Summer is here again and like every year not only we humans enjoy the cool water. Some dogs are a bit timid and prefer to avoid lakes and co, but some dogs are real water fans. So if you are looking for suitable bathing spots in Austria, where even our beloved pets get their fun and cool down, you will surely find what you are looking for here. You will find the most beautiful bathing spots for swimming with your dog here:
Angelibad: Located in the 21st district of Vienna and extends over 14,000 m². The area at the old Danube is fenced in, therefore the dogs are allowed to move freely. In summer, however, it can quickly become overcrowded.
Wienerberg: For all those who are rather at home in the south of Vienna. The artificially created lake in the 10th district of Vienna offers dogs a possibility to cool down on the southern shore. Here, however, leashes are compulsory.
Altmelon: In the Waldviertel in the district of Zwettl, a bathing pond has been created especially for water-loving dogs. They are allowed to move freely in the dog moor bath. So our pets will certainly get their cool down.
Ebersdorfer lake: In Ober-Grafendorf, directly at the Ebersdorfer See, a small bridge leads to the dog area, where our pets can let off steam and cool down. The leash obligation is to be kepthowever.
Attersee: A bathing opportunity for our dogs can be found between the villages of Schörfling and Steinbach. Between the road and the lake there are smaller green areas, which are very popular with dog owners, because there you are among yourself and swimming with a dog is also allowed. Leashes are obligatory and are also recommended because of the proximity to the road.
Camping Appesbach: Located directly at the Wolfgangsee and is ideal for holidays with dogs. A fence to the street is available, which means that dogs can play and swim freely. Also the surrounding hiking trails (but here leashes are compulsory) and the beautiful landscape speak for an unforgettable stay.
Hallstättersee: The dog bathing area in Obertraun, shines above all with its unique backdrop of the Dachstein mountains. The dog bathing area has been specially designated for this purpose, but you should keep in mind that you must be kept on a leash.
Fuschlsee: Here, above all, the circular path around the lake (approx. 11 kilometres) is highly recommended. Bathing places for dogs are abundant, even if you walks a little bit away from the lake (tributaries, brooks). A big advantage is that cycling around the lake is prohibited. However, leashes are mandatory.
Ganslsee: In Neusiedl am See there is a fenced area of over 10,000 m² with a small pond for cooling off. Here our pets are allowed to move freely.
Podersdorf am See: For the water-loving dogs there is a dog free running zone at the south beach (near the marina). The area covers 10.000m² and has its own lake access for dogs (no public bathing beach)!
Grassland Auwiesen: In Liebenau near Graz is this 970 m² large bathing pond especially for dogs. It is located in a fenced dog area, so you can play and bathe without leash and muzzle.
Großlobming: Near Knittelfeld there is the camping site Murinsel & Murstüberl, where you can find a dog bathing pond.
Ossiacher See: The Ossiacher has a separate dog bathing beach with lake access. On the lawn in front of it, however, leashes are compulsory. Another bathing opportunity for dogs can be found at the Seecamping Plörz in Landskron.
Keutschachersee: Camping Brückler Nord offers its guests a stay for dogs. In addition to free veterinary advice, a dog shop and events organised by animal trainers, there is also a separate bathing area for dogs where they can swim in a relaxed manner.
Ostufer: The Walchsee, the warmest bathing lake in tyrol as a hotspot for humans and animals. On the eastern shore a section has been created especially for our loyal friends to cool off. Maintenance fee 2 Euro/day, leashes are compulsory.
Gieriger Weiher: Located in Kitzbühel and open from mid May to mid September. The dog area is located next to the normal bathing area. Dogs may romp and swim here without a leash.
Lake Constance: There are dog-friendly beaches at Lake Constance too. The Bregenz pipeline is a beautiful beach promenade. On the promenade, leashes are compulsory, but your dog is allowed to move freely in the water (from Bregenz harbour to the lido in Lochau).
Alter Rhein: Between Hohenems and Lustenau, swimming for dogs is also allowed, but only before 9:00h and after 19:00h. Your dog must also be kept on a leash here.
You can find many more bathing possibilities here: https://tobalie.com/en/experts/dogzones
Here you can find out what you should pay attention to when swimming: https://tobalie.com/en/magazine/behaviour-training/dog-swimming
Austria also offers many beautiful bathing places for dogs, where our friends can really let off steam and feel good. Have fun splashing around and bathing with your dog!