Lake Ossiach holidays - Carinthia Holiday rentals - villas, chalets & holiday homes to rent on Lake Ossiach

Lake Ossiach sits in the Ossiacher Tauern mountain range and just 38km from the Carinthian capital of Klagenfurt. It's the third largest lake in the province after Lake Wörthersee and Lake Millstatt. Surrounded by steep foothills covered in thick forests and snow capped mountains beyond, Lake Ossiach is an incredibly beautiful place for a lakes & mountains holiday.

The resorts around Lake Ossiach range from quaint and relaxed to the very lively such as Ossiach with it's bustling bars and restaurants. WIth a Mediterranean climate, not only can you bathe in 27°C of turquoise water during the summer, Lake Ossiach is that clean, you also drink the water! One of the reasons why this part of Austria is a very popular tourist destination. The two main beaches are called Wooden Pier and Sunning Lawn and are incredibly popular both with locals and tourists due to the services and amenities on hand.

At a glance...
Lakeside beaches
Watersports
Spa & wellness
Golf
Mountain biking & hiking
Hiking trails
Skiing
Nearest airport Klagenfurt (38km)

Featured holiday rentals on Lake Ossiach

There are several main holiday resorts that hug the shores of Lake Ossiach and the self catering accommodation tends to be a good mix of gorgeous lakeside villas, ski chalets and apartments. Wherever you stay, the Ossiach Card is definitely worth buyiny. This gives discounts on various local attractions including free ferry rides, mountain lifts, scenic roads, museums and animal parks throughout Carinthia plus access to nine swimming beaches in the Ossiach Region.

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Things to see and do around Lake Ossiach

The Carinthian province of Austria is teeming with historic villages, museums and gardens plus there are some superb excursions ranging from a morning trip to several days.

A few suggestions...
Day trip to Klagenfurt, Austria's 6th largest city
Climb Gerlitzen (1909m) for spectacular views of the Ossiacher Tauern mountains
Rosegg Animal Park - home to 400 animals and 35 species
Tour the Burg Hochosterwitz castle built around 1570
Take the funicular up to 2200m on the Reißeck Bergbahnen
Explore the magical Lake Bled in Slovenia just over the border
Skiing in Bergbahnen Gerlitzen Alpe
Explore the Landskron Castle
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Our view on Lake Ossiach

The lakes and mountain villages around Lake Ossiach are perfect for family summer holidays and an ideal base if you want to combine a few days skiing during the winter season.


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