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Excursion destinations

Lake Ossiacher See
Lake Ossiacher See is Carinthia’s third largest, offering visitors a boundless diversity of activities. Water sports enthusiasts will be spoilt for choice with paddling, sailing, windsurfing or waterskiing. The Ossiacher See cycle path encircling the lake is ideally suited for pleasurable outings with the whole family, while the surrounding Alpine landscape also has mountain bike routes ready to test the physical condition of advanced adventure-seeking bikers. From Feldkirchen the lake is easily accessible within a few minutes’ car drive.

Lake Wörthersee

An almost Mediterranean climate and a sunny southern atmosphere make Lake Wörthersee one of the most popular of Carinthia’s lakes. Pristine nature offering relaxation and rest as well as exciting events and a bustling nightlife attract many visitors. A stroll through Klagenfurt, the capital of Carinthia, a visit to the casino in Velden or a romantic dinner in one of the many restaurants by the lake will round off your holiday.

Lake St. Urbaner See

Only a 10 minute drive from Feldkirchen, this idyllic swimming lake, despite its altitude of 750 m, reaches a water temperature of up to 27° C in summer. Its latest attraction, a water trampoline, provides fun-packed times for visitors of all ages. The generously spaced bathing beach featuring a large sunbathing lawn, volleyball field, table tennis and lakeshore hiking paths invite families to spend a relaxing day at the lake.


Klagenfurt, the most southern provincial capital of Austria, attracts visitors with temperamental flair, a beautiful old town and varied leisure time programs. Get your first impression of the emblem Lindwurm, City Hall and several other sights on a leisurely stroll through the town and linger for a while in one of the many inviting pub gardens, scenic squares or romantic arcaded courtyards. Klagenfurt offers plenty of choice for shopping enthusiasts: little corner shops, designer boutiques and shopping centers will cater for every taste. A tour of the Benediktinermarkt market which daily provides customers with fresh local farmers’ produce is especially recommendable.

Minimundus – the miniature world at lake Wörthersee

Approximately 150 models of the world’s most famous architectural sites take visitors on a trip around the world in miniature format. A great experience for children and adults alike!

Happ Reptile Zoo

Enjoy nature in its purest form in the reptile zoo with the rarest examples of all of Austria. Awaiting visitors on 4,000 m² of grounds are over 1,000 animals from various regions around the world: turtles, snakes, crocodiles or piranhas!


Villach with some 60,000 residents is Carinthia’s second largest town. Historically fascinating and well-known for its cultural diversity and sporting offers this charming town is always worth a visit.
Those interested in the town’s history will be in good hands with the free guided tours (each Friday at 10 am, departure point at Bahnhofstraße 3). But it is not only visitors with a passion for history who find what they are looking for in Villach – the manifold shopping options, the varied leisure time activities as well as the traditional local lifestyle (renowned through the Villacher Fasching, the town’s carnival and the Villacher Kirchtag, the church fair) makes Villach an attractive and popular destination all year round.

Friesach. Medieval showplace
Friesach is the oldest town in Carinthia celebrating its 800th anniversary in 2015. The town, above all, is famous for its particularly well-preserved medieval buildings which can still be visited, as well as the fortifications, comprising a surrounding wall and water-filled moat.

In Friesach guests are not only invited to journey through the past, moreover, the Middle Ages can be experienced on the spot! A medieval castle with medieval construction methods and tools is being built in the town of castles! The construction site is open to visitors daily (Monday to Friday 11 am und 3 pm, except on Saturday and Sunday at 11 am 1.30 pm und 3 pm) (from April to October).

Bad Kleinkirchheim

Bad Kleinkirchheim is a year-round excursion destination. In summer visitors enjoy the crisp mountain air of the gentle Nockberge Mountains during hikes, cycling or mountain biking tours or later replenish energy in the soothing waters of the thermal spas Römerbad and St. Kathrein or the Karlbad farm spa.

In winter, the snow-covered alpine pastures beckon with fabulous skiing and snowboarding slopes, winter walking paths, guided snowshoe hikes and romantic horse-drawn sleigh rides.

Liebenfels adventure water trail

An adventure for body and mind. Experience nature with all your senses along the Liebenfels adventure water trail, only a short car drive from Feldkirchen. The hiking trail follows the water through the romantic Harterbach rift to the small village of Hart. Hikers are impressed by both the 25m waterfall and the ancient mill ruins in idyllic meadow countryside. Enjoy the diverse offers along the adventure water trail including guided tours, meditation hikes and adventure hikes with qualified educators.

Köck Iceland horse riding stable

The riding stable Köck, only 2.5 km from Feldkirchen, is a riding Eldorado for all age groups! It’s not only the fantastic panoramic view of the mountains and lake Ossiacher See but above all the beautiful horses together with the well-trained instructors that attract many visitors. With us, advanced riders can improve their current riding skills and beginners are sure to enjoy their lessons in an environment that is fun, safe and encouraging!

Horse riding fans will particularly like the riding trails around Feldkirchen. We offer the opportunity to “borrow” horses for trail rides (only with accompanying person from Reiterhof Köck) – please contact Köck Iceland horse riding stable for more detailed information.

Heidi-Alm pasture, the children’s adventure park

The only family adventure park of its kind, Heidi Alm Alpine pasture at Falkert Mountain, is one of the most popular excursion destinations close to Feldkirchen. It’s only a 30 minutes’ car drive to the family theme trail that brings the Heidi story to life as told by over 120 cartoon characters.

Heidi-Alm is open from mid May until late October and provides memorable enjoyment for all age groups!

Riding Eldorado Carinthia

Carinthia offers some of the most diverse horse riding holiday options. Whatever your choice - exciting riding holidays, family holidays at horse riding farms, trail rides alone or in company, western riding at qualified pony farms, horse farms, horse stables and riding hotels – all make sunny Carinthia a heaven for horse riding.