The holiday region Lake Klopeiner See – South Carinthia is situated between 440 and 2.139 meters sea level, next to the borders of Slovenia and Italy, which makes it an ideal starting point for lovers of nature and landscape. With it’s picturesque and peasant architecture and the cliffy Karawanken, is an ideal surrounding for active holiday makers who also would like to relax within a beautiful scenery. More than 800 km of hiking trails in an untouched landscape are waiting to be explored.
It's enough to make a hiker's heart beat faster: the mountain stars of the region are the gentle foothills of the Saualm around the sunniest place in Austria - Diex, the mighty rocky gateways of the Uschowa and the Hochobir with its majestic panoramic view over Carinthia, or the many paths, mountain pastures and gorges - well sign-posted including when they cross the border - between Petzen and the main ridge of the Karawanken Mountains.
Lake Klopeiner See with its smooth, turquoise water is the star of the region. But its six "brothers" with water temperatures of up to 28°C are attractions not just for bathing fans. Families will find their cycle-paradise here. up to 1.246 km almost car-free cycle tracks are waiting for you to enjoy the superb landscape. It's enough to make a hiker's heart beat faster: the mountain stars of the region are the gentle foothills of the Saualm, the mighty rocky gateways of the Uschowa and the Hochobir with its majestic panoramic view over Carinthia.
Families are increasingly discovering the Petzen as a ski resort - not only because of the perfect slopes, but above all due to the value for money ticket prices and the great range of lodges on the mountain.
On Lake Pirkdorfer See, a cross-country hotspot is developing fast. The cross-country trail with its snow cannons and floodlighting equipment and - NEW - the biathlon for everyone ensure that there ist plenty of variety on offer in winter. And once it gets cold enough, the crystal-clear lakes turn into mirrors of ice that are perfect for skating.