If you’re a keen swimmer, forget the beach – head to landlocked Austria this summer.
The mountainous country has the cleanest bathing water in Europe, according to a new report from the European Environment Agency.
Almost 98 per cent of Austria’s bathing waters – areas where people regularly swim – were given an ‘excellent’ rating. Across Europe, nearly 85 per cent of waters scored this highly.
When you think of alpine Austria, swimming might not be the first thing to spring to mind. But don’t let the lack of coastline put you off: the central European nation boasts countless stunning emerald lakes, including Lake Achensee, dubbed ‘Tirol’s ocean’ by locals.
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