Lake Wörth in Austria

11 December 2019 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

MS Klagenfurt © Johann Jaritz/cc-by-sa-3.0-at

MS Klagenfurt © Johann Jaritz/cc-by-sa-3.0-at

Wörthersee is a lake in the southern Austrian state of Carinthia. The popular bathing lake is a main tourist destination in summer. The northern shore is densely built up with the main resort towns of Krumpendorf, Pörtschach, and Velden. The Süd Autobahn motorway and a railway mainline occupy the narrow space between the steep hills and the shore. The southern shore is quieter and less developed.   read more…

Lake Weißensee

19 March 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

© Hans Holz/cc-by-sa-3.0

© Hans Holz/cc-by-sa-3.0

The Weissensee is a lake in the Austrian state of Carinthia within the Gailtal Alps mountain range. The highest situated Carinthian bathing lake shares its name with the municipality of Weissensee on the northern and southern shore.   read more…

Theme Week Carinthia – Wolfsberg

27 December 2014 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Wolfsberg Castle © Neithan90

Wolfsberg Castle © Neithan90

Wolfsberg is a town and the capital of Wolfsberg District. The town is situated within the Lavanttal Alps, west of the Koralpe range in the valley of the Lavant River, a left tributary of the Drava. In the northeast, the road up to the Packsattel mountain pass connects Wolfsberg with Voitsberg in Styria. Wolfsberg’s municipal area of 279 km2 (108 sq mi) is the fourth largest in Austria. The area of Wolfsberg belonged to the estates within the medieval Duchy of Carinthia that were ceded to the Prince-Bishopric of Bamberg, probably already by Emperor Henry II in 1007. The castle above the town was first mentioned as Wolfsperch in an 1178 deed of St. Paul’s Abbey in the Lavanttal. The adjacent settlement became the administrative centre of Bamberg’s Carinthian territories and in 1331 received town privileges by Prince-Bishop Werntho Schenk von Reicheneck.   read more…

Theme Week Carinthia – Sankt Veit an der Glan

26 December 2014 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Market Square © Binter

Market Square © Binter

Sankt Veit an der Glan is a town and the administrative centre of the Sankt Veit an der Glan District, with a population of about 12,500. It was the historic Carinthian capital until 1518.   read more…

Theme Week Carinthia – Villach

25 December 2014 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

View across the Drava river towards the cross church in Perau © Hrald/cc-by-sa-3.0

View across the Drava river towards the cross church in Perau © Hrald/cc-by-sa-3.0

Villach is the seventh-largest city in Austria and the second-largest in the federal state of Carinthia. It represents an important traffic junction for southern Austria and the whole Alpe-Adria region.   read more…

Theme Week Carinthia – Maria Wörth

24 December 2014 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

© Johann Jaritz/cc-by-sa-3.0-at

© Johann Jaritz/cc-by-sa-3.0-at

Maria Wörth is a municipality in the district of Klagenfurt-Land. The centre of the resort town is situated on a peninsula at the southern shore of the Wörthersee. In the east the municipal area borders the Carinthian capital Klagenfurt. The municipality consists of the two Katastralgemeinden Maria Wörth and Reifnitz.   read more…

Theme Week Carinthia – Hüttenberg

23 December 2014 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Historic blast furnaces in der Heft © Mefusbren69

Historic blast furnaces in der Heft © Mefusbren69

Hüttenberg (Slovene: Železni Hrib) is a town in the district of Sankt Veit an der Glan with 1,500 inhabitants.   read more…

Theme Week Carinthia

22 December 2014 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Theme Weeks

Velden am Wörther See - Velden Palace © Johann Jaritz/cc-by-sa-3.0-at

Velden am Wörther See – Velden Palace © Johann Jaritz/cc-by-sa-3.0-at

Carinthia is the southernmost Austrian state or Land. Situated within the Eastern Alps it is noted for its mountains and lakes. The main language is German. Its regional dialects belong to the Southern Bavarian group. Carinthian Slovene dialects, which predominated in the southern part of the region up to the first half of the 20th century, are now spoken by a small minority. The capital city is Klagenfurt, which in Slovenian language is called Celovec.   read more…

Minimundus in Austria

18 June 2014 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Tower of London © Chemiker

Tower of London © Chemiker

The Minimundus is a miniature park on the Wörthersee at Klagenfurt in Carinthia. It displays over 150 miniature models of architecture from around the world, built at a ratio of 1:25.   read more…

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