Die Millstätter Alpe mit Ausblick auf den See
Kärnten Werbung / Franz Gerdl
Kaiser-Franz-Josef-Straße 49, 9872 Millstatt am See

Carinthia

Carinthia is probably Austria's best kept secret: a beautiful province with over 200 splendid lakes that speckle a landscape marked by high peaks and gouged valleys. Perfect slopes and great snow conditions for skiing trips, plus top spa and wellness hotels for summer retreats, make this province an Austrian paradise in any season.

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 tallest 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 Wörthersee lake, one of Europe’s largest and warmest Alpine lakes.

  • Wandern in der Region Villach mit Blick auf den Ossiacher See
    Wandern in der Region Villach mit Blick auf den Ossiacher See
    Kärnten Werbung / Franz Gerdl
  • Wörthersee
    Wörthersee
    Kärnten Werbung / Martin Steinthaler
  • Festival Carinthischer Sommer im Stift Ossiach
    Festival Carinthischer Sommer im Stift Ossiach
    Carinthischer Sommer / Markus Siber
  • Trattlerhof Eingang
    Trattlerhof Eingang
    Hotel Trattlerhof /
  • Lesachtaler Brotherstellung
    Lesachtaler Brotherstellung
    Lesachtaler Mühlenverein / no name
  • Arkadenhof Schloss Porcia
    Arkadenhof Schloss Porcia
    Österreich Werbung / Gerhard Trumler
  • Golfclub Dellach
    Golfclub Dellach
    Wörthersee Tourismus GmbH / Martin Steinthaler
  • Winterlandschaft
    Winterlandschaft
    Österreich Werbung / Herzberger