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Sightseeing in Carinthia - what to see. Complete travel guide

Carinthia is the southernmost province of Austria. These places attract mainly fans of ecotourism, as well as connoisseurs of art and history eager to explore priceless monuments of history represented in local towns.
1. Going for a trip, you should definitely learn a few phrases in Austrian and take a phrasebook with you. Almost all the locals speak foreign languages, but prefer to communicate in their … Open
The capital of the region is the city of Klagenfurt; this is where the most impressive architectural landmarks and museums are situated. The must-have excursion program includes visit to Landhaus and walk to the Lindwurm Fountain; those are main symbols of the capital. The Museum of Heraldry, Diozesanuseum, Archbishop's Palace, the Cathedral and Neuer Platz are worth noting. In addition, the city has a great zoo and planetarium waiting for younger travelers. There are fascinating lectures for children that will tell a lot about the world.
One of the most popular excursions is an evening boat trip on the lake. It’s worth to tell a little bit more about Carinthian lakes; there are more than a thousand of freshwaters in the region. The largest are Worthersee, Ossiacher See, See, Weissensee and Milshtater See; the smallest are Afrittser See, Feldsee, Faakersee, Lengsee and Pressegger See. All large lakes have beaches and cozy family-run hotels. It should be noted that water from local lakes is repeatedly investigated for contamination; each time the results of environmental impact assessments are more than impressive. The water here is literally pure as crystal. Copyright
Carinthia is a truly amazing region. Its cuisine is natural, so all indigenous dishes are very simple, affordable and incredibly tasty. An important part of the local menu is represented by … Open
In addition to unique lakes, there are several hot springs in the region; modern spas were opened next to those springs. Families with children would also find many interesting excursions in Carinthia. It’s advisable to book an excursion to stalactite caves and Eisenkappel Grifften areas. Hyuttenberg area is famous due to its mine that has been turned into a museum. The colorful park of gnomes is open in Gurk; even the youngest travelers would enjoy it. Klagenfurt has a large park, a planetarium and a terrarium showing rare species of reptiles. Carinthia, unlike other regions of the country, has a plenty of tourist routes.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Carinthia
♥   Castle 'Burgruine Glanegg' , 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Burgruine Dietrichstein' , 4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Burgruine Hardegg' , 5.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Burgruine Liebenfels' , 8.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Burgruine Prägrad' , 8.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Carinthia
♥   Nature Park 'Dobersberg' , 27.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Landscape Park 'Spominski park Udin Boršt' , 48.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Landscape Park 'Logarska dolina' , 50.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Triglavski narodni park' , 50.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Landscape Park 'Topla' , 52.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Carinthia and around
♥   Art museum 'Museum Moderner Kunst Kaernten' Klagenfurt, 14.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Carinthia from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Bled Town

From the series “Small Flamboyant Towns Painted with Van Gogh Colors”
Bled is one of the biggest spa resorts in Europe. The town attracts fans of winter sports. In warmer months, travelers enjoy a huge variety of entertainment options. Tourists can combine a wellness holiday at a first class spa center with a visit to an elite golf center, cycling, horse riding, and hiking through the picturesque mountain areas. Shores of Lake Bled feature some great beaches. This first class Slovenian resort is a great place for a family holiday. … Read further

Blejski Grad

From the series “The Most Inaccessible Buildings in the World”
Through the castle testion the excursions are carried out, in the course of which one learns a lot of interesting facts about the history and the interior furnishing of some buildings. The largest part of the castle is dedicated to the historical museum, where a large collection of everyday objects, old clothes and weapons is presented. Many tourists strive to visit this strange sight at sunset. At dawn, the high rock and the old castle are illuminated with the impressive illumination. … Read further
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