Nature park, lakes, and mountains


The family-friendly tourist resort of Stockenboi at Lake Weißensee is situated between the Drava Valley and the Gailtal Valley, far away from traffic noise and with perfect conditions for holiday and leisure for those seeking relaxation.

Also known as the "Caribbean of the Alps", Lake Weißensee is the heart of the nature park community of Stockenboi. The newly built lido, with bistro and diving school, guarantees fun, sport and relaxation for the whole family.

The eastern shore invites to long walks along the lake, part of the hiking trail is our new, barrier-free educational lake trail. The nature park rangers take interested guests on educational excursions in the nature park.

Enjoy the fjord-like lake with its clear, turquoise-blue water on a Weißensee boat trip. The underwater world of the lake also makes the hearts of sports and amateur divers beat faster - the professional diving school will get you into this sport.

  • The innkeepers and farmers along the Stockenboi valley treat our guests to typical Carinthian delicacies - their own quality products at fair prices. Farmers' market full of atmosphere every Friday in the summer season. Tradition & culture are still alive and lived here.
  • Numerous accommodation providers - from campsites, inns, farm holiday providers to private landlords - look forward to welcoming guests who can enjoy their holiday in a peaceful atmosphere. Some of our private landlords do not have internet and can therefore only be contacted by phone.  
  • The village of Zlan is the starting point of the Goldeck Panorama Road. Our local mountain, the Staff, and the Goldeck are a highlight for keen hikers - this mountain area boasts the most marvellous views of Carinthia’s mountains. Hikers will find here serviced mountain huts, where the innkeepers and alpine dairy farms serve their specialities.

Places of interest

  • Protestant church in Zlan - built in 1782, rebuilt after a fire in 1844, still stands today, tower 1950, post-Rococo building
  • The Protestant church accommodates the then largest organ in Carinthia - built by Jakob Ladstätter, the organ was refurbished in 2023/24.
  • Catholic parish church Stockenboi, St Nicholas 1499, consecrated 1513 - so-called Bichlkirche
  • Tragail Chapel - St Magdalena, romantic church 1499
  • Kapeller Chapel at the Kapeller in Unteralm
  • Natural monument - fish fossil
  • Tscherniheim (municipality of Weißensee)
  • Hundskirche (municipality of Paternion)
  • Brackmühle mill
  • Fellbach Gorge

STockenboi in winter

  • Gentle winter tourism in Seetal Goldeck and the Goldeck sports mountain with good skiing facilities
  • The Goldeck panoramic road is open from mid-December - and is only accessible with winter equipment up to the "Seetal" car park.
  • A path groomed by the Goldeck Bergbahnen mountain railways is designated for tobogganists, ski tourers, snowshoe hikers and walkers to enjoy relaxation in a wonderful winter landscape.
  • Starting from the Seetal valley, you can reach the summit on foot (approx. 1 hour walk). Here you will be rewarded with unique views and can then treat yourself to delicious Carinthian specialities at one of the popular huts.
  • The huts are run by the Innerwinkler family - Mosthütte and Wieserhütte, by the Goldeck Bergbahnen - the Seehütte Goldeck next to upper terminus 1 near the reservoir, and by the Haider family - the Panoramahütte near the summit.
  • The Goldeck rewards the beholder with an amazing panorama. If you take a toboggan with you on your winter hike, you can look forward to a fun downhill run.
  • In the cold season, Lake Weißensee becomes the largest natural ice rink in Europe.
  • Winter sports such as ice skating, cross-country skiing, ice diving and snowshoeing can be enjoyed by keen amateur sports enthusiasts.

Stockenboi in Summer

  • Playgrounds in Zlan and Stockenboi, football pitch in Zlan
  • Water sports facilities at Lake Weißensee
  • Hiking opportunities throughout the municipality - around 70 km of hiking trails for families as well as for experienced hikers and climbers.
  • Cycle paths along the Drava and up the Goldeck and around Lake Weißensee
  • Nature park experience

Culinary delights and culture

Local clubs and associations organize events, such as traditional parish fairs, singing festivals, theatre performances and much more ... get ready to be surprised by all that our community has to offer.

You should spend your holiday in Stockenboi if …

  • you want to slow down …
  • you love peace and quiet …
  • you want to admire miracles of nature …
  • you like hiking …
  • you would like to swim in the crystal-clear, highest-situated swimming lake in the Alps (930 m) ...

Location & Journey

The vacation destination Weissensee is located in the southwest of Carinthia in Austria.

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