The Carinthian Slow Trails help hikers to experience the 7 typologies of the landscapes around the Carinthian lakes. The Slow Trails focus on slow motion rather than high speed and offer relaxed & leisurely walking. They are easy to walk in terms of technique and difficulty. At the same time they are very well maintained high quality paths and lead to places with special scenic beauty which allow you to experience the Carinthian lakes.
The Slow Trail Bleistätter Moor takes you through an European protection area at the mouth of the small river Tiebel. The trail offers an insight into the habitat of about 100 different species of birds, but also butterflies, bats and beavers. This easy tour can also be used as a running track or for nordic walking and is also part of the world-famous Alpe-Adria-Trail.
Ossiach Abbey is a former Benedictine monastery on the southern bank of Lake Ossiach. Little is known about the origins of the monastery, since no documents were handed down. The foundation must have happened just before 1028. The Polish king Boleslaus is said to have spent his last years (from 1521 onwards) as a "dull penitent" in the monastery and has been buried on the north side of the monastery church. During a trip to Ossiach, don´t forget the visit the abbey church. In the historical walls there is now also the CMA - the Carinthian music acadacy. The CMA sees itself as a meeting place for all, who either play their own music or just simply like to listen. One of the musical highlights of the region is the Carinthian Summer music festival.
Updated: August 16, 2019
It is very recommendable to go on a guided tour with an ornithologist in spring.
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Tips, hints and linksRegion Villach Tourism
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Getting thereSteindorf can be reached from the A10 Tauernautobahn exit Villach-Ossiacher See via the B94 Ossiacher See Straße towards Feldkirchen.
ParkingThere are enough parking spaces available opposite the Gasthof Laggner or at the ice scating hall.
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EquipmentTrekking shoes, rain protection, binoculars, camera, food and drinks.
For changing the range of view, push the arrows together.