Lake Wörthersee holidays, Carinthia Holiday rentals - vhalets & apartments to rent in Wörthersee

Lake Wörthersee stretches 20km from the Carinthian capital of Klagenfurt in the east to Velden in the west and is the largest lake in the province. Surrounded by steep foothills covered in thick forests and snow capped mountains beyond, Lake Wörthersee is an incredibly beautiful place for a lakes & mountains holiday.

The resorts around Lake Wörthersee range from quaint and relaxed to the very lively such as Velden with it's trendy bars, night club and casion. WIth a Mediterranean climate, not only can you bathe in 27°C of turquoise water during the summer, Lake Wörthersee is that clean, you also drink the water! One of the reasons why this part of Austria is a very popular tourist destination.

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Spa & wellness
Mountain biking & hiking
Hiking trails
Nearest airport Klagenfurt (19km)

Featured holiday rentals around Lake Wörthersee

There are several main holiday resorts that hug the shores of Lake Wörthersee and the self catering accommodation tends to be a good mix of holiday rentals from gorgeous lakeside villas, ski chalets and cosy apartments.

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Featured resorts

Velden is described as the Monte Carlo of Austria - a vibrant town with lots of bars, restaurants and casino. One of the highlights of staying on Lake Wörthersee is the amazing music and light show each Wednesday (rock & pop) and Friday (classical) held over the bay of Velden. Reifnitz is a quiet hamlet just 2 minutes away from Maria Worth - a fascinating town famed for it's luxury spas whilst Portschach sits on a peninsula jutting out in to the lake and is one of the favourite places to stay on lLake Wörthersee.

Things to see and do around Lake Wörthersee

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 such as seeing Lake Bled in Slovenia just over the border. This is one of the prettiest lakes in Slovenia surrounded by the Julian mountains with some superb hiking trails. The Wörthersee Card is definitely worth buyiny from the Tourist Office. This gives discounts on various local attractions including free ferry rides, mountain lifts, scenic roads, museums and animal parks throughout Carinthia plus access to 9 swimming beaches in the Wörthersee Region.

A few suggestions...
Explore Klagenfurt, a city full of museums, stately homes and castles
Take the funicular up to 2200m on the Reißeck Bergbahnen for stunning views
Tour the Burg Hochosterwitz castle built around 1570
Mountain biking & hiking trails
Explore Maria Worth, home to the Marienkirche, a medieval gothic church
Spa & wellness
lake worthersee, burg hochosterwitz castle

Twin centre holidays

If you are visiting Lake Worthersee during the winter, you can always go skiing in one of the many local ski resorts or visit some of the amazing cities including...

Resort Distance Wörthersee (km) Time
Kranjska Gora4940
Vienna3123 hours
Salzburg2162 hours
ktanjska gora ski resort

Our view on holidays on Lake Wörthersee

The lakes and mountain villages around Lake Wörthersee are perfect for family summer holidays and an ideal base if you want to combine a few days skiing during the winter season. Renting a villa or apartment in one of the pretty villages around the lake is ideal as it provides the space, freedom and flexibility to enjoy this wonderfil part of Carinthia at your own pace.

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