Swimming in the sunny south of Carinthia
The crystal-clear, turquoise water of the lake that reflects the impressive Karawanken Mountains adds a touch of the Caribbean to Carinthia. Lake Faak reaches temperatures of up to 27 ° Celsius in the summer, thus attracting even those who wouldn’t sually swim in mountain lakes. With some 300 days of sunshine a year there are innumerable opportunities to go sailing or surfing. The ‘Kajak-Center Faaker See‘ offers even more variety in terms of water sports, such as rafting and canoe tours, as well as stand-up paddling lessons. The mild climate and the varied terrain for walking, hiking and climbing make Carinthia a top destination for outdoor enthusiasts. In addition, the Province is home to several golf courses set amid the stunning Carinthian countryside. Every year in September the snug town of Faak am See attracts thousands of Harley enthusiasts for the annual Bike Week. Those who are rather into fashion, art and crafts will enjoy shopping in nearby Villach.
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Fabulous winter break for the whole family!
Be prepared for a fantastic winter tale! There are two ski areas to choose from, each with its own, distinctive character:
Gerlitzen, for instance, is famous for its wide and perfectly groomed slopes and the permanent race track, while Dreiländereck offers skiing in three countries (as its name suggests): Austria, Italy and Slovenia.
Explore Carinthia's unspoiled mountain scenery far from the bustling ski resorts: Dobratsch Mountain offers an unparalleled ski mountaineering experience! In addition, several spa centers are within easy reach. Enjoy your family break!
Welcome to the sunny south of Austria!
Nowhere else in Austria does the sun shine as long as in the Faaker See area: 2,010 hours a year!
Located at the hub of some major traffic routes, only a few kilometers from the Italian and Slovenian borders, the Faaker See region offers sunshine and an easy-going lifestyle, but also outstanding skiing thanks to cutting-edge snow-making machinery.
Events in the Faaker See area in 2014
9th International Faaker See Lauf: July 5 + 6
8th Panaceo Triathlon: August 22 + 23
Harley Davidson European Bike Week: September 2 - 7
Welcome to Lake Faak!
The turquoise water and the bizarre mountainscape create a truly romantic atmosphere!
The crystal-clear lake boasts grade A water and reaches temperatures of up to 27 °C in the summer, thus making it a popular destination for water sports enthusiasts.
No matter if you go for the mountains or prefer to stay down in the valley, if you come for relaxation or rather for action and sports: The Faaker See area has a lot of activities to offer for nature and outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and ambitions, including walking and golf.