A Close Encounter to Faak am See

The description of a place encounters some factors. Those are natural views, the presence of good foods, suitable arrangements for traveling and a good night view. In Faak am See, you will have all of these. In this article, I am mentioning the best things in Faaker See.

Ossiacher Region

Ossiacher region is placed in the Villach holiday region. Here, you can have so many sports and games. You can spend a remarkable vacation in Carinthia. Faak am See will give you the best experience of trips, hikes, wild water sports, high rope training and a lot more. Faak am See contains both lake and mountain and this is why both lake and mountain lovers can spend their valuable time here. 

The specialty of Carinthia is this place is for family, kids, and couples and for an also single traveler who wants to explore the beauty of Faak am See. The boundary of leisure is as comprehensive as the amazing atmosphere. From mount climbing to casual walks and exploring the nature from a road trip to extensive cycle riding, all are possible in Faak am See. Due to the presence of the lake, this place is also famous for wild water sports.

Gerlitzen Alpe – Ski Arena Box seats

25 ski arena are there for beginners to experts. Apart from this, 15 advanced lift system, 12 web cameras, 13 rural chalets and 42 kilometres of pistes and 3500 parking spaces are present in Annenheim which is located on Klösterle and the mountain. It is very close to box seats up to Gerlitzen Alpe which is from Ossiacher See. You can have the fun of skiing as well as the riding of the cable car.

Natural sight

On the top flat terrain you can feel the occurrence of real winter speculate. To explain the beauty of this place, words are not sufficient. The pleasant lakes, the flood of the Drau, mountains and cotton-like clouds covered the whole city. Hotels that are available here, are perfect to give you the view from the top.

Other factors

They have a special snow cannon facility which makes the skiing possible from December to April. 

Dobratsch Nature Park

Nature has decorated this place with its elements and creation of chirping of various birds. The oldest nature reserve centre is present here which is almost 2600 m in height. It will take some time to reach at Villach Alpenstrasse by cars due to its 16.5 km distance. From this location, you can have the whole sight of the village. By the cable cars, you are allowed to only Rosstratten which is at 1732 m height, then you have to clear the distance on foot. 

While walking you will come across to the local bird reserve (Aichingerhütte). Not only this, but you also can see the eye-catching path with fossils, a rock made with volcanic and karst extension. You can find Gailtal crystalline and Alpine shell limestone here also. A beautiful and long series of the landscape is present here to amaze you.

Villacher Alpe is being protected for a long time and named as a nature reserve. The reasons behind the reservation of nature to offer the guests are the gorgeous landscape like the pristine landscape, the whole flora, and fauna, remarkable nature views. This time will refresh your mind for sure. 

The characteristic receiver rises at the peak of the mountain. On the rocks, the two highest churches are present along with the advanced Gipfelhaus crowns. This place contains a large seminar hall, 40 bedrooms and a pleasant place to relax your muscles. At Rosstratten and the Aichwaldhütte, you can have delicious foods that are pocket-friendly. 

Dreiländereck- Three Border Locality

The Karawanken ski arena is small but a perfect place to spend the time with family and friends. This place is a total of 17 kilometers which contains a difficult arena for you. They will provide you with the three seated chair lift and seven pull lifts. Beginners, experienced all are welcomed to show their talent and learn and do fun in this ski region. Special treatments are available for Children. 

They can also do ski riding by trained professionals. Some other arrangements are also available for them. 10-kilo meters long cross country ski areas and gorgeous walking tracks are available here to give you the best experience. 

Present days, the advanced three seated chair lift which is also known as “3-Länder Jet”, is available here to short your effort. You can spend 1500 km in just 15 minutes. Once you successfully cover the distance and reach the topmost area of the Karawanken and Julian Alps, you can see the wonderful landscape from here.


If you want to spend your time fishing in the lakes then you are in the right place. Due to the presence of lakes and rivers, the fishing dream will be fulfilled. The Villach, Faak am See and Ossiacher See region are the best for the fishing place because these places are particularly organized for this purpose.

