New summer Saison 2024: kÄrnten card

Enjoy the views on Carinthia's most beautiful scenic routes - relax on a boat trip - observe fascinating animals in zoos - expand your knowledge in more than 40 museums - discover the best hiking trails with cable cars, the stunning gorges - the Kärnten Card offers adventure and pleasant moments for everyone.

FREE: During the summer season (from 06.04.2024 until 11.03.2024) the Kärnten Card is included in the accommodation fee for our guests from the morning of the day of arrival until the day of departure.

A detailed description of the places available and all further information can be found here:

From Spring to Fall:

The holiday paradise of Villach - Faaker See - Ossiacher See in the South of Austria offers you unforgettable holiday moments with the Erlebnis CARD throughout the year. Choose from the broad variety of experiences in the region Villach - Lake Faak - Lake Ossiach! With the Erlebnis CARD, you as a guest receive a colourful bouquet of possibilities in your hand, so you can enjoy fabulous moments at the heart of Carinthia. In total there are over 600 offers that have been put together by our guides and storytellers. The weekly programme includes guided hiking tours, workshops, taster courses and even free entry to the thermal spa. Discover the most beautiful hiking paths, cycle tours and locations of the region. There is also a varied programme for children, along with a range of cultural and gastronomic events where typical regional delicacies are served.


Discover the enchanted winter landscape on a guided ski tour in the Dobratsch Nature Park, experience winter in the high valley of Bad Bleiberg together with friendly alpacas and spend the evening in the thermal spa KärntenTherme! With the Erlebnis CARD, you can choose from a broad variety of free holiday activities and excursions in the winter season. This will make your winter holiday in the Villach - Lake Faak - Lake Ossiach region a wonderful experience for the whole family, both on and off the slopes.

More than 60 regional experiences and offers! Free of charge:: The price for the Erlebnis Card is included in the accommodation price. Special places of use (suggestion):

  • FUN & SPA at the KärntenTherme - free admission for 2 hours from 4 pm
  • Alpaca walk in Bad Bleiberg
  • Vacation guests with a valid Erlebnis CARD can use all ÖBB S-Bahn connections in Carinthia and as far as Lienz free of charge and unlimited during their stay.

How do I get the Erlebnis CARD?

You will receive your free Erlebnis CARD online from your host.

How long is the Erlebnis CARD valid?

The Erlebnis CARD is valid from 3 April to 5 November 2023 for the duration of your stay in the Villach - Faaker See - Ossiacher See region.

What does the Erlebnis CARD offer?

The CARD offers a wide range of guided hikes, sports courses, workshops, town visits etc. that can be mostly made use of free of charge. You can find programme details in the Erlebnis CARD brochure.

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Winter holiday:

For ski lovers there are several ski areas in the immediate vicinity. The closest is the HRAST ski lift on the other side of the Dobratsch, 10 km away in Feistritz an der Gail.

20-25 minutes drive to Gerlitzen Alps and the Dreiländereck (Arnoldstein), 30 minutes to Tarvisio and about 35 minutes to Nassfeld. This is one of the largest ski areas in Austria with 110 km of snow-sure slopes and offers the best opportunities for beginners and professionals. A free bus runs daily from Bad Bleiberg to Nassfeld.

Those who don't ski can enjoy hiking, cross-country skiing or sleighing in the Dobratsch Nature Park or on the slopes of the nearby Hundsmarhof. Away from the ski slopes, the Dobratsch Nature Park has a network of 15 kilometres of winter hiking trails that can be walked with hiking boots or snowshoes.

There is also a cross-country ski trail in Bad Bleiberg, a slope for sledging on the village hill and a floodlit ice-skating rink.

After (or instead of) sports, our guests can enjoy the warmth of the town of Villach at the Drava. Wellness lovers will get their money's worth at the year-round adventure spa KärntenTherme in Warmbad-Villach. Children's adventure pool, super cool tube and panorama slides, as well as the "Crazy River" and an interactive water world await guests.

Every year in November, the Advent market opens in Villach. The traditional part of the market is a circle with wooden stalls around the main parish church, the Villach Nasch-Advent takes place on the main square. The popular ice skating rink in front of the town hall opens every year at the end of November.

Another winter highlight is the Villach Fasching - with its fun programme and Fasching Saturday as the highlight!


During the day the powder snow glitters and the landscape rushes past you like in a winter fairy tale. And at night sledging with lighting and chalet magic even has an event character.

Where can you go sledging in the Villach region?

The sledging hill at Rosstratte at the end of the Villacher Alpenstrasse scenic alpine road is the hotspot for the youngest sledging enthusiasts. Beautiful natural sledging pistes also await you at Trabiner, Hundsmarhof, Bad Bleiberg, Ledenitzen and in Altfinkenstein-Pogöriach. On your sledge, get set, go! Sledging is fun for the whole family in the Villach region. Experience grandiose descents over the wild hills of Dobratsch. Whether leisurely or fast, you will flit across open glades or along romantically snowy forest paths. Enjoyable sledging makes a fun change rom a sporty skiing day.

From spring to autumn:

The silence of the mountains, the gentle shores of crystal-clear and warm bathing lakes, magnificent castles and castle ruins, picturesque villages and towns and a wide range of leisure activities await you in the heart of Carinthia from spring to autumn.

Lake Wörthersee, Lake Ossiach, Lake Faak, Lake Millstatt and many other warm bathing lakes are a paradise for summer holidays. In addition, the nearby KärntenTherme Warmbad-Villach offers water fun and wellness for the whole family.

The magnificent mountain world invites you to go on long hikes with countless hiking trails, and there are also numerous cable cars for easier hikes in summer. The region can also be explored on numerous signposted cycle paths.

In and around Bad Bleiberg, more than 10 hiking trails of varying lengths (e.g. the Stollen Hiking Trail) begin or lead through.

For car and motorbike lovers, the nearby panoramic roads offer an unforgettable experience.

If you want to go further afield, the capital of Carinthia, Klagenfurt, is about 50 km away. Also Slovenia (e.g. Bled 70 km) and Italy (e.g. Tarvisio 30 km, Udine 120 km, but also a bath at the sea is reachable in 2 hours) are easy to reach.

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