Lake Ossiach: Swimming and cultural highlights
When it comes to summer holidays, Ossiach can make your dreams come true. Located on the southern shore of Lake Ossiach, the cozy town makes a prime destination for the whole family. The water slide, the beach volleyball courts, several playgrounds and a 4.5 meter high inflatable iceberg with climbing facilities are the children’s favorites. From the sunbathing area sun worshippers may enjoy stunning views of the lake. Yet, Ossiach has a lot more to offer than bathing pleasures and relaxation. Culture vultures will love the internationally renowned Carinthischer Sommer Music Festival staged at Stift Ossiach with its baroque-style church on an annual basis. Every year Ossiach turns into a hub of music with international orchestras, opera stars and young talents that take the audience by storm. In addition, the picturesque surroundings of Lake Ossiach lend themselves to nature exploration, walking, cycling and mountain biking. Try the 25-kilometer walking trail around the lake, for instance, or go for any of the fabulous cycling and mountain bike routes.
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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.
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!