It is impossible to overemphasise the striking beauty of Millstatt’s lakeside location; resting resplendently upon the banks of the iridescent and idyllic Lake Millsatt, the tranquil; town offers visitors much more than just scenic splendour and opportunities for relaxation. Opulent villas echo the lakes glamorous past while ancient abbeys allude to a rich religious heritage. The contemporary is revered just as much as the classic here, as the town is used as a platform for emerging artists to display their stunning sculptures and aesthetically pleasing artworks.
One of Millstatt’s most characteristic features is its collection of affluent and alluring Habsburg Villas, a selection of regal residences that were constructed by Emperor Habsburg between the 19th and 20th century. Richly decorated facades indicate the elegant interiors of these splendid spaces, many of which can be rented as holiday accommodation.
Considered as one of Austria’s most significant Romanesque relics, Millstatt Abbey is a Benedictine monastery who perfectly preserved turrets make it difficult to believe it dates back to the 11th century. Inside, embellished entrance portals, quaint courtyard and magnificent frescoes contribute to the breath-taking beauty and rich historical heritage of this treasured building. Within the monastery, a compelling collection of artefacts speaks articulately of the structures illustrious past.
A palpable air of imperial majesty oozes from Millstatt due to its classy collection of lakeside villas; a divine dining experience can be enjoyed in the See Villa Hotel, accommodation which boasts stunning vistas and refined regional specialities. Feast upon fabulously fresh vegetables and recently caught fish to appease an appetite for Austrian authenticity.(Seestrasse 68, Millstatt A-9872, Austria)