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CARINTHIA INCENTIVE IDEAS BOOK Incentive Ideas With an Alpine Charm


Carinthia Incentive Ideas Book Publisher: Carinthia Convention Bureau Texsts and editing: Gorazd ฤŒad and Nika Pirnar Proofreading: Robert Cotter Design: Toleranca marketing d.o.o. DTP and press: Toleranca marketing d.o.o. Photography: Archive of Kongres magazine Published: October 2017 This publication is free of charge.

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OPENER UNFORGETTABLE INCENTIVES IN CARINTHIA

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5 GOOD REASONS TO ORGANISE AN INCENTIVE IN CARINTHIA

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ACTIVE EXPERIENCES Canoeing on the Faaker See Rope-Climbing Park Taborhöhe SUP - Stand up Paddling Winter fairy-tale hike in Nature Park Dobratsch Ragga Gorge Adventure Alpine Horse Riding Alpe-Adria Hiking Trail Classic Vespa Experience Skiing With Ski Legend Franz Klammer Klagenfurt Escape Room Traktor rally Teambuilding in the hotel village Biosphere Reserve Nockberge The Nockalm road Treasure hunt in a petrified primeval forest Wahaha Paradise Olympic Games Moselebauer Yoga at Lake Wörthersee

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ADRENALINE EXPERIENCES Driving Carinthia’s Most Scenic Road Quad tours in Nassfeld River tubing on the River Gail Trekking On The Pasterze Glacier Adventure Park Ossiacher See Rafting Carnica Nocky Flitzer Sled Run Bungee Jumping From Austria’s Biggest Dam Wall Karting Rosental Carinthia Canyonig Via Ferrata „Däumling“ Megadive Swing 25Adventure park Moselebauer

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Over 60 Incentive ideas CULINARY EXPERIENCES Carinthian Slow Food Journey Schnaps Experience Herbal Workshop With Christine Spazier Tracking down Carinthian salmon A culinary hike up Gerlitzen Mountain Carinthian Caviar Cooking Class with Sissy Sonnleitner Bath House Dinner Dinner on Lake Weissensee A Visit To The Schleppe Brewery Wine Tasting In Carinthia Alpine Chalet Adventure Summit Dinner Gourmet in the snow Craft Brewery Workshop

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CULTURAL EXPERIENCES Eagle Show at Landskron Castle Terra Mystica in Bad Bleiberg Museum of Mushrooms Bonsai Experience Affenberg – “Monkey Mountain”! Stargazing on Gerlitzen Mountain The Citrus Garden Fine Art In Kunsthaus Kollitsch Architectural beauties of Wörthersee Horse Therapy at Dienstl Gut A night in the Casino Gurk power station Medieval Games Nock Balance with Claudia Strobl Nostalgic autobus Nostalgia experience Rosental – Vintage steam train services and more…

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MOST SCENIC ALPINE ROADS

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TRIED AND TESTED: 24 HOURS IN CARINTHIA

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SHARP SELECTION OF VERY SPECIAL VENUES

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HOW TO GET THERE

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OPENER Following The Trail Of Carinthian Incentives

Weathermen forecast the end of the third summer heat wave, and so following the baking sunshine came the rains that unveil nature’s beauty, refreshing both our senses and the luminous views of the green panoramas offered by the Karavanke mountain range. The slender silhouettes of birches across its horizon tell the stories of a thousand lives and set the scene for a play of relaxed summer freedom and exciting days. Today’s dowsing of mercilessly falling raindrops that clean the magical backdrop of a vacation in the midst of the Alps is rather special and the pine tree in front of our apartment, standing like a summer sentry, is a solitary reminder of last week’s hot summer days.

demanding incentive groups. Here are some of my favourite incentive ideas you can find in Carinthia:

In any case, I love such rainy summer days more than the idyllic scenes of iconic postcards that can be found in front of every store. It’s on such days that I truly decide if I like a tourist destination or not, and sometimes even if it likes me! Our relationship can swing and evolve from hate at first sight to being long-term lovers. I could go on forever about places in the back of beyond that have either completely affronted me or left me feeling utterly charmed. Summer storms in the Adriatic scare the tourists away and appeal to the more adventurous, and chilled and refreshed tourist destinations can either shine in their true light or else fail miserably. It is when the richness of the offer reveals itself in its completely raw state. I’m also not the kind to be inclined to follow hordes of soaking wet tourists into shopping malls; I want to see the pearls that are usually hidden from the regular tourist’s eye.

Start off by visiting the Villacher Alpenstrasse that will lead you through green mountain meadows until after 14 kilometres you reach the Dobratsch Natural Park. Your eagerness to explore will probably be kicking in by then and you will want to drive up the Goldeck Panoramstrasse, near Spitall an der Drau, or the Nockalmstrasse near Bad Kleinkircheim. However, the queen of all the alpine roads is undoubtedly the Grossklockner High Alpine Road that nestles into the hills, follows the course of the landscape and wraps around the mountains like a glove.

When the attractiveness of a destination discloses itself to its very last atom, my mind starts wandering back to my student days, to a time when we talked about the index of touristic appeal with the legendary geographer Professor Jeršič. It’s mostly down to the contact between land and water, green forest borders, imposing peaks and basically everything that you won’t find at home. “Carum rarum” refreshed by the bad weather factor is starting to grow on me more each year. The more it’s out in the sticks, the happier I am, and those destinations are usually the most authentic, far from the seemingly endless tourist traps.

2. Wine tasting in Carinthia? Believe it or not, Carinthia is well known for its wine production and quality wines. It has been part of the region’s tradition since the middle ages, but became virtually non-existent soon after the first world war. The wine revolution started after 1972 and by the turn of the century Carinthia was already producing some excellent wines.

1. A rally through scenic Alpine mountain passes For those who love to step on the gas, the thrill of twisty bends and all in scenes of pristine nature are bound to have a blast on five of the most scenic and fascinating driving roads anywhere in the world, roads that have attracted car launch organisers and have served as backdrops for many popular movies. This can also be a great teambuilding programme that can involve testing out both your driving and geographical skills.

A rally programme can be spiced up with a treasure hunt at one of the many car museums that aren’t too hard to come by in Carinthia. The programme would require a full two days and the choice of vehicle all depends on how deep your pockets are.

Most of the winemakers are united under the weinauskarnten.at consortium and will be happy to share information about the region’s terroir and characteristics of the different wines with your incentive group. The predominant varieties are Chardonnay, Weissburgunder, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Traminer and Blauer Burgunder. The main wine region stretches from Eastern Carinthia in Wolfsberg to St. Paul, and in a town called Sitterrsdorf you will even find the oldest wine cellars in Austria. The consortium brings together 25 passionate wine makers who are carrying on the wine making tradition in Carinthia.

With all this in mind and from a regional meeting planner’s perspective, Carinthia is definitely an overlooked incentive destination, which considering its wide array of teambuilding and fun motivational programmes is rather unfair. I dare say that the geographical triangle between Salzburg, Venice and Ljubljana is the European incentive offer epicentre with the most ideal conditions for further development. The somewhat forgotten Alpe Adria region is home to almost 30 million people and also some of the most successful and high profile European companies.

3. Tracking down the Carinthian Salmon and Caviar Karnten Laxn is a salmon trout from the Salmonidae family of ray-finned fish that used to be found in Carinthian lakes. It wasn’t uncommon for the fishermen to catch salmon trout that weighed over 20kg. People accredit the quality of their meat to the crystalclear water of Carinthian lakes and the fact that there aren’t many fish of this species swimming in them anymore.

My last trip to Carinthia was, therefore, a hunt for the best incentive programmes in the region, most of which function successfully on the market with a big focus on individual groups, although the programmes can easily be adapted to suit the more

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5. Carinthia Slow-Food Journey The Slow Food Movement strives to keep alive traditional Carinthian dishes and ways of making them, maintaining the native livestock and produce, taking care of the consumer’s health, and generally ensuring a better sense of responsibility for the food industry. Carinthia has long been a “foody” heaven and the best way for your group to infiltrate the culinary heart and soul of the destination is through the slow food programme.

One of the oldest fish farms is located by Feld am See and it has been dealing with fish since 1950 – Kärnten Fisch. They also offer incentive programmes, where they will show you how to catch fish and tell you everything you should know about them. You will also be able to try out some of their famous fish products, from fresh fish, smoked and marinated trout to caviar, a culinary delicacy that has no match. After visiting the fish farm, you can test out the quality in one of the famous Carinthian restaurants that prepares the specialty with a lot of heart and passion.

You will follow old fashioned recipes and get a chance to learn how to make bread and cheese, brew your own beer and get familiar with the traditional way of making smoked ham and beekeeping. Carinthia’s cuisine isn’t just a food thing – it’s more of a way of life, a life that supports the local food industry, bio-diversity, native species of animals and plants, traditional produce and dishes, all whilst connecting production with good gastronomy. A dinner that incorporates all of the above will get you closer to the first-class culinary story of Carinthia in a creative and relaxed environment.

