The summer in our region

Discover the summer in our region!

For sea adventurers and summer visitors. The Ossiacher See northeast of the city of Villach is the most varied lake in Carinthia. Peace and culture on the one hand, sport and events on the other. All kinds of water sports are tempting on the lake, the mountains are within reach for all hiking and biking fans. The Gerlitzen Alpe, which rises on the north bank of the Ossiacher See, is one of the most beautiful mountains in Austria. At Ossiacher See in summer the motto is: “Raise the curtain on Austria’s most musical lake!” Because this is also the venue for the international music festival “Carinthian Summer”.

Carinthia Card

From May to September, the Kärnten Card is included with us!

Bread service

If you order in advance, you will receive your desired pastries for breakfast in the morning.

Free entry

In the summer months, as our guest, you get free entry to the Bodensdorf lido.

Hiking trails

6 hiking trails start or lead directly from our house or past.

Culture & Event

Numerous cultural and culinary events take place in our region.

Carinthia Card

Carinthia Card

Summer joy and fun outings
with the Kärnten Card

Over 100 destinations every day
With the Kärnten Card you hold the key to experience, fun and lots of advantages. It opens the doors to over 100 excursion destinations (mountain railways, shipping, museums, zoos, panoramic roads, adventure pools, …) in Carinthia every day. In addition, with the Kärnten Card there are great discounts at over 60 bonus partners.

Carinthia rent e-bike
Rent your bike or e-bike at one of 45 rental stations throughout Carinthia and return it wherever you want! And the best thing is: with the Kärnten Card you get a 10% discount.

Info bike rental:
www.radland.kaernten.at

All information about the Kärnten Card:
Kärnten Card

On the right: Affenberg Landskron

Summer joy and fun outings
with the Kärnten Card

Over 100 destinations every day
With the Kärnten Card you hold the key to experience, fun and lots of advantages. It opens the doors to over 100 excursion destinations (mountain railways, shipping, museums, zoos, panoramic roads, adventure pools, …) in Carinthia every day. In addition, with the Kärnten Card there are great discounts at over 60 bonus partners.

Carinthia rent e-bike
Rent your bike or e-bike at one of 45 rental stations throughout Carinthia and return it wherever you want! And the best thing is: with the Kärnten Card you get a 10% discount.

Info bike rental:
www.radland.kaernten.at

All information about the Kärnten Card:
Kärnten Card

On the right: Affenberg Landskron

Swimming & water sports

Swimming & water sports

Idyll

The Ossiacher See has that certain everything: dreamy retreats, atmospheric natural banks, dreamy mountain backdrops, carefree sunsets and the best water quality.

Sea addiction

At Ossiacher See there are numerous possibilities – with pleasant temperatures – such as fishing, diving, water skiing, wakeboarding, sailing, surfing, kayaking, SUP, banana & Co. Discover your possibilities!

Ship ahoy

You can also enjoy a trip on the ship and experience interesting themed cruises such as “Ship & Grill” or “Dinner & Crime”.

Idyll

The Ossiacher See has that certain everything: dreamy retreats, atmospheric natural banks, dreamy mountain backdrops, carefree sunsets and the best water quality.

Sea addiction

At Ossiacher See there are numerous possibilities – with pleasant temperatures – such as fishing, diving, water skiing, wakeboarding, sailing, surfing, kayaking, SUP, banana & Co. Discover your possibilities!

Ship ahoy

You can also enjoy a trip on the ship and experience interesting themed cruises such as “Ship & Grill” or “Dinner & Crime”.

Hiking & climbing

Hiking & climbing

For ibex

You can also explore the hiking, climbing, paragliding and recreational paradise Gerlitzen Alpe at around 2,000 meters above sea level. Grandiose circular routes, powerful summit victories, rustic alpine huts, exciting Nordic walking trails, rapid descents when tubing the slopes and much more are available to you on one of the most beautiful mountains in Austria. Breathtaking panoramic view included. Here you will also find over 160 exciting forest high rope stations of all levels of difficulty in the Gerlitzen Adventure Park. Furthermore, the climbing forest at Ossiacher See offers a beech forest for the whole family with a forest roller coaster “Fly-Line”, treetop path, suspension bridges and much more on over 30,000 m².

On the move

The family-friendly Slow Trail leads through the species-rich nature, landscape and European protected area of the Tiebel estuary and offers insights into the habitat of around 100 different bird species, butterflies, bats and beavers. With the more demanding Ossiacher See Trail, you can walk around the lake in a 2-day stage. A detour to Finsterbach waterfalls is recommended.

For ibex

You can also explore the hiking, climbing, paragliding and recreational paradise Gerlitzen Alpe at around 2,000 meters above sea level. Grandiose circular routes, powerful summit victories, rustic alpine huts, exciting Nordic walking trails, rapid descents when tubing the slopes and much more are available to you on one of the most beautiful mountains in Austria. Breathtaking panoramic view included. Here you will also find over 160 exciting forest high rope stations of all levels of difficulty in the Gerlitzen Adventure Park. Furthermore, the climbing forest at Ossiacher See offers a beech forest for the whole family with a forest roller coaster “Fly-Line”, treetop path, suspension bridges and much more on over 30,000 m².

