Arrive at the eastern bay of the lake in Klagenfurt, the southernmost provincial capital of Austria, characterised by Italian Renaissance architecture. The destination is Strandbad Klagenfurt, an art nouveau building with beautiful, white, wooden beach huts: the largest lakeside lido in Europe.
That’s what makes this the largest open water swimming competition in Europe. The aim of this event is to bring together the entire open water community which, thanks to their high performance standards, attracts not just international media interest but also a growing number of participants.
This community with members of all ages enjoys practising long-distance swimming thanks to its team spirit and the fun of being together. This event takes place amidst the most impressive surroundings you can imagine: the athletes start in the turquoise Wörthersee water in Velden and swim to Strandbad Klagenfurt. Due to the size of the lake, it is possible to swim the entire distance of 17 kilometres without turning. As an alternative, two other distances of 9 and 3 kilometres are also offered to meet the needs of the various participants.
The scenery, the coordinated organisation and efficient safety management surrounding the sport guarantee a unique event that is internationally unrivalled.