Top things to do in Western Carinthia

Top Choice Austrian in Spittal an der Drau

Restaurant Zellot

This eccentric restaurant does good steak and Austrian favourites. Later in the evening it turns into a club and live venue, with part of the place decked out like a garage – its features become even more intriguing…
Top Choice Seafood in Millstatt

Fisch-Häusl Stark

This small place serves delicious fish from the Millstätter See and the Weissensee, including smoked trout the owners will pack for a picnic. Grab a bread roll from the bakery across the street.
Top Choice Bar in Millstatt

Kap 4613

Combining an atrium with a deck area and a beach bar extending over the water for summer sipping, this lakeside bar is easily Millstatt's best drinking venue.
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…
Austrian in Weissensee

Naggler Alm

Situated a 10-minute walk from the top of the chairlift, this Gasthof set in an idyllic meadow landscape has a good selection of organic vegetarian dishes, well-prepared mains, delicious homemade lemonade and a Bret…
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…
European in Lienz


At this garage-style restaurant in the heart of Lienz, the decor is an atmospheric new-old combination of dark beams, monochrome tones, marble-topped tables and vintage picture frames. Alongside faves like organic W…
Sports in Lienz

Dolomiten Mann

Lienz hosts the testosterone-fuelled Dolomiten Mann in September, a Red Bull–sponsored competition billed as the world’s toughest team challenge. Headlining the program is the cross-country relay race, where teams o…
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 …
Pizza in Lienz

Da Leonardo

World champion pizza maker Leonardo Granata rests his dough for 24 to 48 hours, turning out authentic pizzas and running a 100% Italian operation with friendly, solicitous staff. Fabulous if you're missing il bel pa…