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Carinthia

Carinthia is probably Austria's best kept secret, with hundreds of splendid lakes that speckle a landscape marked by high peaks and gouged valleys. 

The rugged beauty of Carinthia is widely overlooked. Hundreds of splendid lakes speckle a landscape marked by high peaks and gouged valleys, most notably the Grossglockner, Austria's largest mountain. The nearby Pasterze Glacier can be reached by funicular railway.

Carinthia is a great destination to visit in the summer - many villages host summer festivals, complete with folk music and performers from nearby Italy and Slovenia. The walled villages of Friesach and Gmund are a treat, as is the impressive hilltop fortress in Hochosterwitz.

Klagenfurt, Carinthia's capital, is ideally located near Lake Wörthersee, one of Europe’s largest and warmest Alpine lakes.

  • klagenfurt nacht kaernten © Kärnten Werbung / Franz Gerdl klagenfurt nacht kaernten © Kärnten Werbung / Franz Gerdl
  • Schlosshotel am Wörthersee © Schlosshotel Velden Schlosshotel am Wörthersee © Schlosshotel Velden
  • Außenansicht_Schlosshotel-Velden © Falkensteiner Hotels & Residences Außenansicht_Schlosshotel-Velden © Falkensteiner Hotels & Residences
  • Family vacation on Lake Ossiach in Carinthia © Gebetsroither International GmbH Family vacation on Lake Ossiach in Carinthia © Gebetsroither International GmbH
  • Badespaß im trinkwasserreinen Ossiacher See © Region Villach - Ossiacher See, Hannes Pacheiner Badespaß im trinkwasserreinen Ossiacher See © Region Villach - Ossiacher See, Hannes Pacheiner
  • Burg Hochosterwitz © Österreich Werbung / Trumler Burg Hochosterwitz © Österreich Werbung / Trumler
  • Heiligenblut am Großglockner © Österreich Werbung/ Herzberger Heiligenblut am Großglockner © Österreich Werbung/ Herzberger
  • radfahren weissensee © Kärnten Werbung / Edward Groeger radfahren weissensee © Kärnten Werbung / Edward Groeger
  • weissensee radfahren biken © Kärnten Werbung / Edward Groeger weissensee radfahren biken © Kärnten Werbung / Edward Groeger
  • Wandern rund um den Millstätter See © Franz Gerdl Wandern rund um den Millstätter See © Franz Gerdl

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360 Vorschaubild Nockberge © Österreich Werbung 360 Vorschaubild Nockberge © Österreich Werbung

360° - Walk the biosphere park in the Nockberge

This panoramic view is best gained in the company of a ranger: This way you'll not only discover the rolling hills of the Nockberge in Carinthia, but also learn more about the geology and history of one of the oldest alpine formations in Europe.

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