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Top Things to do at the Wörthersee, Carinthia, Austria

WORTHERSEE, AUSTRIA View of the Worthersee lake with Maria Worth church, Carinthia, Austria

Last Updated on July 30, 2022 by gregor

Between the cities of Klagenfurt and Villach – embedded between the Alps in the north and the Adriatic Sea in the south – lies one of the most famous holiday destinations in Austria – the Wörthersee holiday region. 

We have collected and compiled our excursion tips on Lake Wörthersee for you in this article.

The Wörthersee is the largest bathing lake in Carinthia and due to its favorable climatic location with its unmistakable turquoise-green color, it is also one of the warmest alpine lakes in Austria.

The Wörthersee holiday region includes the well-known towns of 

  • Keutschach 
  • Krumpendorf
  • Moosburg 
  • Maria Wörth-Reifnitz 
  • Pörtschach 
  • Schiefling 
  • Techelsberg and 
  • Velden am Wörthersee 

 

Take a boat ride on Lake Wörthersee.

The best way to explore Lake Wörthersee is by boat. The lake opens up from a completely different – magical – perspective. The piers are in the most beautiful places around Lake Wörthersee and offer additional excursion options.  With the Wörthersee Schifffahrt, excursions, charter trips, and an Advent boat trip are possible in addition to regular service. 

The shipyard is located in Klagenfurt am Wörthersee – in the beautiful eastern bay right next to the Pizzeria Trattoria Villa Lido. 

MORE INFORMATION AND TICKETS WÖRTHERSEE SCHIFFFAHRT

 

Wörthersee, Austria

WORTHERSEE, AUSTRIA View from the boat to the lake and coastline. Local residents and tourists swim, driven by motorboats and use other forms of water recreation.

WORTHERSEE, AUSTRIA Happy young people, on inflatable attractions, drive behind a motorboat on the lake.

WORTHERSEE, AUSTRIA Happy young people, on inflatable attractions, drive behind a motorboat on the lake.

 

Have a Walk at the famous Velden am Wörthersee promenade

The promenade takes place in Velden from mid-July to the end of August. Every evening, the Seecorso is transformed into an eventful pedestrian zone for visitors of all ages. Acrobatic, magical, and comedic shows take place in front of the Schlosshotel Velden, at the Gemonapark, and in the Kurpark. 

More than 40 local and international artists inspire the spectators while strolling through the atmospheric place. 

Especially for smaller children, there is the Bambini promenade, which starts at 6 p.m.

Of course, Velden is also known for its Casino, the legendary Schlosshotel Velden, and its vibrant nightlife.

More Information about Velden am Wörthersee, Hotels, Events, Markets, and Experiences

 

Visit Maria Wörth with the famous Pilgrimage Church

On the southern shore of Lake Wörthersee is the popular excursion destination of Maria Wörth with the well-known pilgrimage church on the rocky peninsula. A lot of weddings take place here. 

More Travel Information about Maria Wörth Events, Hotels, Things to do

WORTHERSEE, AUSTRIA View of the Worthersee lake with Maria Worth church, Carinthia, Austria

WORTHERSEE, AUSTRIA View of the Worthersee lake with Maria Worth church, Carinthia, Austria

 

 

Enjoy Local Food at the Wörthersee Lakeside Restaurants

There are a number of locally-owned restaurants in the area that serve up some of the best local food around. There is something for everyone’s taste. And what’s even better is that many of these restaurants source their ingredients from local farms, meaning you’re getting the freshest food possible. So if you’re looking for a unique and delicious dining experience, be sure to check out one of Lakeside’s local restaurants at the Wörthersee

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE RESTAURANTS AROUND THE WÖRTHERSEE

WORTHERSEE, AUSTRIA Great scenery from the boat to the shore line of the lake, beautiful buildings, mountains, forests, highways. Tourists who enjoy a variety of water recreation types.

WORTHERSEE, AUSTRIA Great scenery from the boat to the shore line of the lake, beautiful buildings, mountains, forests, highways. Tourists who enjoy a variety of water recreation types.

 

Wörthersee Waldseilpark – Forest Rope Park in Pörtschach

Enjoy the breathtaking view of Lake Wörthersee and balance from tree to tree over ropes or suspension bridges. 

The new forest rope park on the Niedere Gloriette promises climbing fun for young and old in Pörtschach. 

The low Gloriette is located directly between Sportplatzstrasse and Seeburger Weg. You can put your skills to the test at dizzying heights with a wonderful view of Lake Wörthersee in the “Waldseilpark Wörthersee”. 

Equipped with a helmet and seat belt, after safety training and a practice course, you can go on a journey of discovery in the climbing park. 

A separate children’s climbing course is set up for younger visitors.

Contact and Address

Waldseilpark Wörthersee: Sportplatzstraße 9, 9210 Pörtschach. 

More Information about the Waldseilpark, Opening Hours and Tickets

 

Waldseilpark Pörtschach

C) Waldseilpark Pörtschach

 

Pyramidenkogel – Observation Tower

The Pyramidenkogel is probably the most striking point on Lake Wörthersee. It is located in the municipality of Keutschach and is the world’s highest wooden observation tower. The 360-degree panoramic view of Carinthia is unforgettable.

Contact and Address

Pyramidenkogel: Linden 62, 9074 Keutschach am See. Tel.: +43 (0) 4273 / 2443, Mail: [email protected] 

The Pyramidenkogel observation tower is open daily from February to October. The tower opens daily from November to January. 

More Infos: Weather & Entry Tickets and Opening Hours

Pyramidenkogel, Wörthersee, Austria

Pyramidenkogel, Austria

View of the Worthersee lake with Maria Worth church, Carinthia, Austria

View of the Worthersee lake with Maria Worth church, Carinthia, Austria. Aerial view from pyramidenkogel view tover. Tourist spot

 

Infos & Contat Region Wörthersee 

Wörthersee Tourismus GmbH.

Villacher Straße 19

9220 Velden am Wörthersee

phone: +43 4274 38288 

[email protected]

www.woerthersee.com

 

The best time of year to visit Velden am Wörthersee in Austria

During the month of May, June, August, and September you are most likely to experience good weather with pleasant average temperatures that fall between 20 degrees Celsius (68°F) and 26 degrees Celsius (79°F).

Which is the warmest month in Velden am Wörthersee?
July has an average maximum temperature of 27°C (80°F) and is the warmest month of the year.

Which is the coldest month in Velden am Wörthersee?
The coldest month is January with an average maximum temperature of 1°C (33°F).

Which is the sunniest month in Velden am Wörthersee?
July is the sunniest month with an average of 255 hours of sunshine.

 

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