Faaker See or Lake Faak (German: Faaker See, Slovene: Baško jezero) is an alpine lake in the Austrian state of Carinthia. With a surface of approximately 2.2 km² it is the state's fifth largest lake. Faaker See is a popular vacation and bathing destination, known for its clear turquoise water. Fishing, especially for whitefish (Reinanke) is also quite popular.

It is located south of Villach and the Drava river at the northern slope of the Karawanken mountain range. The settlements of Drobollach and Egg on the northern shore belong to the City of Villach. The village of Faak in the southwest, after which the lake is named, is part of the Finkenstein municipality.

In 1855, the Faaker Lake inspired the Slovene composer and priest Franc Treiber to compose the song Nmav čez izaro ("Over the Lake"), which soon became one of the most famous Slovene folk songs, and it's considered to these days the unofficial anthem of Carinthian Slovenes.

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(German) Carinthian Institute of Limnology

Hotel Karnerhof at Lake Faaker

Information Network for holiday, leisure, accommodation, hotels, camping, events, and more at Lake Faak / Faaker See.

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View of Faaker See (north)

Faaker See

Faaker See in winter

View of Faaker See (south)

Faaker See

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