Swimming and bathing in the Bürgerausee, Kuchl


Right in the heart of Kuchl, you’ll find a green oasis where you can cool off in the hot summer months. Bürgerausee, a perfectly situated lake for swimming, is a paradise for big and small and young and old. Dive into the cold water, take a leisurely paddle or spend a few relaxing hours on the shores of the lake.

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River surfing in Kuchl, Tennengau


Despite its English origins, river surfing is possible on Salzburg’s running waters. There is surfing wave on the Salzach right next to the Bürgerausee. The “Kuchl Schwall” is a hotspot for river surfers and an experience for spectators, in summer and winter alike. Thrill-seekers ride the wave in all weathers. The essentials: a board, a wetsuit, a helmet and many hours of practice and persistence.

kneipp therapy


Kneipp therapy is healthy and refreshing, and restores your legs to full fitness. The free Kneipp therapy area on the south shore of the Bürgerausee invites you to take care of your health in magnificent natural surroundings. Step through the cold water and go up and down the therapy steps with a variety of large wooden blocks - it enhances your blood flow and circulation, and it's fun, too. And then you get to enjoy the nature and peacefulness on the wave loungers!


Regenbogenforellenfischen Kuchl
  • Fishing season:
    1 March - 31 May and 1 September - 30 November from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. 1 June - 31 August from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. (fishing prohibited from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. due to bathing in the lake)

  • Stocks: Salmonids, pike, tench, catfish, grass carp, silver carp, common carp

  • Bait:Two rods with one hook each, feeding and live bait fish prohibited!

  • Catch limit: Max. 4 fish per day (including max. 2 carp), sturgeon protected all year round

  • Permits & prices: Day ticket €23 + €7 guest fishing permit
    Julian Wimmer fishing tackle shop, Markt 60, +43 6244 6996
    BW Putz, Schifferplatz 3, 5400 Hallein, +43 6245 80491

The area covers the 15 km from Salzach bridge in Kuchl, left as far as the Königsseeache, and right as far as the Wurzergraben 900 m below Urstein power station. It also includes the Almbach from Albrücke bridge on Oberalmer Landesstrasse as far as the mouth of the Salzach (700 m).

  • Fishing season: 1 May - 30 September from sunrise to sunset

  • Stocks: Rainbow trout, brown trout, char, Danube salmon; grayling are protected

  • Catch limit: 4 fish per day

  • Permits & prices: Day ticket €30 + €7 guest fishing permit
    Julian Wimmer fishing tackle shop, Markt 60, +43 6244 6996
    BW Putz, Schifferplatz 3, 5400 Hallein, +43 6245 80491
    Seefeldmühle inn, 5421 Adnet 68, +43 6245 83224

  • Area: Golling bridge to Kuchl bridge, approx. 4 km
  • Stocks: Rainbow trout, brown trout, grayling
  • Fishing season:
    1 May to 30 September: 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    Right-hand shore: Fly fishing only
    Left-hand shore: Fly fishing, lure fishing and float fishing;
    Bottom fishing, but only from the Schwarzenbach to Kuchl bridge.
    Catch: 4 game fish per day, but no grayling.

    1 October to 30 November, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    Right-hand and left-hand shore: Fly fishing only
    Catch: 4 game fish per day, including one grayling
  • Prices: Enquire at Kuchl fishing tackle shop or www.hejfish.com
  • Issue of permits: Kuchl fishing tackle shop, Markt 60, 5431 Kuchl, Phone 06244 6991, e-mail: angelshop.kuchl@gmx.at or www.hejfish.com

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