4. Eagle Show Landskron The remains of Landskron Castle near Villach conceal something quite special – a sanctuary for birds of prey, famous for its spectacular eagle shows. The “eagle arena” is the highest point of the Landskron hill, where beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and Villach have become the backdrop for the show. Almost three decades ago the bird shelter was the dream of Franz Schüttelkopf, the famous hawker, and today watching the birds swoop past your head, then fly sky high before beginning a sudden and fierce dive for the bait attached to the moving cable system is a truly exciting experience. All of the birds have been raised at the shelter and many of them had to be taught how to fly. The birds have a wing-span of up to 2 metres and Franz always ensures that they return to the starting point, his extended arm, protected by a thick leather glove.

We have gathered over 50 different ideas that will suit the tastes of everyone, from adrenaline enthusiasts right through to lovers of culinary and cultural programmes. Gorazd Čad Editor in Chief

During the show you will learn some interesting facts about the birds, their habits and how they live in the wild. The shelter also takes care of wounded wild birds, so they can be returned to nature. You can combine the experience with some great cuisine at the castle’s restaurant and its medieval spaces with scenic views.

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UNFORGETTABLE INCENTIVES IN CARINTHIA

The entire Carinthian region is a hospitable, easily accessible and safe destination, set amidst alpine incentive destinations that are amongst the most attractive anywhere in the world. The prestige hotels and an excellent culinary offer are where Carinthia really shines and its incentive package with numerous programmes puts it at the very top of the offer in Europe.

improve motivation in the workplace and eliminate conflicts within the team. The integral part of these programmes is strategic team building activities in connection with an authentic experience of the destination they take place in. • Customer Loyalty A reward for the most loyal subscribers or partners who have achieved great sales results within the scope of your contract. By nature, this is one of the more exclusive types of incentive. • New Product Incentives When a company launches a new product, an incentive programme is usually a great way to motivate the buyers. These programmes are a common thing in the automotive industry, where car companies organise a whole array of incentive programmes for journalists, sales representatives, GMs and the whole service network.

Connecting different incentive programmes and bringing them together is the Carinthia Convention Bureau, an entity that takes a strategic approach to incentive travel. They offer over 60 programmes, usually a combination of education and active fun, but the one binding aspect of them all is that quality always outweighs quantity in Carinthia. In Carinthia they are also conscious that incentive programmes organised by companies for their employees have a positive effect on sales, productivity, loyalty and overall satisfaction. As incentive travel is a highly structured and strategic activity, it’s useful to go over the building blocks that make up Carinthia’s complete incentive product.

Carinthia has all the conditions to make your participants depart with positive impressions and it will undoubtedly tick all of the following boxes: • Improved collaboration within your team • Greater employee loyalty • Improved morale and a positive climate within the company • Improved work satisfaction • Stronger motivation to take on new challenges • More creativity

What is incentive travel? ‘Incentive’ or ‘motivational’ travel is a term we use to describe group trips organised by companies for their loyal employees. You can think of it as an award or an encouragement to keep good mutual relationships between the employees and business partners. They differ from classical group trips by being based on clearly stated and measurable targets and goals. Help with their organisation is usually provided by local DMCs (Destination Management Company) who know the local incentive products best.

Types and Examples of Incentive Programme in Carinthia Adrenaline Carinthia offers a rich palette of adrenaline programmes all condensed into a hugely picturesque area that will leave you with an unforgettable experience.

What types of incentive programmes are out there? The best way to categorize individual incentive programmes is to look at what their goal and purpose is, and they shouldn’t be mistaken for team building programmes, which are usually on the itinerary of classical group trips.

Active & Fun Fun games and creative programmes for groups of all sizes in the stunning setting of Carinthia’s Alpine summits and crystal-clear lakes.

The most common types of incentive programmes in Carinthia are: • Sales Incentive The main goal of such programmes is to influence and motivate employees in the field of sales and thereby drive results, a typical example being a programme that only the salespeople with the best results can attend. That gives the activity some extra competitiveness within a corporation. • Rewards and Recognition These programmes are a reward for a great team effort, usually carried out at the end of important strategic projects of a company. They are a big morale boost and are one of the most common forms of incentives. • Employee Motivation The goal of such programmes is to strengthen team bonds,

Cultural & Educational The ‘land of three countries’ is also known as the ‘land of a thousand lakes’, heavily defined by its borderland position. It’s a land where three nations have left their heavy imprints of their cultures and you can explore it for yourself through these programmes. Culinary Carinthia is well known as one of the most developed and attractive culinary hotspots of Europe. Through their fun, interactive and educational culinary programmes you will get the chance to experience the true depth and richness of the Alpe-Adria cuisine.

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5 GOOD REASONS TO ORGANISE AN INCENTIVE IN CARINTHIA

1. High standards of infrastructure and an equally high quality of living

have long been a connecting link between different fields such as culture, science, art, cuisine, history and nature. All of this puts Carinthia and its incentive product at the very top of European congress destinations, with huge potential for the future.

2. A stunning alpine location with crystal clear lakes and pristine nature

SITE: “Incentive travel is a global management tool that uses an exceptional travel experience to motivate and/or recognize participants for increased levels of performance in support of organisational goals.”

3. A wide range of meeting venues 4. Regional food culture with excellent dining spots 5. Endless incentive ideas and exceptional delegate experiences

SITE: “Incentive programmes can increase performance of an individual by 22% and of a team by 44%.”

QUALITY The common ingredient of all the creative and diverse incentive programmes in Carinthia is high quality in close connection with the local culture and excellent cuisine. Incentive programmes

SITE is the international association for the motivational events industry

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Active Experiences


Canoeing on the Faaker See

Rope-Climbing Park Taborhöhe

Discover the unique shoreline of the Faaker See

Combination of activity and fantastic views

Led by a canoe guide, you’ll set off from the Karnerhof dock to explore some of the more secluded spots on the Faaker See. Drifting on the water and driven forward solely by the engine of your muscles, the tour will take your team along the shoreline to the “reedy alley”, after which the team will enjoy a unique experience at the feet of the picturesque Karawank mountains. Participants can later fortify themselves with a picnic of fresh Carinthian cold cuts, cheeses and snacks from organic farmers in the area ahead of some more canoeing endeavour.

On the heights of the Tabor, the local mountain towering above the Hotel Karnerhof, you’ll find the perfect place for an exciting and entertaining kind of outdoor team-building: the Hoch Hinauf rope-climbing park. You and your team will enjoy inspiring views over the Faaker See and the Carinthian landscape as you navigate from tree to tree at heights of between 3 and 20 metres. You’ll balance your way across bridges, move along ropes hand by hand, and leap from platform to platform. The park features 6 different courses, each with 6 to 11 stations of varying difficulty, providing you with a wide range of possible challenges and combinations. Of course, team cooperation is the key to successfully mastering this exciting course. You’ll be safely accompanied by qualified trainers for the entire time, and your day in the forest comes to a close with food and drink at the Tabor mountain hut.

Company name Hotel Karnerhof Contact person Mrs. Ursula Karner seminar@karnerhof.com Egg am Faaker See, Austria Location Company web site www.karnerhof.com Best time of the year Number of participants Duration (in hours) Address

April – October Minimum: 4 Maximum: 40 (2 groups) 2 hours Karnerhofweg 10 9580 Egg am Faaker See, Austria

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Company name Contact person Location Company web site

Hotel Karnerhof Mrs. Ursula Karner seminar@karnerhof.com +43 425 42188 Faaker See, Villach www.karnerhof.com

Best time of the year Number of participants Duration (in hours) Address

From: April To: October Minimum: 4 Maximum: 40 2–4 Karnerhofweg 10, 9580 Villach-Drobollach am Faakersee Austria


SUP - Stand up Paddling

Winter fairy-tale hike in Nature Park Dobratsch

Combine fitness with fun

Camp fire

SUP, or “stand up paddling”, is a special water sport that’s easy to learn and really good fun for both adults and kids – as well as for team building. It also has a really good fitness aspect to it too. We arrange a guide for you and then you can start straight away – and right in our own lagoon.

