Carinthia is not known as Austria's Riviera without reason. This corner of Austria is blissfully warm in summer, providing excellent swimming and tanning oppurtunties at its many beautiful lakes – e.g. the Afritzer See, the Brennsee in Feld am See, the beautiful Millstätter See and the Ossiacher See are less than 30 minutes to drive. And, last but not least, the Carinthian lakes are the warmest in Austria and have all drinking water quality!
The Alpe-Adria-Trail connects the three regions of Carinthia, Slovenia and Friuli-Venezia Giulia in a total of 43 stages and circa 750 km. This long-distance hiking trail leads from the foot of the highest mountain in Austria, the Grossglockner to the Adriatic coast near by Trieste. And it crosses the quit hiking trails nearby. Discover the trails at the Tauern, the Nockberge and Karawanks - far away from the well-trodden tourist trails.
|"The Art-Lodge was really a lucky chance: We planned a
spontaneous weekend trip, there was a room available - and zack! we had found a
new favorite hotel. The super hosts have created an incomparable home here that
is worth a visit even without the beautiful scenery. It offers everything your
heart desires: comfort at the highest level, the guest is always in the center,
great food, spectacular extras (natural pool, private sauna, art cinema,
reading room ...) We will be back definitely!!! :)"|
[Elisabeth, Graz, Austria]
Just have a look at the nearby architectural highlights: The “Steinhaus” from Guenther Domenig at the Ossiachersee, the SoART artists residencies - a cluster of geometrical structures at the Millstätter See, founded by the Soravia Art Foundation and constructed by architect and Pritzker award winner Hans Hollein. Last but not least, at Museum Liaunig in Neuhaus/Suha you find a very smart art collection stored in an extraordinary building.
Get your Youngtimer or Oldtimer moved and enjoy cruising along mountains, lakes and beautiful landscapes. Carinthia is perfectly situated: Three cultures within a matter of kolometers, southern flair, culinary delights, and lots of cross-border tours to Italy and Slovenia are waiting for you and your four-wheeled baby. Find here our favourite tours (in German only, but have a look at the maps).
|" The mountains were covered with fog and there was no
noise of roads, the feeling that apart from this house there was nothing in the
world. excellent breakfasts, natural products, free tea, wine, beer, snacks,
apples. Small cozy rooms. Unparalleled dinner, the hotel owners are ready to
fulfill any desire that has arisen."
[Vladimir K., Moskow, Russia]
The wonderful capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana, is clean and safe, has friendly outgoing people and has a beautiful blend of Renaissance and Baroque architecture. And for those who prefer “la bella figura”, Udine is a delightful italian city with a vibrant air, captivating medieval squares and Gothic and Renaissance monuments. Last but not least, Klagenfurt has a beautiful old town and is the perfect destination for a trip around the Wörthersee.