Summer Holidays in Carinthia

Rest and relaxation at Lake Weissensee in Carinthia, Austria

A one-of-a-kind outdoor adventure against the imposing backdrop of the Weissensee Nature Park.

Here at Lake Weissensee, at an altitude of 930 m to 2,200 m in the Gailtal Alps, things are more intensive, quieter, more enjoyable. It is no coincidence that the cleanest swimming lake in the Alps is also called “nature’s playground”. A framework for nature has been created here from which everyone can benefit; for example, motor boats are frowned upon here, and residents operate their businesses with care for their natural environment.

Here you will find lovely nature-friendly accommodation with hosts who offer delicious treats from the Nature Park. No frills, but lots of authenticity; pure enjoyment that you can taste; with gentle tourism and resource-saving recreational activities. Awarded the “European Prize for Tourism and the Environment”, the “European Village Renewal Award”, and - since 2013 - a member of the “Alpine Pearls”.

Travel tip - gentle mobility

Take the train to the Greifenburg-Weissensee station and continue with the train station shuttle directly to your accommodation on Lake Weissensee. Please make your reservations no later than 4:00 pm on the day before your arrival by calling 0043 800 500 1905 or online at

2019 day programme: pleasure tour of the Weissensee Nature Park

Hike quietly and mindfully with a wildlife behavioralist expert through the soft, moss-covered forest on a habitat tour. Observe the Weissensee Nature Park with your guide. Experience nature up close and taste the famous Lake Weissensee fish on our pleasure raft.

We also offer a special kids programme for family holidays during which we explore the area around Lake Weissensee with little ones. Our Nature Park Ranger Programme is full of fun adventures for your summer holiday in Carinthia, Austria.

Summer moments


EXPERIENCING NATURE. The emerald eye of the Alps
10. June

EXPERIENCING NATURE. The emerald eye of the Alps FROM THE WATER TO THE SHORE in the Nature Park Weissensee The world in the water and along the shores in the Nature Park Weissensee is a place of inspiring beauty. Take off to an amazing exploration tour with our expert ranger where the emerald-coloured water of the lake meets the murmur of the reed. You start at Weissensee Information Techendorf Süd and after a short walk (about 1 km) you’ll reach the belvedere with stunning views to the surrounding mountains. When listening to the calls and songs of the birds the ranger will tell you more about the characteristics and living of the birds, their feathers, flights and much more. Right here you’ll also encounter the water. Explore the biodiversity of the lake under microscope. The typical haystack will soon get your attention, since it harbours the former wooden bridge that connected the two shores of the lake. The tour ends at the mysterious footbridge that features a stunning lake-view. As a souvenir you’ll get an emerald eye of the Alps made of clay. The barrier-free and gently mobile Nature Park bus will bring you back to the starting point. Dates: on Wednesdays, July 10 and August 14 Time: 9.30 a.m. – 12.30 noon Meeting point: Weißensee Information Techendorf Süd/ barrier-free WC Arrival from Weissensee region possible by gently mobile Nature Park bus Duration: 9.30 a.m. – 12.30 noon, 3 hrs, 3 km Destination: in Praditz/ barrier-free WC available. Return trip to the starting point at noon by gently mobile Nature Park bus Equipment: mountain boots, weather-proof clothes and provisions Costs: adults € 14, children 9-14 years € 8, Nature Park bus included with Weissensee Adventure Pass mobile+ Number of participants: at least 5 Features: guided hike with specialized guides/rented equipment (spyglass, microscope), turquoise blue emerald eye of the Alps (ceramic eye) Registration: by Tuesday 4 pm at Weissensee Information: +43 (0)4713 2220