Company name Contact person Location Company web site

Seepark Hotel - Congress & Spa Mrs Patricia Stampfer patricia.stampfer@seeparkhotel.at +43 463 204499 732 Seepark Hotel - Congress & Spa www.seeparkhotel.at

Best time of the year Number of participants Duration (in hours) Address

From: May To: September Minimum: 2 Maximum: 10 Depending on the programme Universitätsstraße 104 9020 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, Austria Klagenfurt, Carinthia, Austria

Leave your everyday troubles behind and enjoy the unique experience of a winter landscape during a guided tour with historical lamps to Hundsmarhof, a hut in the Nature Park Dobratsch where a blazing, crackling campfire and a cosy atmosphere await you. The guided night hike starts at the V73 car park in Heiligengeist and leads you through the winter forest of the Nature Park Dobratsch to the Hundsmarhof, a snug hut with genuine character. All mobile phones as well as batterypowered lamps are switched off to let you experience the night hike with all of the senses, during which the mystical mood of the winter forest around the Hundsmarhof very soon casts its spell over you – the smell of the winter forest, the fresh, cold mountain air, as well as the sounds of the animals, all suddenly take on a completely different meaning. On arriving at the Hundsmarhof you will be provided with a regional snack to regain your strength and to enjoy relaxing by the soothing campfire in a perfect ambience. During the hike back, you can once more recall your experiences and listen to some interesting stories about the Dobratsch Nature Park. Company name Contact person Location Company web site Best time of the year Number of participants Duration (in hours) Address

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Verein Naturpark Dobratsch Alexander Kleinegger Villach www.naturparkdobratsch.at From: December To: March Minimum: 5 Maximum: 15 4 hours Klagenfurter Straße 66, 9500 Villach


Ragga Gorge Adventure

Alpine Horse Riding

The “Gorge of all Gorges”

Horse riding at 3,000m

Over thousands of years the Ragga river has carved out one of the most beautiful canyons of all the Alps. Wooden bridges and steps offer you the chance to safely traverse this magical and magnificent natural wonder covering a length of around 800m long and 200m high. On the way you’ll pass several waterfalls, impressive rock formations and gorges so narrow that they almost block out the sky. There are also forests as you take the trail overlooking the Möll valley, the village of Flattach and the surrounding mountain ranges of the Hohe Tauern. The Ragga trail takes about an hour and a half to complete and if you bring your Kärnten Card the admission is free.

The distinctiveness of the natural and cultural landscape is what has made the Hohen Tauern region a national park. Together with their business partners, Landgut Moserhof’s experienced riders organise riding tours that take you through enchanted forests to then emerge into the seemingly impenetrable and almost lunar high mountain environment at an altitude of 2,000m. Seeing the wonders of the High Alps whilst on horseback is an extraordinary adventure even for the most experienced of riders. The Moserhof has a 200km long horse track network and therefore the options for exploration are truly endless. They offer tours for the more advanced riders as well as complete beginners, but worry not, as the strong but gentle horses will lead you very safely over the summits.

Contact person Location Company web site

Tourismusgemeinschaft Mölltaler Gletscher info@flattach.at +43 4785 333 Flattach, Austria www.flattach.at

Company name Contact person Location Company web site

Gutshofhotel und Feriendorf “Moserhof” info@landgut-mosernhof.at Penk, Austria www.landgut-moserhof.at

Best time of the year Number of participants Duration (in hours) Address

Beginning of May – Middle of October Minimum: 5 Maximum: 50 1.5 hours Flattach 99, 9831 Flattach

Best time of the year Number of participants Duration (in hours) Address

15. 9. 2017 – 30. 10. 2018 Minimum: 5 Maximum: 20 3 – 5 hours Moos 1, 9816 Penk

Company name

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Alpe-Adria Hiking Trail

Classic Vespa Experience

Hiking 43 stages from the Grossglockner to the Adriatic Sea

Just you, a Vespa and the road ahead

The Alpe-Adria-Trail connects the three regions of Carinthia, Slovenia and Friuli-Venezia Giulia. This long-distance hiking trail leads from the foot of the Grossglockner, the highest mountain in Austria, through the most beautiful mountain and lake regions of Carinthia. The final destination is Muggia, an idyllic harbour town to the south of the old Austro-Hungarian empire town of Trieste. Breathtaking panoramas open up at every step of a route that is rich in contrasts, cross-border interest and genuinely inspiring landscapes and cultures. The stages are around 20km long and are consistently signposted, with each one taking about 6 hours to walk. Every stage leads along a defined route that can be followed in either direction, so people can decide for themselves how far they want to go and which way.

Vespa Hospiz, located in Krumpendorf am Wörthersee, exclusively rents out Classic Vespas and offers you the chance to hop on one and go exploring the lovely vacation regions by lake Wörthersee. There are five different Vespa models available, all kept in excellent condition and given constant inspection and maintenance. The scooters all feature a 4-speed manual gearbox and a 125cm³ engine that makes your ride zippy and enjoyable. You can explore the beautiful parts of Carinthia by yourself, with the wind in your hair and a chance to just follow your nose.

Company name Contact person Location Company web site

Alpe-Adria-Trail Booking Centre Carinthia info@alpe-adria-trail.com Austria www.alpe-adria-trail.com

Best time of the year Number of participants Duration (in hours) Address

May to October Minimum: 2 Maximum: 50 Each stage takes about 6 hours to walk 9821 Obervellach 15, Austria

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Company name Contact person Location Company web site

Vespa-Hospiz buero@vespa-hospiz.at Krumpendorf am Wörthersee, Austria www.vespa-hospiz.at

Best time of the year Number of participants Duration (in hours) Address

May – October Minimum: 2 Maximum: 20 3 hours – 2 days Hauptstraße 125 9201 Krumpendorf am Wörthersee


Skiing With Ski Legend Franz Klammer

Klagenfurt Escape Room Sherlock escape room

Conquering the black slopes of Bad Kleinkirchheim

Escape room is a popular interactive game that has been around for quite a while now. You and your partners in crime will have 60 minutes to escape from the locked room using only your creative mind, team work and some common sense. The Klagenfurt Escape Room was designed in 19th century style and is full of hidden riddles and hints. In true Sherlock Holmes spirit, you will have to solve one puzzle to get to the next one, finally reaching your mission of escaping. You don’t need any additional equipment to play the game, and neither do you need knowledge. Just logical thinking and the ability to connect the dots. To make things even more interesting, you only have a limited time to escape and whichever team escapes the fastest, wins.

It may still be dark outside, but hopefully you will be wide awake just before 6:00 am - because the slopes are calling for you! And guess who else is waiting for you at the slopes – no less than Olympic medalist and ski legend Franz Klammer, who will be your skiing companion for the day. You start at the Kaiserburg cable car station and make your way up Bad Kleinkirchheim, to then carve your way back down the perfect slopes, including the world cup slope named after him (which boasts sections with a gradient of up to 80%). When the sun finally peeks out from above the mountain tops your ski experience will be simply perfect. After so much activity and fresh air, you won’t have to wait long for hunger to strike. It’s then time to simply head back up to the Klammerstubn where you will enjoy a wonderful brunch with regional treats. Company name Contact person Location Company web site Best time of the year Number of participants Duration (in hours) Address

Kirchleitn Family Holiday Village Registration until 5:00 pm the day before, at the Bad Kleinkirchheim tourism office ferien@kirchleitn.com +43 (0) 4240/82 12 Bad Kleinkirchheim, Austria www.kirchleitn.com

Company name Contact person Location Company web site Best time of the year Number of participants Duration (in hours) Address

Winter Minimum: 5 Maximum: 50 2 – 3 hours St. Oswald - Rosennockstrasse 13 A-9546 Bad Kleinkirchheim

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Escape Room Klagenfurt office@escaperoomklagenfurt.at +43 680 405 5342 Klagenfurt, Austria www.escaperoomklagenfurt.at All year round Minimum: 2 Maximum: 6 1 hour Heinzgasse 2, 9020 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, Austria


Traktor rally

Teambuilding in the hotel village

Just like in the olden days

High Ropes Course

Besides being an excellent spa hotel, offering wellness treatments and massages, Pulverer Thermenwelt also offers numerous possibilities for incentive experiences. One of their most interesting activities is a nostalgic ride into the countryside with antique tractors. Along the way, you will encounter different sport, culture and local food challenges that you will have to tackle with your group. Fancy taking over the steering wheel yourself for once? This is when youthful dreams come true.

In the most southerly parts of Austria the unmolested and incomparable natural settings are by far its greatest assets. In this idyllic setting, congress organisers can also find a tourist village called Naturel Hoteldorf SCHÖNLEITN, a village that can be fully rented for your next incentive trip or special event. The latest addition to the infrastructure was an adrenaline park first built in 2010. High Roper Course is a training facility, for which the Pole, Flying Bridge and Kings X are just three convincing reasons to have a go at it. As this is activity-oriented and not desk or idea based the learning process is complete. Security is of paramount importance here, so the panoramic high ropes course is supervised by skilled guides.

