Attersee Lake is located 60 km from Salzburg. It is the
largest lake in Austria covering an area of 46 square kilometers. It is
also holds one of the most famous diving center in the country. Attersee
rarely freezes even in coldest winters. In fact it is not advisable to
step on thin ice that might cover part of Attersee. It is not as solid
as it might look. So the best time to visit would be from late spring to
early autumn. Besides swimming and boating the lake draws many
fishermen. Several species of fish (26 in total) inhabit Attersee lake
including several species of trout, European eel, pike, carp, perch and
others. Local claim that the water in the lake is so clean that you can
simply boil and drink it, but it is not really advisable.
Attersee is doted by eight resorts that were built on its
shores including Attersee, Nussdorf, Schorling, Seewalchen, Unterach,
Weyregg and Vocklabrick, the largest of them all. Additionally there are
numerous small picturesque Austrian villages that has numerous small
restaurants and stores.
Attersee Lake has invited many tourists for the past
several centuries. Artists of all kinds particularly flocked to its
beautiful shores. Some of the most famous include composer Gustav Mahler
and a painter Gustav Klimt. Several local guides offer trips to explore
their favorite locations around the Attersee.