For visitors of all ages, there are many things to do around Wörthersee that are both interesting and culturally important. Many tourists appreciate the numerous excursion destinations and sights in the region around Pörtschach. Be sure to get the most out of your leisure time at Wörthersee and experience both culture and tradition.
The Pyramidenkogel lookout tower
Carinthia's most beautiful vantage point! From a height of 920 metres - from the world's tallest wooden lookout tower - enjoy a unique view over Carinthia and its impressive lakes (Wörthersee, 4-lake valley Keutschach). You can effortlessly reach the observation deck using one of the most modern panoramic lifts in Europe or by taking the stairs. More information: www.pyramidenkogel.info
The Miniature World at Wörthersee! Roughly 150 of the most beautiful models of buildings, ships and trains from all over the world are on display here. It is only a stone's throw from the Taj Mahal to the Eiffel Tower, while the Great Wall of China is just a few steps from St. Peter's Basilica. Get around the world in a single day! More information: www.minimundus.at
Happ Reptile Zoo
The largest reptile zoo in Austria is home to 1,000 different animals, including 60 species of snake such as mambas, cobras and boas. Exciting snake and video presentations await curious visitors here. More information: www.reptilienzoo.at
Culture enthusiasts can explore moments from history in Klagenfurt's museums and art galleries. Attend an exhibition at the Landesmusem Kärnten (Provincial Museum of Carinthia) or the museum of music and literature which has many highlights to offer children and adults. More information: www.klagenfurt.at
Vehicle Museum in Villach
Here you will find well-maintained cars from the 1950s as well as motorbikes, scooters and much more. This collection does not primarily include the rarest or most valuable models, but rather memorabilia from yesteryear. There are currently around 240 vehicles on show.
Johannes Brahms visited Pörtschach for the first time in the summer of 1877. He gained so much pleasure from the romance of the place that he not only returned, but he also composed a significant number of his most famous works here.
Provincial Museum of Carinthia. The collection at the provincial museum offers an impressive overview of the cultural and natural image of Carinthia. The most valuable pieces of treasure from Carinthia are on display in more than 30 showrooms. More information: www.landesmuseum-ktn.at
Museum of Villach
The historical museum of Villach is housed in a former mansion in the centre of the town. The museum will give you a regional insight into the history, art and culture of Villach and the region. More information: www.villach.at/museum