"Velden am Wörthersee" Velden am Wörthersee by mallyak

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Velden am Wörther See (Slovene: Vrba ob Jezeru) is a market town in the district of Villach-Land in the Austrian state of Carinthia. Situated at the western shore of the Wörthersee lake it is one of the most popular holiday resorts of Austria.

The Wörthersee

The lake is elongated, about 20 km long and 1–2 km wide.It stretches from the Carinthian capital Klagenfurt in the east to Velden in the west. It is flanked to the north and south by steep alpine foothills covered with dense forests, beyond which snow-capped alpine peaks are visible. The lake's water is a distinctive blue-green colour and transparent.
The Mediterranean climate and clean, warm water make the lake a popular tourist destination in summer. Although the region around the lake has been termed Austria's Monte Carlo, in recent decades tourism around Lake Wörthersee has suffered from tough competition from package holidays to cheaper overseas destinations. As a response a number of local businesses have tried to focus on niches such as high quality tourism, family tourism or golf and horse-riding vacations

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  • Pros:beautiful
  • Cons:A bit Grumpy
  • In a nutshell:Spot for the rich and snooty
  • Last visit to Velden am Wörthersee: Jul 2007
  • Intro Written Mar 28, 2012
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