Company name Company name Contact person Location Company web site

Thermenwelt Hotel Pulverer hotel@pulverer.at +43 680 405 53 42 Bad Kleinkirchheim www.pulverer.at

Best time of the year Number of participants Duration (in hours) Address

All year round Minimum: 10 Maximum: 20 4 – 8 hours Thermenstraße 4 , 9546 Bad Kleinkirchheim

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Naturel Hotels & Resorts Dorf SCHÖNLEITN info@naturelhotels.com +43 42 54 / 23 84 Oberaichwald, Austria www.schoenleitn.at/en April – October Minimum: 4 Maximum: 30 2 – 4 hours Naturel Hotels & Resorts Dorf SCHÖNLEITN Dorfstraße 26, 9582 Oberaichwald, Austria


Biosphere Reserve Nockberge

The Nockalm road

Feel the powers of mother Earth

Drive for pleasure

If nature is your thing, we recommend a visit to the Biosphere Park, which has been under UNESCO’s protection since 2016. Over a surface area of 184.3 km² the park extends across gentle, rounded mountain tops, alpine pastures and woodland. It provides a living space for humans, flora and fauna. With the help of an experienced ranger, your incentive group will get a chance to learn more about the bio-diversity of this alpine region near the Millstätter See. A particularly interesting attraction is the Karlbad, where pleasant baths are still prepared following an age-old custom. The entire hut is without electricity and is managed in traditional style. The journey will take you to places with numerous surprises like the art exhibition in Glocken and award you with impressive views on the panoramic roads. On the Zechneralm alpine pasture, the Mountain Farming Museum will take you back in time and the Pfandl Hut will delight you with its marmot exhibition. The programme includes an authentic Carinthian meal and an almost mandatory tasting of the famous Karlbadknödel.

The picturesque road near Bad Kleinkirchheim invites you to take a joyride with your car or motorbike and appreciate the beautiful scenery around you. In cooperation with local partners, you are offered the possibility to drive a wide selection of vehicles, from old time classics to the fastest of Porsches. Completed in 1981 the Nockalm Road is about 35 km long, starting in the municipality of Ebene Reichenau in the east, and in the municipality of Krems in Kärnten in the west. 52 bends of the panoramic road winding through the Nockberge will take you to an altitude of 2,042m at Eisentalhöhe. Besides the impressive natural landscape, alongside the route you will also find refreshment stops, rest areas and themed nature trails.

Company name Contact person Location Company web site

Bad Kleinkirchheim Region Marketing GmbH info@badkleinkirchheim.at +43 4240 8212 Bad Kleinhkircheim or in Carinthia www.badkleinkirchheim.com

Company name Contact person Location Company web site

Bad Kleinkirchheim Region Marketing GmbH info@badkleinkirchheim.at +43 4240 8212 Bad Kleinhkircheim or in Carinthia www.badkleinkirchheim.com www.nockalmstrasse.at

Best time of the year Number of participants Duration (in hours) Address

From May to October Minimum: 5 Maximum: 50 6 – 8 hours Bad Kleinkirchheim Region Marketing GmbH Dorfstraße 30, 9546 Bad Kleinkirchheim

Best time of the year Number of participants Duration (in hours) Address

From May to October Minimum: 5 Maximum: 20 6 – 8 hours Bad Kleinkirchheim Region Marketing GmbH Dorfstraße 30, 9546 Bad Kleinkirchheim

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Treasure hunt in a petrified primeval forest

Wahaha Paradise Boost your team spirit through the many-sided and tailored group activities that our 4-Star Resort provides within magnificent scenes from nature. Experience moments of excitement and motivation with our unlimited in- & outdoor leisure opportunities: Fun & Sport Center, 14m high climbing wall, Fitness center, 500m² wellness oasis, Beach volleyball- & soccer field, Minigolf, Cross running trail, Drau Cycle Path (leads directly through the resort), Natural pond with 50m swimming lane, Outdoor swimming pool, Water sports center and much more... Meetings, seminars, events and incentives find the perfect setting at our spacious Wahaha Paradise Resort located on the banks of the Drava River. Choose from a variety of seminar rooms, a panorama restaurant or a state-of-the-art event hall and experience a successful event in a stylish atmosphere. We are looking forward to welcome you at the South of Carinthia!

Immerse yourself in 500 million years of Earth’s history You meet with the GeoPark ranger at the GeoTrail Laas at 10.15 am. From there you start an exciting treasure hunt. Equipped with treasure map and GPS device, the hunt leads through Austria’s only primeval forest where the search for sparkling precious stones in the refreshing brooklet starts. Getting an old village mill to work, bringing the mill wheel to run and stirring up plenty of mill dust is also part of the tour. Searching for the treasure chest beneath the old castle ruins at the Pittersberg is the highlight of this leisurely hiking tour. The tour ends with a little culinary refreshment at a nice, secluded rest area with far reaching views across the entire Upper Gailtal Valley.

Company name Contact person Location Company web site Best time of the year Number of participants Duration (in hours) Address

GeoPark Karnische Alpen office@geopark-karnische-alpen.at +43 4718/ 301-33 Dellach, Austria www.geopark-karnische-alpen.at

Company web site

Wahaha Paradise | JA Betriebs GmbH Marcel Ranzinger Wahaha Paradise Resort is situated in the South of Carinthia embedded by an astonishing lake and mountain scenery www.wahaha-paradise.com

Best time of the year Number of participants Duration (in hours) Address

All-season Minimum: 15 Maximum: 150 Half day until 1 week onwards Feriendorf 1 | 9181 Feistritz i. Ros.

Company name Contact person Location

March – October Minimum: 4 Maximum: 20 3 hours GeoPark Karnische Alpen, Besucherzentrum, 9635 Dellach 65, Austria

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Olympic Games Moselebauer

Yoga at Lake Wörthersee A Stroll of the Mindful Kind

Find out during your battle in teams wih your colleagues who is the best team. Our trainers will be supervising the games, make the ratings and the best team will be named and get a price sponsored by hotel Moselebauer. You can choose the following amazing activities: Quad course, archery, high ropes course indoor and outdoor, bull riding, bungee running, milking a cow, house builidng and bowling.

In natural surroundings, yoga becomes a very special experience. The romantic Teufelsgraben near Velden is exactly the right place to move under the open sky and to focus one’s attention inward. In Teufelsgraben one enters a wonderful natural space through an old stone viaduct. The high trees wave gently in the wind, the soft rushing of the stream calms one’s thoughts and the earthy forest floor conveys a feeling of serenity and stability. The Wörthersee-Yoga Trail offers the structure and sequence of a classic yoga lesson with body, breathing and mindfulness exercises. The yoga exercises described in detail at the respective stations train both body tone and agility. The mindfulness exercises help you to feel and enjoy the power of the present.

Company name: Contact person: Location: Company web site:

Hotel Moselebauer Mag. Margareta Pirker Carinthia www.moselebauer.at

Company name Contact person Location Company web site

Wörthersee Tourismus GmbH Stefanie Zofall Velden www.yoga.woerthersee.com

Best time of the year: Number of paricipants: Duration (in hours) Address:

All year round minimum: 10 maximum 100 1–4 Kliening 30, 9462 Bad St. Leonhard

Best time of the year Number of participants Duration (in hours) Address

Anytime Minimum: 1 Maximum: 15 per group 45 min to 1 hour Villacher Straße 19, 9220 Velden, Austria

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Adrenaline Experiences


Driving Carinthia’s Most Scenic Road

Quad tours in Nassfeld Alpine views that will take your breath away

Driving heaven

Quad tours offer several amazing tours that take you across different passes in the countryside as well as alpine pastures and high mountains, offering some of the best viewpoints of the stunning surrounding landscape. The experience is pure, wild, original and offers a great adrenalin rush while driving an ATV (all-terrain vehicle). For the wildest at heart, some off-road driving is also on offer – yet either way you experience it the tour offers unlimited amounts of fun and, if you wish, you can also plan your own very special quad tour. Safety is paramount and is our priority, but also keep in mind: with a bit of instruction anyone can drive an ATV, and you can also join the tour as a passenger.

Whether you’re a petrol head, a car launch organiser or simply just looking for your next incentive idea with a car, the Carinthia region in Austria is definitely worth a visit, as it offers some of the most scenic and spellbinding driving roads in the world. Twisting bends sunk between green mountain meadows, panoramic views of the Alps, rushes of healthy mountain air and glorious roads stretched out ahead of you all make for an unforgettable experience for both motorists and cyclists alike. One of the most famous roads is the Grossglockner High Alpine Road, located at the foot of Austria’s tallest mountain, the Grossglockner. The High Alpine Road takes you to an altitude of 2,571 metres above sea level, with its end point being the Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe high above the Pasterze, the longest glacier in the Eastern Alps. It nestles up against the hills, follows the course of the natural terrain and fits around the mountains like a glove. Company name Contact person Location Company web site Best time of the year Number of participants Duration (in hours) Address

Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse info@grossglockner.at Grossglockner www.grossglockner.at

Company name Contact person Location Company web site

Quad-Tours Nassfeld Mr. Rainer Altenweg Nassfeld www.quad-tours.eu

Early May – Late October Minimum: 2 Maximum: 20 2 – 10 hours Untertauern 41 9844 Heiligenblut am Großglockner

Best time of the year Number of participants Duration (in hours) Address

From: June To: October Minimum: 5 Maximum: 25 2.5 – 5 hours Schlosserweg 84, Haus Petra A-9620 Hermagor/Nassfeld

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River tubing on the River Gail

Trekking On The Pasterze Glacier

Top adventure for hot summer day

Hiking across the largest glacier in Austria

River tubing on the River Gail is a summer activity that will give you a lot of fun. Your team will definitely not forget this special experience in a hurry, as it is one that will definitely not keep them dry! You sit in a large tyre with a paddle and cross a number of waterfalls and rapids, accompanied by two professional tour guides who take care of your safety. This programme ensures a lot of adrenaline, but it does not require high levels of physical strength and is suitable for anyone. The River Gail will seduce you with its tranquil blue and green shades, and it offers a great cooling-off option during the hotter summer months.

