One area best for those considering Austria tour in Carinthia. The part of the nation is placed on the borders with Slovenia and Italy is called in German as Kärnten. It boasts a total of 4 mountains ranges, more than 1210 lakes and 2 national parks, making this the amazing place if you are fond of walking and other lovely outdoor activities.
The Central Alps area, of which Hohe Tauren is part off, is popular for its lakes and mountains and it is these places which draw in 1000s of visitors each year. The Nockberge National Park is placed at more than 1300 metres above sea level and this part of the Austria Alps is particularly famous with walkers. The Karawanken Mountains has a number of top peaks with perfect walking trails.
Must-see areas of the region include Molltal Valley and Heiligenblut. This charming valley is part of the Hohe Tauern national park and attracts hikers and stikers. The Heiligenblut village has its own pilgrimage church and greeting visitors from all over the globe.
The lakes of the region- some known as the Carinthia Riviera- are one of the largest draws of those considering Austria holidays in Carinthia. Worthersee Lake in particular sees many people in the hot spending days swimming in the lake which is heated by thermal springs and enjoying the beautiful sun. There is also a famous walking trail around the lake which is 35 miles long. Faakersee Lake is close to the Karawanken Mountains and Villach town will give you a best base from which you can explore the area.
For those who love walking, Austria has many cities and towns which are perfect beginning points and one of these is Klagenfurt city, the Capital of Carinthian. It is the one of the biggest cities in the nation and is placed nearly 1500 feet above sea water. It is the best beginning point for those who want to walk in the Worthersee lake area.
Kotschan Mauthen is a market town in the district of Carinthia and Hermagor in Austria. The geographically lies 34km in the Hermagor west at the transition of the top Gail Valley in the lesachtal, between Carnic Alps and Gailtal. It is placed at a vital road link; in the north, market town of Oberdrauburg and highway Gailberg Saddle.
Kotschach-Mauthen is divided into 4 municipalities Strajach, Mauthen, Wurmlach, and Kotschach.
Carinthia may not be initial place you think of when considering Austria tour and there are many who have never heard of it before, but the place is rich in history. Natural and culture and beauty, and should at the peak of your list of locations to see.