Culture and Events

Beautiful, exciting, eventful... discover Carinthia

Cycling, golfing, hiking, playing tennis, swimming, mountaineering… there is a variety of opportunities for active holidays in the region of Klopeinersee-Südkärnten. Regardless whether you prefer enjoying nature, culture, great cuisine or the possibility to spend your holiday in full relaxation, there’s something for everybody! Carinthia offers our guests not only various sports activities, but also a wide choice of varied and unforgettable cultural excursion.

Attractive destinations in our surroundings:

  Wildgatter Klopein - Game Park Klopein (1 km away)
Children can feed the deer and roe deer. There are also goats, chickens and ducks… Attached to the game park there is a “Buschenschenke” (country tavern). A cosy slow train takes you to the game park.
  Walderlebniswelt Klopeiner See – Forest Experience Park (1 km away)
Brings unforgettable experiences to both adults and children. Over 50 attractions: a World high above the treetops, Giant Slides, Mini-Zoo, Labyrinth, a free playground, Natura Trail, Giant Trampoline...
  Vogelpark Turnersee – Bird Park Turnersee (4 km away)
The park is home to more than 340 bird species, among others water birds, birds of prey, hornbills, parrots... Attached to the Bird Park there is a petting zoo and a children’s playground.
  Drauschifffahrt "MS Magdalena" – Drau Boat Trips (5 km away)
Take a boat trip on the river Drau and let yourself be enchanted by the Southern Carinthian Landscape, ideally while having a coffee, ice cream or little snack on the MS Magdalena.
  Obir Tropfsteinhöhle – Obir Stalactite Cave (18 km away)
Plunge into a perfectly highlighted and fascinating subterranean world. During the guided tour you will pass 9 different stations with multimedia-based light-, sound- and video installation.
  Pyramidenkogel (45 km away)
An indispensable Carinthian sight is the new built observation tower on the mountain „Pyramidenkogel" near Keutschach, the world's highest observation tower made of wood. Enjoy unique panoramic views of Carinthia and its impressive landscape of lakes. Get an extra thrill by using the highest covered slide, which leads 52 m down into the depths.
The building houses also a restaurant, a shop and sanitary facilities. Attached to the terrace there is a modern natural children's playground.
  Griffner Schlossberg und Tropfsteinhöhle – Castle Mountain and Stalactite Cave Griffen (17 km away)
Austria‘s most colourful Stalactite Cave is situated directly in the Castle Mountain. The Castle Mountain with a nature trail and a cosy pub called „Schloßbergschänke“ in the west tower offers you a marvellous view over the Jauntal region.
  Wildensteiner Wasserfall – Cascade Wildenstein (13 km away)
With a height of 54 m the Cascade Wildenstein is Europe‘s highest free-falling cascade. The walk from the parking area to the cascades takes about 20 minutes.
  Hemmaberg mit Rosaliengrotte und Ausgrabungen – Mountain ridge Hemmaberg with St. Rosalia grotto and excavations (13 km away)
A perfect half-day excursion by car or by bike. At the foot of the Hemmaberg you can visit the castle of Elberstein and the Archaeological Museum. On the mountain you will find the St. Rosalia grotto, the clockwise spring water, a 1000 year old lime tree and Celtic and Romanesque excavations.
  Burg Hochosterwitz – Hochosterwitz Castle (30 km away)
Picturesque and perfectly preserved Austrian castle with fortress gate, weir system and armories.
  Tscheppaschlucht und Waldseilpark – Gorge Ferlach and Forest Rope Park (45 km away)
Experience the elemental force of falling water. The climbing route leads from the „Teufelsbrücke“ bridge to the „Tschauko“ cascade, where over 500 l water per second tumble down into a depth of 26m. For those who need even more thrill, there is the Forest Rope Park. Next to 56 elements and 6 different parcours the 2 Flying Foxes with a length of over 300m are the highlights of an exciting family adventure.
  Reptilienzoo Happ – Happ Reptile Zoo (30 km away)
Experience Happ Reptile Zoo with about 1000 thrilling animals, a tropical greenhouse, 20 different types of lizards and turtles, 60 different snakes, a piranha aquarium, Dinosaur garden, petting zoo...
  Minimundus (28 km away)
The miniature world on Lake Wörthersee with over 150 of the most beautiful buildings, ships and trains from all over the world at a scale of 1:25. Around the world in just one day!
  Werner Berg Galerie – Werner Berg Museum (17 km away)
Werner Berg is one of Austria’s most famous artists of the 20th century. His works, which are based on German expressionism, represent a unique document of Southern Carinthia and the people living here.
  Liaunig Museum – Museum Liaunig (30 km away)
This architecturally significant museum homes a collection of contemporary art and – as a counterpoint – a spectacular collection of African gold.
  Stift St. Paul – Benedictine Monastery of St. Paul (35 km away)
One of Europe’s most extensive art collections turn the Benedictine Monastery rightly into the “Treasury of Carinthia”. Most important monastic book collection of Austria with the oldest Austrian book dating back to the 5th century and the first printing unit of Gutenberg from 1450.

Numerous events held around Lake Klopeiner See guarantee you a varied and entertaining evening program as well. Enjoy the Carinthian Sommer, different music events, art exhibitions, the Summer Games of Eberndorf, Austria's largest firework „See in Flammen" at Lake Klopeiner See, various traditional folk events in the region and much more.

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From May to October you have to opportunity to buy the Kärnten Card in our local tourist office (child discount and/or children free of charge). The Kärnten Card opens the door to more than 100 destinations throughout Carinthia. Almost all mountain railways take you to the most beautiful ridges and peaks free of charge; take a free trip with different excursion boats on Lake Wörthersee, Ossiachersee or Millstätter See; other excursion destinations are the Rosegg Animal Park, the Gorge Ferlach, the Obir Stalactite Caves, the Pyramidenkogel Observation Tower etc.

Links und tips:

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