Lake Activities

The excellent wind conditions make Traunsee (Lake Traun) a paradise for sailing, wind surfing and kite surfing alike.

Sailing on Lake Traun in Austria


Every year Lake Traun plays host to some major events on the sailing calendar, as conditions on the lake are renowned for being excellent. Over the month of May and the start of June, the Allianz Traunsee Woche and the RC44 Austria Cup take place here. They are great events to watch as the many boats race one another on the water.

Feeling inspired to set sail? Why not earn your “lake legs” at Lake Traun which has sailing courses from beginner to advanced throughout the summer.

If you are already an accomplished sailor then it’s easy to hire a range of sailing boats and find out for yourself what makes the lake so special.

Wind/Kite Surfing

Most days you can guarantee to spot at least a few surfers out on the lake because the conditions are so good, so often. There is a school in Ebensee should you wish to get involved and find out how to surf with style!

Water Skiing

Despite the wind providing excellent conditions for surfers and sailors, the water is usually calm enough for water skiing and definitely easier than trying it out at sea! Should you wish to give it a go our local instructor seems to be able to get anyone standing up with no problems.


As Austria’s deepest lake, you can find plenty of diving spots where you can don a wet suit and check out the under water world beneath the surface of Traunsee. The nearest diving school is located at Traunkirchen, which is only a short drive from our guesthouse. There are some fascinating stories regarding discoveries found here, but we’ll leave them for you to find out on your adventure!

Boat Hire

Fancy something a little more relaxed? Become the captain of a “ship” and rent a rowing or electric boat and have a cruise about on the lake!