The subsidiary church of St. John the Baptist in Oberdorf was first documented in 1355. In the vestibule there are Roman stones from the surroundings, and some of the rare Roman gravestones are built into the walls. This is the most important collection of such artefacts in Carinthia. The former barn of the vicarage next to the church contains a museum of everyday history, which is worth visiting. The trail then leads to the ruined Hohenwart Castle. The once extensive and strongly fortified castle is one of the most interesting in Carinthia. The route then follows the Römerweg (Roman way). Wheel tracks can still be found in some places around the Römerschlucht Gorge.
It is well worth taking a jump into the cool water of Lake Saissersee, also called Lake Jeserzer See. This private lake in a marshy hollow measuring only 6 metres deep is a popular swimming lake. Its slightly brown colour comes from the boggy soil around the lake. From the Veldener Kanzel, a popular resting place and viewpoint above Kranzlhofen, there is a wonderful view of Lake Wörthersee, with Velden and the Karawanken Mountains to the south. We then come to the church of Kranzlhofen and by its churchyard; the church is mainly Romanesque, while the 14th century apse is Gothic .
Via the Teufelsgraben, the first promenade trail, we come to the centre of the sparkling holiday resort of Velden. In Velden you should not miss the villas built in the Wörthersee architectural style, Velden Castle, and a visit to the Velden Casino. Velden also has a lot going for it in terms of unhurried holidays, since outside the centre there are countless hiking trails, fabulous swimming lakes and top class golf courses.
- 32 Waypoints
- 32 Waypoints