A painter and his palette would find it difficult to capture the raw beauty and vivid greenery of Ossiach’s surroundings. Enjoying a luscious location upon the shore of Lake Ossiach, the small and serene settlement is renowned for its stunning scenery and architectural appeal. The medieval gem only houses 750 residents, who all co-exist harmoniously in an atmosphere of tranquillity. Wander the quaint and quintessential streets in order to absorb some of this relaxing Alpine atmosphere before embarking upon adventurous pursuits in the natural splendour of the surroundings.
The warm waters and calm surface if Lake Ossiach makes it a perfect spot in which to enjoy some adrenaline fuelled activities. Everything from water skiing to sailing is available, giving visitors the option of whether to recline on the banks or soar over the surface while attached to a powerful speedboat.
Undoubtedly Ossiach’s most alluring attraction, the beautifully baroque Ossiach Abbey attracts thousands of visitors with its quaint confection of architecture. With its talismanic turret, dusted pink façade and opulent interior, the abbey is a veritable vision of Austrian architecture. Founded over 1000 years ago, the abbey is shrouded in local legend, much of which can be discovered upon the informative panels within.
Boasting one of the village’s most impressive dining locations, Forellenstation Pfaller is the epitome of Austrian authenticity. Slide into a chair in the richly decorated and rustic interior before feasting upon delicately cooked trout that was caught in the lake hours earlier. (Alt Ossiach 2, Ossiach 9570, Austria)