- UNIQUE: lake pool in the Wörthersee heated with bioenergy, ca. 28 °C
- DIMENSIONS: 14 x 10 meters
- EXTRAS: heated box for warm bathrobes
- AMENITIES: pier at the pool with loungers, umbrellas, and tables
A natural luxury is swimming in the year-round heated lake pool in the Wörthersee with a water temperature of ca. 28° C.
Hotel Schloss Seefels knew how to make excellent use of its top location on the lake. Space was not available for an indoor pool, because the hotel is so close to the shores of the Wörthersee. So, the indoor pool simply relocated to the lake itself. Back then as well as today, a lake pool of this kind is a unique feature, because the pool is open at the bottom. This special feature can be found in only 3 hotels is Austria, and Hotel Schloss Seefels is one of them.
Bottomless bathtub in the Wörthersee
The lakeside pool at Hotel Schloss Seefels is comparable to a bottomless bathtub, only much larger: 14 x 10 meters. The technically complex structure can best be imagined as an enclosure that is open at the bottom. Bioenergy heats the water in this area to 28°C in cooler months. This temperature makes swimming in the Wörthersee possible all year round. In the cooler season, bathrobes are heated to body temperature in a heat box while you are swimming - for a pleasant feeling after dip in the lake.
A spectacular sight for guests
Water plants, algae, mussels. The enclosure is a temporary home for water-friendly inhabitants. The lake pool is cleaned every 10 to 14 days. For the maintenance technicians, this is a challenge each time, but for the guests, it is an impressive experience. The structure contains air tanks. These tanks are filled with air and lift the structure to the surface. Then, it is cleaned with high pressure equipment. After 3 to 4 hours, the cleaning is completed, and the structure is sunk back into the lake.
Swimming before breakfast
Mysterious, mystical, fantastic: this is the best way to describe early morning swimming in the heated lake pool. You will feel reborn: refreshed and invigorated. You can then enjoy a leisurely and delicious Schloss breakfast. Of course, a swim in the evening has its own special charm when the sun is reflected in the water and the scenery glistens in warm tones.