Skiing in a picture postcard winter wonderland
Ossiach is in a favorable location between Gerlitzen and the Ossiacher Tauern mountain range. Cutting-edge uphill facilities, immaculate slopes for skiers of all ages and ambitions, as well as state-of-the-art snow-making facilities ensure outstanding skiing pleasures at Gerlitzen (1,911 m). Leave your tracks on untouched powder hills and do not miss out on a stop at one of the quaint mountain lodges and restaurants, be it for a meal or just for a drink. Off-piste activities – in case of bad weather or just for a change – include walking, sightseeing, trips to nearby Villach, and a visit to one of the lovely Christmas markets in the area.
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Ossiach - the charming little town at Lake Ossiach with many cultural highlights
With just under 1000 inhabitants Ossiach is the smallest community in the Ossiacher See area. Stift Ossiach and the baroque church are not only prominent landmarks, but also host the CMA Carinthian Music Academy and the famous "Carinthischer Sommer" music festival.
At Erlebnisbad Ossiach boredom is virtually unknown! Plenty of fun and action are guaranteed on the 93 m water slide with jumps and bumps and a top speed of up to 20 km/h!
Other facilities: 2 beach volleyball courts; handball, basketball and inline skating facilities; playground; diving platform and an inflatable iceberg (height: 4.5 m) which can be climbed from three sides. A fun challenge for the young and old!
Winter pleasures in Ossiach
No matter if you prefer tobogganing, ice skating on the Ossiacher See Halle ice rink, cross-country skiing or Alpine skiing in the nearby Gerlitzen Alpe ski area with a total of 60 km of ski runs - Ossiach is always worth a visit! Free ski buses ensure hassle-free transportation to the Gerlitzen ski area.
Over the past few years the CMA Stift Ossiach has proved to offer the perfect venue and infrastructure for numerous cultural and music events, including "Brass Herbst" and "Begegnungen im Advent".
The Carinthische Musikakademie stages concerts with renowned national and international artists throughout the year. Choose your favorite event!
Let your thoughts drift away...
... while walking across a snow-covered winter wonderland.
Ossiach is a secret tip for people longing for rest and relaxation, but also for sports-minded visitors.