Hello and welcome! 

8th Swimming Festival Lake Neusiedl


New Date: 13th September 2020

Preview: Next date Juni 2021



We would like to thank the Illmitz community, with whom we can hold the 8th Lake Neusiedl Swimming Festival even under Covid-19 framework conditions.
Due to the corona restrictions, we will only carry out the two lake crossings in 2020 in cooperation with the Illmitz municipality. The program has been worked out on the sub-pages (links above) and is only supplemented by details such as plans and Covid specials.



1) Double Lake Crossing 6,0 k , Illmitz > Mörbisch > Illmitz. Start  9am 
2) Single Lake Crossing 3,0 k, Mörbisch > Illmitz , Start 9.45am

Shiptransfer to Moerbisch: Departure 8.30am
Awards ceremony for all competitions: Public bath Illmitz 12.30pm



"Swim & More" for everyone!


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


The national park region of Lake Neusiedl and it's UNESCO-World Heritage Site form the perfect natural environment 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 meters. Around the special Mörbisch 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 programm for kids, makes the weekend worth-while for the whole family.


Our competitions:

  • For open water specialists

The focus is on the 29th issue of lake crossing, longer from Mörbisch to Illmitz over 3.0 km. New since 2019 is the Double lake crossing (6.0 k) for our particularly ambitious long-distance swimmers.


We can be able to regulate all other distances that will normally be seen in Mörbisch in 2021.



lake crossing 2018(German)