Unique in Austria – An island holiday in Carinthia

The Inselhotel is your slice of paradise...

... in the middle of Carinthia’s warmest lake: Lake Faakersee.

On many spring, summer and autumn days the waters of the lake appear in a breathtaking spectrum of colours – a turquoise-blue meets up with emerald green in some parts of the lake – stunning colours guests dream about for many years to come.

Relax on the beach; soak up the peace and quiet of the island as you watch the sun light up the Mittagskogel mountain...
...and that’s just one way of enjoying your island holiday on Lake Faakersee.

The island is also ideally equipped for those who prefer more action, including all the requisite non-motorised sporting equipment for windsurfers, sailing and boating.
Tennis can look forward to free use of the two clay courts and an artificial grass court. An instructor can also be arranged for a fee. Golf enthusiasts can try out their skills in the sand bunker or on the chipping green before they hop off to one of the nearby golf courses.

There are over 300km of marked hiking routes in the area surrounding the lake.
There’s plenty of excellent on-road and off-road terrain for racing bikes and mountain bikes alike, and several well developed cycling routes waiting to be discovered - that can also take cyclists into the neighbouring regions of Italy and Slovenia.

Carp, pike and trout – Fishing in Lake Faakersee

The peaceful bays and more-or-less untouched areas of the shores are a veritable paradise for anglers. The water in the lake is extremely clean and is home to over ten species of fish, offering some astounding catches. Ambitious anglers can have a crack at topping the heaviest catch ever – a record 15kg carp.

Hikes and tours – e.g. the flight arena at Burg Landskron Castle

Around the village of Faak am See there are around 300km of signposted hiking routes: One popular destination is the castle – Burg Landskron, which accommodates a restaurant that serves exquisite gourmet standard evening meals, stages medieval banquets and can offer tables for larger groups of guests.

At the highest point of the castle there is a new flight arena displaying the impressive skills of numerous birds of prey (3 shows per day in the summer months).

Carinthia is culture

In the area around Lake Faakersee there is a wide range of cultural events to enjoy, including concerts, plays and summer festival performances. The casino in Velden is just 15km down the road and is a magnet for high society in the summer.
The Carinthia Card entitles purchasers to visit a whole host of sites free of charge.

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.