Lake Millstatt is a lake in Carinthia, Austria.
Lake Millstatt is situated in the Central Eastern Alps, near the town of Spittal an der Drau. With a surface area of 13.3 km2 (5.1 sq mi) it is the second largest lake of Carinthia (after Lake WГ¶rth), though with 142 m (466 ft) by far the deepest and most voluminous. Its steep shore gives the lake a fjord-like character. The mountains in the north are up up to 2,100 metres high and protect it from cold winds, so the water temperature at the surface can reach 25 В°C (77 В°F) in summer. The narrow and long basin stretches over 12 km (7.5 mi) from east to west. In the south the wooded Hochgosch plateau with a breadth of 2 km (1.2 mi) and an elevation of 876 m (2,874 ft) divides the lake from the parallel Drava valley.
Lake Millstatt can be reached via the Spittal-MillstГ¤ttersee railway station with passenger train service provided by the Austrian Federal Railways Г–BB. The B98 MillstГ¤tter StraГџe highway runs along the northern shore of the lake, connecting it with the A10 Tauern Autobahn motorway from Salzburg to Villach (European route E55) at the Spittal/MillstГ¤ttersee junction.