Carinthia is the perfect choice for people who love both mountains and water, and it is difficult for them to decide where to go on vacation each time. This federal state in southern Austria offers plenty of entertainment for tourists - all year round. In winter, fans of skiing, snowboarding and freeriding come to it, cyclists set out on the routes from spring, and as soon as the weather normalizes, tourists besiege the lakes. It is a beautiful region where the only thing we will worry about is that we will not be able to see all the attractive places. But is the internal pressure to return to Carinthia as fast as possible any problem?
Bordering beautiful regions such as Tyrol, Salzburg and Styria, and the vicinity of Italy and Slovenia, offer Carinthia plenty of opportunities for attracting tourists. In addition to high mountains and a large number of lakes, a great attraction is the Pasterze glacier, the longest in Austria. It is located in the Hohe Tauern National Park, the oldest and largest national park in the country, which is also the largest protected area in the Alps. When visiting Austria, many tourists come here to see the symbol of Alpine nature - the Alpine ibex, as well as chamois and marmots. You can also learn about the nature of the region from the height of the saddle - there are more and more routes for cyclists in Carinthia. The certified path of the Drauradweg (along the Drawa), Via Carinzia is attractive, and those who plan to explore an even larger area by bike can be tempted by the Alpe-Adria-Radweg route, leading through Carinthia and Slovenia to the coast. This is a good idea for cyclists who would like to continue their holiday on the Adriatic .
Recreation at the Millstätter See lake
Carinthia captivates everyone, whether they prefer a leisurely sightseeing or an active holiday, such as skiing. The most beautiful ski areas lie around the Millstätter See , Austria's deepest lake. Thanks to its location, the reservoir is a convenient point from which you can set off to a different slope every day. The region is popular with winter sports fans mainly because of the conditions and landscapes, but also because all the ski areas of Carinthia and East Tyrol (more than 890 km of slopes) can be accessed with a single ski pass. In summer, the beaches around the lake fill up with vacationers, and the water surface is constantly crossed by a sailboat, a daredevil on water skis or a surf board. Of course, there are also swimmers slowly splashing in the water. Many will be interested in the offer prepared for their guests by the Kärnten Badehaus Millstätter See . They will be relaxed in the warm waters of the thermal baths, during massages, in a brine bath, saunas or a tepidarium, which greatly strengthens the body's immunity. An important place in the offer of the complex is the menu, thanks to which you can get acquainted with the cuisine of the Alpine-Adriatic region, combining the flavors of Carinthia, Friuli and Slovenia. Millstätter See, described as the treasure of Carinthia , with its beauty encourages not only water attractions, but also walks along the routes that wrap around it like ribbons. The lake area is a real paradise for hiking enthusiasts.
Camping in Döbriach
Having seen the lake, hardly anyone will be tempted to spend at least one night here. Finding accommodation is not a problem, because there are several campsites around the reservoir. If you prefer to relax in greenery, you can stay in Döbriach. Schwimmbad Camping Mössler awaits its guests, a facility with an area of over 4.5 hectares, with approx. 200 plots. On its premises there is a shop, restaurant, several sports fields and playgrounds, guests can also use a swimming pool with thermal water and a wellness center. The campsite is liked by families with children and the elderly - every age group will feel great there. The summer program of camping activities includes over 200 proposals, which guarantees that the rest will be remembered for a long time.
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