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A general guide to attractions in Carinthia - Kärnten.


Aggstein Castle

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Austria and its Provinces

Austria has nine separate provinces.

Map of the Provinces (Länder) of Austria

The Provinces (Länder) of Austria

Carinthia (German: Kärnten) is the southernmost Austrian state or Land. It is located within the Eastern Alps and is noted for its mountains and lakes. Carinthia is bordered to the south by Italy and Slovenia, by the Austrian provinces of Tirol to the west, and Salzburgerland and Styria (Steiermark) to the north.

The province is divided into eight rural and two urban districts (Bezirke).

The Rural Districts:

The Urban Districts:

Carinthian Regions(Bezirke)

Carinthian Regions(Bezirke)

Carinthia an also be divided into ten distinct mountain ranges split up by the Drau, Glan, Lavant and Gurk rivers and the Klagenfurt Basin.

Carinthian mountain ranges

Carinthian mountain ranges


Carinthian Lakes

Carinthia is not known as Austria's Riviera without reason. This South Eastern corner of Austria is blissfully warm in summer, providing excellent swimming and tanning opportunities at its many beautiful lakes.

Faaker See
Carinthian Lakes - Faaker See

Carinthian Lakes - Faaker See

Austria’s southernmost lake, the Faaker See, reaches 27°C in summer, the turquoise waters offering fun, sports and downtime for the whole family.

Special Features: Austria’s only car-free island, the European Bike Week in autumn, and a diverse cultural program at Burgruine Finkenstein from where you can enjoy magnificent views of the surroundings.

Facilities: Bathing beaches, sailing and windsurfing school, boat rental, nudist area, campsites, hotels

Further Information: www.region-villach.at

Klopeiner See
Carinthian Lakes - Klopeiner See

Carinthian Lakes - Klopeiner See

Thanks to its 28°C warm water, Lake Klopeiner See offers an almost tropical swimming experience and people gather at the family-friendly shores from the beginning of May. On the hottest of summer days, the Obir Stalactite Caves offer respite from the heat. At a mere temperature of around 8°C, be sure to layer up again!

Facilities: Bathing beaches, boat rental, campsites, nudist campsite, hotels

Water Sports: Scuba diving, fishing

Further Information: www.klopeinersee.at

Millstätter See
Carinthian Lakes - Millstätter See

Carinthian Lakes - Millstätter See

141m deep, the Millstätter See is Carinthia’s second largest lake. Bordered by tree-lined hills on its southern shores and a sprinkling of resorts to the north, the wide, flat beaches of the 26°C warm lake are ideal for families with kids.

Facilities: Bathing beaches, boat rental, nudist area, campsites, hotels

Water Sports: Water skiing, sailing, windsurfing, crazy banana, tubing, scuba diving, parasailing

Further Information: www.millstaettersee.com/en/summer.html

Ossiacher See
Carinthian Lakes - Ossiacher See

Carinthian Lakes - Ossiacher See

The emerald green, long and narrow Lake Ossiach between Gerlitzen Mountain and the Ossiach Tauern range is Carinthia’s third largest lake and venue of the annual Carinthian Summer music festival. It offers fun activities for young and old throughout the year. How about some climbing action on the first swimming iceberg, for example, or shooting down Carinthia’s longest water slide? A popular outing destination south west of the lake is Burgruine Landskron. The castle, partially in ruins, is famous for its birds of prey show and the monkey mountain.

Special Features: Cycle path encircling the lake, bi-annual water skiing championships

Sports Facilities: Sailing, windsurfing, water-skiing, scuba diving, crazy banana, tubing, parasailing

Facilities: Bathing beaches, boat rental, pleasure cruises, hotels, campsites

Further Information: www.region-villach.at

Weissensee
Carinthian Lakes - Weissensee

Carinthian Lakes - Weissensee

At 1000m above sea level, the Weissensee is Carinthia’s highest lake. With a temperature of around 24°C, the clear and clean water is refreshing even on the hottest of days, has fantastic visibility and plenty of fish. As two thirds of the lakeshores are protected by conservation laws, the area offers great scenic beauty. Ideal for those in search of a peaceful break, as well as for families with young children.

