Lake Wörthersee, and Pörtschach in particular, has a range of flavours to try right on its doorstep. You could spend one lunchtime enjoying Mediterranean dishes on a lake terrace, and another savouring traditional Austrian recipes handed down through the generations. Lakefront restaurants are in abundance too, so if you want great views, tasty food and a relaxing atmosphere, you won’t be short of choice.
One example of a lakefront restaurant is Jilly_Beach, a stylish eatery offering beautiful views of the water alongside exquisite food, made with an extremely good eye for detail.
The homely Thomas Gruber is a fairly priced restaurant with quite eccentric owners. They serve up traditional Austrian cuisine with a modern twist, and they even have a surprise menu if you’re not sure what you want.
Ideal for breakfast, lunch or a coffee break, Backerei Weinerroither is a popular bakery making incredible breads, cakes and sandwiches – the chestnut cream cake is a favourite. The menu is extensive and well priced, meaning you’ll probably be back more than once.
The lake is pretty big but its easy enough to get around on foot. You can follow the lakeside paths and promenade to various other villages, or veer inland to explore the surrounding pine forests and green pastures.
Steamer boats ferry people between the various towns on the lakeshore. You’ll also get discount on some boat trips if your purchase a Wörthersee Card.
Trains run to two nearby cities: Klangenfurt, which takes around 15 minutes and costs approx. €3; and Villach, which takes 25 minutes and costs approx. €6. The trains run regularly, approx. every 20 minutes.
You can also catch a bus to Klagenfurt or Villach, but they’re not very frequent and are restricted in the evenings and on weekends. It’s much easier to travel by train.
Please book your choice of away days when you arrive with the local supplier in resort. The below excursions and prices are a guide of what may be available. Some entrances, tolls and optional extras are payable locally.Nockalm Road from €37
Enjoy breathtaking mountain views along the 34km Nockalm Road. Follow the winding road through the Nochberg National Park interspersed with small lakes, streams and pine forests.Grossglockner Scenic Tour from €48
Scenic trip into the Hohe Tauern National Park on the High Alpine Road which leads to the glacial base of Austria's highest mountain, the Grossglockner.Venice City Tour from €61
Enjoy a full day in the floating city of charm and romance. With elegant palaces, the unique Grand Canal and St Mark's Square with its Doge's Palace and renowned Basilica, Venice is a must-see for all visitors.Lake Bled from €55
Visit another country and enjoy a scenic drive over the Karavanken mountains as you travel to this beautiful lake surrounded by the dramatic Julian Alps in Slovenia.
|Available in resort || |
|Nockalm Road ||€37 |
|Grossglockner ||€48 |
|Venice in Italy ||€61 |
|Lake Bled in Slovenia ||€55 |
Please book your choice of away days when you arrive with the local supplier in resort.
The above excursions and prices are a guide of what may be available. Entrances and tolls
Some entrances, tolls and optional extras are payable locally. Kids and Infant prices
Reduced prices are available for children up to 12 years inclusive - and infants who do not require a seat go free.
This great value card gives you discounts and savings on local transport and visitor attractions in the region.
· Entry to eight public bathing beaches Mon to Sat
· Entry to over 100 attractions including the Happ reptile house
· Boat trips on Lake Millstatt, Lake Ossiach or the River Drau
· 20% off boat trips on Lake Wörthersee
· 3 excursions or hikes of your choice
· Discounts on other amenties and attractions like bike rental, soap making and segway tours.
Available to buy in resort. Adult €45 for a 7-day pas
We're here to give you our support and expertise before, during and after your holiday – it’s what we do. This service includes:
- 24/7 support and assistance via phone and email – we will text you the in country team's contact number before you leave, so they’re only ever a call or text away.
- Online info pack with lots of useful resort information and tips – you can also contact our overseas experts at any time to ask questions about your holiday; even before you leave.
- Thomson Lakes & Mountains app with travel documents, resort maps, weather forecasts and a currency converter.
There won’t be a rep based in resort, but we'll meet you at the airport, help you get to your transfer and confirm any pre-booked excursions. If you need anything during your holiday, just get in touch via phone or email.