Arriach, 20 kilometres north of Villach, is the geographic centre of Carinthia. An idyllic walk leads from the village to the red platform, which signifies the centre of Carinthia. Here a forest clearing opens up a window to an incredible view of the Carinthian mountain world. A holiday in Arriach is a holiday right at the heartbeat of nature. Here there is no room for stress or hectic life.
The mountains are within reach and perfect for walking through shady forests, soft alpine meadows past crystal clear mountain rivers. In this geographic centre of Carinthia the Wollaner Nock and the Gerlitzen Alps rise high. Two beautiful legs of the famous Alpe-Adria-Trails“ taking you from the Großglockner to the sea lead through Arriach. (Leg 17 and 18). Are you interested in culture? In and around Arriach you will find the largest evangelic church of Carinthia, the “Four-Evangelic-Church”, as well as impressive catholic sacred buildings. You will also find the “Lackner Stadl”, Carinthia’s oldest dating wooden stable. The “Kärntner Holzstraße” (Carinthian Wood Road), also passes through Arriach, highlighting a number of well-preserved traditional wood houses.
Curious Arriach: At the Valley Station “Klösterle” guests can marvel at the largest hiking shoe ever made in the world, with a shoe size of 1025. In Laastadt, directly at the Arriacher Hofwanderweg, a spruce tree with a seven headed treetop towers 30 metres high, measuring 8 metres in diameter. It is said to be around 500 years old. Even the cows are special in Arriach – they act as a walking menu of the Neugarten Almseehütte on the Gerlitzen. With big letters Berta the cow advertises buttermilk, whilst Bianca campaigns for apple strudel etc., just for a bit of fun. Tourist Information Arriach Arriach 60 9543 Arriach
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