And for those who are still looking for a suitable place to stay, below we offer of an overview of free accommodation around Lake Hallstatt at a click. It could not be any easier!

Your accommodation for this event

Information at a glance

  • Contact
    Bernhard Höll
    Gschwandt 42,
    4822 Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt

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