The largest glacier in Austria, the Pasterze, lies within the Glockner Group of the High Tauern mountain region in Carinthia and directly beneath Austria’s highest mountain, the Grossglockner (3,798m). A glacier hike under the watchful eye of a nationally approved mountain guide is a unique experience that will make you appreciate the world’s natural wonders that have not yet been affected by human progress. Equipped with crampons, a hip belt and a rope you’ll start off the journey by taking a funicular and then make your way along the mighty glacier. The guide will share their knowledge about the glacier whilst you have the chance to admire its shimmering blue crevasses and icy rock formations. A very special point of the hike is the so-called Hufeisenbruch, where you can view the mighty towers of ice that have formed over centuries right at the foot of the Grossglockner.

Company name Company name Contact person Location Company web site Best time of the year Number of participants Duration (in hours) Address

NTC Sport Sölle Wim Janssen Tröpolach – River Gail www.soelle.at

Contact person Location Company web site Best time of the year Number of participants Duration (in hours) Address

From: mid June To: mid September Minimum: 8 Maximum: 25 2 hours NTC Sport Sölle, Tröpolach 155 9631 Tröpolach

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Info- & Buchungscenter Heiligenblut am Großglockner office@heiligenblut.at Heiligenblut am Großglockner, Austria www.heiligenblut.at From: mid June To: mid September Minimum: 1 Maximum: 8 6 hours Hof 4 | 9844 Heiligenblut (from booking center), Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe 9844 Heiligenblut


Adventure Park Ossiacher See

Rafting Carnica

Austria’s first Zip-Line rollercoaster “Fly-Line”

Feeling the power of the elements

The tree top adventure park, located within walking distance of Ossiach, features 80 exercises at all difficulty levels. The heavy tree canopy guarantees climbing fun in any weather condition and the safety equipment provides the absolute maximum level of protection. Their state of the art “Fly-Line” system was the first zipline rollercoaster in Austria and it makes participants feel like they are properly flying between the trees and ravines. The park is perfect for company outings, birthday parties and incentives, and they offer numerous activities for organised congress groups, such as a guided climbing tour with a certified ropes course trainer, a “bio” breakfast or lunch prepared from local products, or tasting traditional Carinthian “jause” on their panorama terrace. The park also features seminar rooms for incentives or group meetings, located just a 10-minute walk from the park.

Rafting Centre Carnica offers numerous terrific programmes with the aim of bringing you closer to the adrenaline-fueled world of water sports. You can choose between five different activities – Rafting and Canoeing, Family rafting, Kayaking, Canyoning or Tubing. All of the activities enable you to enjoy the marvelous landscape, feel the power of the elements and experience the thrill of the river with your family or friends. Their experienced rafting guides provide high security standards and guarantee a soaking wet experience on crystal clear water.

Company name Contact person Location Company web site

Kletterwald Ossiacher See info@kletterwald-ossiachersee.at +43 664 563 2120 Ossiach, Austria www.kletterwald-ossiachersee.at

Best time of the year Number of participants Duration (in hours) Address

May – November Minimum: 5 Maximum: 40 2 – 4 hours Rappitsch 59, 9570 Ossiach Ober der Feuerwehr Ossiach

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Rafting Carnica info@rafting-carnica.at Nötsch Region, Austria (Presssegersee-Hermagor-Nassfeld) www.rafting-carnica.at May – November Minimum: 2 Maximum: 20 2 hours A 9611 Nötsch | Förk 45


Nocky Flitzer Sled Run

Bungee Jumping From Austria’s Biggest Dam Wall

An alpine rollercoaster of emotion

Only for the fearless

Through old pine forests, around fiercely banked curves, over adventurous waves and jumps. On the Nocky Flitzer at Turracher Höhe, a special sled runs you swiftly and safely down the valley – on rails up to 12 meters above ground. And if that is a bit too fast, a lever makes it easy to control the pace. At 2,000 meters above sea level, you start speeding downhill through idyllic alpine pastures and lush green forests following the contours of the Panorama slope. Along the way you get a stunning view of Lake Turrach and the Karawanken Mountains to the south. Jumps, waves and 3 spirals built into the 1-mile long track escalate the thrills even further. It’s a ride you won’t forget.

Company name Contact person Location Company web site Best time of the year Number of participants Duration (in hours) Address

The Kölnbrein Dam is a concrete arch dam in the Hohe Tauern mountain range. It was constructed between 1971 and 1979 and at 200 metres, it is the tallest dam in Austria. Due to its placement in stunning nature, the dam is a popular filming location for automotive commercials and even served as a backdrop for the 1978 film The Boys From Brazil. Thanks to a horseshoe-shaped bridge, called the “skywalk”, adrenaline seekers can test their courage and take a plunge from around 165 meters into the depths. Everyone who still has enough energy afterwards can catch their breath during a dam tour or learn more about the background of electricity generation and the VERBUND power plants. But do check your calendar, as the Bungee Jumping Weekend at the Kölnbrein dam only takes place once a year.

Bergbahnen Turracher Höhe +43 4275 8252 Turracher Hohe, Austria www.turracherhoehe.at Summer: June to September Winter: December to April Minimum: 1 Maximum: 2 (per sled) 3 – 7 minutes Turracher Höhe, 9565, Austria

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Company name Contact person Location Company web site

Rupert Hirner Bungy Jumping bungy@rupert-hirner.at +43(0)316 688 777 Malta, Carinthia, Austria www.europabruecke.at

Best time of the year Number of participants Duration (in hours) Address

Exclusive from 5.– 6. 8. to 12.–13. 8. 2017 Minimum: 2 Maximum: 20 1 – 2 hours Brandstatt 36, 9854 Malta Austria


Karting Rosental

Carinthia Canyonig

Go Karting

River adventure

The karting centre in Rosental will make sure your incentive group or business partners stay under the influence of racing on the fast-paced 280-meter go-kart track for quite some time. You can either do timed laps or race in true Formula 1 style, a head to head battle between you and your colleagues. The swift electric go-karts will test your driving abilities and give you a chance to see how you fair compared to your team members. The track can be completely privatised at the time of your visit, so you can have an undisturbed racing day full of fun, finished off by food and drink in the Race Caffe.Top of Form

Canyoning is the best way to experience the power of water at first hand. Equipped with a wetsuit, helmet and climbing harness, visitors jump, slide and abseil their way down through the rocks and water in the company of a fully qualified guide. Canyoning involves walking, swimming and climbing through gorges, ravines and canyons. A range of routes are available for different abilities, from a gentle introduction to the sport to challenging day-long adventures with more than 20 abseil passages, 45-metre-high waterfalls and 10-metre jumps into thundering whitewater pools.

Company name Contact person Location Company web site Best time of the year Number of participants Duration (in hours) Address

Company name Contact person Location Company web site Best time of the year Number of participants Duration (in hours) Address

Eko Kartbahn Gmbh info@kartbahn-rosental.at +43 676 4211880 Feistritz www.kartbahn-rosental.at All year round Minimum: 4 Maximum: 20 1 – 2 hours Bärenindustriepark 2 9181 Feistritz/Rosental, Austria

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Fit und Fun info@fitundfun-outdoor.com +43 4716 597 Nassfeld www.fitundfun-outdoor.com May – September Minimum: 5 Maximum: 20 1.5 hours – 3 hours Fit & Fun Lutche & Unterluggauer OG, 9654 St. Lorenzen 13, Austria


Via Ferrata „Däumling“

Megadive Swing

Adrenaline guaranteed

The biggest swing of the Alps

The climbing paradise Nassfeld provides an unique attraction: the via ferrata “Däumling” (“Little Thumbling“), which is situated freely accessible in the Gartnerkofel Massif. The secured via ferrata has been graded as a category B/C level of difficulty and is 500 metres long. Climbing enthusiasts must conquer 150 metres in altitude in order to reach the highest point of the “Däumling“. Summit conquerors enjoy a stunning view across the Carnic and the Julian Alps on their way up to the roof of the rock tower. Apart from the beautiful view is the suspension bridge another highlight of the new via ferrata. Crossing the 40 metres long bridge, which sways under the movement of the climbers, requires courage and a head for heights. After all, there is a drop of 100 metres to the left and right side of the bridge.

