The Weissensee is regarded as one of the most beautiful lakes in Carinthia, and there is good reason for that. The crystal clear water and the pleasant temperature invite many swimmers to take a dip here in the summer. There are several hiking and mountain biking routes around the lake. Ideal for active people.
Are you going to Austria with the whole family? Then the adventure trail Heidi alm Falkert, which is located at an altitude of 1,875 metres, is highly recommended for children. During a beautiful walk through the Alpine meadow, you will meet people from the story of Heidi, and on the way you can feed various goats.
That Austria and toboggan runs are inextricably linked, is probably no longer a surprise to you. But the fact that a toboggan run can cover up to 2,000 metres at a speed of 40 kilometres per hour, is quite unique. The 'Nockey Filtzer' toboggan track is a very special event in Carinthia.
The Hochosterwitz Castle is situated at an altitude of about 150 metres, and can be reached via 14 different castle gates. There is a beautiful museum in the castle, where you can learn about the Renaissance period aided by a collection of photographs and weapons.
Carinthia, in addition to being the southernmost province, is perhaps also the most beautiful province in Austria. With fascinating mountains, blue lakes and beautiful views, the Carinthia region is a wonderful summer holiday destination! Carinthia borders the culturally rich countries of Italy and Slovenia. In addition to an attractive mountainous landscape, this region offers many opportunities for a wonderful holiday. The landscape is very diverse, and you will find an almost Mediterranean climate. Your holiday home in Carinthia is ideal for a perfect family holiday.
From your holiday home in Carinthia, there are many opportunities for activity. The region offers many options for all kinds of swimming and water sports due to all the lakes. Carinthia has about 200 crystal-clear mountain lakes that have a very pleasant water temperature of around 28 degrees in summer. Popular holiday destinations include the beautiful lakes such as the Millstätter See, Ossiacher See, Weissensee, Wörther See, and Faaker See. The holiday homes in Carinthia are therefore ideal for a holiday by the water. An interesting fact is that an alternative 11-city tour is held on the Weissensee in winter! Another fun activity during your holiday is horse riding, as the region is also known for its well-organised horse riding holidays. Carinthia has the largest network of bridle paths in Europe, with 1400 kilometres of bridle paths, from which hikers can also choose from numerous hikes. For cyclists and sporty mountain bikers, there are several cycling trails and excellent mountain bike routes, so you don't have to get bored during your holiday in Carinthia.
The beautiful landscape you will see during your holiday, is dominated by mountains, some of which form part of national parks. In the northwest, on the border with Tyrol and Salzburgerland, lies the Hohe Tauern, with the highest mountain, the Großglockner. This is the largest national park in Central Europe, and a popular place for hikers and mountaineers because of the hundreds of kilometres of routes. You will find a spectacular landscape with mountain lakes, waterfalls, a glacier and unique flora and fauna. Definitely worth a visit during your holiday in Carinthia!Another beautiful national park is the Nockberge. The 35 km. long Nockalmstraße offers beautiful panoramas! Here, too, you will find numerous hiking opportunities and a characteristic protected flora and fauna. If you want to relax, there are some thermal baths to be found. Visit the Bad Kleinkirchheim, Warmbad, Villach or Bad Bleiberg from your holiday home in Carinthia.
Carinthia offers a wide range of winter sports holidays. There are five large ski areas such as Hohe Tauern or Skiarena Nassfeld, but several smaller ski areas too. The winter sports areas in Carinthia are available in all levels of difficulty, suitable for the whole family. Go skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, ice-skating or go looking for a real experience during winter hiking, horse-drawn sleigh rides, or night-time tobogganing. You'll be right on the slopes from your holiday home in Carinthia!
At Belvilla, you can choose from 200+ properties for your stay in Carinthia.
Hochosterwitz Castle, Klagenfurt, Friesach, Weissensee, High mountains, Gmund, and Worthersee, are some of the famous places in Carinthia.
Some of the must-try activities in Carinthia are:
Carinthia is famous for dishes like Potiza, Polenta, Carinthian Cuisine, Reindling, Hadntorte, and Carinthian fishes.
June to August are the preferable months to visit Carinthia. But also for Winter Sports in winter.