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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. 

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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 in the evening © Kärnten Werbung / Franz Gerdl Klagenfurt in the evening © Kärnten Werbung / Franz Gerdl
  • Schlosshotel am Wörthersee © Falkensteiner Schlosshotel Velden Schlosshotel am Wörthersee © Falkensteiner Schlosshotel Velden
  • Отель Фалькенштайнер в Фельдене © Falkensteiner Hotels & Residences Отель Фалькенштайнер в Фельдене © 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 Tourismus GmbH / Hannes Pacheiner Badespaß im trinkwasserreinen Ossiacher See © Region Villach Tourismus GmbH / Hannes Pacheiner
  • Burg Hochosterwitz © Österreich Werbung / Gerhard Trumler Burg Hochosterwitz © Österreich Werbung / Gerhard Trumler
  • Odpoczynek w przejażdżce rowerowej © Kärnten Werbung / Edward Gröger Odpoczynek w przejażdżce rowerowej © Kärnten Werbung / Edward Gröger
  • Weissensee © Kärnten Werbung / Edward Gröger Weissensee © Kärnten Werbung / Edward Gröger
  • Wandern rund um den Millstätter See © Nationalpark Hohe Tauern Wandern rund um den Millstätter See © Nationalpark Hohe Tauern

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