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Swimming lakes, mountain scenery and culture

Are you undecided whether to spend your holiday in the mountains or a relaxing holiday swimming and sunbathing on the beach?

 If you choose Carinthia you will not have to decide as it is the ideal combination. 

The lakes of Carinthia

Carinthia offers more than a thousand lakes. The Lake Ossiach is the best known (and loved) while on Lake Maltschach you can practice many water sports.

The Wörthersee is the largest, and most popular of the lakes in Carinthia. Here you can safely swim. In fact in the summer months the water temperature reaches 27 ° C. On this beautiful lake you can practice sailing, surfing, water skiing, diving and paragliding, and there is also great restaurants and bars. 

Authentic fishing villages

We advise you to discover the smaller lakes and take a boat trip on the beautiful natural lake Pirkdorfer.

The unique landscape of the Turracher Höhe offers visitors a lively variety of activities, such as: walking on level ground around the lake Turracher or along a series of trails through the forests of pines. Guests can also visit the cities of Klagenfurt, Villach and Salzburg.

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Sonnenresort Maltschacher See

Kärnten | Feldkirchen
7/10 (1 reviews)
Plenty of water fun in the Maltschacher SeeA real family holiday parkIndoor swimming poolBen's Kids ...

Draucamping Sachsenburg

Kärnten | Sachsenburg
9.7/10 (7 reviews)
Right on the Drau RiverFamily campsite in CarinthiaSwimming pool across the DrauWater sports, cyclin...
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Camping in Carinthia: an ideal destination for lakeside camping

In the heart of the Austrian mountains, Carinthia has 1,270 lakes, each one more majestic than the next. The southernmost state of Austria bordering Italy and Slovenia, Carinthia is the ideal playground for outdoor recreation enthusiasts.

Authentic camping holidays in Carinthia attract families, couples and groups of friends alike. Discover our selection of the best campsites in this lovely region that offers a wealth of cultural days out and sporting activities.

Where to go camping in Carinthia? Top 3 of the most beautiful places to discover

From the regional capital to small seaside towns, this stunning region has it all!

Klagenfurt, the regional capital

Between visits to museums, trips to the superb zoo and the city's planetarium, and cooling off near the sublime Lindwurm fountain, there is so much to do in Klagenfurt, the capital of the region. In the evening, enjoy the magnificent sunset over the lake while savouring seafood cuisine made from fresh fish caught in the crystal clear local waters.

The lakeside town of Velden

Not far from your campsite in Carinthia, discover Velden, a charming lakeside resort perched on the shores of Lake Wörthersee. The town is a popular place for holidaymakers look for romance and the chance to explore enchanting landscapes. For a lively evening with your friends or significant other, try out your luck at Casino de Velden!

Hohe Tauern National Park

For lovers of nature and the bucolic bliss of the countryside, a day trip to the Hohe Tauern National Park is highly recommended. Home to a unique ecosystem, the park is an excellent place for a gentle stroll or an invigorating hike. There are several scenic trails running through this incredible corner of paradise, all you have to do is choose the path you'll take.

If you love the great outdoors, fascinating culture and stunning landscapes, Austria has everything you could ever wish for. From Tyrol to Graz, from Salzkammergut to Burgenland, via Styria , a camping holiday allows you to discover all the treasures of Austria.

Camping in Carinthia: an ideal destination for every type of holiday

Staying on a campsite in Carinthia is ideal, whether you are holiday as a couple, with family or with friends.

Camping for families with children

Camping in Carinthia is one of the best ways to discover this region and get closer to nature. In the open air, live unforgettable experiences with your children, and take advantage of top-of-the-range services offered by our destinations. Between fun in the water and outdoor adventures for the whole family, you'll never be bored!

Camping for couples

The charm of Austria is undeniable. As a couple, swim in the pool at your campsite or in the nearby lake. Enjoy outdoor sports like biking, climbing, rafting, fishing and water sports, and create unforgettable memories.

Camping with you dog

The landscapes in Carinthia are breath-taking. Explore lush green meadows, majestic mountains, crystal clear lakes and vast forests with your dog.

The best campsites in Carinthia for an unforgettable holiday

Our campsites in Carinthia warmly welcome you to a heart of lush greenery in the countryside.

Lakeside Camping

Camping in Carinthia is ideal for staying by a lake. In summer, the temperature of some lakes can reach 26°C, warm enough to enjoy water activities all day long!

Comfortable 4-star campsites

If you want a unique camping experience in Carinthia, let yourself be tempted by one of our 4-star campsites. With indoor swimming pools, children's clubs, sports activities, spas, restaurants and much more, you can relax and enjoy top-of-the-range services.

Campsites with a swimming pool

For some of us, our holiday destination must have a swimming pool. And for good reason... fantastic holiday memories are made in and around the pool, and offer the ideal place for both recreational and relaxation. Book a campsite in Carinthia with a swimming pool to delight all members of the family.

Our advice for a perfect camping holiday in Carinthia

Everything you need to know before going on holiday in Carinthia!

How much does it cost to go camping in Carinthia?

To spend a fabulous stay in the middle of the mountains of Carinthia, generally budget between €500 and €1000. If you hope to secure a holiday for less, book during low season. In spring and autumn, there are many pleasant days and nature is particularly beautiful.

What accommodation options are available when camping in Carinthia?

If you go camping in Carinthia with us, you can marvel at the beauty of rural Austria from the comfort of a modern mobile homes or spacious apartment.

What activities can I do while camping in Carinthia?

In Carinthia, there is a variety of things to do while camping including:

  • Sail on Lake Wörthersee.
  • Paddle in the River Drava.
  • Hike through blooming mountain pastures.
  • Visit castles and ruins.
  • Discover the culinary art of Carinthia.
  • Climb to the summit of Glockner, the highest point in Austria.
  • Stroll through Klagenfurt.
  • Get your fill of culture at the Heraldry Museum.
  • And so much more...

Where to go camping as a couple in Carinthia?

As a couple, discover magnificent landscapes of the rolling mountains by staying at Campsite Maltschacher. Relax at the spa and enjoy the heated swimming pool with your other half.

Which campsites in Carinthia are close to a lake?

Carinthia is dotted with fabulous lakes where you can indulge in fun water activities. To enjoy the impeccable quality of the water in the region's lakes, book a stay at Campsite Maltschacher.

What are the best campsites in Carinthia?

Are you looking for authentic and comfortable accommodation in the heart of Austrian nature? Discover first-rate facilities and quality services of Campsite Maltschacher and Campsite Draucamping Sachsenburg.

What do you need to know before going camping in Carinthia?

In Carinthia, numerous lakes with shimmering surfaces run along the valleys of the southern Alps. Enjoy boat trips, bike rides, all kinds of hikes... get ready, there's so much to see and do.

What are the best family campsites in Carinthia?

Campsite Draucamping Sachsenburg is one of the best destinations for a family holiday.

Which campsites in Carinthia have a swimming pool?

To enjoy a pleasant swim, book a stay at Campsite Draucamping Sachsenburg or Campsite Maltschacher.

What to wear when camping in Carinthia?

Comfortable clothing is recommended to take full advantage of the activities on site. Don't forget your bathing suit and hiking shoes.

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