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 stops 260m short of the summit. In winter, Goldeck is popular for skiing. The cable car doesn’t operate from mid-April to mid-June or from mid-September to mid-December.

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2. Stiftsmuseum


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

3. Stift Millstatt

6.32 MILES

Apart from Lake Millstatt itself, the town's main attraction is its Romanesque Benedictine abbey, founded in 1070. This pretty complex consists of a…

4. Pankratium

11.09 MILES

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

5. Porsche Museum Helmut Pfeifhofer

11.14 MILES

A slightly unexpected story in Gmünd is told by the Porsche Museum Helmut Pfeifhofer. A Porsche factory operated here from 1944 to 1950 and the first car…

6. Alpine Garden

17.37 MILES

High up in the Villacher Alpen (Dobratsch), this is one of central Europe's most delightful alpine gardens. The views here extend across the mountain tops…

7. Museum der Stadt Villach

20.79 MILES

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

8. Stadtpfarrkirche St Jakob

20.84 MILES

The Stadtpfarrkirche St Jakob dominates the old town and has frescoes, a stuccoed ceiling and a vast rococo altar in gold leaf, bedecked with fresh…