There are so many unique things to see and do in Carinthia, Austria’s southernmost state. Nestled between mountains and four lakes, we have a wide range of activities to enjoy. Visitors can look forward to plenty of action, relaxation and unforgettable moments. Carinthia’s southern region is home to great variety: after biking, grab your stand-up paddleboard; head to the climbing garden and then visit the Villacher Alpe alpine gardens; after the beach it's off to the Carinthian Summer festival.
And then there’s the next decision – would you prefer a boat trip on the Drau or a cable car ride up the Gerlitzen? We can recommend plenty of wonderful excursion destinations near Lake Ossiach. Many of the attractions are accessible, and for most you will find discounts with the Kärnten Card. And if your holidays are a little more international, plan a stopover at the Hotel eduCARE and hop on the A10 motorway the next morning!
The top 6 things to do near lake Ossiach
Sights & attractions make for an unforgettable holiday
Carinthian summer in Ossiach
A concert series with international musicians and artists – from June-August.
Bleistätter Moor slow trail
Hike and experience nature’s amazing variety. Slow trails act as ambassadors for our one-of-a-kind region.
Gerlitzen Kanzelbahn Cable car
Skiing fun, summer adventures and traditional alpine cuisine – plus a new high ropes course for a novel challenge!
Water sports on lake Ossiach
This lake is a gem and features water temperatures up to 26°C – perfect for swimming and water sports.
Kanzianiberg Climbing garden
Rock it: this climbing garden at Lake Klettergarten is also the venue for the King of Kanzi climbing festival.
An excursion destination with 280 types of citrus plants. This 4,000 m2 Mediterranean garden is partially covered by a roof.