Velden am Worthersee City Guide


Cradled in the middle of hills and plains, Worthersee is the largest lake in Carinthia. Because of its geography, it is sheltered from strong winds which means aside from being one of the warmest lakes in the area, there is also minimal circulation in its aquatic bodies. All of these made the lake ideal for tourism. Everything about it simply amounts to a perfect sanctuary as well as a wonderful location for varied water sports activities. The best time to visit Worthersee is during summer as the shallow areas of the lake would be comfortably warm that can get as low as 26 degrees. Although only certain parts of the lake will freeze in exceptionally cold winters, it is not a very popular destination for winter activities. Tourists who do choose to visit can still engage in skating in winter while enjoying indoor facilities of hotels and casinos. Velden am Worthersee is only one of the many places that people go to for scenic lakes and mountains in Carinthia. However, what sets it apart from its neighboring regions is that it is also a popular destination for sightseeing. Tourists with many different interests and personalities flock to Velden for a cheap yet worthwhile adventure. The most popular is Schloss Velden with an intriguing history. Built by a local count in the late 16th century, little of the original is left. It had been destroyed in fire and was rebuilt without much consideration for preservation. It was open to the public as a hotel for a time. Later on, it became a property of Gunther Sachs. For a long time, its doors were closed to the public. However, things began to change when it was used as a set for a German Austrian TV series being featured as a hotel. The stint made the entirety of the region popular that instantly made it a tourist spot. It was actually a low budget flick but it did not fail in making people interested in visiting the yellow castle by the scenic lake Worthersee. The newly opened Capella Schloss Velden is now a full-pledged luxury hotel equipped with modern conveniences. On top of the activities that can be enjoyed in the lake Worthersee, the awakened castle added their own café, bar and restaurant. The façade of a modern marina can also be enjoyed by people who would like to engage in water activities. The spa facilities of Capella Schloss Velden is another reason why people love spending their idle time in the area. Auriga spa features private lakeside pampering rooms, a fitness room, a relaxation room and a number of pools for utmost relaxation. The strategic location of the spa facilities does a lot of help in making the guests feel more tranquil. Shortly after, the Casino of Velden was put up and became the most significant building of the town. Gambling is legal in Austria so this brought a steady flow of visitors to the region. Because of this, it quickly became the center of the Worthersee attractions. Visitors can marvel in the natural beauty of the lake, enjoy water activities and mountainside activities, visit some pseudo castles and visit neighboring sightseeing spots such as Schloss Rosegg Casle or Wildpark Rosegg for a safari delight.

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