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Things to do in Carinthia

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Trail
“The Radovna river cuts the Vintgar gorge deep between the hills of Hom and Boršt. The gorge is flanked by steep slopes overgrown with beech forests. It was discovered in 1891 by Mr. Jakob Žumer, mayor of Gorje, and Mr. Benedikt Lergetporer, a cartographer and photographer from Bled. Both were amazed by the beauty and the mysterious character of this natural attraction. Local people, however, have always viewed the gorge with awe and respect.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Watch Shop
“Das Atrio ist ein Einkaufszentrum in Villach. Es liegt am südlichen Rand der Stadt, nahe der Autobahnauffahrt Villach Warmbad Richtung Italien. Es ist das verkaufsflächenmäßig größte Einkaufszentrum des Bundeslands Kärnten und nach den Geschäften das zweitgrößte nach dem City-Arkaden Klagenfurt.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Lake
“Another really nice lake in Carinthia. About 40 minutes drive. There are tons of good restaurants and bars in the different villages around the lake.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Nature
“NEW from Summer 2018 - National Park Summer Card included (valid from 01.05. to 31.10.) Great deals offered by the National Park Summer Card valid from 01.05. to 31.10. You will receive the National Park Summer Card on the first day of your holiday. Simply show this card during your summer holiday in the National Park holiday region, and let the fun and exciting offers begin: CHOOSE AN ACTIVITY FROM OVER 60 ATTRACTIONS EVERY DAY AND USE THE TRANSPORT ACROSS THE ENTIRE REGION • FREE TRIP over the Großglockner High Alpine Road World of Adventure • FREE ENTRY – Ferleiten Wildlife and Leisure Park • FREE ENTRY - Kitzlochklamm gorge in Taxenbach • FREE ENTRY – Water worlds and the Krimml waterfa”
  • 19 locals recommend
Place to shop
“Das Al Dente ist eins der besten Pizza und Pasta Lokale, hier auch mit kleinen Preisen, junges modernes Ambiente direkt in der Shopping Mull. Harry Potter Laden - Elbenwald. Ein must für alle Fans BILLA - Extra für Feinschmecker ausgerichtet, mega Sortiment”
  • 17 locals recommend
Mountain
“die Aussicht über das ganze Land bis Italien und Slowenien geniessen enjoy the view of the lake, Carinthia and Slovenia and Italy ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Lake Jasna is a small, aquamarine lake just south of the alpine resort of Kranjska Gora. The Julian Alps dominate the scenery and on a clear, sunny, calm day the water looks like a piece of glass reflecting everything so perfectly. On a boulder by the lake stands the dark bronze statue of the Zlatorog, or Goldenhorn – the magical stag believed to guard the ridges around the lake. Don’t forget to take a photo or two! The circular walk that wraps around the lake is pleasant with plenty of places to sit and enjoy the remarkable mountain views and fresh air. The path is very manageable for pretty much anyone and suitable for strollers. There is a lookout tower which you can climb up to the top for some fantastic photos of the views, thought the ladders are a little steep.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“There you have one of the most stunning views into the Karawanken and on the Wörthersee.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Mountain
“Vršič pass is the highest road pass in Slovenia and connects Kranjska Gora (Gorenjska region) with Bovec (Primorska region). The road, built by Russian war prisoners during the 1st world war, runs through the heart of Julian Alps and the views from the road simply call out for a stop-over. A short walk at the summit of Vršič pass is described here and is meant especially for those who wish to "stretch" their legs and have a meal in one of the mountain huts on the way. The walk offers an exceptionally good view of Mt. Prisojnik wall and other summits on both sides of the pass. Also suitable for children.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Lake
“ A beautiful alpine lake and a popular bathing destination, known for its clear turquoise water. It’s Austria’s southernmost bathing lake, just across the border with Slovenia.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Lake
“Beautiful lake only 10 minutes by car. Things to do: - Grab a bike and do a tour around the lake; starting at „Charlie‘s Seelaunge“ (there are bikes for rent as well); Duration: approx. 2 hours - Go up to „Gasthof Bergfried“ enjoy a beautiful view over the lake while sipping on a local cider and enjoying the smell off fresh grass. - Simply enjoy a day at the lake. „Strandbad Sittlinger“ beach recommended (try their homemade icecream! ) - Sundowner at Charlie‘s Seelounge; (also nice starting point for walks in the woods alongside the lake.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Man kann mit dem Lift bis zum Gipfel fahren und dann runter wandern. Für Geübte kann man auch ab der Mittelstation hinaufwandern. Paragleiter, Segelflieger können oben beobachtet werden. Restaurants sind geöffnet. Schönes Familienwandergebiet”
  • 11 locals recommend
University
“Die kleine Welt am Wörthersee. Ein Besuch lohnt sich für Jung und Alt, insbesondere auch für Familien mit Kindern ab ca. 5 Jahren. The small world at the Wörtherlake. Amazing visit for adults and kids (5 years up). ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Mountain
“It's a fair way from us admittedly, but it's worth a look - the biggest glacier in Austria. Walks, views - just stunning.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Church
“If you love being near the water this lake is beautiful, plenty of activity's and restaurants around the lake!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Open: mon - fri: 8:00 am to 7:00 pm sat: 7:00 am to 7:00 pm sun: 8:00 am to 1:30 pm”
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“restaurant in Slovenian national style, very tasty and inexpensive food, large portions:)”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Eines der deliziösesten Restaurants der Stadt mit wunderschöner Aussicht auf den See. One of the most delicious restaurants in town with an amazing view over the lake.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“have italian lunch or dinner directly on the lake and than take a nice walk ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Restaurant mit sehr gutem Essen und Service und einem atemberaubenden Ausblick! ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Tolles Wirtshaus mit ausgezeichneter Küche. Amazing beer pub with high quality beer & food. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Lodging
“A good restaurant famous for its pizzas. The offer good food for good prices. Worth a visit when in Kranjska Gora.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Burger Joint
“Racer‘s cafe, restaurant, bar www.racerscafe.at (Gewerbezeile 2a) is next door - max a 5 minute walk away. Open all day, it's really popular. You can have anything from breakfast, lunch, dinner to just a coffee or drink there. Food served is simple, good (i like their salads, but they also have (so i heard) great burgers, pizza in the evening) and the staff is friendly. Ask for their non-smoking areas if you're bothered by the smoke. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Sehr gutes Restaurant mit ausgezeichneter Küche und gutem Bier. Very good restaurant, very good food and very good beer.”
  • 5 locals recommend

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