Countless rivers and lakes are here. Some of these are Faak am See, Ossiacher See, Drau, Gail,  Vassacher See, St. Magdalener See, Drau, Gail, and Seebach, St. Leonhard See, and so many to mention. These lakes are the sweetest water all over Central Europe. A lot of fishes are available here along with the pleasant habituate. 

These are the reasons behind the numerous numbers of fishes in this area. Again, the viewers can also relax and give a chance to stretch the muscles after long journeys. Spin fishing, fly fishing, traditional fishing all is suitable for these places and you have a wide variety of choices. This place is also given perfect landscapes to click beautiful pictures on your camera. 

The Camping world and fishing center Falle in Villach Maria Gail has the perfect environment for fishing. The shops always offer you various products like a fishing rod, foods and other types of instruments which are needed in fishing. In case, if you forget to bring the arrangements, you are also allowed to buy those from here. Though, you need to get a permit before entering the fishing region.

Verditz Hiking

The aroma of the mountain is in the air which will give you the perfect hiking experience. You can stop whenever you want to do. Verditz is located at the Carinthian Nockberge which is situated 600 – 1900 meters above sea level. 

This territory is suitable for you to do hiking and the atmosphere is always clear to encourage you for the next ride. Verditz is always so famous for hiking due to giving the best practice.

There are a lot of ideal situations are available for hiking in Schwarzsee are very famous in Verditz. Verditz provides wonderful scenery with gorgeous ways for little and long hikes along with great views, fabulous mountain air and especially calmness.

In the time of autumn, the place of Verditz decorates itself in a new manner to amaze their guests. Verditz and Lake Schwarzsee provides various water sports, ground sports and other adventurous activities to involve a huge number of viewers. 

Carinthia Biking Experience

Carinthia is the place where amazing lakes and beautiful mountains are present near to the Italian and Slovenian edges. Mountain biking along with the road biking is the best compilation of this lake area. 

The delicious Carinthian cooking and the other sources of the neighboring countries like Italy and Slovenia provide a wonderful experience for their guests. Now they are preparing for the next amazing network track from Villach to Ossiacher See region through Faak am See

Bike Butler

Everybody loves to enjoy the sights with their favorite bicycle. In Villach, you can be fully sure of your bike that it is in safe hands. They offer Bike butler facility to give the chance to their guests to take the full fun of the place. From May to September, during the summertime, the interesting bike butlers are present at the park from 9 am to 5 pm. 

The welcoming bike butlers can also provide cycling visitors with a city plan, local knowledge and ample of a good recommendation. This means the locals are also allowed to use these. Those who want to collect their bicycle outside of the park during the official hours; they can get this by doing some easy tasks. The workers at the station of Bahnhofstrasse will place the key of the garage to you. 

The butler facility is also perfect for extended detachment cyclists and those who are being at the hotel overnight in the Drau town. 

Drau Cycle Path

Drei Zinnen at Toblach is the place where you cycle along the Drau River to the city named Lienz. And also from the river gemstone Obere Drau to the traditional town of Spittal. You can carry on from lively Villach to the scenic grounds of Rosental. Not only this, but you can also go from the Gunsmith town Ferlach to the pensive Jauntal. From this place, the expanse of Pannonia starts and you will reach Varaždin. 

The Drau cycleway guides from side to side usual regions of global meaning and assurance best mobility which is located by the southern railway. It links warm alpine swimming lakes with the rocky mountain. Vivacious towns offer you the dreamland with a rocking beauty. You will wonder to know that this cycling path has won the 5-star ratings because of suitable facilities.

Water Skiing

The water boating is permitted only at the Lake Ossiach. This is why this place offers unique waterskiing or waterboarding at suitable temperatures. You can have the best fun of your life here, this is for sure. If you are new at this, then they will take full care of your training as well as guidance while riding. 

