Pichlinger See

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Pichlinger See
Linz pichlingersee.jpg
Pichlinger See near Linz on a late summer morning
Geographical location Linz - Ebelsberg , Upper Austria
Tributaries Groundwater
Drain underground
Coordinates 48 ° 14 '24 "  N , 14 ° 22' 53"  E Coordinates: 48 ° 14 '24 "  N , 14 ° 22' 53"  E
Pichlinger See (Upper Austria)
Pichlinger See
Altitude above sea level 245  m above sea level A.
surface 31 ha
Maximum depth 6 m
Middle deep 4.5 m


Recreation area

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The Pichlinger See is an artificially created local recreation area in the south-east of Linz in the Ebelsberg district . It includes the bathing lake, the green belt with various parking lots, restaurants and snack bars, playgrounds and a campsite.


The Pichlinger See has a water surface of 31 hectares and is on average 4.5 meters deep. It has neither inflow nor outflow on the surface. Its deepest point is 6 meters below the water level.


In the course of the construction work of the Hermann-Göring-Werke in 1938 and later for the construction of the A1 ( Westautobahn ) motorway, gravel was dismantled in the Pichling area. The Pichlinger See is the result of a gravel pit that has been filled with groundwater and has served people's bathing joys since 1947. In the 1950s, tusks of mammoths were found while mining gravel. Ice Age embankments can be seen to the north of the lake.

In the mid-1980s to 1990s, the lake suffered from increased algae growth , which reduced its popularity as a bathing lake. In the mid-1990s, the Linz City Authority (now Linz AG) removed algae and sediments using suction dredgers. The lake, which is over 60 years old, is still looked after by Linz AG today.

Pichlingersee local recreation area

Aerial view of the lake

A 3.5 kilometer long walk and running path leads around it. In summer, up to 40,000 bathers from Linz and the Linz area cavort in the local recreation area every day. In spring and autumn, the lake is popular with divers, anglers and surfers. In winter it is a meeting place for ice skaters and curlingers. The voluntary water rescuers of the ÖWR , local office Pichling, ensure the safety of bathers in bathing weather on weekends and holidays from the beginning of May to the end of September .


The lake can be reached with the Linz AG bus lines 11 and 19 every 15 minutes. There are already plans for the extension of tram line 2 (current terminus SolarCity) to Pichlinger See. The Linz Pichling stop on the Westbahn also provides a connection to the Upper Austria S-Bahn network .

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Individual evidence

  1. a b c Hydrographically, Pichlingersee and Mönchgrabenbach are combined, HZB code: 2-126-002-002-002, discharge as nominally via TagerbachAubachMitterwasserDanube , according to the Tagerbach → Mitterwasser → Ipfbach → Danube water book (information according to DORIS : Layer waters and detailed catchment areas , status 2018).