Sports Facilities: Windsurfing, crazy banana, tubing, water-skiing, parasailing, fishing

Facilities: Bathing beaches, pleasure cruises, boat rental, campsites, hotels

Further Information: www.weissensee.com/en

Wörthersee
Carinthian Lakes - Wörthersee

Carinthian Lakes - Wörthersee

This is not only Carinthia’s largest lake, but also its most popular and famous thanks to numerous film shoots. The Wörthersee is 17km long, 1.6km wide and 27°C warm, offering a wealth of activities for the family. Europe's largest bathing beach is located on the eastern shores, boasting a giant water slide. The Wörthersee is also venue of the annual Beach Volleyball Grand Slam and Ironman Austria.

Sports Facilities: Sailing, windsurfing, water skiing, scuba diving, parasailing, crazy banana and tubing

Facilities: Bathing beaches, boat rental, nudist area, sailing and windsurfing schools, Casino (in Velden), bars, Kneipp facilities, hotels, campsites (nudist)

Further Information: www.woerthersee.com/en


Ski Resorts

Carinthian Ski Resorts

Carinthian Ski Resorts

Alpine skiing pleasure that leaves no wishes unfulfilled – in Carinthia, winter guests have a vast choice among the most beautiful alpine regions: between Heiligenblut and Nassfeld, between Bad Kleinkirchheim and the Möll Valley Glacier. In total there are 850 kilometres of alpine pistes.

Carinthian Ski Resorts - Nassfeld

Carinthian Ski Resorts - Nassfeld

Nassfeld

Nassfeld – Ski where the sun is shining

One of Austria’s top 10 ski resorts, is sure to impress with its size, variety of pistes and breathtaking mountain scenery.

Due to its unique topography and microclimate, it numbers not only amongst the snowiest ski resorts in the Alps but also one of the sunniest.

Carinthian Ski Resorts - Mölltaler Gletscher

Carinthian Ski Resorts - Mölltaler Gletscher

Mölltaler Gletscher

Snap on your skis all year round at Mölltaler Gletscher, Carinthia’s only glacier ski resort. Take a light and easy glide over the many perfectly prepared pistes. A children’s rate is available for kids and teens aged 6 to 18. Children under 6 ski for free

Carinthian Ski Resorts - Bad Kleinkirchheim

Carinthian Ski Resorts - Bad Kleinkirchheim

Bad Kleinkirchheim

Extensive skiing area with nearly endless, beautiful, wide pistes and scenery. Go from the pistes to the thermal baths in Römerbad or St. Kathrein with our numerous lift & thermal bath combo offers!

Bad Kleinkirchheim more information.

Carinthian Ski Resorts - Katschberg

Carinthian Ski Resorts - Katschberg

Katschberg

Family skiing holidays in the Katschberg region – Children's laughter guaranteed. The Katschberg-Rennweg region is on the way to becoming the #1 family skiing holiday destination.

Carinthian Ski Resorts - Grossglockner/Heiligenblut

Carinthian Ski Resorts - Grossglockner/Heiligenblut

Grossglockner/Heiligenblut

At the foot of Austria's highest mountain, Großglockner offers a fantastic panoramic view of more than 40 3,000-metre peaks in the Hohe Tauern National Park. Along with its varied and snowy pistes, this impressive ski resort nestled among the 3,000-metre peaks offers “magical moments” – guided tours to places you would never be able to reach alone!

Carinthian Ski Resorts - Gerlitzen

Carinthian Ski Resorts - Gerlitzen

Gerlitzen

Gerlitzen Alpe – located in the heart of Carinthia with stunning panoramic views of Italy, Slovenia and over half of Carinthia!

