ST. GEORGEN IM ATTERGAU
From extreme bike races to the largest inland lake in Austria to culture events: St. Georgen attracts with a lot of variety: Different shops, numerous restaurants and cozy inns ensure a pulsating center. Events, especially in the cultural sector, give the place a special flair. St. Georgen was the home of the great musician, conductor and humanist Nikolaus Harnoncourt for more than 40 years. The Race Around Austria participants cross the finish line directly through the Attergau Market Festival. The unique finish line guarantees goosebump moments, not only for the participants, but also for the visitors.
Lake Attersee is the largest inland lake in Austria, with a length of almost 19 km and a width of 1.25 to 3.3 km. Moreover, Lake Attersee exceeds with its water volume many larger lakes. Among the numerous lakes in the Salzkammergut, Lake Attersee has an unique blue, which is due to the drinking water quality of the water, the refraction of light as well as the calcite crystals and other factors. Especially in summer, Lake Attersee shines mostly in a beautiful and unique turquoise blue. This is why the region is often referred to the title "The Caribbean of the Salzkammergut".