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Carinthia and Graz Travel Guide

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Plan Your Carinthia and Graz Vacation

When many people think of Austria, they imagine the superb, mountainous terrain of Tirol with its snowy peaks and powdery slopes perfect for skiing and dotted with storybook Alpine chalets clustered around a village church. The cities of Salzburg and Vienna also come to mind. But there is another, less-well-known part of Austria that beckons with its own set of spectacular mountain

ranges, abundant forests, and some of the most gorgeous, glass-clear resort lakes in all Europe. This is the southern province of Carinthia—Kärnten to the Austrians—and Styria with its capital Graz located directly above Italy and Slovenia.

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Updated 1/20/2014

Top Reasons To Go

  1. The Wörther See In the summer, this area turns into Austria's version of the Hamptons. Pleasure-seekers check into mansions-turned-hotels, boat on the crystalline lake, and party until the wee hours.

When To Go

When to Go to Carinthia and Graz

Because of the bulwark of mountains that protect it from the cold winds of the north, the Carinthian and Styrian climate is milder than that of ...

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