Megadive is a 70m high Swing which is unique in Europe. It‘s fixed on a very high bridge. 3 persons can swing together through the valley with very high speed. Riders will go from experiencing the grip of multiple G force to the weightlessness of zero gravity within seconds. Using professional, top-of-the-line equipment, you’ll speed through the air solo or tandem at 140 kilometers per hour while swinging like a pendulum.

Company name Contact person Location Company web site

Go-Vertical office@go-vertical.at +43 6643527305 Nassfeld www.go-vertical.at

Best time of the year Number of participants Duration (in hours) Address

Summer / April – October Minimum: 2 Maximum: 20 1.5 – 2 hours GO-VERTICAL 9640 Kötschach-Mauthen 87, Austria

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Company name Contact person Location Company web site

Fit und Fun info@fitundfun-outdoor.com +43 4716 597 Lesachtal www.fitundfun-outdoor.com

Best time of the year Number of participants Duration (in hours) Address

May to September Minimum: 2 Maximum: 20 1 – 2 hours Fit & Fun Lutche & Unterluggauer OG 9654 St. Lorenzen 13, Austria


Adventure Park Moselebauer Make your team meeting an amazing event by tryiing out the best activities of Hotel Moselebauer: Guided quad Tours, Quad course, archery, high ropes course indoor and outdoor, bull riding, bungee running, milking a cow, house builidng and bowling.

Company name: Contact person: Location: Company web site:

Hotel Moselebauer Mag. Margareta Pirker Carinthia www.moselebauer.at

Best time of the year: Number of paricipants: Duration (in hours) Address:

All year round minimum: 4 maximum 100 1–4 Kliening 30, 9462 Bad St. Leonhard

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Culinary Experiences


Carinthian Slow Food Journey

Schnaps Experience

Carinthia’s first-class culinary story

Schnaps tasting at the famous Pfau distillery

The Slow Food Movement strives to keep alive the traditional Carinthian dishes and the ways of making them, to maintain native livestock and produce, to take care of a consumer’s health, and generally to ensure a better sense of responsibility for the food industry. Carinthia has long been a “foody” heaven and the best way for your group to infiltrate the culinary heart and soul of the destination is through the slow food programme. Here you can follow old fashioned recipes and get a chance to learn how to make bread and cheese, brew your own beer and get familiar with the traditional way of making smoked ham and beekeeping. Carinthia’s cuisine isn’t just a food thing – it’s much more of a way of life.

If you are a lover of brandy then a visit to the Pfau distillery in Klagenfurt will definitely be right up your street. Time, patience, serenity and maturity have all been the ingredients that shaped the Pfau distillery under the management of Valentin Latschen, helping it develop from a small “basement distillery“ located in the family inn into a top distillery renowned all over Europe. Their fruit brandies have won numerous awards, which is no surprise at all, as Pfau processes only fresh, highly aromatic and fully matured fruit. Sugar is a no go in Pfau brandies, which are distilled in the “raw“ and “shine“ procedures exclusively in a copper vat.

Company name Contact person Location Company web site Best time of the year Number of participants Duration (in hours) Address

NLW Tourismus Marketing GmbH Mag. Ingeborg Schnabl info@nlw.at +43 (0) 4282 / 31 31 Hermagor, Austria www.slowfood.travel

Company name Contact person Location Company web site Best time of the year Number of participants Duration (in hours) Address

All year round Minimum: 5 Maximum: 30 2 – 5 hours Wulfeniaplatz 1, 9620 Hermagor, Austria

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Pfau Brennerei GmbH Valentin Latschen info@pfau.at Klagenfurt, Austria www.pfau.at All year round Minimum: 5 Maximum:50 2 – 3 hours Schleppeplatz 1, 9020 Klagenfurt, Austria


Herbal Workshop with Christine Spazier

Tracking down Carinthian salmon Fishing for the famous Karnten Laxn

Learn more about the herbs and spices used in Carinthian cuisine

Kärnten Fisch is one of the oldest fish farms in Austria and they have been dealing with fish since 1950. It is located by Feld am See, which is famous for its crystal-clear lakes and the Karnten Laxn, a salmon trout from the Salmonidae family of ray-finned fish. Their restaurant is a household name amongst locals, but they also offer incentive programmes where they will show you how to catch fish and tell you everything you should know about them. You will also be able to try some of their famous fish products, from fresh fish smoked and marinated trout right through to caviar, a culinary delicacy that has no equal.

Christine Spazier’s Kräuterspatz offers hands-on workshops that get you acquainted with the positive physical effects of the herbs and spices used in Carinthia. Most people aren’t fully aware of how to recognize or use herbs and spices in their everyday life, which Christine wanted to change, so whilst you might have a thousand books in your cupboard it isn’t until you go out into the wild and pick the harvest for yourself that you are really able to recognize them. In the workshop you will learn how to determine the plants origin, what benefits you can reap from it, when is the best time to plant it and how you can best use it. In order to give full attention to every participant, the workshops are carried out in smaller groups, but they can also be carried out for organised congress groups or companies. Christine also gives regular insight into the herb world on her online blog and Facebook.

Company name Contact person Location Company web site

Kräuterspatz info@kraeuterspatz.at Landskron, Austria www.kraeuterspatz.at

Best time of the year Number of participants Duration (in hours) Address

All year round Minimum: 5 Maximum: 30 3 – 4 hours Waldheimstraße 59, 9523 Landskron

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Kärnten Fisch - Fischzucht Feld am See e.U. office@kaerntenfisch.at Feld am See, Austria www.kaerntenfisch.at All year round Minimum: 5 Maximum: 30 4 hours Millstätter Straße 77, 9544 Feld am See


A culinary hike up Gerlitzen Mountain

Carinthian Caviar You have to try it to believe it

Stepping ever closer to your culinary nirvana

Shrouded in many myths, caviar is well known as a culinary ‘drug’. Good caviar doesn’t need artistically created dishes to shine, but rather it captivates the palate of any well seasoned gourmande with its own unique flavor. Each year, in autumn, the unique char caviar – which is now well known outside of Carinthia – is harvested. Using a specific process developed by the Sicher family, the caviar is preserved in a completely natural way. The “Sicher Carinthian Caviar” is, of course, offered in the Sicher restaurant, but is also featured as the “star of the menu” in many other highend restaurants both within and beyond Austria. Michael Sicher, the head chef, says that every now and then a pure spoon of caviar is an absolute delight for one’s well-being – you just have to make sure that the spoon is big enough!

Indulge yourself on tasty samples of Alps-Adriatic cuisine served by three quaint mountain huts along a leisurely walk during the “Kostale hike”. The journey starts at the bottom cable car station that will take you to the start of the hike, where you can enjoy breathtaking scenery of the Gerlitzen mountain range. The hike to the first Alpine hut, called Pöllinger Hütte, takes about 30 minutes, which is when you can enjoy the traditional “Kärnter Kasnudle”, which will boost your power and energy levels for the next 45 to 60 minutes hike to the Almseehütte. Here you will be able to try the juicy Alm Steaks before setting off for the next alpine hut, called Gipfelhaus, which is where different Strudle specialities are on offer. The Gelitzen experience is then completed by taking the chair lift back to the middle station, or if you fancy a bit more hiking you can also walk down yourself.

Contact person Location Company web site

Gerlitzen-Kanzelbahn-Touristik GmbH & Co. KG office@gerlitzen.com Annenheim, Austria www.gerlitzen.com

Best time of the year Number of participants Duration (in hours) Address

From 25. May – 15. October 2017 Minimum: 4 Maximum: 70 5 hours Kanzelplatz 2, A-9520 Annenheim

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Fish restaurant Sicher LP office@sicherrestaurant.at Tainach, Austria www.sicherrestaurant.at All year round Minimum: 3 Maximum: 30 Until you eat all your caviar Muehlenweg 2, 9121 Tainach, Austria


Cooking Class with Sissy Sonnleitner

Bath House Dinner 1st Carinthian bath house on Lake Millstätter See

The Grand Dame of the Carinthian culinary scene

Filled with light, fragrances and space, you can lose yourself in the 1st Carinthian bath house on Millstätter See all year round. The “Badehaus” offers a warm outdoor pool, an organic Swiss stone pine or spruce sauna, and pleasant massages with garnet stones or Swiss stone pine oils. To finish off your spa day and replenish your energies a visit to the “LOnda” restaurant is mandatory. It offers regional delicacies from Alpine-Adriatic cuisine, influenced by the culture of the three regions of Carinthia, Friulli and Slovenia, all with plenty of flair and inspiration. You can dine in your bathrobe in the part of the restaurant set aside for guests in midwellness, or as an external guest in the inside of the restaurant. It’s a perfect way to recharge your batteries after bathing, or to let a wonderful (holi)day end on a fitting note.

