Sightseeing and activities around the lake, in Carinthia and the “Alpe-Adria region” (Carinthia – Italy (Friuli) – Slovenia)
The heart of this region, which actually includes 5 lakes, is the Wörthersee itself, 17 km long and as much as 27° C warm; surrounding it, 8 towns and the provincial capital, each quite different from the next – the flair of a casino, romantic, pulsating, traditional.
Seemingly endless numbers of Activities, events and sightseeing points are awaiting you. On this site you will find ideas and propositions for your vacation.
Carinthia’s wonderful mountain and lake landscape has a new viewing platform. With a total height of 100 metres, the Pyramidenkogel is the highest wooden viewing tower in the world..
Experience lake Wörthersee with all its variety from its most beautiful side! Learn more about architecture, culture and celebrities. Enjoy the “adventure” boat trip with breakfast on board or choose from our great gastronomic offer. Welcome on board!
The Museum Liaunig possesses one of the most extensive collections of contemporary Austrian art since 1945, which is supplemented by leading representatives of classic modernism and exemplary works from international artists. In the reopening year following enlargement, five exhibitions await the visitor.
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See also the different museums in Carinthia.
Hochosterwitz Castle was fi rst mentioned in a 860 deed and is possessed by the Khevenhüller family since the 15th century.
Landskron Castle was built in the 16th century, on the foundation walls of a fortification dating from the 14th century.
The primary aim of the eagle show is to let people have a closer approach to birds of prey and owls and to transmit some knowledgeable facts about them.
Unique throughout the world: free-living, swimming Japanese macaques!
Around the world in just one day! About 150 of the most beautiful models of buildings, ships and trains from all over the world are presented here.
Experience 1.000 thrilling animals in Austria’s largest reptile zoo.
Enjoy a special day with your family at the colourful world of the animal park! Explore our animal family: American bisons, bold mountain monkeys, ibexes, lynxes, rare deer species like the white red deer and even more.
A tourist destination offering 4 attractions: Wildlife Park: an eventful hike through the child-friendly animal park. Fish Museum: preparations of fish species from local lakes and rivers, old fishing gear.
Gods, graves and history. The mysterious time of the Hallstatt culture is getting alive at the Celtic World in Frög.
The „small historic town“ of Spittal is annually the stage for Porcia comedy theatre in Porcia Castle, one of the most beautiful Renaissance-Palazzo outside Italy.
the cable railways in Carinthia
High up the mountains with the Carinthian cable railways
Gerlitzen – tourist attraction for the whole family in the heart of Carinthia. Let us bring you at 2.000 m above sea level and you’ll be captured by the unique landscape. Rustic alpine cabins pamper you with traditional dishes.
This unique meeting point of three countries, languages and cultures offers multiple hiking possibilities in 680 to 1.600 m above sea level and a diversified local flora.
The favorite destination among hikers! From the city to the mountain. The Goldeck cable car will bring you up to 2.000 m above sea level.
Diese Bergbahnen sind nun etwas weiter weg vom schönen Wörthersee gelegen:
An amazing hiking area offering various possibilities to spend the day!
Take a ride with the mountain railway Reißeck Bergbahn that can reach a maximum gradient of up to 82 %!.Reisseck »
It takes only 11 minutes to reach the upper station at an altitude of 1.200 m above sea level. Go for a hike and take the “Waldgeisterpfad” and explore the panels with wise sayings along the way to the refuges “Foidlhütte” (mountain pasture Mernikalm) and “Klinghütte”
The Goldeck Panoramic Road in Zlan-Stockenboi with its great view to the surrouding mountains and valleys is among Carinthia’s most beautiful scenic roads.
The 35 km long curvaceous road leads through this highly fascinating area.
The most famous alpine road leads you into the heart of the Hohe Tauern National Park, to the highest mountain in Austria, the Grossglockner (3,798m) and its glacier, the Pasterze. You will have a driving and nature experience of a special kind on 48 kilometres of high alpine road with 36 turns.
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The Villach Alpine Road is 16 km long and offers a great view to Carinthia’s beautiful landscape from its several viewpoints.
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Through the valley of waterfalls, along the 14,4 km long Malta High Alpine Road, several interesting spots like the Malta Watergames invite to rest.
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The Kärnten Card is the key to adventure, fun and lots of advantages. It opens the doors to more than 100 destinations throughout Carinthia and you may return to your favourite attractions on as many days as you like. Furthermore there are more than 60 bonus partners allowing exclusive reductions to all visitors with Kärnten Card.