Velden am Wörther See

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Velden Castle © Johann Jaritz

Velden Castle © Johann Jaritz

Velden am Wörthersee is a market town in the district of Villach-Land in the Austrian state of Carinthia. Situated at the western shore of the Wörthersee lake it is one of the most popular holiday resorts of Austria.

Originally a mansio at the Roman road between Villach (Sanctium) and Virunum it was first mentioned in a 1263 deed as Campus and in 1410 as Velben. In medieval times it belonged to the estates of the Hohenwart castle, seat of the Counts of Celje, of Ortenburg, the Knightly Order of Saint George in Millstatt and the Habsburgs.

View from Pörtschach © Johann Jaritz View from Mount Pyramid © Johann Jaritz Roy Black memorial © Dickbauch Municipal Hall on Gemona Square © Johann Jaritz Mösslacherhaus - Wörthersee Architecture © Johann Jaritz Hotel Kointsch - Woerthersee Architecture © Johann Jaritz Hotel Carinthia - Wörthersee Architecture © Johann Jaritz Franz Baumgartners grave - Wörthersee Architect © Johann Jaritz Velden Castle during Advent © Johann Jaritz Velden Bay © E.peiffer@gmx_net Villa Miralago - Wörthersee Architecture © Johann Jaritz Velden Castle © Johann Jaritz
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Franz Baumgartners grave - Wörthersee Architect © Johann Jaritz
In 1545 the Khevenhüller noble family acquired the lands and in 1603 built a Renaissance manor house. Demolished by a fire it was rebuilt in 1892 as a hotel called Schloss Velden. A real estate of Gunter Sachs it was the filming location of the popular 1990-1992 German-Austrian tv series Ein Schloss am Wörthersee starring Schlager singer Roy Black.

Manor’s which do belong to the Wörthersee Architecture besides others are Villa Helene (ehemals Villa Schick), Wohn- und Geschäftshaus Kuzmany, Mösslacherhaus, Hotel Kointsch, Hotel Mösslacher, Hotel Carinthia, Villa Stelzer, Feuerwache, Spritzenhaus, Haus Klützke, Haus Hilde Gessenharter, Haus Seeblick, Villa Carinthia. One of the main designer’s of the Wörthersee Architecture was Architect Franz Baumgartner.

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