The Inselhotel**** on Lake Faakersee in Carinthia

As the name suggests we offer a very special holiday dwelling on an idyllic traffic-free island in the middle of Austria’s warmest and most southerly lake, ‘Faakersee’ in Carinthia.

Our hotel is indeed the only island hotel in Austria!

Experience a dream holiday come true surrounded by the purest water, the beauty of nature, peace and quiet – and all the conveniences and benefits a superior quality Carinthian holiday could possibly provide.
The island and this ‘exquisite’ 4-star hotel can be easily reached, night or day from spring through to autumn, using the hotel’s own motorboat taxi service.
This year we will be open from 17th May – 15th September 2019!
We are looking forward to your visit and to our time on the island in the middle of Lake Faakersee.

With best regards from the Bucher & Catasta families and
your hosts Erich Gumpitsch & team

It’s worth it just for the view!

The location of the Inselhotel:
This 4-star hotel offers 70 beds and is situated on a large, traffic-free island in the middle of Carinthia’s warmest and most southerly lake – ‘Faakersee’.
Lake Faakersee is situated to the south east of the town of Villach at the foot of the stunning Mittagskogel Mountain (2143m), the third-highest summit in the Karawanks, and provides pure, fresh water of excellent drinking water standards.  The lake is surrounded by a number of natural parks and protected areas such as Finkensteiner Moor with its rich and appealing flora and fauna.


Our kitchens produce refined and healthy delicacies from Austria, Italy and Slovenia. As well as paying great attention to the evening meals on offer there is also clear emphasis on providing fresh, well-balanced breakfasts and lunches – in particular with regard to the needs of people with food allergies and intolerances.

Guests can look forward to a restaurant with its own lakeside patio, well-cared-for park-style hotel gardens, a hotel beach and sun-bathing lawn, and drinks are also served at lakeside. There is a listed bathing house built in 1929 with a massage cabin (available for a fee), a cosy sauna with direct access to the lake, and a massage and treatment room (available for a fee), free entertainment for the children in July and August – and lots, lots more.

And best of all, this is an 80,000m² traffic-free island where herbs, flowers, mushrooms and trees are allowed to burgeon surrounded by the crystal clear blue water of the lake...
Sporting activities:

On and around the island:

swimming, windsurfing, sailing, boat and kayak rides, angling, an artificial grass tennis court and two clay courts, a golf practice area,  a basketball court, a beach volleyball court (included in the accommodation fee).

In the surrounding area:
There are 13 golf courses spread over three countries just a short drive away, excellent trekking opportunities (around 300 km of signposted paths), mountain climbing, rock climbing and hours of cycling and horse-riding.

Opening times:

The Inselhotel on Lake Faakersee is open every summer.  This year we will be open from 17th May – 15th September 2019.

Trips in the area:

‘Burg Landskron’ – a castle with a new bird of prey flight arena, Affenberg, Casino Velden, Carinthian Summer, Finkenstein castle ruins, trips to Slovenia and Italy

The Carinthia Card entitles holders to enjoy numerous Carinthian sights free of charge.


The Inselhotel on Lake Faakersee, and indeed the lake itself, have been under private ownership for centuries.
The present owners are the Bucher and Catasta families.

The only island hotel in Austria
An idyllic holiday dwelling on a wonderful traffic-free island in the middle of Austria’s warmest and most southerly lake.
Feel great & recuperate
Families, couples and singles all come here to enjoy the chance to rest and recuperate far away from the bustling crowds and noise of traffic on an island set in the crystal clear water of Lake Faakersee.
Culinary delights by the lake
Out on the hotel patio our guests are treated to delicious regional and international cuisine.