The most significant thermal springs and lakes

Pools and thermal springs near the Festival City of Salzburg

Want to head out for a cool dip? But where to go? You have lots of choice on where to go for a swim in the Salzburg region which offers a variety of beautiful open-air pools, thermal springs and lakes, all located in the villages surrounding the Festival City of Salzburg.

A small sampling of our open-air pools:

The Open-air Pool at Leopoldskron - Lepi

Built in the middle of the 1960’s, the open-air pool in Leopoldskron has more than 54,000 m2 of green space.

A program of regular modernization has made it one of the best-equipped pools around.

The Leopoldskron pool is one of the largest open-air pools in Austria. In addition to its 54,000 m2 of green space, it has a total water-surface area of 3,200 m2.

Those who like playing mini-golf, which is part of the complex, will notice that the buffet has also been renovated.

The pool itself has many attractions such as water jets along the base, fountains, massage jets and four, 25 meter swimming lanes. The pool is divided into swimmer and non-swimmer areas, and is accessible for the physically impaired.  

Since 2003, children and adults alike have enjoyed the attractive, 72-meter giant slide.

Leopoldskronstrasse 50 5020 Salzburg

The Volksgarten Open-air Pool

The Volksgarten open-air pool has a total surface area of 12,825 m2 with water covering an area of 1,460 m2.

The complex consists of 2 pools, each 21x33.3 meters in size.

Additionally, there is a 45 m2 children’s pool and a 12 m2 wading basin. Table tennis, board games and volleyball courts are available now that a roof was built over the outdoor ice skating rink.

The pool can be reached by city buses numbers 6, 7 and 20. It is also easily accessed from the network of bike paths.

In addition to the regular hours of operation, management intends to reintroduce night swimming again this summer.

The Volksgarten pool is the oldest heated open-air pool in the city of Salzburg. It opened with great fanfare in 1892, and after numerous renovations, has grown from a typical pool to a swimming complex with modern technology. However, the building in the original portion of the complex has been maintained in its original form.

Hermann-Bahr-Promenade 2 5020 Salzburg

The Alpenstraße Open-air Pool – AYA Bath

Originally built in 1950, the Alpenstraße open-air pool was renovated in 1994 and has become the favorite bathing facility in the city.

Situated on 10,500m² of land, it has a water surface area of approximately 750 m².

Its 25x16 meter swimmer’s pool and 19x16 meter non-swimmer’s pool, both of which are made of stainless steel and are heated, are attractive places for the locals to spend their free time. Our smallest guests will enjoy the play area and the approximately 50 m2 wading pool with slide.

The pools can be heated to a temperature of 23 °C. The play area offers the chance to play volleyball or table tennis.

Alpenstrasse 5020 Salzburg

Swimming in Lake Anif

Located just south of Salzburg, Lake Anif is simply magnificent and is ideally suited for swimming.

Its crystal clear waters nestled among the tall trees invite visitors to experience nature in its most original form.

Meet up with friends, unwind, discover Salzburg’s largest climbing park, or just enjoy the sun – there is something here for everyone. Our free Internet means you to check your emails while sunbathing!

Finish your relaxing day with freshly caught grilled trout served on our sun terrace.

Waldbad Anif
5081 Anif
+43 650 477 3882

The Bergheim Open-air Pool "Bergxi"

The Bergxi in Bergheim is a heated, open-air pool designed to pamper parents and children with its many attractions. It is open during the summer months.

After a quick jump into the pool, families can enjoy the 50-meter-long giant slide, as well as the wide wave slide.

The play pool features a water-mushroom fountain, something children always enjoy. The children’s pool and play areas are all our original designs and are a welcomed alternative for the little ones. Portions of the children’s area are covered with a sun-shade so to protect children from the sun.

Freibad Bergheim
Iselstraße 20
5101 Bergheim
+43 662 451592

The Anthering Open-air Pool

Our heated and meticulously maintained open-air pool is located in the center of Anthering and guarantees guests a place to cool off on hot summer days.

The pool is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. from May until the beginning of September, weather permitting.

Our guests enjoy lounging on the large lawn with its beautiful views and quite atmosphere. A cluster of trees provide a shaded area. If this section happens to be is filled, guests are welcome to borrow a sun umbrella. We also offer a small pool and play area for children. Our buffet features light snacks and beverages.

Schwimmbad Anthering
Dorfstraße 3
5102 Anthering
+43 6223 2929

The Marzoll Open-air Pool

The scenic uniquely situated, heated outdoor pool Marzoll.

With its unique natural setting, the heated open-air pool in Marzoll (built in 1966) features a water surface of 1,940 m² and a grassy sunbathing lawn with a cluster of trees. Every generation can enjoy fun in the water here.

Freibad Marzoll
Rainthalstrasse 25
83435 Bad Reichenhall

+49 8651 47 00

The Ainring Open-air Pool

Our open-air pool has 25,000 m2 for play, fun and relaxation.

Our open-air pool has 25,000 m2 for play, fun and relaxation. Here guests will find a giant water slide, a wide water slide, a diving tower, a 50-meter swimming pool, and a wonderful non-swimmer’s pool with a section just for mothers and their children.

Erlebnisbad Ainring
Schwimmbadstrasse 13
83404 Ainring
+49 8654 8506

Thermal Springs in the Region:

Aqua Salza

This large water complex offers attractions for every age groups.

An adventure pool with integrated 25-meter swim lanes, a 100-meter giant slide, a whirlpool, a parent/child area, an all-season outdoor pool, a lazy-river, water jets, and much more! Water, warmth and wellness – all in Golling!

Möslstraße 199 5440 Golling
+43 / (0)6244 / 20040-0

RupertusTherme Spa & Family Resort

Source of Wellness.

The spa RupertusTherme in Bad Reichenhall – the relaxation spa in Bavaria – is framed by a unique natural scenery of mountains, spring water and mild alpine climate in the Berchtesgaden area.

The Spa & Resort families is full of life and peace of mind with five "sources of well-being".

This spa concept ensures the harmonious coexistence with separate entrances and spatial separation of the "Spa & Wellness" and "Sport & Family" - with five sources:

  • Alpen brine thermal landscape – the "source of salt"
  • Alpine sauna – the "source of fire"
  • Wellness Center – the "source of leisure"
  • Fitness center – the source of energy
  • Family pool – the "source of joy"

So your children can play while you relax undisturbed.

Enjoy the soothing effect of 32 ° - 37 ° warm Bad Reichenhall Alps brine from the sea of ​​primeval and take a break from everyday life. Relax your body and mind! In harmony with nature, a unique feel good ambience and pure family fun take place.

The patron saint of the Alpine salt, the "Holy Rupert", is omnipresent in Bad Reichenhall and in the RupertusTherme spa.

Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 21
83435 Bad Reichenhall

+49 8651 76220
+49 8651 7622109

The Watzmann Therme Thermal Springs

Experience a little escape, a few hours of relaxation or great adventures in the water.

Take a little time out from your everyday routine, enjoy a couple of hours to rest, or play around a bit water park – the Watzmann Therme complex offers something for the entire family. The wide range available at the Watzmann Therme will make your time together enjoyable. With a total water surface area of 900 m², our family complex in Berchtesgaden offers relaxation, wellness, fun and sports for everyone.

Bergwerkstraße 54 83471 Berchtesgaden (D)
+49 8652 9464-0

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