Weissensee

Centre of the town is a bridge crossing over the lake, first mentioned in a deed dated 1348.

Weissensee is one of the few municipalities in Austria with a Protestant majority. Not until the 1781 Edict of Tolerance by Emperor Joseph II they were allowed to worship in a Bethaus ("pray house" - not a church). The church of today was not built before 1900. Until 1968 the name of the commune was Techendorf, it has been changed for tourist reasons. Summer tourism around the lake is the main component of the local economy.

For many years the Weissensee becomes a Dutch Enclave in Austria for 2 weeks . Thousands of ice-skating fans travel annualy to this lake for one of the biggest ice skating events in the world. The ice is mostly great; the organisation prepares the ice every night for the races of the next day. Most of the time the weather is very good. The atmosphere with all these skating fans is perfect.

For 6 years now, the Weissensee is not only just for the ice skaters anymore. Almost every year a small number of enthusiastic kicksled athletes is present at Weissensee. The last few years the accent of the Kicksleddays was mostly recreation and promotion.

 

13 °C


Clouds, scattered clouds


Wind2.1 m/s
Cloudiness50 %
Temperature (min/max)13/13 °C
Pressure1016 hpa
Humidity88 %
Last update: 14 Aug 2022 @ 04:58

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