|Lake Faak, Faaker See|
|Primary inflows||Wourounitza, Rotschitza|
|Primary outflows||Faaker Seebach to Gail River|
|Surface area||2.2 km²|
|Average depth||16.1 m|
|Max. depth||29.5 m|
|Water volume||35.24 mio m³|
|Residence time||1.8 years|
|Surface elevation||554 m|
|Islands||Faaker See Insel|
|Settlements||Faak, Drobollach, Egg|
Lake Faak or Faaker See (German: Faaker See, Slovene: Baško jezero) is an alpine lake in the Austrian state of Carinthia. With an area of approximately 2.2 km², it is the state's fifth-largest lake. Lake Faak is a popular vacation and swimming destination, known for its clear turquoise water. Fishing, especially for whitefish (German: Reinanke), is also quite popular.
The lake is located south of Villach and the Drava River at the northern slope of the Karawanks mountain range. The settlements of Drobollach and Egg on the northern shore belong to the City of Villach. The village of Faak to the southwest, after which the lake is named, is part of the municipality of Finkenstein.
In 1855, Lake Faak inspired the Slovene composer and priest Franc Treiber to compose the song "Nmav čez izaro" (Over the Lake), which soon became one of the best-known Slovene folk songs, and even now it is considered the unofficial anthem of Carinthian Slovenes.
- (German) Carinthian Institute of Limnology
- Insel Hotel at Lake Faak
- Hotel Karnerhof at Lake Faak
- Information Network for holiday, leisure, accommodation, hotels, camping, events, and more at Lake Faak / Faaker See.
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