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Lakes, outdoor pools and action

On hot summer days, there is nowhere like South Styria for pure bathing enjoyment. Splash around in Styria's oldest river pool, go for a dip in the many bathing lakes and natural pools, or have a whale of a time at the open-air swimming pools. Unwind on spacious sunbathing lawns and let the sunshine tickle your tummy – that's the epitome of summer in the south of Austria. Thanks to its varied range of options for bathing and water sports, South Styria has certainly become the heartland of aquatic fun.

If swimming and bathing isn't quite enough for you, you can also have fun on the water. Discover the awe-inspiring river landscapes of the Mur, Sulm, Kainach and the Raab by canoe and explore South Styria in a more adventurous way. At the Wakepark Planksee, keen wakeboarders and water skiers are in for a treat. Equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, the Planksee park offers you the chance to try some impressive tricks and jumps. It also offers lessons for beginners and special rally training sessions.

Sport of the moment, stand-up paddling, has made it to South Styria all the way from Hawaii and is attracting more and more devotees. Watch them as they glide skilfully over the water.

Outdoor pools and natural lakes