The race is located in the wine region of Austria, surrounded by vineyards that make some of the finest wines in Austria. The event includes races of 500m, 1 km, 1.9 km, 3.5 km and 5 km, in a national park.
The races are held over a 3-day period so swimmers can take part in more than one race. The 3.5 km race (Illmitz-Mörbisch Lake Crossing) that revises a historical cross-lake event.
The 5 km race is around an island in the lake that is close to the Hungarian border with a start and finish in the Mörbisch amphitheater as a dramatic backdrop.
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