Irrsee Lake in the Salzkammergut

The Irrsee is a smaller lake to the north of the Mondsee in the province of Upper Austria. It is supposedly the warmest lake in the Salzkammergut region of Austria, with water temperatures which can reach up to 25°C.

The Irrsee is only around five kilometres in length and one kilometre wide and can be easily explored on a circular walking trail around the banks. It is also known as the Zeller See after the most important town on the lake, Zell am Moos.

The entire lake is a nature reserve, which means that the tourist industry in the area is a little less developed and more peaceful than at its larger neighbours. Much of the lake side is surrounded by reed beds and boggy areas which provide an important habitat for birdlife in the area, especially the common curlew.

View of the Irrsee in the Salzkammergut region of Upper Austria
View over the Irrsee

The peace and quiet around the lake and a number of bathing areas have made it a popular destination with families. Accommodation tends to be in smaller family-run hotels and guest houses, or in holiday apartments in local farmhouses.

The Irrsee is located to the north of the A1 motorway between Salzburg and Linz and can be reached via the same exit as the Mondsee.

Accommodation Map for the Irrsee

To check accommodation availability, enter the dates of any proposed stay and use the ‘+’ and ‘-‘ signs on the map below to scroll in to see more accommodation or out to see further accommodation in the Irrsee area. Click on the prices for more information about the accommodation.