If a beautiful beach in a hot, dry Mediterranean climate isn’t enough for you, how about a beautiful beach in a hot, dry Mediterranean climate with a lovely shady park and swimming complex to cool off in right next to it? If that sounds just about perfect, then you should visit EuropaPark und Strandbad, which you can find on the east side of Wörthersee lake.
EuropaPark and Strandbad has the perfect mix of beachy fun and forest relaxation. Take a stroll around the park and absorb the beautiful scenery, play a game of chess or two. Watch the peacocks display their beautiful plumage for the ladies, or just let the world go by you whilst you relax in the lavish gardens.
Klagenfurt city EuropaPark, Austria
Then all you have to do is take a quick walk until you’re on the beach. Sit and relax on the smooth sands with the sun warming your skin, or splash in Wörthersee lake — the warmest of all Alpine lakes because of the Mediterranean climate. In summer the lake is a popular place for swimmers and water sports, although if you visit in winter there is a chance the lake will freeze and you can ice-skate on its surface.
You can camp at EuropaPark und Strandbad. The camping ground is cool and shady, and if you go camping you get free use of the Strandband swimming complex. However there is also the option of renting caravans for those who like to be a little further away from nature.