Summer excursions in Carinthia: sights and culture

Sights and attractions around Lake Millstatt

Sommeregg Castle
Visit Sommeregg Castle in Seeboden at the Lake Millstatt

The world outside Hotel am See****Die Forelle is also full of attractions just waiting to be discovered. Immerse yourself in the world of garnets, visit the picturesque artist town of Gmünd or be enchanted by the cultural events and festivals in the area: Carinthia is yours to explore!


Did you know that you can find garnets in Carinthia? Garnet was mined for years in the tunnels of the Millstätter Alpe mountains and then cut and polished in Bohemia to become Bohemian garnet. You can learn all about these ruby-red gemstones in the exhibition at the Granatium in Radenthein. It is even possible to mine a gemstone out of the rock there yourself and take it home as a souvenir.

Sommeregg Castle

A creepy torture museum, a mountain restaurant, knights tournaments every August, thick walls, arrow slits and everything else you would expect to find at a real castle: a visit to Sommeregg Castle will make you feel like you have journeyed back to the Middle Ages.

Sagamundo in Döbriach
Experience a spiritual journey through fabulous theme worlds with nature artworks

Sagamundo – House of Storytelling

In Döbriach, a world of legend and adventure awaits you. Immerse yourself in the rich folklore of the region. The exhibition features over 30 Carinthian legends, stories, myths and fairy tales that are masterfully told using multimedia exhibits.

The Artist's Town of Gmünd

Every summer, the picturesque medieval old town of Gmünd is home to a lively art scene. Numerous well-known artists exhibit their work and also create new pieces in small studios where visitors can watch.


The miniature world on Lake Wörthersee has been captivating visitors for generations. Detailed models of famous buildings from around the world are built on a scale of 1:25 and create an atmosphere of wonder and amazement.

Porcia Castle and the Comedy Festival

Porcia Castle in Spittal an der Drau is one of the most beautiful and important Renaissance buildings outside of Italy. Every year in July and August, the arcaded courtyard is transformed into a theatre that stages various productions. The castle is also home to a Folk Culture Museum.

Millstatt Abbey - the Millstatt Music Weeks

From May to October, concerts are performed in the historic ambience of Millstatt Abbey. The extensive programme features sacred and secular choral and orchestral music, as well as important chamber works. A colourful selection of top-class concerts.

International Guitar Festival in Millstatt

Every year at the beginning of August, top-class international guitarists gather by Lake Millstatt. The programme includes concerts and workshops.

A varied summer holiday in Carinthia

Cultural experiences and visits to local sights and attractions enrich a holiday in Carinthia. The Lake Millstatt region is particularly renowned, however, for the amazing activities it offers on the lake and in the mountains. At Hotel am See****Die Forelle, you stay right by the lake and have access to our private hotel beach – the perfect starting point for exploring the surrounding area. Your holiday can start soon – send us an enquiry now!

Der Granat. Das Juwel vom Millstätter See.

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Die Forelle

In the restaurant by the lake with lake terrace, lake lounge, lake gazebo.

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