Austria popular lakeside resort beach bars
In the past few years, lakeside hot spots have opened up right across Austria. These elegantly designed bars are now fixtures of Austria's burgeoning beach scene.
Floating beach bars
Carinthina: the pontoon on Lake Millstätter has been transformed into a BBQ restaurant and events platform.
The Lake Millstätter ‘beach bar’ is really an island – or more accurately a pontoon – set away from the shore, which sways to and fro in the setting sun. Once the motor boats – drawn by day to this floating island on the lake – have disappeared, the 'Fire Island' guests know they can look forward to an idyllic atmosphere, which spreads across the island: crackling fire, softly rippling waves, the sun setting on the horizon, warm sand under foot and the sizzling sound of fish on the grill.
Fire Island on the Millstätter See
T: +43 (0) 4766/ 3700
Stylish Alpine beach lounge
Vorarlberg: Mole Hard Restaurant beckons with its newly-opened ‘Lounge del Mar’ and customised picnic hampers. The bar's white upholstered furniture and dark brown couch tables create a Mediterranean look, perfect for a sophisticated evening cocktail.
Picnic hampers come in three varieties: Classic, Premium and De Luxe. In the Classic you’ll find Voralberg delicacies such as Kaminwurzen [smoked pork sausage from the Trentino Alto Adige region of Northern Italy], Ursalzkäse [rustic salty cheese from the Bregenz Forest], and ’Speckbindele’ [beech-smoked belly bacon pieces]. The Premium variety provides all of the above, and shrimp cocktails. The De Luxe offers even more: smoked salmon, goose liver terrine and champagne. Prices range from 24 – 54 Euros per person (excl. deposit for the basket and blanket).
T: +43 (0) 5574/ 72472
Carinthia: the rich and the beautiful gather in Maria Wörth on the Wörthersee at the lakeside bar ‘Seebar Linde’. Treat yourself – you deserve it – to a light, summer dinner at the lakeside bar, a particularly stylish way to celebrate on a summer evening.
Those who come here – best by motor boat – enjoy ‘chillig’ Hip Hop rap beats (so hot it’s cool!) in a laid back atmosphere, and the most beautiful sunsets on Carinthia’s largest lake. And let’s not forget the light cuisine, such as carpaccio, marinated tuna on a bed of sprouted vegetables or chanterelle risotto.
T: +43 (0) 4273 / 22 78