What to see in Portschack, Austria

Old Aug 8th, 2008, 03:30 PM
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What to see in Portschack, Austria

I will be five days in Portschack near Klagenfurt, Austria. Has anyone been in that area and what would you visit?
Thanks in advance. Dave
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Old Aug 8th, 2008, 03:33 PM
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First thing would be how to spell the place
- Poertschach
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Old Aug 8th, 2008, 03:40 PM
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Now tha you have corrected the poster's spelling, could you offer some HELPFUL suggestions?

Since you knew the correct spelling, I assume you know some HELPFUL information.
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Old Aug 8th, 2008, 03:45 PM
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Yes, lauren, I can help.
Pörtschach is o.k for a holiday, the lake is nice, B&Bs are plenty and cheap, Schnitzels are o.k. too. Been there too many times.
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Old Aug 8th, 2008, 03:54 PM
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You'll find a post office, train station, lake promenade, cinema (german only), police station, cemetery, football field and the jehovas witnesses church there.
The place to go!
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Old Aug 8th, 2008, 04:10 PM
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Its 2650 inhabitants are mostly catholic and austro/german nationalists. (You'd call them rednecks) .
No anti german feelings there.
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Dave,

What time of year will you be there? I haven't been for a number of years, but we used to visit my Grandfather in Pörtschach, and I still have family in the area.

Here's a few ideas:

Klagenfurt is a great little city (visit the Lindwurm)

We always got a kick out of Minimundus, miniatures of world landmarks in a open-air park.

Magdalensberg, a Roman settlement we found fascinating.

Burg Hochosterwitz, my favorite castle/fortress ever.

I need to go back, soon!

~Liz
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Old Aug 9th, 2008, 04:41 AM
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I hope that you visit this area in the summer - much nicer and more to do.
As you probably know the town dirctly on Wörthersee- many water activities - above poster offers good opportunities - velden nice with a casino also-
for good info

www.poertschach.at

www.woerthersee.at
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Not trying to start a fight, but I think it is always helpful to correct the poster's spelling of a town or place. How else could one look it up on google, etc.?

I mean, I googled Portshack and came up with nothing useful.

However, by spelling it correctly, many helpful websites came up.
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Old Aug 9th, 2008, 08:04 PM
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Thanks guys. If you were me would you attempt to reach Salzburg via the Grossglockner in one day, or would you take two and stay somewhere south of Salzburg?
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It's no problem, technically, to reach Salzburg in one day, should the Glockner road be open. However I'd highly recommend, spending a night at Hohe Tauern. I've spend a few days in Kals recently and really enjoyed it http://www.kals.at/tourismus/de/sommer/default.asp

Just book a room in a Pension there.
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I'm confused! Where does Pörtschach fit in?

~Liz
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>Where does Pörtschach fit in?
Well, you can get from this place to that place by car in a rather short time.
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