Welcome to the 14th BackwaterMan Waldviertel 

5th- 7th of July 2019

The open water long distance classic event with an unmistakable flair in the fjord like waters of the Ottenstein reservoir.


New with the SwimRun!


The Backwaterman Waldviertel is since 2006 the pioneer of the longsitance open water scene. The jump from the ship to get to the start is legendary.


Since 2018, this has been continued in an alliance in accordance with the unique flair and its special feautres. Only swimming is almost too little in this unique environment. The unique fjords invite you to the discover, nature on a beautiful apsect.


In addition to the 7km there is also a 750m and 1500m Open Water competition.


For the first time in 2019, a SwimRun competition will be offered in  this unique nature.


Enjoy the mystical power places, the innumerable possiblities of nature, pleasure and culture with Scandinavian seeming "Waldviertler deceleration" to connect.


A region for explorers and ideal conditions to slow down and recharge your batteries is wating for you, in one of the most beautiful water and valley landscapes in Europe