Aerial view of yachts in the sea near Falkensteiner Hotels

Summer holiday at Wörthersee

Nestled between forests and a sublime mountain panorama, lined with stately villas and promenades, lies the picturesque Wörthersee in the south of Austria. Carinthia's most famous flagship presents itself in summer as a true water sports paradise! Whether stand up paddling, water skiing or swimming - the turquoise sparkling water attracts with temperatures up to 27°C degrees, while the small islands and sandy bays in the middle of the lake are waiting to be explored by boat. Biking and hiking trails also invite you to get active. In the evenings, it's best to enjoy the flair of the lively towns around Lake Wörthersee.



The Wörthersee region is a popular vacation spot - especially in summer. The unique location between the Alps and the Adriatic Sea, bordering Slovenia and Italy, makes day trips possible and ensures a certain amount of dolce vita in Carinthia. Lake Wörthersee is not only the largest lake in Carinthia, but also one of the warmest alpine lakes in Austria. Its turquoise-blue color and the small islands make it an extraordinary sight in the midst of forests and mountains. With an area of almost 20 kilometers, it stretches geographically between the cities of Klagenfurt and Villach and is also lined by many small villages. Velden, Pörtschach and Maria Wörth, among others, are located directly on the shore - from dignified strolling places with party possibilities to quiet idylls with postcard motifs. The region is particularly well suited for (water) sports of all kinds, hiking and biking, as well as golfing in neighboring Moosburg. Numerous sights promise varied excursions, including the popular Pyramidenkogel lookout tower, which at almost 100 meters is the world's highest wooden lookout tower. It offers a breathtaking view over Lake Wörthersee and the four-lake valley with Rauschelesee, Keutschacher See, Hafnersee and Baßgeigensee. The brave can take the slide down instead of the elevator.

Falkensteiner Schlosshotel Velden

The unique location between lake and mountains, the contrast of modern architecture and historical grandeur, the range of diverse interests - from tranquility and targeted reduction in the spa to lively hustle and bustle and cultural happenings - in this exclusive hideaway you will consciously enjoy life with all your senses. 

Bird-eye view of Falkensteiner Hotel Schlosshotel Velden

Activities around Wörthersee

Close-up of a man paddling near Falkensteiner Hotels

Water Sports At Wörthersee

In summer, the Wörthersee with its picturesque beaches and excellent water quality invites you to swim and relax.

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A boy cycling on a mountain near Falkensteiner Hotels


Exploring Carinthia by bike is the best way to see the full beauty of the vast and breath-taking landscape.

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A hiker washing hands in a stream near Falkensteiner Hotels


The imposing mountains, the wonderful lakes and the lush green of the meadows and forests - all this makes a hike in Carinthia an unforgettable experience!

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Two golfers playing on a golf course near Falkensteiner Hotels


If you love golf, you will love the facilities in Carinthia, because here you will find a hardly comparable density of first-class golf courses and clubs. 

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A tennis ball is hitting the court near Falkensteiner Hotels


Improve your game on the hotel's tennis court at the Schlossgarten.

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Close-up of gambling table in casino at Falkensteiner Hotels

Casino Velden - All in!

If you want to try your luck at gambling, you'll find Casino Velden just a few minutes from the Schlosshotel.

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Personal Training

Have you ever felt that your fitness goals are just out of reach? 

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Local Attractions at Wörthersee

Buildings at Klagenfurt near Falkensteiner Hotels

Klagenfurt - The Capital Of Carinthia

The beautiful historic town takes you back to bygone times, and makes a lasting impression with the Lindwurm monument in the centre, Klagenfurt's 16th-century landmark.

Maria Worth Church by a lake near Falkensteiner Hotels

Pilgrimage Church Of Maria Wörth

The pilgrimage church of Maria Wörth rises on a peninsula on the southern shore of the Wörthersee.

Stalactite Cave with crystal clear pond, Falkensteiner Hotels

Obir Stalactite Caves

The stalactite caves in Hochobir, the highest mountain in the Karawanks, offer visitors a unique journey through 200 million years of history!

Pyramidenkogel Tower near Falkensteiner Hotels and Residences


Anyone who has always wanted to go high is in the best of hands on the Pyramidenkogel!

Nockalm High Alpine Road near Falkensteiner Hotels

Nockalm High Alpine Road

Through 35 kilometres of the heart of Carinthia's Nock Mountains runs the Nockalm Road – a dream of a mountain road that stretches like a curved line through a unique landscape.