Obertraun on Lake Hallstatt - © Viertbauer

Lake Hallstatt swimming marathon 2020

Date: Fri, Jul. 31, 2020
Time: 17:00
Location:  Hallstätter See, 4830 Hallstatt
The “Lake Hallstatt swimming marathon” takes place in the UNESCO World Heritage Region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut.

Challenge for extreme swimmers

The “Lake Hallstatt swimming marathon” takes place on Saturday 1st August 2020, in the UNESCO World Heritage Region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut. The start of the 10 kilometre long swimming race takes place in the Untersee beach in Bad Goisern - on the north shore of Lake Hallstatt. In the extreme distance, extreme athletes from around the world will pass the world famous scenery of Hallstatt across the lake to the Obertraun beach on the south shore. Here the “Lake Hallstatt swimming marathon” will be rounded off in the evening, by a comprehensive program with award ceremonies.

Kids take part in a swimming ability competition. This year there is also something new for children who wish to take part in a swimming competition. Divided into two different age groups, children can take part in a kid’s swimming ability competition at Obertraun beach. The aim is for the kids to conquer 4-5 different elements and swim distances of about 100 or 200 metres respectively. "Here, fun with the element 'water' is at the forefront!" says organiser Bernhard Höll. "Hellishly well cared for" is simultaneously his motto and slogan for the whole execution of the Lake Hallstatt swimming marathon.

New 2020 Aquathlon and Swimrun


START and FINISH are located at the public bathing beach of Obertraun

At the beginning all competitors swim two rounds (about 400 meters each) with a shore leave in the bay of Obertraun.

After that, competitors run two rounds (about 2.000 meters each) on a track of gravel, tarmac and across a meadow without any incline.


START and FINISH are located at the public bathing beach of Obertraun

After 800 m swimming, 4 km of running followed before swimming again for 1.1 km. Finally, the participants can still run 4.1 km.

This sport, which originally comes from Sweden, should also move into the Hallstättersee swimming Marthon weekend!

So much to experience!

A holiday in the UNESCO World Heritage Region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut offers so much more than just sightseeing, culture and pleasure. In Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt, Hallstatt and Obertraun, you have the opportunity to fully experience all types of action sports and satisfy your craving for adventure. Hiking and mountain biking as well as climbing, swimming and even scuba diving are only some of the possibilities for getting out and enjoying the natural surroundings. The extraordinary landscape of the Salzkammergut is made for outdoor activities. From swimming in the crystal-clear lakes and rafting on the Traun River to paragliding from the 2000 meter Krippenstein in Obertraun, you can push yourself to the limit during an active holiday in the Lake Hallstatt region.

Your accommodation for this event

Hotels and accommodation providers in Hallstatt, Bad Goisern, Gosau and Obertraun offer the ideal room or apartment for your holidays, no matter what your tastes. Aside from establishments rated according to the international "star" scale, you will also find around Lake Hallstatt in Austria businesses that have been awarded two to four "edelweiss". The more flowers, the greater comforts you can expect. Whether you eventually find your cozy nest in an elegant 5-star luxury hotel, at comfortable guesthouse, a family-friendly apartment, or on a traditional farm, the choice is always entirely up to you.