Last Updated on August 31, 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
- Maria Wörth-Reifnitz
- 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Infos & Contat Region Wörthersee
Wörthersee Tourismus GmbH.
Villacher Straße 19
9220 Velden am Wörthersee
phone: +43 4274 38288
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.