4. September - 26. October 2016
Cool off in crystal clear water
One of the best things to do in Summer is to take a sunbath. Therefore you can use our own 10.000m² lido. It is situated at the eastside of the lake and offers lots of space and possibilities to relax.
We provide deckchairs, sunshades and picnic desks. After swimming in the crystal clear water take a coffee at our café at the lakeside.
Get to know our beautiful landscape
The interplay of colours of the crystal clear drinkingwater, the high content of mineral salts, the gentle world of mountains of the Nockberge National Park, the Millstatt Alps with the Tschiernock, Goldeck and Mirnock…
Lake Millstätter See invites visitors to get close to the lake and the mountains.
Over 500 km of hiking paths run through the unique landscape between the water and the mountains. Be it directly at the lake or on the experience hiking paths, the determining sound is the gentle splashing of water.
You can test your mountaineering skills in the nearby Hohe Tauern National Park. Austria’s highest mountain, the Grossglockner (3.798 m), is only 80 km away from lake Millstätter See.
The garnets from lake Millstätter See, called “Drops of blood of the Nockberge”, make many a hiking tour on the Millstätter Alpe Alpine pasture, or in the garnet gorge (Granatschlucht) in Döbriach, an exciting treasure hunt. In order to relieve the stress of everyday life, you can regain energy at the “places of power” on the Mirnock mountain.
Or, you can recharge your batteries with an autumn swim in the lake over the geomantic line that goes through lake Millstätter See.
Typical of lake Millstätter See is the terraced topography: The lake at an altitude of 600 m makes up the first terrace. The second terrace is formed by the high plateau at 900 m above sea-level which extends from the eastern to the western shore of the lake. The Millstätter Alpe at 2.000 m altitude is the third terrace.
Our Hiking Special Deals:
Cycle through the mountains
Signposted mountain bike routes invite you to sport on two wheels. Two popular mountain bike tours at the “Tour to the Place of Power” at Mirnock an the “Frigga tour into the valley of the mills” in Kaning / Döbriach.
Around Millstatt Lake there are multitudes of car-free cycling routes through the breathtaking landscape, which will fulfil the cycling dreams of any biker, young or old. Pedal your way free and forget your every-day stress. Just swing yourself onto your own or a hired bike and start on a journey of discovery through the romantic landscape of Millstatt Lake and enjoy the unforgettable impressions of the area.
Drau cycle route
The Drau cycle route offers the ideal cycle trip for the whole family. Beginning Sillian (East Tyrol), it goes past Millstatt Lake to Lavamünd. Should the legwork get too much; there are many opportunities along the route to continue on a train with your bike. A short pause is often enough to recharge and carry on with high spirits.
Lakeside cycle route around Lake Millstätter See
Practiced cyclists complete the 28 kilometres in two hours – and generally miss all the character of the new cycle trail. On the cycle route around Millstatt Lake you will experience an encounter with all your senses: seeing, feeling, smelling, hearing and even tasting. It’s worth taking your time.
Cycle tour to the natural jewel of Egelsee
A very special lake encounter with a bike must be the small Moor Lake at Wolfsberg. This jewel of nature can be reached via the lakeside cycle route around Millstatt Lake. A satisfying swim in the lake is healthy experience for the skin and bones.
“Peter Pan” – cycle ship
If the 30 km cycle route around Millstatt is too long, you can enjoy part of the route aboard the cycle ship. There are just as many bicycle-friendly guest facilities, inns serving wine and accommodation opportunities in which the cycling holiday maker can be pampered with special creations on offer, as there are cycle routes.
You will find cyclist menus, secure garages, technical help, cycle rental, guided tours and theme cycle routes, which are rich in history and remarkable natural experiences.
Golfing between mountains and lakes
On the sunny high plateau directly above Lake Millstätter See, you can find this 18-hole golf course. You can enjoy the magnificent view of Lake Millstätter See and the Nockmountains National Park while you play.
The first 9 hole runs through hilly terrain and is therefore physically a little challenging. You will however be rewarded with the ever-present view of Millstatt Lake. The second 9 hole runs through a flat area surrounded by the picturesque mountain backdrop.
The luck of the world is found on the backs of the horses
Even those who haven’t even tried it yet will not find it hard to see the truth behind this sentence.
Just think of a wonderful ride through natural surroundings. This is precisely the experience our specialists on Millstatt Lake provide.
The 1st carinthian Riding Village – Sappl, is surrounded by the magnificent landscape of the high plateau of Millstatt Lake, at an altitude of 800m.
The horse farm in the middle of the town has Icelandic and Haflinger horses available for your enjoyment.
- Guests can stay at the farmhouse or in a fully furnished holiday apartment (4-5 persons).
- Beginners to Advanced Riding Instruction
- Paddock instruction
- Walking-pace rides
- Trotting rides
- Tölt instruction
- Guided water area rides on beautiful riding trails
The new gentle way to train your whole body
The cycle route around the lake is perfectly suited for this trend sport from Scandinavia. There are opportunities for Nordic walking on forest paths – on the south bank and on tarred roads – on the north bank.
If you do not have suitable equipment for Nordic walking, you can use LOWA hiking boots and LEKI Nordic walking sticks from our competency centre in Döbriach and Goldeck free of charge.
Higher and higher
Climbing has become a real trend sport in the last few years. In Döbriach, climbing fans can go all out in the “Breitwand” climbing park.
Climbing wall in Döbriach From the town centre (main square) in Döbriach, you can reach the climbing wall in about 20 minutes on foot (Kirchgasse, Kirche, Römerstraße, legend hiking trail). This is a challenging climb for practiced climbers, (up to the 8th level of difficulty) and there are many different climbing routes. View from the climbing wall towards the town and Millstatt Lake. (Northern position)
Recommended equipment: Stable shoes, comfortable recreational clothing, protection from the weather, drinking bottle, a good mood and lust for climbing.
Try your luck
There are many different kinds of fish to catch in our beautiful lake!
Try your luck and maybe catch your own dinner…