Region Ossiacher See / Gerlitzen Alpe

Gerlitzen Alpe

the mountain for explorers and pleasure-seekers

Action or relaxation? On the Gerlitzen Alpe, you will not just find a hiking, paragliding and relaxing paradise, but also the most beautiful panoramic view for miles.

Those who stand up here will see Carinthia through new eyes. For the Gerlitzen Alpe was blessed greatly, and as a popular day trip destination, it offers a wonderful mix of everything we like: brilliant circular paths, powerful peak successes, cosy alpine cabins, exciting Nordic Walking trails, laid-back mountain bike tours, rapid descents on the mountain go-karting track ("Pistenflitzer), etc.

The Gerlitzen Alpe is situated directly by the northern shore of Lake Ossiach. From there, the Panorama-Kanzelbahn and the Gerlitzen-Gipfelbahn cable cars will take you up to 2000 m above sea level. The Gerlitze offers you the most beautiful panoramic view of Carinthia. Almost the entire scenic lake world of the region will be at your feet.

Lake Ossiach

the adventure region

Lake Ossiach, northeast of the town Villach, is the most versatile lake in Carinthia. Peace and culture on the one hand, sports and events on the other hand. The combination of mediterranean and alpine aspects delights locals and guests alike.

Nestled in between the Gerlitzen Alpe and the Ossiach Tauern, the region of Lake Ossiach is a perfect holiday destination for pleasure-seekers, discoverers and friends of nature.


Ossiacher See

Region Villach App

everything at one glance

Search for the most beautiful trips of the region or draw your very own routes with the Region Villach app. In order for you to have your favourite routes with you at all times even without an internet connection, you can also save favourite items offline on your device. With this app, you can also find the most entertaining day trip destinations, great culinary tips and the live cams in our region. Additionally, the app offers many more useful tools such as the peak finder, a compass, and more.


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Have fun exploring!