Katschberg - Lieser-Maltatal Region
The Smallest Are the Mightiest!
South of the Alpine divide, on the border of the two provinces Carinthia and Salzburger Land, there’s a very charming holiday destination for guests of all ages: the Katschberg - Lieser-Maltatal region! The region extends from the mountain pass Katschberghöhe and the village of Rennweg am Katschberg on the valley floor to the nature reserve “Pöllatal” and the valleys Liesertal and Maltatal with Gmünd, the “town of artists”, Malta, a designated Mountaineering Village, Trebesing, a “baby-friendly village”, and the municipality of Krems in Kärnten that includes the villages Kremsbrücke, Eisentratten and Innerkrems. Adventures in nature, sports activities, cultural events and arts experiences for the whole family await you here, in a spectacular mountain scenery, far away from the hustle and bustle.
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Summer in the Katschberg - Lieser-Maltatal Region
Experience nature up close and personal in the Katschberg - Lieser-Maltatal region - a paradise for hikers! The journey is the reward. Time to get away from the hassles of everyday life and unwind. There’s no better place than the Katschberg - Lieser-Maltatal region, an area of natural beauty that is nestled between the Hohe Tauern National Park and the Nockberge Biosphere Reserve. Here, the diverse mountainous landscapes of the provinces Carinthia and Salzburger Land meet. It’s the ideal destination for an unforgettable hiking holiday, no matter if you’d like to climb the summits, indulge in culinary delights in mountain cabins or spend an active day out with the whole family. In summer, the region boasts plenty of hiking and mountain biking trails, outdoor activities and countless attractions and sights to explore. Not to forget the stunning scenery. Take a ride on the cable car or speed down the summer toboggan run, visit the donkey park in the Maltatal valley, have fun and splash about on the adventure playgrounds, zipline through the forest on a canopy tour, climb a via ferrata or stroll through Gmünd, the “town of artists”, with its studios and galleries. There’s an activity for every fancy!
Winter in the Katschberg - Lieser-Maltatal Region
In winter, the top ski resorts “Katschberg” and “Innerkrems” offer unlimited fun skiing the pistes. Whether you’re a beginner, an advanced learner or a pro, spacious pistes for every level invite skiers of all abilities to enjoy a wonderful descent. Ski schools with fully qualified instructors and fun activities in “Katschi’s Kinderwelt” will guarantee that the young speedsters on the snowy slopes have a good time too. Off the pistes, you can find 30km of snowshoeing trails, well-groomed cross-country tracks, toboggan runs, ski touring trails, routes for winter walks, ice rinks for ice skating and ice stock sport, romantic rides with horse-drawn sleighs and much more - set in the most beautiful winter wonderland!
Take a ride in a horse-drawn sleigh through the Gontal valley that’s covered in deep snow. A stopover in the mountain cabin “Pritzhütte” is included. Highlight: the “Advent-Wanderweg” - a country walk which takes you back to Christmas as it was celebrated in the good old days when this festive holiday was not kitschy and commercialised.
Carinthia - Austria's Sunny South
Immerse Yourself in a Mediterranean Lifestyle
Carinthia is the land of lakes. Home to Austria’s highest mountain. The setting for experiences that you can only find here. In the midst of an intact natural landscape that is as unique as it is different from farm to farm and from region to region. Let go and enjoy the hours of sunshine - this is possible all year round in Carinthia. Click your way through the individual regions of Carinthia and find your perfect holiday farm in the sunny south!
- Hohe Tauern National Park Region
In 1800, courageous men were the first to climb Austria’s highest mountain, Großglockner (3,798 m). This region is home to the largest national park in the Alps and some of the world’s most diverse landscapes: majestic waterfalls, extensive glaciers, rare animal and plant species. Explore the Hohe Tauern National Park with one of the rangers.
- Nassfeld-Pressegger See - Lesachtal Valley - Lake Weißensee
Hikers and cyclists can cross the border to Italy on a number of great tours. Food lovers will indulge in culinary delights that are typical of the world’s first Slow Food Travel Destination. A breathtaking panorama is guaranteed! Keen swimmers can take a dip in Lake Pressegger See or Lake Weißensee. The Lesachtal valley, Europe’s most natural valley, is unique. The region provides the perfect balance of tradition, nature, culinary delights and tranquility. In winter, it’s home to Carinthia’s largest ski resort called “Nassfeld”.
- Bad Kleinkirchheim - Lake Millstättersee - Nockberge Region
Nestled between the undulating hills of UNESCO’s Nockberge Biosphere Reserve, this is one of Austria’s most diverse regions. Carinthia’s “Nockberge” range is an insider tip for travellers looking for the ultimate indulgence during their activity holiday. Look forward to sports, spas or skiing in Bad Kleinkirchheim and outdoor activities at Lake Millstätter See, one of Carinthia’s most beautiful lakes that’s steeped in legend and surrounded by mountains. Romantic mountain cabins, pristine nature and historic farms are the icing on the cake.
- Katschberg - Liesertal - Maltatal Region
At altitudes between 1,100 and 2,200 metres above sea level, south of the Alpine divide, on the border to the province SalzburgerLand - that’s the Katschberg - Liesertal - Maltatal Region with Gmünd, the “town of artists”, at its centre. Lots of mountain cabins are the ideal starting points for long, alpine hikes on the southern side of the Alps.
- Villach - Lake Faakersee - Lake Ossiachersee
This region borders Italy and Slovenia. Enjoy country walks, hikes and day trips on the mountains “Gerlitzen” and “Dobratsch”. Visit the town of Villach with its Mediterranean flair, the famous celebrations during the carnival season and Austria’s largest fun fair, the “Villacher Kirchtag”. Marvel at the turquoise waters of Lake Faaker See with the iconic island at its centre. A picture-perfect scenery! The festival Carinthian Summer with its renowned cultural events draws lots of visitors to Lake Ossiacher See in summer. The spa “KärntenTherme” in Villach is one of Austria’s state-of-the-art spas and is open all year round.
- Lake Wörthersee - Klagenfurt - Carnica Rosental Region
This is one of Austria’s most popular regions: stage for parties and lifestyle, paradise for water sports enthusiasts and sun-worshippers, hot spot for yogis, meeting point for bikers, hikers and runners with Europe’s tallest wooden lookout tower “Pyramidenkogel”. Carinthia’s capital Klagenfurt is a vibrant renaissance city and an exciting crossroads where three different cultures intersect. Guests with a sweet tooth should visit the Carnica Rosental Region. Here, it’s all about beekeeping!
- Central Carinthia
The historical heart of Carinthia is surrounded by unspoilt, charming natural landscapes. A number of attractions such as the castles “Hochosterwitz” and “Taggenbrunn” can be discovered by bike or on foot. For more than 650 years, the so-called “Wiesenmarkt”, Austria’s fair with the longest tradition, has drawn thousands of visitors to the town of St. Veit each year. Warm lakes with water that’s safe to drink are oases of relaxation.
- Lake Klopeiner See - Southern Carinthia - Lavanttal Valley
Do you prefer vibrant beaches open to the public or spots in peaceful seclusion? Thanks to the mild climate, the swimming season starts at the beginning of May. At that time, the water temperature of Lake Klopeinersee often reaches 22 °C already. The caves in the mountain “Obir” featuring stalactites and stalagmites and the flow trail for mountain bikers on the massif “Petzen” are some of the region’s most spectacular attractions. Southern Carinthia is a bilingual region where Austrian and Slovene cultures and culinary traditions meet. In the Lavanttal valley in the very east of Carinthia, creative producers turn locally-grown ingredients into irresistible delights.
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