Located in Villach commune of Feld am See, Afritzer See is a picturesque lake. The lake was divided into two smaller parts due to a rock fall in the adjacent mountain range and are connected to each other by Talwasserscheide. Today the lake is a very popular bathing and fishing area and is also one of the cleanest beaches in the town. Local families are often spotted near the lake for a nice dip during a warm summer day.
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.
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.
Aussichtsplattform Slow Trail Zwergsee is a great panoramic spot where hikers stop to admire the beautiful vistas around Lake Millstatt. The platform is part of a trail through the gentle woods, and the panorama spot is a great place to engage in a photo-op session. For avid nature lovers, this observation point is an ideal stop.
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.
Weissensee is a freshwater lake that is very popular in the township for bathing and several activities that take place here during summer and winter months. Four boats and one speedboat are the only water vehicles that operate in the lake and the water body comes under the protected zone of Austria. Located within the Gailtal Alps, it is the largest bathing lake at this height in the entire city and houses fish species such as pike, tench, perch, carp and trout. During winters, the lake freezes completely and many ice skating and skiing tournaments are held at this site.
Set on the banks of River Drava, Sachsenburg is a picturesque town in the state of Carinthia. Surrounded by the Gailtal, Hohe Tauern and Kreuzeck group of mountains, this lovely town offers several trails that are perfect for hiking, mountain biking and climbing. Get to the hiking area in Hühnersberg and revel in the panoramic views this location has to offer.
Offering bathing fun for everyone, there is a choice between the adventure pool or relaxation in the relaxation pool.
A pleasant retreat in the summer season, Pressegger See is called "Bathtub of the Gailtal Valley" for its popular relaxing waters. Locals and tourists come from far and wide to experience the rich natural beauty of the lake and to indulge themselves in a cooling swim here. There are beaches on the southern and northern shores. The water remains warm throughout the year.
Overlooking the stunning lake Millstätter See, Seeboden offers many facilities for boating, fishing and swimming. Set in the state of Carinthia, this town is serenaded by the Millstätter Alpe. With the help of several archaeological excavations and findings, this old town is said to date back to the Neolithic Age. Take an upward hike to the old castle ruins of Burg Sommeregg. It features a torture museum that gives us a peek into the medieval torture techniques that were used to mete out punishments.