Anyone who loves swimming will be in their element in our region. There is an abundance of lakes, pools, spas and even waterfalls, where you can head for a refreshing swim on a hot summers' day. The beautiful Lake Zell is just 5 minutes from the chalet which has endless entry points for swimming in the lake, or lounging with a cocktail in the summer sun at a lakeside pool.
Bruck's own outdoor swimming pool with views of the Bruck castle is just 3 minutes away from the chalet; a great spot to relax for adults and children alike. There are also many indoor pools with heated facilities should you be looking for entertainment on a cooler day, and if you want to some serious pampering, why not head to the Tauern Spa Water World for the ultimate relaxation day.
OF LAKE ZELL
There's something so relaxing about watching the sun glisten on fresh alpine waters, or hearing waves gently lap against a lakes' shores. That's why heading to the waters of Lake Zell is one of our favourite things to do irrespective of season. Whether that's to grab a morning coffee and walk along the pristine shores; take an afternoon dip after a long hike, or spend the day bathing in the summer sun, the opportunities are endless. There are plenty of access points where you can jump in the lake for a swim, and bathing areas around the lake where you can relax for hours in the sun. Our nearest bathing area is Haus Gabi, just 5 minutes from the chalet, with a lakeside bathing area, cafe, play park & volley ball pitch.
Bruck has its vey own outdoor swimming pool just 3 minutes from the chalet. Set amidst the scenic backdrop of the Bruck Fischhorn Castle and the Schmittenhöhe mountain, it's an incredibly picturesque spot for a summer's day swim. With its 25m sports pool, large children's pool, and 40m slide, it has something for the whole family. The mother/child area with its baby pool and play stream is great for families with younger children, and the beach volleyball pitch offers entertainment for the more active amongst us who like to mix a bit of sport with relaxation. The pool cafe offers food and drinks refreshments, so you'll have everything you need for a fun day in the sun.
The numerous lakeside swimming pools around Lake Zell are also a must for anyone on their summer holiday in the area. The infinity pool at the Thumersbach lido is a favourite, where you can take a dip in the pool whilst watching the sun shimmering on Lake Zell. The Beach Club here serves tasty food and cocktails and has its own sand beach, which is great for those lazy afternoons in the summer sun. The Zell am See lido is just a short walk for the old historic centre of Lake Zell, with pools, a slide and a diving platform in the lake. The Shuttdorf lido offer similar pool facilities, as well as windsurfing, kayak and SUP rental opportunities. Why don't you try them all on your summer holiday here!
In our opinion, there's nothing better than going on a long summers hike or mountain bike ride and stumbling across a freshwater alpine lake that you can jump in to for a refreshing swim. The sense of freedom you feel whilst swimming in an alpine lake in the wilderness is incredibly exhilarating. We always carry a pair of swimmers in our hiking rucksacks for that very reason, and look forward to the hikes where we can go for a cheeky wild swim. Paddling in the many waterfalls near here is also a favourite. We'd recommend you try it if you haven't tried it before, and can give you advice on some of our favourite spots. Naturally extra care has to be taken though when swimming in these sorts of waters.
The Tauern Spa Thermal Springs and Wellness Resort is a place for rest and recuperation. Whether that's after a day skiing on the slopes in winter, or for a full day pamper session in summer, you're sure to leave this wellness resort feeling completely relaxed. The SPA Water World consists of a whopping 11 pools, including a 25m sport pool, a saltwater pool, an indoor aqua world, and a mountain panorama pool. There's also a SPA Sauna World, which offers 10 different types of sauna. For those in search of some serious relaxation, why not try one of the many beauty, massage and spa treatments on offer too, followed by a delicious gourmet lunch at one of the resorts many restaurants and bars.