The Dower House at Ottmanach, situated in the heart of Carinthia is perfect for holidays at any time of year!
Carinthia's historical heritage is hard to miss and a source of endless expeditions and wonder.
The 600 year old Ottmanach Estate in the heart of Carinthia lies in idyllic unspoilt countryside at the foot of the Magdalensberg with stunning views over the mountains bordering Slovenia and Italy, both only 45 minutes away by car. The Estate's origins date back to the 12th Century.
The two apartments in the 16th century vaulted Dower House at Ottmanach have recently been restored and modernised with new bathrooms and kitchens. They also have a washing machine and music player and TVs. Both are now decorated with antique Austrian furniture, carpets and clocks with local paintings of the the mountains and churches.
The Estate's lake has its own hut, boat, jetty, picnic table and BBQ, all available for the use of people taking the holiday flats.
Holidays in the heart of Carinthia: Carinthia - s a meeting point between East and West this province bears grand witness to a fascinating 2000 year old history of Roman occupation, Turkish invasions and the grandeur of the Austrian Hungarian Empire.
The winters can be very cold with high snowfall ; so skiing ,toboganning , and skating on the lakes all form a regular part of winter life .
The summers in these southern latitudes close to Italy are very hot - often 30 degrees centigrade.Carinthia is dotted with beautiful lakes ideal for swimming , sailing and waterskiing .
Silence and relaxation: Relax in idyllic unspoilt countryside at the foot of the Magdalensberg with stunning views over the mountains bordering Slovenia and Italy.
Enjoy Carinthia, enjoy its food!: Enjoy excellent food.
Good food is a part of any proper holiday and the family owned and run gasthauses of the neighbourhood are excellent. Their inspiration comes from the myriad influences of the great central european Habsburg empire : Goulasch from Hungary, cakes and pastries from Vienna, knoedels, schnitzels, a great baking tradition, trout and crayfish from the freshwater lakes and streams, and pasta and salads influenced by nearby Italy.