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Carinthia travel guide

Carinthia, kingdom of water

The four largest and best-known lakes are glamourous Lake Wörthersee, Lake Millstätter See with its mythical depths, Lake Ossiacher See with its magnificent mountain backdrop, and Lake Weissensee in an untouched natural setting. In winter, some of the lakes are great for ice-skating, a highly popular form of exercise in Carinthia. Medicinal springs and thermal spas are ideal wellness destinations.

Highlights of Carinthia

City of Klagenfurt

Klagenfurt, Carinthia's capital

In addition to a wide variety of events, the city of Klagenfurt offers visitors a top choice of events, exhibitions, theatre, and concerts.

In summer the city invites you to a leisurely shop tour with a stop in a small old town café. In winter guests get to experience one of the most beautiful Christmas markets in the Alps-Adriatic region.

Guests from all over Europe come to wintery Klagenfurt to find Christmas gifts, experience a choral concert and drink Mulled wine.

After Christmas Klagenfurt invites you to a New Year’s Eve carnival. A show program for the whole family. At midnight the New Year is seen in with the famous Blue Danube Waltz.

Grossglockner / Heiligenblut Molltal Glacier / Ankogel

Ankogel

Leave your everyday life thousands of feet below you and get to experience the Alps from its best side.
Amidst the Dreitausender’ (mountains over three thousand meters high) visitors will experience fascinating scenery and skiing without end.

The Mölltal Glacier is Carinthia’s highest altitude ski area. A paradise with guaranteed snow – even in the summer.

It offers 150 km of slopes for all skill levels, from beginners to professionals, as well as
Adventure seekers seeking gorgeous freeride skiing possibilities. A glittering wonderland and a hidden ski touring paradise in the Eastern Alps await you!

Carinthia

Minimundus

Wouldn’t it be nice to go on a world tour? One where you could experience the beautiful structures and landmarks from around the world?

How does one decide between so many countries, between winter and summer?

If you belong to the group that finds it hard to decide and would like to visit the whole of the world in one day, then yes dear guest, Carinthia, and a visit to Minimundus would be right for you!

Buchen sie jetzt:Airport, Bus and Transport

The airport is located in the state capital Klagenfurt.

Direct flights with the airline German Wings can be found in cities such as Cologne, Bonn, Berlin, and Hamburg. There are also direct flights to Austria’s capital city Vienna. From the airport, the city center can be reached by bus or taxi and takes just 15 minutes.

Klagenfurt is a small airport and visitors may find better flights and connections to the following nearby airports.

  • Ljubljana, Slovenia Airport (about 1-hour drive)
  • Graz, Austria Airport (1 hour 30 mins drive)
  • Salzburg, Austria Airport (approximately 2 hours’ drive)
  • Munich, Germany Airport (about 3 hours’ drive)
  • Venice, Italy Airport (about 4 hours’ drive)

From Klagenfurt airport, there are several transfers to the various regions of Carinthia.
In addition to the regional transfers, the following bus connections are available:

  • Villach – Klagenfurt – Villach
  • Villach. Ljubljana – Villach
  • Villach – Graz – Vienna – Salzburg – Munich – Trieste – Venice – Treviso – Villach
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Nassfeld ski resort

Nassfeld ski resort in Carinthia

The Nassfeld ski area is located right on the Austrian-Italian border. On offer is 30 modern cable cars and lifts as well as 110 km snow-sure pistes for all levels. In addition, you can expect the Millennium Express, the longest cable car in the Alps. It takes about 17 minutes for the 6,000 m long track of the Gail Valley the ski area.

The regions Weissbriach, Lake Weissensee, and in Kötschach-Mauthen are ideal for holidays with children. Here you have nearly 300 kilometers of well-groomed, snow-covered trails available. At the Lake ‘Weissensee’ you have one of the largest natural ice skating rinks in Europe. This is a paradise for ice skating enthusiasts which literally attracts 1,000’s of visitors every day! If you like you can play hockey, go ice curling, or even play ice-golf!