The beautiful baroque, historic city centre became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. The Hohensalzburg fortress is the largest fully-preserved fortress in central Europe, Getreidegasse no. 9 is Mozart's birthplace, and Schloss Hellbrunn is one of the finest examples of mannerist architecture in the Northern Alps. Also not to be missed are the numerous baroque churches and the Mirabel Gardens. One of the highlights of the year is the Salzburger Festival. The finest operas, plays and concerts await you.
The most Mediterranean town in Austria since ancient times has acted as a bridge town, a trading town, and a town bordering major transport routes. These traditional features still characterise the style of living in Villach. The residents are cosmopolitan and sociable, hardworking and fun-loving.
In the mild southern climate, one of the most beautiful historical towns in Austria awaits your visit. Its friendly people and culinary pleasures account for that special Klagenfurt atmosphere. Directly by the lake - the warmest Alpine lake in Europe - the town has many activities. Sports, swim fun, recreation, shopping, historical and cultural hikes - there is fun for everyone.
CARINTHIA'S SWIMMING LAKES
Carinthia has beautiful mountain landscapes and a multitude of lakes and streams - ideal for summer holidays and water sports. The four largest lakes in Carinthia are the Wörthersee, Millstätter, Ossiach and Weissensee. The Wörthersee is an international jet set's meeting place - which the many yachts and boats impressively demonstrate.
Mini-World at Wörthersee has countless scale replicas of world famous buildings that have inspired and delighted its over 15 million visitors of all ages since opening.
FESTIVAL AT BURGARENA FINKENSTEIN
The burgarena is a unique location for concerts, cabarets, lectures, presentations and festivities because of its spectacular setting. The burgarena has become a cultural stronghold after performances by stars including Placido Domingo, José Carreras, Montserrat Caballé and Agnes Baltsa.