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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.
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
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 www.orangesmile.com
Each city of Carinthia has its own unique historical monuments giving travelers a lot of impressions. Klagenfurt is the capital of the region; it has lots of historical objects, as well as … 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
Castles in Carinthia and around
♥   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 galleries
Art galleries in/around Carinthia
♥   Art gallery 'Museum Moderner Kunst Kaernten' Klagenfurt, 14.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sites 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
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