On the move

The family-friendly Slow Trail leads through the species-rich nature, landscape and European protected area of the Tiebel estuary and offers insights into the habitat of around 100 different bird species, butterflies, bats and beavers. With the more demanding Ossiacher See Trail, you can walk around the lake in a 2-day stage. A detour to Finsterbach waterfalls is recommended.

Biking

Mountain bike fan

The mountain bike area near Villach, near Ossiacher See, attracts with the unique MTB Skill Center “areaone”, where everyone can tinker with their own performance, as well as with flowing single trails.

Pleasure cyclists

Take a family-friendly and relaxed bike tour along the idyllic cycle path around Lake Ossiach or explore the e-bike tour from “Lake Ossiach to Lake Wörther”. On the east bank of the Ossiacher See, there is also an easy-to-manage round tour through the beautiful Pencil Valley Moor. This slow trail takes you right in the middle of the species-rich nature and landscape area.

Mountain bike fan

The mountain bike area near Villach, near Ossiacher See, attracts with the unique MTB Skill Center “areaone”, where everyone can tinker with their own performance, as well as with flowing single trails.

Pleasure cyclists

Take a family-friendly and relaxed bike tour along the idyllic cycle path around Lake Ossiach or explore the e-bike tour from “Lake Ossiach to Lake Wörther”. On the east bank of the Ossiacher See, there is also an easy-to-manage round tour through the beautiful Pencil Valley Moor. This slow trail takes you right in the middle of the species-rich nature and landscape area.

Culture & Events

Culture & Events

Carinthischer summer

The Carinthian Summer has been attracting artists and music enthusiasts from all over the world to Carinthia from the beginning of July to the end of August since 1969. Enjoy classical music, jazz and crossover in impressive venues such as the Ossiach Abbey. A church opera has also been an integral part of the series of events since 1974.

Domenig stone house

During the summer months, the famous stone house by the architect Günther Domenig in Steindorf on the Ossiacher See can be visited. It stands out due to its unique shape and is supposed to reflect the landscape of the mountains.

Handicraft market Ossiach

In mid-August, thousands are invited to the handicraft market in Ossiach. 130 artists from over ten nations offer their works made of ceramics, glass, wood, metal, leather, textiles and pictures. The many musicians, street performers and showmen ensure an extraordinary flair during the up to five market days.

Carinthischer summer

The Carinthian Summer has been attracting artists and music enthusiasts from all over the world to Carinthia from the beginning of July to the end of August since 1969. Enjoy classical music, jazz and crossover in impressive venues such as the Ossiach Abbey. A church opera has also been an integral part of the series of events since 1974.

Domenig stone house

During the summer months, the famous stone house by the architect Günther Domenig in Steindorf on the Ossiacher See can be visited. It stands out due to its unique shape and is supposed to reflect the landscape of the mountains.

Handicraft market Ossiach

In mid-August, thousands are invited to the handicraft market in Ossiach. 130 artists from over ten nations offer their works made of ceramics, glass, wood, metal, leather, textiles and pictures. The many musicians, street performers and showmen ensure an extraordinary flair during the up to five market days.

Culinary

The influence of three cultures – the Carinthian, the Slovenian and the Italian – characterizes the culinary art of the southernmost federal state of Austria.

Brettljausn

Enjoy a typical Carinthian SLOW food – the Brettljausn. Best as a reward after a hiking or biking tour in one of the numerous wine taverns or snack bars and with a glass of cider.

Glundner Kas

You just have to try the Glundner Kas. This cheese, made from curd cheese, is usually included with a snack.

Carinthian cheese noodle

A typical Carinthian dish is always on the menu at the landlord or in the restaurant: the cheese noodles.

Reindling

You cannot avoid the original Carinthian Reindling. The sweet dessert is the tip for all pastry fans.

Pancakes

Despite the ham in the name, this dessert has nothing to do with meat. The dish can be compared to pancakes – only much thinner, finer and usually filled with apricot jam.

Freshwater fish

The gastronomy around the lake offers fresh fish specialties. A pleasure!

The influence of three cultures – the Carinthian, the Slovenian and the Italian – characterizes the culinary art of the southernmost federal state of Austria.

Brettljausn

Enjoy a typical Carinthian SLOW food – the Brettljausn. Best as a reward after a hiking or biking tour in one of the numerous wine taverns or snack bars and with a glass of cider.

Glundner Kas

You just have to try the Glundner Kas. This cheese, made from curd cheese, is usually included with a snack.

Carinthian cheese noodle

A typical Carinthian dish is always on the menu at the landlord or in the restaurant: the cheese noodles.

Reindling

You cannot avoid the original Carinthian Reindling. The sweet dessert is the tip for all pastry fans.

Pancakes

Despite the ham in the name, this dessert has nothing to do with meat. The dish can be compared to pancakes – only much thinner, finer and usually filled with apricot jam.

Freshwater fish

The gastronomy around the lake offers fresh fish specialties. A pleasure!

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