Sissy Sonnleitner is one of the most outstanding cooks in Austria. When tourism started changing in the 70s, Sissy and Kurt Sonnleitner had to look around for alternatives to their previous classical inn concept. The idea to start a cooking seminar was born and the Sonnleitner country house became an entanglement of local flavours together with heavy influences from Italy and the entire Alpe-Adria region. Sissy and her daughter Stefanie started an online cooking seminar, where they share their knowledge and love for authentic cuisine with ordinary food lovers (like us). If you yourself are not a connoisseur but want to become a cooking professional, you can take part in one of the cook seminars in the Sonnleitner restaurant or take one of their online cooking courses. The cook seminar is built up in modules with cool videos, amazing recipes, some theory and their complete know-how and practical tips.

Company name Contact person Location Company web site Best time of the year Number of participants Duration (in hours) Address

Genusswerkstatt Sonnleitner info@sissy-sonnleitner.at Mauthen, Austria www.sissy-sonnleitner.at All year round Minimum: 5 Maximum: 20 2 – 5 hours Mauthen 24, 9640 Kötschach-Mauthen

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Company name Contact person Location Company web site

Millstätter Bäder Betriebs GmbH info@badehaus-millstaettersee.at Millstatt am See, Austria www.badehaus-millstaettersee.at

Best time of the year Number of participants Duration (in hours) Address

All year round Minimum: 10 Maximum: 40 3 – 4 hours Kaiser-Franz-Josef-Str. 334 9872 Millstatt am See


Dinner on Lake Weissensee

A Visit To The Schleppe Brewery

Austria’s number 1. electrical hybrid passenger boat

400 years of beer-brewing tradition

“The Weissensee” lake is the fourth largest and most intact natural lake in Carinthia. Despite its elevation of 930m above sea level, its temperature can reach 24 degrees Celsius in the summer months, while in winter the water freezes over completely. Since 1957 the use of motorboats has been prohibited, except for agricultural use and Mueller’s passenger ships that offer cruises. Ms “Alpenperle” is actually Austria’s number 1. electrical hybrid passenger boat, powered by both diesel and electric engines. The liner brings you to the most beautiful shore areas that you otherwise wouldn’t be able to explore, with tours lasting around 2 hours, although these can be broken up by taking amazing walks in the national parks and a few stops in picturesque locations. Dinner cruises can be spiced up with live music, chilled drinks and excellent cuisine. Welcome aboard!

Schleppe Event Hall in Klagenfurt is truly a boutique and special venue with rich brewing history and a unique setting for various kind of events. Accompanied by a guide, the tour will give you special insight into the family secrets of brewing. The tour takes visitors through the brewery with an opportunity to try 2 sorts of refreshing beer and relax a little bit at the end of tour. The famous Pfau Distillery can also be included in the tour, as it recently moved under the same roof. Schleppe Brewery and Distillery is easy accessible, from A2 motorway take the exit “Klagenfurt-Nord” and after 2 kilometres you will find the brewery, you cannot miss the signs on the road.

Company name Contact person Location Company web site

Schifffahrt Müeller info@schifffahrt-mueller.at Weissensee, Austria www.schifffahrt-mueller.at

Best time of the year Number of participants Duration (in hours) Address

Summer time Minimum: 15 Maximum: 70 2 – 3 hours Naturpark Weissensee Mösel 2 9714 Stockenboi

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Schleppe Brewery and Distillery Hall schleppebrauerei@schleppe.at; office@villacher.com Klagenfurt, Austria www.schleppe.at From 15nd May until 15th September Minimum: 20 Maximum: 200 Schleppe Platz 1, A-9020 Klagenfurt


Wine Tasting In Carinthia

Alpine Chalet Adventure

Wine revolution!

Rustic, cosy, homey experience

Believe it or not, Carinthia is well known for its wine production and quality wines. It has been part of the region’s tradition since the middle ages, but became virtually non-existent soon after the first world war. The wine revolution started after 1972 and by the turn of the century Carinthia was already producing some excellent wines. Most of the winemakers are united under the weinauskarnten.at consortium and will be happy to share information about the region’s terroir and characteristics of the different wines with your incentive group. The predominant varieties are Chardonnay, Weissburgunder, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Traminer and Blauer Burgunder. The consortium brings together 25 passionate wine makers who are carrying on the wine making tradition in Carinthia.

The Rossalm-Hütte Alpine Chalet or Nockalmhütte Chalet are a rustic Alpine chalet which can be reached either by hiking, biking, Nordic walking or with the tractor taxi. After stopping for a filling snack you will challenge your team spirit, self-control, creativity, fitness and skill. The evening highlights available include rustic chalet fun or an exclusive summit dinner. Fantastic Austrian cuisine is always on the agenda as a seat near the large, open fireplace with a view of the crackling fire.

Company name Contact person Location Company web site

Wein aus Kärnten Horst Wild horst.wild@aon.at +43 676 82591360 Carinthia www.weinauskaernten.at

Company name Contact person Location Company web site

Thermenwelt Hotel Pulverer hotel@pulverer.at Bad Kleinkirchheim www.pulverer.at

Best time of the year Number of participants Duration (in hours) Address

All year round Minimum: 5 Maximum: 40 2 – 4 hours Horst Wild Präsident des Weinbauverbandes

Best time of the year Number of participants Duration (in hours) Address

All year round Minimum: 15 Maximum: 200 5 – 6 hours Thermenstraße 4 9546 Bad Kleinkirchheim

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Summit Dinner

Gourmet in the snow

Gourmet food at the highest level

Winter wonder walk pleasure

An exclusive night ride on the Bad Kleinkirchheimer cable car will take you to the Kaiserburg Mountain Restaurant, an idyllic setting, perfect for incentive groups. The alpine chalet is one of the twenty-two mountain restaurants in Bad Kleinkirchheim and will await you with a gala buffet dinner and an evening entertainment programme with the nighttime scenery of Bad Kleinkirchheim being a picturesque backdrop. The restaurant is operated by Hotel Pulverer, serving impressive local delicacies in an atmosphere that will take you back in time. When you finish your dinner, you can sneak out to the vantage point, breathe some fresh air and enjoy the impressive views. With an altitude of 2,001 meters, Kaiserburg restaurant truly does offer gourmet food at the highest level.

Bad Kleinkirchheim is a ski resort that can satisfy the needs of the most impassioned skiers, as well as those who enjoy the culinary side of days on the slope. The skiing range prides itself on numerous mountain huts, famous for their authentic Carinhtian cuisine. Almost all of the huts are usually sun-kissed, but it can be quite fogy in the valley, so the best way to enjoy beautiful views while eating excellent food is to visit one of the huts. Each has its own specialty, from homemade schnapps, different forms of Carinthian dumplings and the omni-present apple strudel. The Unterwirth hut also has no shortage of specialties and everything they put on the table comes from their home farm. They also serve “Kletznnudeln”, traditional Carinthian pastry from cinnamon dough, sugar and melted brown butter. To make the whole experience even more memorable and fun, you can embark on a snowshoe journey to the huts, getting you closer to the primal ways of moving on snow. Company name

Company name Contact person Location Company web site Best time of the year Number of participants Duration (in hours) Address

Contact person Location Company web site

Thermenwelt Hotel Pulverer hotel@pulverer.at Bad Kleinkirchheim www.pulverer.at

Best time of the year Number of participants Duration (in hours) Address

All year round Minimum: 10 Maximum: 300 4 hours Thermenstraße 4 , 9546 Bad Kleinkirchheim

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Bad Kleinkirchheim Region Marketing GmbH info@badkleinkirchheim.at +43 4240 8212 Bad Kleinhkircheim or in Carinthia www.badkleinkirchheim.com Winter (from December – March) Minimum: 5 Maximum: 20 5 – 7 hours Bad Kleinkirchheim Region Marketing GmbH, Dorfstraße 30, 9546 Bad Kleinkirchheim


Craft Brewery Workshop Beer revolution The most famous Carinthian craft brewery Loncium welcomes everyone eager to acquire knowledge of craft beers. You will learn about the history of the brewery, while its founders will show you the technology behind the production and birth of one of the oldest beverages in history – beer. Moreover, they will supply you with some “beerish” trivia. And, of course, you will also be able to taste the beer for yourself. The programme is the only option to, while being in a good company, gain diverse, useful, interesting and helpful information, signed with a combination of a professional and fun excursion into the World of beer.

