Two authenthic Austrian villages
Kötschach-Mauthen is located between two mountain ranges and right next to the Italian border. The village is located at the end of the Gailtal and at the beginning of the Lesachtal. The roads and hiking trails in the village are flat, there are many alpine meadows and a wooded area. The village is ideal for cycling and walking, also for children and people who are less mobile.
In the adjacent Mauthen you will find the natural swimming pool, the climbing park and the Mauthner Klamm, where you can hike adventurously between the mountains and along the water. The hiking area high in the mountains is also easily accessible, as is the Geotrail, where you can discover the origin of the Alps yourself.
Kötschach-Mauthen is known for its very clean air and is therefore also called an air spa. There is a lot of sunshine all year round, making the temperature ideal in both summer and winter.
Within 15 minutes you are on the border with Italy. If you drive 1 hour and 45 minutes further, you will be in Grado on the Venetian coast.
The warmest lake in Austria, the Presseggersee, is easily accessible by car. You can enjoy swimming here in the summer. There is also a lot to do for children in the Erlebnis Park.
The Gailtal has a rich history of terrestrial base plates, on the geological border with Africa. The Roman trade route Via Julia Augusta ran through Kötschach-Mauthen. You will find many events, museums and relics along this route with information from this period.
The Pressegger See
The facilities around the lake are well organized. Here you will find everything you need for a fantastic holiday with the whole family.
Facilities at the Pressegger See
Every year, numerous holidaymakers choose this popular region in Austria. Besides being the most southern federal state in Austria, it is also the most rich in water thanks to the more than 1,200 lakes. The southern location and the many hours of sunshine ensure a Mediterranean climate. In addition to clear lakes, Carinthia has numerous impressive mountains.
Thanks to the abundance of water and mountains, Carinthia offers many opportunities for activities during the holiday. Carinthia is suitable for everyone; young or old, active or relaxing. Both in summer and winter.
Mountain world Nassfeld
Lovely chalet with spacious living room and large garden
From the chalet you have a view of the mountains of Austria and Italy
Prepare the tastiest dishes
You can enjoy hiking, cycling and swimming around the Weissensee. You will find an extensive network of more than 200 kilometers of hiking trails. You can also practice all kinds of sports. Water skiing, sup, surfing and kayaking are possible. There is a diving school and you can rent pedal boats, sailing and rowing boats from various rental companies.
In winter, the Weissensee turns into Europe’s largest frozen lake. The Dutch alternative Elfstedentocht takes place here every year at the end of January.