Thursday 12 April 2012

K is for Kärnten (Carinthia)

Kärnten which is also Carinthia, is the southernmost state in Austria, bordering Italy and Slovenia. Although the inhabitants of this wonderful state speak German, they also speak a Carithian dialect, which is sort of like the Southern Bavarian dialect. This area is framed with mountains and valles. Carithia is also known as the country of water, as has lots of lakes and see.
Carinthia is also the Land of the Celts, Romans, Slavs, Carantanians and Carinthians, the history of the different peoples and their influences can still be explored today.v

One of the most famous places is the Lake Wörthersee.

During Summer, here is the place to be. Not only can you go yatching, but they have also  Beach Volley Ball Beach Slam and Carinthia Ironman Austria - a long distance triathalon race which consists of swim, bike and marathon.

In the evenings, there are other events like theatre, cabaret and music.

Other unique places:

Minimundus Park: Around the world in just one day. It displays famous buildings from around the world in miniature form.

Taj Mahal                                                        Pisa

I visited Minimundus about 3 years ago, and was amazed by the sheer beauty of it. While visiting very site, I felt as if I was transported to that particular country without even going there. Fantastic. Here you'll find miniatures of Eiffel Tower, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Tower Bridge and Big Ben, Statue of Liberts, Taj Mahal, Sidney Opera House all in one place.

One can ride inside these cable cars and see the panaromic view the area. 

Another fascinating site, is the dripstone cave in Obir. with around 200 million years of geological history, open from Mid April to October


mmmm interesting. very interesting. 

Aw...aren't they cute? These three cuties can be found in the Affenberg (Monkey Mountain) Park also in Carinthia. 


  1. Hy Cece,
    great word you've chosen! I also really like carinthia and by boyfriends is from there.. so we always spend some time during the year their. it's great.
    By the way - you were nominated for the 'sunshine blog award'. Take a look and get your award!

    Greetings Tina

  2. Oh no, the monkeys have started to read! Hope it isn't Hunger Games, might give them ideas.

    new follower,
    Moody Writing
    The Funnily Enough

  3. Love this. What a treat to visit or live in such a fabulous place! :)

  4. Looks lovely and those miniature buildings are delightful!

  5. @Martina... Really? Carinthia? Aw,,,really nice. :) It is beautiful. *squee* thanks. Hopping over to your blog

  6. @Mooderino - LOL..hunger games. that would be something, wouldn't it?

  7. Thanks, icedgurl. hopping over to yours. :)

  8. Minimundus looks amazing! I'd love to go there. And even though those caves are gorgeous, I think I might be a bit too claustrophobic for them :)

  9. Wow, Kärnten is gorgeous. Hubby and I have been meaning to visit but we always ended up going to Salzburg instead. Now we have one more reason to visit. Thanks for the reminder.

  10. those caves are gorgeous and the little animals so cute--beautiful place--thanks for sharing that experience!

  11. @Icedgurl - thank you. love your blog. :)

  12. @Mina - Carinthia is a very beautiful place. Oh you are welcome anytime, Mina. We can go bounce around abit and have fun :)

  13. @Paula - they really are. Minimundus is such a special place.

  14. @Jemi - I'm not sure I'd be happy waking inside those cave myself. Too claustrophobic.

  15. @Liz - oh you should, Liz. It's beautiful. haha glad I reminded you. :)

  16. @Lynn - I kind of love the animals. So cute and pattable. I'm not sure how they'd appreciate being patted..hehe

  17. @Cece: Yeah, he's from Carinthia! And yes, it's great especially for holidays :) But though I prefer to life in Vienna - I like it here *lol*