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 in the midst of the Gailtal Alps, Weißensee is a beautiful resort town. Encompassed by the town sits the scenic lake Weißensee. When the weather is warm and sunny, it is common to see locals and tourists head to the lake and indulge in hiking and water sports activities. Right on the lake lies the bridge Brücke über den Weissensee, it offers panoramic views of its picturesque surroundings. Nature enthusiasts can also spend the night at the friendly campsite Camping Knaller.
Located close to the Italian border, Greifenburg lies in the upper Drava Valley. This little town is tucked between the mountain ranges of Kreuzeck, Gailtal and High Tauern. Enjoy the walk to the scenic hiking area in Wassererlebnisweg. Book your own paddle boat and sail through the River Drava in the south. Tourists can also spend a relaxing day at the bathing pond Badesee Greifenburg.
Tucked in the Gail Valley, Hermagor-Pressegger See is located in Carinthia. This beautiful town is framed by the magnificent Carnic Alps. Hike along the valley and spend the day at the bathing lake Pressegger See. Set against the backdrop of the mountain forests, the old Parish Church of Hermagor is dedicated to Saint Hermagoras.
Flanked by the Gailtal and the Carnic Alps, is the picturesque town of Kirchbach. Set in the Gailtal Valley, this town has many hiking and cycling trails to explore. Overlooking the valley sits the castle ruins of Burgruine Goldburg und Goldenstein. Take a challenging hike to the old castle and immerse yourself in the incredible views it has to offer.
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.