A Day at Bürgerausee

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With a very odd June weather forecast behind us, much of it grey and rainy with bursts of hot sunshine in between, it was imperative that we take advantage of the few good days by being outdoors and enjoying all that Austria has to offer.

On one such day, when the skies were clear and the thermotsat reached 33º, I decided it would be the perfect opportunity to visit a new lake on my list. And so, a day trip to the beautiful Bürgerausee in Kuchl was concocted.

Check out all my other favourite lakes to visit around Salzburg!


How to Get to Bürgerausee

I visited Bürgerausee by bike from my home in Salzburg. I had a craving to go on a long bike ride and so, with new biker shorts on to make me feel the part, I rode just over an hour south of Salzburg to Kuchl all the way along the Salzach River. Bürgerausee is 25km away from Salzburg on the bike and it was a seriously stunning ride past incredible mountain views. Check out my exact Strava route here.

Alternatively, you can drive in about twenty-five minutes or, easiest of all, hop on the S-Bahn direct from Salzburg and get off at Kuchl; the lake is just a short walk away.


How to Spend a Day at Bürgerausee

Bürgerausee is the perfect lake for a day out. You can swim in the clear turquoise waters and jump off of the many floating docks. A lakeside food stand serves up tons of drinks and meals to keep you going. There are clean, free toilets on site and also a free cold water refill station. A playground for kids and beach volleyball courts seal the deal.

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jana meerman lake burgerausee kuchl salzburgerland salzach austria-21
jana meerman lake burgerausee kuchl salzburgerland salzach austria-21
jana meerman lake burgerausee kuchl salzburgerland salzach austria-21
jana meerman lake burgerausee kuchl salzburgerland salzach austria-21
jana meerman lake burgerausee kuchl salzburgerland salzach austria-21
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jana meerman lake burgerausee kuchl salzburgerland salzach austria-21

One of my favourite views in the city - from Rifersteg in Rif

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jana meerman lake burgerausee kuchl salzburgerland salzach austria-21
jana meerman lake burgerausee kuchl salzburgerland salzach austria-21
jana meerman lake burgerausee kuchl salzburgerland salzach austria-21
jana meerman lake burgerausee kuchl salzburgerland salzach austria-21
jana meerman lake burgerausee kuchl salzburgerland salzach austria-21
jana meerman lake burgerausee kuchl salzburgerland salzach austria-21
jana meerman lake burgerausee kuchl salzburgerland salzach austria-21
jana meerman lake burgerausee kuchl salzburgerland salzach austria-21
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View from Ursteinsteg on the ride back to Salzburg


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Jana Meerman

Hi! I’m Jana, a British-Dutch-Canadian with a dream of seeing every country in the world. I am a storyteller, photographer and adventurer passionate about documenting and sharing my travels.

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