Gasteiner Wasserfall can be easily called the crowning glory of Bad Gastein. The waterfalls thunders down into the valley in the middle of the village in three stages, running past the townhouses which have been built into the steep slope. The resulting unique climate and healing springs have made the city a well-known health resort.
Grossglockner is a majestic mountain that has the honor of being Austria's tallest at a soaring 3,798 meters (12460 feet) above sea level. The 'black mountain' draped in a cover of pristine white snow is a dramatic and alluring sight that's given birth to an array of legends and tales of mystic healing power. The High Alpine Road snakes through this breathtaking landscape past verdant pastures blooming with wild Alpine flowers, craggy cliffs carved by glaciers, and icy waterfalls as it climbs to the top of the mountain. One of the highest mountain roads in the country, Grossglockner High Alpine Road runs between the cities of Bruck and Heiligenblut. The road has numerous challenging bends, that draw adventure seekers wishing to test their skill on the tough mountain road.
Located in the central Alps near Drava valley is the Millstatter See or the Millstatter Lake of Carinthia. This water body is a huge fishing spot and bathing area for families during the war season. Boating and sport fishing is very common apart from the swimming at the shore of the lake. Rich in fish population like zander, carp, tench, pike, roach, rudd and many others, this lake gets its name from Millstatt, the market town in the northern area.
Grossglockner Bergbahnen offers panoramic views of Heiligenblut and beyond as it ferries passengers to and from the Grossglockner. The sight especially gorgeous during the winter months, when the entire valley and the mountain is draped in a blanket of snow. Majority of skiers who visit the town do take a ride on the Bergbahnen.
Granattor is a symbolic, scenic gate, standing in the middle of wilderness. Also known as a symbol of love and peace, the gate can accessed via a long but very scenic hike along the Millstätter See region. The trail leads through the landmark, which is very famous among visitors who want to click photographs.
Confined by the mountains of the Hohe Tauern range, Obervellach is located on the banks of the Möll River. The cozy town of Obervellach offers many well-marked trails. Set on the mountain slopes, this region is a popular winter holiday destination. Visit the fully-equipped ski arenas in Ankogel and Mölltaler Gletscher and spend the day exploring its snow-covered slopes.
If trekking is your thing, you should try the Naturdenkmal Raggaschlucht. It is a gorge track that runs through breathtaking scenery, and makes you walk through bridges across streams, waterfalls gushing on the sides, and amidst caves and caverns. You hike for almost two hours, so make sure that you wear suitable shoes and carry some energy drinks. The fencing over the wooden bridges is not tall enough for kids, and there are some steep points in the trek that are not suitable for them. If you have a Kärnten card, you get free entry.
Located in Carinthia, the Molltaler Polinik peak is a part of the Kreuzeck mountain range in Austria. The highest peak on the summit, this mountain is known for its elevation of 2784 meters (9134 feet) above mean sea level, and is the one of the most beautiful mountains in the region. Its paths and routes pose a stiff challenge for hikers and mountain climbers as it offers great height coupled with steep slopes and stunning scenery from the top.
Tucked in the Möll Valley, Flattach is a beautiful town in Carinthia. It is set at the foothills of the Kreuzeck and Goldberg mountain ranges. This little town has some of the best hiking trails and cycling paths the region has to offer. Visitors can go river rafting on the River Möll and hike to nearby Ragga Gorge. Head to the ski resort in Mölltaler Gletscher and ski down the snow-covered slopes.
Set against the Goldberg Group of mountains, Mallnitz is located in the Austrian state of Carinthia. The unique museum in the Hohe Tauern National Park houses hundreds of taxidermy wild animals and birds. Avid hikers can get along the various trails like Tauernhöhenweg, Rabisch Cultural Landscape Trail and Ebelingweg and explore the region’s landscape.