5 must-visit lake destinations in Europe
With summer nearly over, there is nothing better than booking your next holiday to give you something to look forward to! So, if you’d like your ideal destination to have picturesque scenery, we suggest you head to one of these five beautiful lakes dotted around Europe.
Lake Como, Italy
Situated in Lombardy, Lake Como is the third largest lake in Italy. It’s a place where you can stroll amid palm trees whilst simultaneously admiring the beautiful snow capped mountains. There are plenty of things to do there, from ferry trips around the heart of Lake Como (between the key towns of Bellagio, Varenna, Menaggio and Cadenabbia) to dining at Ristorante La Vista with stunning views over the lake. Just imagine enjoying a drink overlooking Lake Como as the sun retreated behind the mountains…it sounds ideal!
Konigsee Lake, Germany
Located just a couple of miles south of the town of Berchtesgaden, Konigsee Lake is Germany’s deepest and cleanest lake. The best way to get around the lake is by boat, unfortunately due to the sheer mountain walls, there is no path around the lake, but the boat drops off at the two main places worth visiting: St. Bartholomä and Salet. If you are a seafood fan, during the summer, the restaurant in St. Bartholomä serves fresh and smoked trout and whitefish, pulled from right the lake. From the fantastic reviews on Trip Advisor, it’s definitely worth it!
Lake Bled, Slovenia
Bled is Slovenia’s most popular resort, but don’t let that put you off because even in the height of the summer months, it never feels crowded. The emerald green lake and picture postcard church on an islet make this destination one of the most magical places in the world. It is popular for honeymooners who are lured by the romantic setting, and backpackers due to the range of activities available on the lake. The Bled pub crawl is also one to not miss out on, you might end the night dancing on a table!
Plitvice Lakes, Croatia
Founded in 1949 Plitvice Lakes National Park is one of the oldest national parks in Southeast Europe. It boasts some of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world and 16 freshwater lakes. If you are into hiking and exploring, this location is the ideal spot for you. Accommodation is located just outside the park, and visitors have said it’s worth spending around 3-4 days there to give yourself enough time to navigate your way around a good proportion of the national park.
Lake Lucerne, Switzerland
For a holiday where everything is pretty much on your doorstop, Lake Lucerne is the destination for you. It has pretty lakeside villages, historical sites and a mild climate which allows palm trees, grapes and orchids to grow. There is an abundance of things to do from day trips and excursions, to sailing and water tours. The city of Lucerne is absolutely stunning and has some fantastic dining options, make sure to book a meal at Restaurant Wiederkehr, and thank us later!