39 km of pistes, including 10 km easy, 26 km medium, 3 km difficult

Carinthian Ski Resorts - Ankogel

Carinthian Ski Resorts - Ankogel

Ankogel

Ankogel Facts

Carinthian Ski Resorts - Turracher Höhe

Carinthian Ski Resorts - Turracher Höhe

Turracher Höhe

Nestled in the Nockberge region, Turracher Höhe offers a varied and snowy winter paradise at altitudes of up to 2,205 meters from November to early May.

Carinthian Ski Resorts - Goldeck

Carinthian Ski Resorts - Goldeck

Goldeck

The Goldeck offers panoramic views over the whole of Carinthia. Offers both an advanced ski area and family fun in the new children’s area! Great free-ride area and vast ski touring areas. The warmth of the first Carinthian bathhouse in Millstatt beckons after a long day of skiing.

Carinthian Ski Resorts - Innerkrems

Carinthian Ski Resorts - Innerkrems

Innerkrems

Family holidays in Lieser-Maltatal region (Familiental).

Innerkrems is one of the snowiest ski resorts in Carinthia, featuring altitudes between 1,550 and 2,200 metres and located in Familiental, or “Family Valley” – a holiday region where FAMILY comes first! Perfect winter holidays to suit every taste and every wallet.

Carinthian Ski Resorts - Dreiländereck

Carinthian Ski Resorts - Dreiländereck

Dreiländereck

Dreiländereck Facts

Carinthian Ski Resorts - Falkert

Carinthian Ski Resorts - Falkert

Falkert

Heidi-Alm Skipark – Falkert

Carinthian Ski Resorts - Klippitztörl

Carinthian Ski Resorts - Klippitztörl

Klippitztörl

Klippitztörl Facts

Carinthian Ski Resorts - Koralpe

Carinthian Ski Resorts - Koralpe

Koralpe

Koralpe Facts

Carinthian Ski Resorts - Weinebene

Carinthian Ski Resorts - Weinebene

Weinebene

Weinebene Facts

Carinthian Ski Resorts - Weissensee

Carinthian Ski Resorts - Weissensee

Weissensee

Weissensee Facts

Carinthian Ski Resorts - Ski area Petzen

Carinthian Ski Resorts - Ski area Petzen

Ski area Petzen

Pleasure in the snow on the Petzen.

The Petzen, Carinthia's family mountain, promises an unforgettable winter experience for the whole family with its modern snow-making facilities and perfectly groomed pistes of all difficulty levels.

Carinthian Ski Resorts - Bodental

Carinthian Ski Resorts - Bodental

Bodental

Rosental ski resort Bodental

Carinthian Ski Resorts - Emberger Alm

Carinthian Ski Resorts - Emberger Alm

Emberger Alm

Emberger Alm Facts

Carinthian Ski Resorts - Flattnitz

Carinthian Ski Resorts - Flattnitz

Flattnitz

Flattnitz Facts

Carinthian Ski Resorts - Gitschtal

Carinthian Ski Resorts - Gitschtal

Gitschtal

Gitschtal Facts

Carinthian Ski Resorts - Hochrindl

Carinthian Ski Resorts - Hochrindl

Hochrindl

Hochrindl Facts

Carinthian Ski Resorts - Kötschach-Mauthen

Carinthian Ski Resorts - Kötschach-Mauthen

Kötschach-Mauthen

Kötschach-Mauthen Facts

Carinthian Ski Resorts - Simonhöhe

Carinthian Ski Resorts - Simonhöhe

Simonhöhe

Simonhöhe Facts

Carinthian Ski Resorts - Ski area Hebalm

Carinthian Ski Resorts - Ski area Hebalm

Ski area Hebalm

Ski area Hebalm - A total of 60 state-of-the-art snowcannons guarantee the best snow on the Hebalm . A special treat are the floodlights which allow fun on the tracks until 9:00 pm

You will never get bored in this wonderful region of Austria!


For more information about Carinthia please download the Carinthia Information Brochure.

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