Hello and welcome !! 

8th Swimming Festival Lake Neusiedl



attention: we are quit optimistic, that according to actual figures and prognostic restrictions we will be able to realize our event as planned. Potential restrictions might  be possible. We will know more after eastern - we will communicate regularly after eastern !


Date: September 2020


The swimming festival for everyone makes its name with 9 competitions and 11 distances.


In the bathing area of "Mörbisch am See" and Illmitz competitions from 200 m to 6.2 km and children's competitions are offered, according to the motto:


"Swim & More" for everyone!


The traditional classic lake crossing was expanded in 2013 into a multi-day swimming festival with  9 competitions and 11 distances various swimming distances for competitive athletes and beginners, young and old, , fun and health as well as competitive kids events.


The national park region of Lake Neusiedl and its UNESCO World Heritage Site form the perfect natural envoronment for swimming in the largest steppe lake in Central Europe. The largest outdoor opera  stage in the world, covering 6,000 people, forms the unique backdrop for the swimming competitions in the lake arena in the seaside resort of Mörbisch with its surrounding reeds. In Illmitz and the surrounding area, the natural beauty of the unique steppes and natural landscape captivates as well.


Uniquely, you can swim at Lake Neusiedl by the shipping line at a constant depth of 1.7 - 2 m. Around the special Mörbischer bath island you can be a close companion and supporter accompaning the athletes throughout  their lap. The sheltered course allows safe swimming even at higher wind speeds.


An extensive framework and leisure program, including sports fair and special porgramm for kids, make the weekend worthwhile for the whole family.


Our competitions


For open water specialists

The main event is  the 28th lake crossing, this time from Mörbisch to Illmitz over 3.1 km.


New is the double sea crossing over 6.2 km for our particularly ambitious long-distance swimmers - a real novelty and a special challenge. Start is in Illmitz- is swimming to Mörbisch and back. For the junior  athletes, the 3.1km competion will count towards the Junior Open Water Cup.


For Triathletes

In addition to the sea crossing over 3.1 km, the classic triathlon distances of 1.9 km are offered as well.


For health athletes

from young to old, the motto is "Movement for everyone" swimming a 550 m or 1000 m distance. The 550 m are only approved for breaststroke swimmers


Muscle Charity SwimRun for everyone and in the season

Under the motto "Strong muscles for sick children" in favor of Austrian muscle research, there will be a SwimRun Competion


Seahorses for our little ones


lake crossing 2018(german)