The Klopein Lake

Klopein Lake in CarinthiaThe Klopein Lake is a pleasure lake in eastern Carinthia, close to the borders of Carinthia and Slovenia. It belongs to the town Sankt Kanizan am Klopeiner See and is one of the warmest lakes in Europe, offering a wide rand of cultural and entertaining activities.

About the Klopein Lake

The Klopein Lake is the vestige of a then bigger post-glacial lake. It is fed by a small tributary and a water table from which the lake delivers a little water. In consequence, the temperature of the lake can reach 28 degrees and makes it one of the hottest in Europe, but also one of the most damaged by the human civilization.

Klopein Lake in CarinthiaFollowing the delivering of biological water in the early 80’s, Sankt Kanizan am Klopeiner See begun taking actions in order to revitalize and protect the lake, and that with huge success: in fact, the Klopein Lake is today one of the most protected lakes in Europe and the quality of its water attracts aquatic sports lovers as well as tourists from all over the world.

Surrounding the Klopein Lake, you will find Sankt Kazian, Klopein, Seelach and many restaurants, beaches, boat and bike renting companies along with shops. It is possible to walk around the lake by foot or onboard a panoramic train, by car or by Quad. If the local services are not sufficient, two other pleasure lakes waiting closeby (the Turnersee Lake and the small lake), the Turnersee aviary, the Orbi Grottoes and many other tourist attractions and wonders.

Pictures of the Klopein Lake

For a better overview of Klagenfurt, Carinthia Bus’ team worked with the tourist guide agency AHRE Austria Guide in order to provide you with pictures taken here and there in the city. In case you want to use or publish one of our pictures, we will be happy to send you a higher quality version of the pictures: however, in compensation we would ask you to add a link to our website. Those pictures along with many others taken in Austria can be forward for free –in exchange of a link to our website- by asking us at . For further information about our picture archives of Carinthia and the using conditions, please visit Photographic archives of AHRE Austria Guide.

Panorama of the Klopein Lake
boat crusing on Klopein Lake

More pictures of the Klopein Lake
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Excursions by bus from/to the Klopein Lake

Carinthia Bus’team makes available buses for transfers from or tot he Klopein Lake and organizes personal guided visits in Carinthia for you. For more information, please send an email at or call +43 6991 952 49 34!

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