New Year's Eve Swim

4 hours

Crazy and yet already traditional - one thing is clear at the New Year's Eve swim: everyone who takes part here must bring along a large portion of craziness to jump into the ice-cold Achensee at a water temperature of four degrees and then swim a distance of 50 meters.



  • until 11.30 Registration
  • 12.00 Prelude with casual sound to get in the mood for the turn of the year
  • 12.30 New Year's Eve Swimming - Category Sport
  • 14.00 New Year's Eve Swimming - Category Fun 
  • afterwards (about 15.00) award ceremony

The swimmers' physical well-being will be taken care of. To bring the body temperature back to normal, the participants can also recover in the sauna of the Hotel Post after their effort.



Category Sport

In the Sport category, the swimmers jump from the three-metre high jetty into Lake Achensee, swim 25 metres to the iceberg, climb it, ring the New Year's Eve bell and swim back to the jetty.

Whoever is closest to the average time can look forward to the prize money.



Category Fun

In the Fun category, everything from grandma's nightgown to grandpa's pants as a disguise is allowed. The winner receives recognition from the audience and prizes in kind.

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Bring along

Swimming things and/or costume for the fun category

maximum 70 participants

Courage and daredevilry, minimum age: 12 years (parental consent form must be signed on site)


Seepromenade 14, 6213, Österreich
Offered by
Tourismusverband Achensee
Location name / meeting point
Seepromende Pertisau


from 15,— €