Spiegeleis Speed skating is a very popular sport in the Netherlands and one of the many sports offers at lake Weissensee during the winter months.

Europe's largest cleared natural ice surface is not only a playground for speed skaters, but also for guests who prefer slower-paced days on normal skates, especially with children. Even pondhockey is possible on especially groomed rinks.


The Nature Park Weissensee is appreciated as ideal destination to combine winter sports since many outdoor activities are offered in this beautiful area. Lake Weissensee and the winterly natural ice are completed by wonderful cross-country ski runs for classic and skating style, fantastic panoramic showshoe trails and a small but neat ski resort ideal for families. Additionally, brand-new our fatbike offer for winter biking on snow and ice.


Besides the relaxing and recreative holiday aspect there is also a competitive one. Every year international amateur and professional sportsmen and sportswomen compete in the Alternative Dutch 11-Cities-Tour, with the 30th edition taking place from January 20th to February 3rd, 2018, and - as a new event - the 1st Lake Weissensee Winter Triathlon on January 28th, 2018.

The 3rd Austrian Speed Skating Marathon Championship over a distance of 42 km is regarded as appropriate introductory event to the speed skating sport and takes place on January 28th, 2018.

A large number of packages give you the individual possibility to participate in several competitions.



The Dutch Alternative 11-Cities-Tour – the world's biggest ice sports event with 3000 active participants in speed skating marathons over 50, 100 and 200 km at lake Weissensee in Carinthia.


11st17 1 Mainly the Dutch are attracted by this fascinating sport and have been coming to lake Weissensee every year at the end of January since 1989. At the ice skating marathons that are open for everyone an unmanageable number of speed skaters cope with the 200 km. Their target is to get 200 km done on speed skates once a year.



Furthermore the Dutch Championships in speed skating and several speed skating criteria for professionals take place. The sportive highlight is the 200 km ice speed skating marathon of the professionals. The world's best marathon speed skaters struggle for the victory in the Dutch "Alternative 11-Cities-Tour". The world record – set on natural ice at lake Weissensee – stands at 5 hours and 11 minutes.



This year flight connection from Rotterdam. Further information here.



Winter Sports Challenge on Natural Ice

11st17 2 3rd Open Austrian Speed Skating Marathon Championship over 42 km for every man and every women

within the 30th edition of the Alternative 11-Cities-Tour on the natural ice surface of lake Weissensee

Sunday, January 28, 2018, Start at 10 am
Registration www.weissensee.com
Entry fee € 35,-

Price money & starter gift

  • General class
  • Women & Men
  • Pros & Amateurs

pdfInfomap Winter Sports Challenge


 1st Lake Weissensee Winter Triathlon on January 28, 2018

170305-Raquette-103441-FFP 7075 Individuals,  team relay or business relay race

• Snowshoe running

• Skating

• Cross-country skiing

Registration on www.weissensee-triathlon.at

pdfInfomap Winter Triathlon





All packages of the offered winter programme are available here: Packages


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