Camping in Carinthia

A Camping holiday in Carinthia

Lovely lakes warmed by thermal springs. Pleasant hot summers. Majestically impressive mountain tops and deep, lush, green valleys.  Just a few of the reasons why there are few areas in Europe that can match the rugged beauty of Carinthia.  With over 1270 crystal clear mountain lakes, such as Wörthersee, Millstätter, Weissensee and Ossiacher, breathtaking nature and an endless supply of fresh, healthy alpine air, Carinthia is an outdoor lovers paradise and a great spot for a fabulous family camping holiday. Although the countryside most definitely steals the show in Carinthia, it has a lot of fascinating sights to discover close to your campsite. From the opulence of the famous lakeside resort of Klagenfurt, to the pretty medieval villages of Gmünd, Friesach and the fairytale hilltop castle of Hochosterwitz.  Slovenia and the magnificent Lake Bled are just a short drive away.  But with so much fun to be had near the campsite, simply relaxing by the water with the sun on your face and a glass of Blaufränkisch in your hand seems like the perfect way to spend another delightful day in Carinthia!

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Family Camping fun by the lake in Carinthia

Carinthia is known as the land of lakes. So for family fun in or on the water near your campsite you’ve come to the right place. For a lively time, with bustling resorts and pretty idyllic towns head for the largest lake in Carinthia, Lake Wörthersee. For a more romantic ambiance go to the secluded bays of Lake Millstätter See.  Hikers climb the popular Sentiero dell’Amore’  (way of love) near Alexanderhütte. Windsurfers and paragliders head to the watersports paradise of Lake Ossiacher See, which is right by the campsite.  For a real tranquil experience visit Lake Weissensee and its picturesque nature park. Take a boat trip across the lake and enjoy the freshest of brown trout washed down with some delicious Blauer Burgunder wine, while the sun sets on another perfect day.

Outdoor activities near your campsite in Carinthia

Carinthia is a dream come true for lovers of outdoor activities. There’s just so much to do near your campsite! Hike through the wonderful Weissensee Nature Park.  Head for Lake Wörthersee , Ossiach, Millstatt or  Weissensee to canoe, kayak or swim. Bike or fish in the Naturpark Dobratsch near Villach. Feel like a little more adventure? Then go to Ferlach and experience the thrills of the Tschauko waterfall, the Teufelsbrücke (Devil's bridge) and the Waldseilpark family adventure park. For a truly special experience go to The Nockberge Biosphere Reserve, Europe’s only high mountain park and the largest pine forest in the Alps. Walk through the soft lush green Carinthia landscape and stop for a delightful picnic with an amazing view. 

City trip near your campsite in Carinthia

The delightful Klagenfurt is the capital of Carinthia and is a lively and vibrant town located on the shores of Lake Wörthersee, not far from your campsite. Stroll through the ancient Alter Platz and then sit down by one of the many excellent lakeside restaurants for a marvelous lunch. Feel like being pampered? Then visit Villach and treat yourself to a lazy afternoon in the lovely thermal baths. This marvelous town is known as the gateway to the lakes! For a little history and culture head for the magnificent medieval town of Wolfsberg to admire the impressive St Mark’s Church and the wonderful neo-Gothic Tudor style Wolfsberg Castle. The view from the terrace is simply breathtaking. Fancy a trip to Slovenia? This fascinating country borders Carinthia and is just 45km away from Ossiach. Drive through the wonderful Triglav National Park to the towns of Jesenice or the marvelous Bled, famous for its bewitchingly beautiful lake.

Things to see and do near the campsite in Carinthia

Want a little art and culture near the campsite? Visit the house where Tulln’s most famous son, the artist Egon Schiele, was born. Slightly further afield (22km) is the wonderful 12th century Augustinian monastery of Klosterneuburg , with majestic views across the river. Fancy seeing the magical castle that inspired the fairytale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves? Then go to Hochosterwitz castle in Launsdorf. For a little culture and history in Carinthia visit the pretty medieval towns of Friesach or Gmünd . Fan of fast cars? Then visit the "Ferdinand Porsche Auto museum" in Karnerau just outside of Gmünd.  Want breathtakingly beautiful scenery of the Austrian Alps and Lake Wörthersee? Then head for the Pyramidenkogel in Linden and climb the tallest wooden viewing tower in the world (100m.) The fun part’s getting down in just 20 seconds on Europe’s longest slide!