Welcome to Millstatt
The genteel lakeside village of Millstatt lies 10km east of Spittal an der Drau on the northern shore of the Millstätter See, a lake stretching 12km long but just 1.5km wide. It's the second-largest lake in Carinthia after the Wörthersee. Gouged out during the ice age about 30,000 years ago, the warm waters (about 22°C to 26°C in summer) lend themselves to sailing, kayaking and swimming. Millstatt got its name from Emperor Domition, an early Christian convert who tossed mille statuae – a thousand heathen statues – into the lake from here.