From the most natural valley in Europe along the Gail River to the highest-situated swimming lake in the Alps

Holiday destinations

Even away from the culinary experience, the real hero is nature. The landscape of the Carnic and Gailtal Valley Alps is one of the most pristine Alpine regions. Just as the "Carnic Alps" Geopark brings the over 500-million-year-old history of the mountains to life, nature shows its abundance in blooming alpine meadows on the Mussen high above the Lesachtal Valley or in the deeply rugged gorges of the Southern Limestone Alps in the Gailtal Valley.


There is no time for boredom in the Nassfeld-Pressegger See region: cross-border tours to Italy inspire hikers and bikers, families discover new adventure spaces and comic heroes like Fix and Foxi on the mountain or directly at Lake Pressegger See.

Connoisseurs enjoy the finest regional cuisine while gazing at a stunning panorama.Amazingly spacious, vast, proverbially snow-reliable and, as far as the mountain panorama is concerned, hard to beat.

Those who come to Nassfeld, one of the TOP 10 ski resorts in Austria, can already expect a lot. But the ski resort goes the extra mile and provides numerous surprise moments that put a smile on the faces of its guests. Because at every ‘corner’ of the ski resort, which is perfectly developed with 30 modern mountain railways and lifts and 110 kilometres of pistes, sports and leisure skiers can look forward to special ‘aha’ experiences. 


Intact nature, diverse landscape, a distinct traditional culture and the corresponding infrastructure in the areas of family and health shape the tourism of the municipality of Lesachtal. Ideal conditions to be able to guarantee socially acceptable tourism in the Lesachtal Valley also in the future.

If you are looking for one of the last winter hiking paradises, then we would like to recommend our award-winning Lesachtal Valley landscape. We promise, there are plenty of activities! Climb the glistening peaks of the Carnic Alps and Lienz Dolomites on snowshoes or touring skis.

Weissensee Nature Park

Lake Weissensee is a true playground of nature. Summer holidays at the highest-situated swimming lake in the Alps or winter holidays on Europe's largest groomed natural ice surface means unadulterated joie de vivre. Surrounded by impressive mountain panoramas, the Carinthian Lake Weissensee reflects the colour flair of the Caribbean and ensures a holiday full of moments of happiness.  

The lake is a true Eldorado for all sorts of sports, above all swimming, mountain biking and hiking as well as ice skating on natural ice, cross-country skiing and skiing. Sustainable tourism, passionate hosts, family-friendly accommodations and a special flair for culinary delights make Lake Weissensee a homely holiday destination.

Out and about on foot in Carinthia’s culinary corner

Hiking in the alpine regions where dairy farmers produce the excellent Gailtal Valley alpine cheese PDO, or walking through the sunny mountain villages where cattle graze on natural meadows, turn the journey to the culinary roots into a natural holiday experience.

Among the most beautiful excursions into nature are the hikes in the Lesachtal Valley from Liesing to the Steineckenalm or to the Obergailer Alm. Just as fabulous are the hiking tours to the Jauckenalm or the alpine pastures around Lake Zollnersee in the Gailtal Valley. Long-distance hikers will be delighted by the Carnic and Gailtal Valley High Route. A refreshing dive into Lake Pressegger See and Lake Weissensee, which are only a stone's throw away from the peaks of the Carnic and Gailtal Valley Alps, awaits after hiking in the mountains.

Journey to the roots of good taste:

The Gailtal Valley, Lesachtal Valley and Lake Weissensee are located along the Carnic Alps in Carinthia in the south of Austria.

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