Spittal an der Drau - Culture, shopping & a touch of the Mediterranean
Located at the heart of Upper Carinthia, the charming town of Spittal an der Drau represents a harmonious blend of long-standing traditions and modern aspects. It is its awareness of history, culture and tradition combined with an easy-going lifestyle and innumerable dining and shopping facilities that makes Spittal a prime destination for tourists. Take a leisurely walk through the historic town center, past Stadtpark and Schloss Porcia, Spittal's famous landmark. With its three-storey arcades it ranks among the most precious Renaissance buildings north of the Alps. Built by Gabriel v. Salamanca in 1533, the castle was the seat of the Counts of Porcia for many centuries. Today, the courtyard hosts international cultural events, including the International Choir Competition and the Komödienspiele Porcia theater festival.
Spittal/Drau - Between mountains & the lake
Lake Millstatt on the doorstep... Impressive mountain scenery thanks to the Hohe Tauern and Nockberge ranges
The picturesque town of Spittal nestles at the foot of Goldeck Mountain (2,000 m), the famous viewpoint, and in the immediate vicinity of Lake Millstatt, which is famous for its crystal-clear water. Sports and outdoor enthusiasts will have the time of their lives as the region boasts a variety of sports and leisure facilities and activities including walking (way-marked trails), scenic (mountain) roads, cycling along the River Drau or the lakeshore, and mountain biking.