In the heart of the eastern Gailtal Alps, you
will find the idyllic and protected Weissensee nature park. The lake with a
surface area of almost 7km2 is worth visiting all year round, but it
seems to enchant its visitors especially in summer and winter. The pristine
nature and the diversity of plants are definitely part of its charm – 35
different orchid species grow along the shore of the lake. An especially
attractive element is also the animal world, making the area around the lake
into a perfect location for nature observation tours. The natural reserve is
home to bears, lynxes and jackals. As our guests you will be able to enjoy this
magnificent flora and fauna by simply stepping out of the front door.
Thanks to its enviable geographic location, Lake
Weissensee becomes a paradise for ice skaters from December to March. A thick
layer of ice will leave you guessing as to what is happening underneath. On
your first visit to Lake Weissensee, you will feel like you are being
transposed into another world. Europe's largest natural ice surface is
unparalleled. In winter, Lake Weissensee offers so many different possibilities
that every day of your stay here will bring something new. The most popular
sport in the region is ice skating. Nevertheless, Bavarian curling, skiing,
snowshoe hiking and cross country skiing are a must-try for everyone. The ideal
location of the Das Leonhard hotel in the middle of the nature park is the key
element to your winter happiness. Your winter home is located next to the
Weissensee chair lift, which means that there is nothing left preventing you to
enjoy a couple of active ski days.
As the southern most Austrian state, Carinthia
is blessed with a lot of sun. The Weissensee nature park is no exception. The
climate is mild and the sunny days long, giving our guests a lot of time to
enjoy the beauty surrounding the Das Leonhard hotel. Cycling, hiking – around
the lake and up the mountains - swimming, fishing or simply doing nothing:
during your holiday in the Weissensee nature park the decision about how you
will spend your days is entirely up to you.
The team of the nature park hotel knows the Weissensee region like the back of their hand. The attentive staff will be more than happy to answer all your questions. They always have a special secret hint for you up their sleeve.
Both, in summer and winter, Lake Weissensee is worth the trip, which is what our regular guests will confirm in a heart bit. Send us a non-binding enquiry and the team of the Das Leonhard hotel will gladly prepare a special offer just for you. You can also opt for one of the winter or summer special offers.