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Enjoying a luscious lakeside location on the shore of Lake Ossiach, the pretty and provincial town of Bodensdorf is famed for its familiar atmosphere and remarkable rural location. Exhilarating water sports are at the centre of the town’s exciting selection of recreational activities, and those seeking adrenaline will delight in the opportunities of paragliding, mountaineering and skiing in nearby Gerlitzen.
An iconic landmark that allures architectural enthusiasts from around the globe is The Stone House, a modern marvel created by prominent Austrian architect Gunther Domenig. The project remains unfinished and aims to express concepts of nature and individuality with its rugged and rigorous shapes.
Another notable sight is the nearby Tiffen Church, the region’s oldest building that is steeped in intriguing history. A wander around the convivial bars and cafes of the area is awlays a pleasant experience guaranteed to relax and enrich.
Due to the town’s incredibly small size, rural location an provincial atmosphere, the cultural offerings are limited yet lively; the local cinema plays an exciting selection of the latest blockbusters and Café Biero is a vibrant bar in which lively locals, upbeat music and refreshing alcoholic beverages combine to create an excellent atmosphere.
Perched upon a verdant hillside on the town’s perimeter, the gorgeous Gasthof Stofflwirt offers gastronomes hearty and wholesome dishes complements by breath-taking views of the luscious lake. Signature dishes are the rich and robust beef broths and the expertly seasoned schnitzel that come accompanied with indulgent French fries, lightly steamed vegetables and crisp green salads. (Deutschberg 6, 9551 Bodensdorf)