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Make a holiday rental, home, or cottage in Wörthersee, Austria your home away from home

Anyone looking for all year round activities in a beautiful location need look no further than Worthersee in Austria. Located in the south of the country, this area has many activities on offer as well as interesting places to visit. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, guesthouses, apartments, chalets, B&Bs and campsites.

Things to do on holiday to Wörthersee, Austria

This is a wonderful setting located around Lake Worthersee, where there is a beach in Klagenfurt. Here visitors can sunbathe on the sand and grassy areas, swim or play volleyball and soccer. There are a series of hiking trails in the region especially around the Lake Worthersee area. The lake also offers various watersports, fishing and swimming and there are cycle paths along here too. Many outdoor swimming pools are open to the public nearby as well as water parks. There are lots of golf courses in the area including the 18-hole Kaiserburg, which is the highest golf course in Carinthia. In the winter months visitors to the area can head to the Kelinkircheim and Turrach Resorts and participate in downhill and cross country skiing. A large variety of restaurants, cafes and bars can be found in the area including by the lake, serving good local cuisine. Self catering holidaymakers will find stores and markets in the area to buy food and drink from. There are numerous shops here too selling a range of souvenirs as well as arts and crafts stores.

Places to visit on holiday to Wörthersee, Austria

Klagnefurt has many good places to visit including a theme park and various historic buildings. There are several museums located in the area including the Regional Museum of Carinthia, Carinthian Museum of Modern Art and Klagnefurt Mining Museum. Various significant religious buildings are located here too such as the Cathedral of Gurk. Castle Hochosterwitz is one of the most impressive castles in the country. Cruises along the lake are available with guides providing information about the historic buildings all around. The Pyramidenkogel Observation Tower offers great views of Carinthia and the lakes. Some of the fascinating natural features in the area include the Obir Dripstone Caves and Garnitzenklamm Gorge near Hermagor.

Weather in Wörthersee, Austria

The warmest months in southern Austria are July and August with an average maximum high temperature of 25 degrees centigrade. December and January are usually the coldest months with an average temperature range of between -5 to -2 degrees centigrade and snow in winter is quite common. June and July are the wettest months with an average 125mm of rain.

Travel to Wörthersee, Austria

Klagenfurt Airport (KLU) in Carinthia is just 18 kilometres from Worthersee and has a limited number of flights to destinations in Europe. These include flights to Frankfurt and London with Ryanair, Berlin, Cologne/Bonn, Hamburg and Hanover with Air Berlin, Munich with Lufthansa and Vienna with Austrian Airlines. There are several car rental services based at the airport. Alternatively visitors can get a flight to Ljubljana Jože Pu?nik Airport (LJU) in Slovenia, which is about a one hour and 10 minutes drive away and has flights to and from Amsterdam, Brussels, Frankfurt, London, Munich, Paris and Zurich with Adria Airways as well as numerous other destinations. Again there are car rental firms on site at the airport.

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                                                                                                      A peaceful week in the Austrian hills.

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                                                                                                      I spent a wonderfully peaceful week at Paul and Kathy's house in Buggl. It was the end of the winter so I managed to get a couple of days of skiing in at local resorts (around one hour's drive) and also enjoyed some gentle strolling in the hills straight from the house; one day lunching in Italy, and a trip to Lake Bled another day. The property was very well equipped with everything one might require and all correspondence with Paul and Kathy prior to my visit was replied to very promptly and efficiently. They were great hosts.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      Lovely property in a stunning location

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                                                                                                      Family of 6 with 3 different age groups and the property suited everyone. Our host, Martin, was very helpful with information and supplying towels, cushions and toys. Only having been skiing in Austria before I was not expecting it to be so beautiful for a summer holiday.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016