Top 10 things to do in Carinthia

Carinthia

Amazing skiiing and fantastic lakes

Carinthia is a city in Austria.

Carinthia is a highly autonomous province in the Eastern Part of Austria known for its proud but warm-hearted people.

Major sights include the cities of Klagenfurt and Villach and medieval towns like Friesach or Gmünd. Carinthia features numerous monasteries and churches such as the Romanesque Gurk Cathedral or Maria Saal in the Zollfeld plain, the abbeys of St. Paul's, Ossiach, Millstatt, and Viktring as well as castles and palaces like large-scale Hochosterwitz, Griffen, or Porcia.

Scenic highlights are the main bathing lakes Wörthersee, Millstätter See, Ossiacher See and Faaker See as well as a variety of smaller lakes and ponds. In winter Carinthia offers ski resorts such as the Nassfeld near Hermagor, Gerlitzen mountain, Bad Kleinkirchheim, Flattach, and Heiligenblut at Austria's highest mountain, the Grossglockner as well as the Hohe Tauern and Nock Mountains national parks for all kind of alpine sports and mountaineering.

Overall rating: 4.1
City in Austria
Typical length of visit: 1 day

Top 10 things to do in Carinthia

Ferlach's Master Gunsmiths

Ferlach's Master Gunsmiths
Rifles made in Ferlach, Austria, make a collector's heart beat faster and are coveted by hunters across the world.

Almdorf Seinerzeit

Almdorf Seinerzeit
Vacation in a mountain hut? You might find privacy and even more luxury.

Hochosterwitz

Hochosterwitz
Hochosterwitz Castle is considered to be one of Austria's most impressive medieval castles. It is situated on a 172 metres high Dolomite rock near Sankt Georgen am Längsee, east of ...

Friesach

Friesach
Friesach is a historic town in the Sankt Veit an der Glan district of Carinthia, Austria. First mentioned in an 860 deed, it is known as the oldest town in ...

Burg Landskron

Burg Landskron
Veste Landskron or Lanzkron is a Renaissance water castle in the municipality Neuendorf B, Vorpommern-Greifswald district, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. Built between 1576 and 1579, it deteriorated in the 17th century. Its ...

Carinthian Summer

Carinthian Summer
A festival for new music where the innovative and the traditional meet

Klagenfurt

Klagenfurt
A great vacation destination for summer with a mild Mediterranean climate

Carinthia: Architectural Highlights

Carinthia: Architectural Highlights
No Austrian province has more water than Carinthia and an architectural tour of the region invariably leads to a lake

Bärnbach

Bärnbach
Bärnbach is the smallest city of the district of Voitsberg in the Austrian state of Styria . The city is popular for its church , manual glass manufacturing and coal ...

Gurk

Gurk
Grk may mean:A river in Carinthia, Austria: Gurk RiverA river in Carniola, Slovenia: Krka A market town in the District of Sankt Veit an der Glan, Carinthia: Gurk A borough ...

Healing power out of nature: the “Speik”

Healing power out of nature: the “Speik”
A special plant wildely used in this region as a medical remedy as well as a building material

Maria Wörth

Maria Wörth
Maria Wörth is a municipality in the district of Klagenfurt-Land in the Austrian state of Carinthia. The centre of the resort town is situated on a peninsula at the southern ...

Summer Vacation in an Eco-Hotel

Summer Vacation in an Eco-Hotel
The 'eco-hotel' label guarantees guests environmentally-friendly vacation

Trigonale

Trigonale
A festival of early music that creates connections across time and space (September)

Velden

Velden
Velden may refer to several places:Velden am Wörther See, a municipality on lake Wörthersee in Carinthia, AustriaVelden, Limburg, a village in the municipality of Venlo, NetherlandsVelden , a town in ...

Weissensee

Weissensee
Weißensee may refer to:Weißensee , a district of BerlinWeißensee, Thuringia, a town in Thuringia, GermanyWeissensee, Austria, a town in Carinthia, AustriaWeissensee , a lake in Carinthia, AustriaWeißensee , a lake ...

Landeszeughaus

Landeszeughaus
The Styrian Armoury , in the Austrian city of Graz, is the world's largest historic armoury and attracts visitors from all over the world. It holds approximately 32,000 pieces of ...

Pyramidenkogel

Pyramidenkogel
Pyramidenkogel is an 851-metre high mountain in Carinthia, Austria. It is located to the south of the Wörthersee and near the town of Maria Wörth, in an area that is ...

La Ola

La Ola
La Ola Amarilla is a professional wrestling group, also known as a stable in Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre . The group is exclusively for Japanese-born wrestlers, often wrestlers touring ...

Burg

Burg
Burg is a Germanic word describing a fort or fortified settlement.Burg or Bürg may refer to:PlacesEarth-burg, a combining form encountered in German and English ...

Church of St. Barbara

Church of St. Barbara
St Barbara's Church can refer to any one of the many churches dedicated to Saint Barbara:AndorraEsglésia de Santa Bàrbara d'OrdinoCzech RepublicSt. Barbara's Church, Kutná HoraEgyptSaint Barbara Church in Coptic CairoGhanaSt. ...

Domkirche

Domkirche
Domkirche St. Marien is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Sankt Georg, Hamburg, Germany, and the metropolitan cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hamburg . The cathedral stands in Danziger ...

Klopeinersee

Klopeinersee
Lake Klopein is a lake near the town of Völkermarkt located within the municipality of Sankt Kanzian in Carinthia, Austria. Lake Klopein is the remaining lake of previously larger lake ...

Landesmuseum Joanneum

Landesmuseum Joanneum
The Universalmuseum Joanneum is a multidisciplinary museum in Styria, Austria. It has galleries and collections in many subject areas including archaeology, geology, palaeontology, mineralogy, botany, zoology, history, art and folk ...

Stadtpfarrkirche

Stadtpfarrkirche
Stadtpfarrkirche St. Johann is a Roman Catholic parish church in the city of Rapperswil, canton of St. Gallen, Switzerland.GeographyThe church is located next to Rapperswil Castle situated ...

Stadtpfarrkirche

Stadtpfarrkirche
Stadtpfarrkirche St. Johann is a Roman Catholic parish church in the city of Rapperswil, canton of St. Gallen, Switzerland.GeographyThe church is located next to Rapperswil Castle situated ...