Seminars and conventions, workshops, celebrations and parties... Schloss Porcia is reputedly the most beautiful Renaissance castle north of the Alps, and ready to host all kinds of events. Information on room hire, technical equipment, catering and rates:
In Spittal an der Drau you can get it all: From small pubs to prize-winning restaurants, from good traditional fare to exotic specialties - choose the food you like best! Restaurant Guides are available at the local tourist office.
Spittal's top-quality inns look forward to organizing all kinds of parties, events or celebrations: among the yearly held highlights are the Spittaler Kirchtag Town Fair and the Oktoberfest....
Located to the north-east of North Rhine Westphalia, 25 km north-east of Bielefeld, the town of Löhne has some 41,000 inhabitants. It is a center of industry and prides itself the "World Town of Kitchens". Town status since 1969.
In 2013 we will celebrate 40 years of friendship with Löhne - with a varied program and many highlights, including the Salamanca Festival in Spittal, and an Oktoberfest party in Löhne.
With some 52,000 inhabitants, Pordenone is the capital city of the namesake province. It is home to a picturesque, historic town center and leading in terms of industry, especially home appliances. Venice is about 80 km south-west of Pordenone.
Porcia has been twinned with Spittal an der Drau since 1987, however, the towns were related even centuries ago.
For more than 250 years Porcia Palace in Spittal an der Drau was owned by the Counts of Porcia, whose descendants still live at Castello di Porcia and produce exclusive wines and spirits.
Yet, the name "Porcia" does not only stand for top-quality liquor and wines, but also for an easy-going lifestyle. Schloss Porcia palace plays host to (predominantly Italian) comedies and plays throughout the summer season, thus promoting and enhancing the cross-border relationship.
In 2012 we celebrated 25 years of friendship with the twin towns of Porcia and Pordenone.
Transfer service from the Klagenfurt airport to Spittal and the Millstätter See area.
Contact the Millstätter See Tourismus GesmbH office for further details, phone +43/(0)4766-37000.
Inexpensive air travel to Carinthia: www.kaernten.at
Easy access to numerous destinations by bus and train. Click on the link below!
Opening on November 23, at 5pm
Christmas market, attractions for children (pony riding, merry-go-round, ice skating, etc.), food and beverages, various events, ...
Tune into Christmas!
Sun to Wed 1pm - 7pm (food stalls until 9pm)
Thu to Sat 11am - 7pm (food stalls until 9pm on Thu, until 11pm on Fri and Sat)
Perchten event on December 6, starting at 6pm. Some 800 Perchten characters are expected this year.
A new free service for both locals and guests is available in Spittal in the 2012/2013 winter season. The dial-a-ride-taxi (run by Tengg Taxi) is available at Christmas and from Feb 9 to 17, 2013.
You can choose from two lines within the town of Spittal. Call at least one hour in advance (0664/5548215), and you will be picked up at one the Post bus stops. We offer two daily rides to the base station. Return transfer at 3:30 pm and 4:30 pm (no phone call required).
Departure Line A - Spittal Stadt:
08:40 /09:40 : St. Peter, Adeg Zentrale (OBI)
08:42 /09:42 : Edlingerwirt
08:44 /09:44 : Merkur-Neukauf
08:46 /09:46 : VS Ost
08:46 /09:46 : Türkkaserne
08:48 /09:48 : Center
08:50 /09:50 : Hospital
08:52 /09:52 : 10. Oktober Straße
08:53 /09:53 : VS West
08:55 /09:55 : Neuer Platz
08:58 /09:58 : Hauptschule
09:00 /10:00 : Samhaber
09:00 /10:00 : Baldramsdorf Schüttbach
09:02 /10:02 : Goldeckbahn Schwaig
Departure: Line B - Spittal Ost
08:30 /09:30 : Rothenthurn Ortsmitte
08:30 /09:30 : Rothenthurn Kulturzentrum
08:30 /09:30 : Aichforst Schwarzenbach
08:35 /09:35 : Molzbichl Ost
08:35 /09:35 : Molzbichl Raiffeisen Bank
08:40 /09:40 : St. Peter Ort
08:50 /09:50 : Unteramlach Ost
08:50 /09:50 : Unteramlach West
08:50 /09:50 : Oberamlach Ost
08:50 /09:50 : Oberamlach West
08:52 /09:52 : Spittal Tangern (turn-off)
08:55 /09:55 : Aich
08:55 /09:55 : Aichfeldsiedlung
08:55 /09:55 : Liesersiedlung
09:00 /10:00 : Ponau
09:00 /10:00 : Gasser
09:02 /10:02 : Goldeckbahn – Schwaig base station
Return ride: base station of Goldeck gondola Schwaig 3:30 pm and 4:30 om (without phone call!)
The Goldeck ski area and the new Erlebnisbad Drautalperle aqua center have joined to present a special offer: Spend a fun day out on the slopes and soothe your aching muscles in the pleasantly warm water of the indoor pool (or in the sauna).
An adult ticket costs EUR 36 and is inclusive of skiing at Goldeck Mountain and a two-hour ticket for the Drautalperle aqua center.
Goldeck season passes offer free admission to the Drautalperle aqua center, but do not include use of sauna (extra charge of EUR 80).
During the winter season Spittal offers several XC ski tracks (snow conditions permitting):
Departing from the new Drautal Perle aqua center, the tracks wind their way along the River Drau. Long track 6 km; short track 2 km.
In addition, there is a track in Amlach (east of Spittal), which starts at the respective road sign.
For information on other tracks in the surroundings of Spittal, please contact the Spittal or Seeboden tourist offices.
While the gently rolling Nockberge hills offer perfect conditions for novices to ski mountaineering, the nearby Mirnock, Stubeck, Millstätter Alm and Kamplnock mountains as well as the Gmeineck, Stoder and Böse Nase mountains (Reißeck mountain range) attract advanced and proficient ski mountaineers. Detailed information is available from the Spittal tourist office. Guides can be booked.
The cutting-edge ice sports center (near Drautal Perle) is open to the public.
Admission: EUR 3 per adult (discounts for children and teens)
Eisstock curling: "Stocksporthalle" ice sports center to the east of Spittal
Outdoor ice skating: Spittal Stadtpark (particularly popular among children)
The Water World for children and adults:
- 5,600 m² of swimming and sauna facilities
- Water temperature 29 - 33 °C
- Outstanding architecture and design
- Stylish ambience
- Large pool with 6 lanes
- Separate training pool
- Baby and toddler pool
- 65 m black hole slide
- Spa and relaxation area
Herbal sauna, infrared sauna, caldarium, saltwater steam room, log sauna, Finnish sauna with a fabulous view of Spittal and the Mölltal and Drautal Valleys. Sauna bar serving beverages and snacks - exclusively open to sauna enthusiasts.
Drautal Perle Spittal a.d. Drau
Am Bahndamm 14