Hello and welcome! 

10th Swimming Festival Lake Neusiedl


Thank you,

on behalf of the organization team and our partners and sponsors, we would like to thank you for your participation.


The general conditions in 2022 were challenging and so we can congratulate you twice for your finish and the great performance.  


 If you feel like it, there is a report in the ORF video library for a week  


On 14.9. at 21.05 there is a contribution in ORF 1 in focus on CLIMATE change and its effects, which also includes the swimming festival.  


Photos will be posted in the coming days, but are already widely available on Facebook and Instagram





Main events :

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  Illmitz: Departure 8.00am
Awards ceremony for all competitions: Public bath Illmitz 12.30pm


"Swim & More" for everyone!


Login Link 2022




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.