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What to Do in Carinthia

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Warm lakes and rolling hills bring visitors to Austria's southernmost province, Carinthia (Kärnten in German), which borders Italy and Slovenia. One of its biggest draws is the Wörthersee, one of more than 200 lakes in the province. It's a good place for water sports, hiking, and, of course, just getting away from it all.
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9314 Hochosterwitz, Austria
The mighty Hochosterwitz castle rests atop a rock some 500 feet high near Sankt Georgen am Längsee. It is both a symbol of Carinthia and one of Austria's most impressive medieval castles. While origins can be traced back to Roman times, the...
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Linden 62, 9074 Linden, Austria
While calling it the "Austrian Riviera" might be a stretch, Wörthersee is lined with resorts and casinos. As Austria's warmest lake, it's popular for swimming and water sports. There's plenty to see and do outside the water, too, including Velden...
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Vorderkoflach 36, 9564 Patergassen, Austria
Enjoy the rustic charm of a mountain hut with a luxurious twist. Almdorf Seinerzeit offers cottages (huts, chalets, and a hunting lodge) that evoke the timelessness of traditional Austria with a spa and culinary experience. Fresh Carinthian...
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Lidmanskygasse 12, 9020 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, Austria
Carinthia's capital, Klagenfurt, may not be a top draw in Austria, but it does offer a few gems. The Dom St. Peters und Paul, originally a Protestant church, is one of the most beautiful in the southern part of the country.
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Grossglockner, 9844, Austria
Grossglockner is, at 3,798 meters (12,460 feet), Austria's highest peak and counts as one of the highest in all the Alps. The mountain, together with the Pasterze Glacier, the largest in the eastern Alps, lies in the Hohe Tauern National Park....