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Arriach - the heart of Carinthia

Arriach, 20 kilometres north of Villach, is the geographic centre of Carinthia. An idyllic walk leads from the village to a red platform, which is situated right at 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 Wöllaner Nock and the Gerlitzen Alps rise high. Two beautiful stages of the famous "Alpe-Adria-Trail“ going from the Großglockner to the Adriatic sea lead through Arriach. (stages 17 and 18).
In Arriach you will find the largest evangelic church of Carinthia, the “Four-Evangelists-Church”, as well as other impressive Catholic buildings. You will also find the “Lackner Stadl”, Carinthia’s oldest wooden stable.

Other sights in Arriach: At the Valley Station “Klösterle” guests can marvel at the largest wooden 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. As a Slow Food Village, Arriach focuses on producing and enjoying meat with a clear conscience and under fair conditions. Arriach is well known for its sensational, good Carinthian snacks. Bacon, sausages, salami and fresh meat are processed directly in the village by the farmers or prepared by the innkeepers and chefs.



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