The breath-taking beauty of the Faaker Lake is something that has to be seen to be believed; a captivating canvas of shimmering turquoise and luminous azure waters makes up this beautiful body of water. The best vantage point from which to enjoy this natural phenomenon is the village of Drobollach, a quaint and quintessential place in which age of traditions and cultures are still rife. The impossibly charming village provides incredible mountain panoramas and direct access to the crystal clear waters of the lake; it’s a restorative refuge guaranteed to relax and refresh visitors.
A celestial vision of ecclesiastical elegance resides upon an elevated perch carpeted greenery; this enticing location is home to the Sanctuary of Maria Gill, a gorgeous structure that houses breath-takingly beautiful treasures within. Gothic winged altars neighbour Romanesque frescoes and ancient carved figures to create a kaleidoscopic visual banquet; a rare representation of the Last Judgement is depicted upon the walls, adding further fascination to this cultural and historical treasure chest.
Close the provincial town of Drobollach am Faker See lies a slice of beautiful biodiversity that is home to over 200 species of bird; the Flachwasserbiotop Foderlach boasts over 10 hectares of unspoiled scenery which rare bird species such as herons, kingfishers and tufted ducks inhabit. The abundance of birds means nature enthusiasts are guaranteed to spot numerous species on a fruitful visit to the reserve.
To enjoy a delicate and dynamic dining experience, visit the rustic yet refined Grillrestaurant Landhaus Hazienda, an excellent eatery in which classic cuisine is given a cosmopolitan twist. The outdoor seating area affords diners picturesque panoramas of the surrounding mountains, while tender meat dishes are sure to pleasure even prejudiced palates.(Drobollach am Faakersee)