Karawankenblick appartements is an ideal place for a relaxing and active holiday.
This old Farmhouse, dating back to 1693, is located in de small village of Dröschitz (Köstenberg postal code area), just a stone's throw away from Velden am Wörthersee. Two apartments were established on the first floor of this farmhouse, where the combination of old and new go hand in hand (no elevator available).
Due to its location near the Adriatic Sea and the beautiful silvery mountain backdrop, Carinthia forms the heart of the Alpine-Adriatic region. Carinthia owes its mild climate with an above-average number of sunny days to this location. The southern part of Carinthia distinguishes itself by its high number of sunshine hours and the Mediterranean flair. The Corinthians have adopted the Mediterranean life style from the Italians and Slovenians, their partners in the tri-border region.
The surrounding area lends itself for various activities such as hiking, cycling (certain level of fitness required), sports climbing, mountaineering, golf and several tourist excursions. The crystal clear pure water (with temperatures up to 27 degrees) from - amongst others - the Wörthersee, furthermore invites you to all kinds of water sports like swimming, water skiing, stand up paddling, etc.
In addition, there is a wide offer of events at the Wörthersee throughout the summer season: https://www.woerthersee.com/de/. Klagenfurt, the capital of Carinthia, is just 20 km away and the Italian and Slovenian borders can be reached by car within 25 minutes. Other worthwhile destinations for daytrips are Triëst, Ljubljana, the Adriatic coast or Venice, with travel times between 1,5 to 2,5 hours.
Winter has a wide-ranging activity offer of its own: hiking in the white winter wonderland, snowshoes walking, cross country skiing (Dobratsch 25 km), sledding, skiing (in the skiing regions Gerlitzen 24 km, Bad Kleinkirchheim 49 km, Goldeck 59 km, Nassfeld 72 km) and ice skating on one of the lakes.
Velden am Wörthersee, also known as the Cote d'Azur of Austria, is a vibrant place. Stroll along the promenade, enjoy a drink on a terrace, have a delicious meal in one of the numerous restaurants or visit one of the events offered from May until September: https://www.woerthersee.com/de/.
In Austria, a vignette is required on highways. These are available at filling stations on the Austrian border.
From all directions, drive via the A2 and take the Velden-West exit. After the exit, follow the road until the roundabout. In the roundabout take the second exit towards Velden. After about 480 metres, take the first road to the left, the Köstenberger Straße (opposite the Wörthersee Apotheke - pharmacy). Follow this road, via Kranzelhofen, Göriach and Kerschdorf; after about 4.9 km turn off right in the direction of Dröschitz. The road goes up and right at the top on the left-hand side you find Karawankenblick Appartements, house number 3. Free parking is available on the paved on-site parking lot.
Velden am Wörthersee has a train station and is well connected to all international railway lines. Information on schedules and prices are available on the Österreichische Bundesbahnen (Austrian railways) web site: http://www.oebb.at/de/. A bus travels from the rail station to Dröschitz a few times each day, departures times are available on the Postbus web site: http://www.postbus.at/de/.
Arrival by plane
The nearest airport is in Klagenfurt (approximately 30 km away). With Eurowings you fly 1 hour 10 minutes from Cologne/Bonn to Klagenfurt. Cars can be rented at the airport. Other airports are in Graz, Ljubljana and Salzburg (about 1.5 - 2 hours drive).