Must-see attractions in Carinthia

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    Adler Arena

    Situated between Villach and the Ossiacher See, the castle ruins of Burg Landskron are home to the impressive Adler Arena, where a 40-minute spectacle…

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    Klagenfurt's single-nave cathedral doesn't look like much from the outside, but inside it has an ornate marble pulpit and sugary pink-and-white stucco…

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    In the summer months this peak (2142m) can be accessed either by cable car or the Goldeckstrasse toll road (€13; free with the Kärnten Card). The road…

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    Gmünd's most atypical attraction is the Pankratium, an extraordinary space bringing together water, light and sound in hands-on pieces designed for the…

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    A thoughtfully curated program of modern and contemporary international and Austrian artists is shown at the Carinthian state gallery, which has its main…

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    Relief Von Kärnten

    Relief Von Kärnten is a huge relief model of Carinthia housed in Schillerpark, south of the old town. It covers 182 sq metres and depicts the province at…

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    Villacher Fahrzeugmuseum

    Located 3km outside town, the Villach Automobile Museum focuses on icons of everyday motoring such as the Fiat Topolino, BMW Isetta and some 250 others…

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    This gallery for modern and contemporary art stages three or four excellent temporary exhibitions a year based on its collection of Carinthian and mostly…

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    Stadthauptpfarrkirche St Egid

    Climb the 225 steps of this baroque church's 90m-high tower for a bird’s-eye view of town and the surrounding mountains. Down in the church there are some…

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    St Nikolai-Kirche

    The neo-Gothic church of St Nikolai might not have any real medieval cred, but what it lacks in age it makes up for in charm with its rustic Tyrolean…

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    St Bartholomew Church

    St Bartholomew's is a towering 10th-century Gothic church that boasts some striking Romanesque elements, most notably the two almost-symmetrical towers.

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    Climb Carinthia's highest church tower for bird's eye views of Villach and its dramatic alpine surroundings.

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    The Renaissance Landhaus (state parliament) dates from the late 16th century and is still the centre of political power today. The stairs on the right …

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    Parts of this pretty village church date back to the 13th century. It has unusually modest interiors that mix Gothic and later elements. The Peterskirche…

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    The just-about-worthwhile Stiftsmuseum, within the Stift Millstatt, contains everything from documentation of the town’s history to reliquaries and a…

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    Happ’s Reptilienzoo

    Crocodiles plus all manner of creepers, crawlers and slitherers are here for kids and adults to admire. Some signs are in English. It's located in the…

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    Landesmuseum Rudolfinum

    Carinthia's flagship museum has lots of exhibitions on natural and cultural history. It's closed for restoration after severe water damage and is set to…

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    Alpen-Adria-Galerie im Stadthaus

    Visiting art exhibitions are installed at the small Alpen-Adria-Galerie im Stadthaus, usually featuring local contemporary artists.

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    Museum der Stadt Villach

    This museum covers local history, archaeology and medieval art; it also hosts occasionally interesting special exhibitions.

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    Five kilometres south of Velden is Rosegg, where this palace complex is a great place to make a detour with the kids. The zoo here is actually Carinthia's…