Western Carinthia attractions

Museum in Lienz


Excavations are still under way at the Aguntum archaeological site in nearby Dölsach to piece together the jigsaw puzzle of this 2000-year-old municipium, which flourished as a centre of trade and commerce under Emp…
Museum in Gmünd

Porsche Museum Helmut Pfeifhofer

An unexpected sight in Gmünd is the Porsche Museum Helmut Pfeifhofer. A Porsche factory operated here from 1944 to 1950 and the first car to bear that famous name (a 356) was handmade here. One of these models is on…
Castle in Lienz

Schloss Bruck

Lienz' famous medieval fortress has a museum chronicling the region's history, as well as Roman artefacts, Gothic winged altars and local costumes. The castle tower is used for changing exhibitions; a highlight for …
Christian Site in Millstatt

Stift Millstatt

Apart from Lake Millstatt itself, the town's main attraction is its Romanesque Benedictine abbey, founded in 1070. This pretty complex consists of a moderately interesting Stiftsmuseum, the attractive 11th-century a…
Church in Lienz

Stadtpfarrkirche St Andrä

The town's main church has an attractive Gothic rib-vaulted ceiling, startling baroque altar, 14th-century frescoes and a pair of unusual tombstones sculpted in red Salzburg marble. Alongside is the solemn Kriegerge…
Palace in Spittal an der Drau

Schloss Porcia & Museum für Volkskultur

Boasting an eye-catching Renaissance edifice, Schloss Porcia was built between 1533 and 1597 by the fabulously named Graf von Salamanca-Ortenburg. Inside, Italianate arcades run around a central courtyard used for s…
Mountain in Spittal an der Drau


In summertime, this peak (2142m) can be reached by either cable car or the Goldeckstrasse toll road (free with the Kärnten Card). The road stops 260m short of the summit. In winter, Goldeck is popular for skiing. Th…
Museum in Gmünd


Gmünd's most atypical attraction is the Pankratium, an extraordinary space bringing together water, light and sound (ie vibration) in hands-on pieces designed for the senses. You can bring sound gadgets and all mann…
Museum in Millstatt


The Stiftsmuseum, within the abbey Stift Millstatt, contains everything from documentation of the town’s history to reliquaries and a geology collection.