Water sports

New Year's Eve Swim

31.12.2022  12:00 - 15:30
15,00 €
Seepromende Pertisau
Seepromenade 14
6213 Pertisau
Tourismusverband Achensee

Bonkers, yet a tradition. One thing is clear to the spectators of the New Year’s Eve swim: Anyone who takes part needs to bring a big amount of craziness with them to leap into the ice-cold Lake Achensee with a water temperature of four degrees Celsius and then swim over a distance of 50 metres.


  • until 11.30 registration
  • 12.00 Prelude with chill-out sound to get in the mood for the turn of the year
  • 12.30 New Year's Eve swim - category sport
  • 14.00 New Year's Eve swim - category fun 
  • ca. 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. The swimmer who is closest to the average time can look forward to the prize money.

Category Fun

In the fun category, participants may dress up in everything from grandma's nightgown to grandpa's pants. The winner receives recognition from the audience and a material prize.