The Villach, Faak am See and Ossiacher See locality offer the waterboarding and water skiing adventure at the time of summer as well as the time of winter.  So, the choice is fully upon you. You can choose a suitable schedule for yourself.


You can go down underwater and see the beauty of the world where the world is fully different from ours. To make this adventure you have to jump into the water of Carinthia Villach, Faak am See and Ossiacher See is the best place for beginners and experts. There are so many hidden hotspots are there to surprise you. So, your job is to do a search for these hotspots and entertain yourself. 

Whether the appetizer diving program is open water or the special diving courses then you can find the most beautiful lake which offers you the beautiful underwater view is places in Carinthia. There is a lot of diving training schools are present to guide and offer you this adventurous ride in Carinthia. The trainers are experts and will guide you to the very end. The equipment which will be provided by them is also perfect to do this adventure. So, don’t be worry and try to feel the adventure.

Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Stand up Paddleboarding is a very unique concept of the sports which is only available at the Faak am See. You have to stand on the surfboard and start to paddle with the oar. If you think you are strong then it is the best time to show it. It needs high balance power too. Stand up Paddleboarding which is also known as SUP is very adventurous to the visitors. 

The necessary equipment for SUP is on board and paddle which will be given by them. SUP is specially formed because of these sports. If you are an adventure seeker then this sport will surely attract your attention. So be sure you don’t miss it. These are all about the adventurous places of Faak am See. A combination of fun, delicious foods from various famous places, riding, diving, hiking, skiing, SUP, traveling and lots of other attractions are here to astonish you. So, if you are planning to spend the valuable time in Europe then Faak am See will be a good choice. 

Featured hotels in Faak am See, Austria

St. Peter Hotel Dietrichsteinerhof

Rooms from: € 70.00
St. Peter Hotel Dietrichsteinerhof is a true oasis of peace, natural beauty and modern 4 star comfort for a memorable holiday on the shores of Lake Faaker, Austria. It enjoys a picturesque green location, between the town centre of Faak am See and its beautiful lakefront. Guests can avail of ample parking space, Wi-Fi Internet access area, business centre, on-site gourmet restaurant, room service, bikes for exciting rides along the lakeshores, garden and terrace. All 13 en-suite rooms and suites are bright and spacious, elegantly appointed with stylish furnishings and modern-day comforts. Most of them have a private balcony or patio with nice panoramic views to the mountains and the beautiful green area, surrounding the property.

Pension Erna

Rooms from: € 64.00
Pension Erna is a small family-friendly hotel situated near the town centre of Faak am See, just steps from the train station and the lakeside. Surrounded by lush greenery, undisturbed peace and picturesque mountain scenery, the pension is an ideal accommodation choice for a relaxed and restorative vacation on Lake Faaker. It features a nice private beach on the lake with free pedal boats, deck chairs and beach umbrellas, ample parking space, Wi-Fi Internet in all accommodations and public areas, bicycle rental. The establishment has 7 en-suite rooms and 7 apartments, all of them designed in a welcoming and tasteful style, equipped with modern-day facilities for a comfortable and relaxed stay. Most of the accommodations have private balconies with pleasant mountain views.

Strandhotel Faak

Rooms from: € 80.00
Strandhotel Faak boasts a splendid lakeside location, directly at the shores of Lake Faaker, overlooking its crystal clear waters and the breathtaking mountain scenery around. It has a private beach with sunshades and loungers, restaurant with panoramic terrace, ample outdoor parking space and children’s play area. The establishment is just a short stroll from the town centre of Faak am See, its central shopping area and the train station. All 26 hotel rooms and apartments are designed in a welcoming contemporary style, spacious, equipped with private bathrooms with bathroom amenities, kitchenettes with tea/coffee makers and refrigerators, Internet access via modem, satellite TV, mini bars and individual balconies, overlooking the lake or the mountains.