Insert a €2 coin into the turnstile set in a stupa to access this Buddhist walkway that climbs high above serene Hüttenberg. The metal staircases cling to the side of a sheer cliff (it's not for vertigo sufferers!) and pass prayer wheels, rock paintings and fluttering prayer flags.

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1. Heinrich Harrer Museum

0.03 MILES

One of Carinthia's most fascinating attractions is the Heinrich Harrer Museum, a former school now packed with items shipped back from Harrer's…

2. St Bartholomew Church

6.81 MILES

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

3. Peterskirche

6.89 MILES

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…

4. Bischofskapelle

12.76 MILES

This small chapel is part of the Dom zu Gurk and has unusually well-preserved late Romanesque paintings dating from 1263. One side is dedicated to the…

5. Dom zu Gurk

12.78 MILES

With its harmonious pillared crypt, the Dom (built between 1140 and 1200) is Austria’s foremost church from the Romanesque epoch. Inside you will also…

6. Burg Hochosterwitz

13.27 MILES

This fairy-tale fortress claims to be the inspiration for the castle in Sleeping Beauty and drapes itself around the slopes of a hill, with 14 gate towers…

7. Pilgrimage Church

20.06 MILES

Maria Saal, a small town perched on a fortified hill 10km north of Klagenfurt, is worth the 10-minute bus journey to see its early-15th-century pilgrimage…

8. Stadtpfarrkirche St Matthäus

21.53 MILES

Situated just below the castle, this restored church has Gothic and baroque elements that work surprisingly well together, especially in the combination…