Österreich Kärnten Wandern Verditz Region Villach

From the lake to the mountains. Or vice versa. In Treffen am Ossiacher See it is so easy.

After all, the market town is situated where the Gegend Valley opens up towards the Villach basin. In the northeast its boundaries reach as far as Gerlitzen, in the southwest to the Kras Valley, Hochpirkach and Oswaldiberg. This means that Gerlitzen Alpe and Verditz are very close. Two mountains for walking in the very heart of Carinthia.


The famous lakeside resorts of Annenheim and Sattendorf are ideal for water sports. Here you can go swimming, windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, diving and water skiing or out on a pedalo. How about parasailing or wakeboarding or else a fun ride on a banana or tube? The choice is entirely yours.

Perfect ways to explore Lake Ossiach: by bike along the cycle path or on board the MS Ossiach cruise boat – ship ahoy! Treffen, eight kilometres north of Villach, also has more to offer in the way of attractions: Elli Riehl’s world of dolls for example. It has 700 little handmade dolls in typical scenes that amaze every generation. Then there is the mushroom museum in Einöde, mountain and alpine museum at Pöllinger Hütte and the sculptures dotted around the Kras Valley. Worth seeing: The Finsterbach Falls in Sattendorf and the mammoth tree in the centre of Treffen.


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