Summer hotspot for party animals and “city of angels”
Velden is a market town in the southern Austrian state of Carinthia. Situated at the western shore of the Wörthersee lake, it is one of the country's most popular holiday resorts. Thanks to a number of events and a selection of high-quality restaurants and hotels, the town enjoys a good reputation as Carinthia’s society and party venue.
The Casino Velden opened its doors in 1950 also contributes to this with an extensive and varied calendar of events. In the casino, with its adjoining lake terrace, you experience the atmosphere of an entertaining holiday residence. Be thrilled by the diverse gambling possibilities and enjoy first-class culinary pleasures. Let Lady Luck smile on you - at the roulette table, by a hand of Black Jack, or a stint at the slot machines and a chance at the Fort Knox. From midday onwards, you can indulge in a quick game in the casual atmosphere of the Jackpot Casino - and hope for the unexpected.
Castle hotel Velden
An imposing eye catcher in the Bay of Velden is the exclusive Schlosshotel Velden, a revitalized historical 19th century building with modern architectural highlights. With tourism emerging on the Carinthian lakes in the late 19th century, Velden Castle was rebuilt in a Neo-Renaissance style and opened as a hotel in 1890. It soon became popular with celebrities and royalty. In 1990, the hotel reverted to being the private chateau of German industrialist Gunter Sachs. It was later sold and is run today by the Falkensteiner hotel group.
Active variety is on offer by way of a number of hiking trails such as the Wörthersee Circular Hiking Trail, cycle and mountain bike tracks, a mini golf course and a more challenging and hilly 18-hole golf course. The public beach area allows you to take a dip in the lake and provides sun beds and umbrellas at a reasonable price.
In winter visitors are enchanted by the Velden Advent. Surrounded by an angel workshop, handicraft market, an Advent boat, living crib, floating Advent wreath and concert programme, people of all ages get in the mood for Christmas in the “city of angels”.