Company name Contact person Location Company web site

Privatbrauerei Loncium bier@loncium.at +43 664 88941055 Kötschach-Mauthen www.loncium.at

Best time of the year Number of participants Duration (in hours) Address

All year round Minimum: 5 Maximum: 50 2 – 4 hours Biermanufaktur Loncium Mauthen 60, 9640 Kötschach-Mauthen

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Cultural Experiences


Eagle Show at Landskron Castle

Terra Mystica in Bad Bleiberg

Watching majestic birds fly right above your head

A multimedia adventure mine of superlatives

In a demonstration lasting about 45 minutes you get the chance to experience free-flying, majestic birds of prey in the up-current of the famous Landskron castle. After some breathtaking flights, the birds then return to the handler who is standing right in front of you, and which is when the behaviour and habits of these endangered species is explained in detail. Eagle shows take place two or three times a day during the summer months. Special demonstrations for groups are available with prior reservation. The primary aim of the eagle show is to let people have closer contact with birds of prey and owls, and to share some important facts about them. Having the opportunity to watching the birds swoop past your head, soar sky high and then immediately begin a fierce dive for the bait attached to a moving cable system is a truly exhilarating experience.

The mine tour into the mysterious, wondrous subterranean world begins with a 68m long miner’s slide, from which visitors then proceed on foot and ride on an authentic mining railway. Deep below ground, visitors are treated to a fascinating display of light and sound effects creating the illusion of water and smoke, and depicting the very creation of the earth itself, as well as the healing powers of nature. Throughout the mine there is a thermal tunnel climate of a constant temperature of 9 degrees Celsius that makes you breathe more easily. There is also the option of arranging a treasure hunt in which the adventurous treasure seekers, equipped with a flashlight, can find semi-precious stones that they can take home with them.

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Greifvogelwarte Landskron GmbH info@adlerarena.com Villach, Austria www.adlerarena.com

Contact person Location Company web site Best time of the year Number of participants Duration (in hours) Address

1 May – 29 October Minimum: Maximum: 700 pax 45 minutes Schloßbergweg 30 9523 Villach-Ossiacher See

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SBW Terra Mystica & Montana Schaubergwerks GmbH office@terra-mystica.at Region Villach, Austria www.terra-mystica.at All year round Minimum: 10 Maximum: 45 1.5 hours Bleiberg-Nötsch 91 9531 Bleiberg-Nötsch, Austria


Museum of Mushrooms

Bonsai Experience

Discovering the fascinating world of mushrooms

Europe’s oldest and biggest Bonsai centre

Carinthia’s weather conditions and soothing climate make it a paradise for mushroom lovers. The mushroom museum near Villach is the only one in Austria, unique due to its largest number of living exhibits. You can learn interesting facts and stories about the many different kinds of mushrooms, their habitat and even their use in the kitchen. It’s a perfect way to start discovering the fascinating world of this noble fungus and maybe even start checking some out in your home town when you get back. You can also enjoy the mysterious world of crystals by watching and listening to a presentation of light and sound. And just a few steps after this you also get an interesting insight into a primeval forest.

The Bonsai Centre in Seeboden by the famous Millstätter See has been mastering the craft of Japanese garden design since 1976 and is today one of the oldest bonsai centres in all of Europe. With 3,000 Bonsai examples found across the more than 15,000 m² of exhibition and garden space, the centre is also the biggest in Europe too. The Zen Buddhism gardens are laid out in classical Japanese style and help to keep the culture of Bonsai gardening alive. Many of the exhibits are more than 100-years old and they are all unique in both their quality and appearance. The goal of the centre is to share the timelessness of bonsai cultivation with the future generations that are increasingly forgetting that good things can take time and patience to fully grow.

Company name Contact person Location Company web site Best time of the year Number of participants Duration (in hours) Address

Pilz Museum info@pilzmuseum.at Treffen, Austria www.pilzmuseum.at

Company name Contact person Location Company web site Best time of the year Number of participants Duration (in hours) Address

12th May till 15th October 2017 Minimum: 5 Maximum: 50 1 – 2 hours Steinhauserweg 1 Treffen 9541, Austria

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Bonsaimuseum japan@bonsai.at Seeboden am Millstätter See www.bonsaimuseum.at All year round Minimum: 5 Maximum: 20 1 – 2 hours Bonsaiplatz 1 A-9871 Seeboden am Millstätter See


Affenberg – “Monkey Mountain”!

Stargazing on Gerlitzen Mountain

Just like in the jungle

A hotel with its very own observatory

Have you ever wished that zoo animals (non-dangerous ones, of course!) were uncaged to roam freely around you? Well, at the “Monkey Mountain” in Villach you are no longer just the observer looking into the cages – you are actually right in the middle of an enclosure of 160 Japanese macaques that are jumping around, swinging from the trees, diving into the water and even grabbing the caretaker by his trousers to be given their hard-earned cucumbers! The Affenberg is located at the foot of the famous medieval Landskron castle in northeastern Villach, just 15 minutes from the city centre. The monkey enclosure spreads across 4 hectares of space that has been adopted by the animals as their natural habitat.

Pacheiner observatory enjoys a breathtaking location on the Gerlitzen Moutain summit at an altitude of 1,900m and is considered to be the most modern and best equipped of any hotel in the country. This makes it a great place to enjoy stargazing at night or sun and nature observation during the day. Get a glimpse of the depths of the universe from the observation deck with a refractor telescope, the Celestron 80mm semiapochromatic lens.

Company name Contact person Location Company web site

Abenteuer Affenberg info@affenberg.com Villach, Austria www.affenberg.com

Best time of the year Number of participants Duration (in hours) Address

From: 1 April To: 1 November Minimum: 1 Maximum: 80 45 Minutes Schlossbergweg 18 9523 Landskron, Austria

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Alpinhotel Pacheiner info@pacheiner.at Region Villach, Austria www.pacheiner.at All year round Minimum: 10 Maximum: 40 1.5 hours Pölling 20, 9520 Gerlitzen Kärnten/Austria


The Citrus Garden

Fine Art In Kunsthaus Kollitsch

Austria’s First Organic Citrus Gardening

The whole spectrum of modern art

Situated at the picturesque Faaker See, the internationally renowned lemon garden is home to more than 250 citrus species from all over the world and the only garden of its kind in all of Austria. A tour of the garden provides visitors with many interesting facts and the tastings on offer show that lemons can be more than just a sour fruit. The greenhouse, covering an area of around 400m2, can be booked for a variety of celebrations that will add some Mediterranean flair to your event. Guests with special interests can register for presentations on history, botany, biodiversity, citrus plant care as well as tastings of garden products, including lemon iced tea, orange torte, lemon cake and marmalade.

At the beginning of 2014 Sigrun and Günther Kollitsch opened their new company headquarters, and in doing so they created not only a special place for their staff but also an appropriate setting with sufficient space for their personal sphere of interest – fine art. Based on this idea, the KUNSTHAUS: KOLLITSCH was founded, which enriches the office building with contemporary art and pursues the claim of combining work with art at a high level. The annually changing exhibitions include more than 100 exhibits by international artists and show contemporary works from the Kollitsch collection as well as loans. The Kollitsch collection is a private collection of contemporary art with an international perspective, and has been steadily built up over past years. Visitors who are interested in art will have the opportunity to view the exhibits during fixed opening times with no entrance fee, which is one of the beauties of this modern office building.

Company name Contact person Location Company web site

Blumen Michael Ceron +43 / 664 / 540 33 21 Faak am See, Austria www.zitrusgarten.com

Best time of the year Number of participants Duration (in hours) Address

All year round Minimum: 5 Maximum: 50 2 hours Blumenweg 3, 9583 Faak am See, Austria

Company name Contact person Location Company web site

KUNSTHAUS : KOLLITSCH GMBH kunsthaus@kollitsch.eu Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, Austria kunsthaus.kollitsch.eu

All year round (Mon – Fri 10am – 4:30pm), closed on holidays Number of participants Minimum: 1 Maximum: 50 Duration (in hours) 1.5 hours Address Deutenhofenstrasse 3, 9020 Klagenfurt Best time of the year

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Architectural beauties of Wörthersee

Horse Therapy at Dienstl Gut A Paradise For Both Horses And People

A harmonious blend of old and new

Dienstl Gut is one of the most modern horse riding centres in Carinthia, widely praised for its architecture, location, and contact with its natural environment. When someone who isn’t directly connected to equestrianism visits this magical place, he or she can immediately tell that horses have a very relaxing effect on people as well as the on the general atmosphere. The centre offers horse riding classes as well as teambuilding programmes where you can spend some time with the beautiful animals and learn new things from the passionate people that take care of them. The classes are carried out in smaller groups (2-4 riders) and are also perfect for organised congress groups.

With the inauguration of the K.u.K Monarchy’s southern Railway in 1864, many Vienese came to Carinthia and started to build magnificent villas in a type of architecture that radiates a very special charm from its harmonious integration into the surrounding landscape. These villas were mainly constructed for the summer season and were not inhabited throughout the rest of the year. They were designed to relate to the lake and nature with parks around the villas, boathouses and bathing houses directly on the lake. A new era of construction has begun and the new buildings are proving that they can co-exist in complete harmony with the historic lake architecture. Wörthersee Architektur created a comprehensive collection of the most eye-catching buildings around lake Wörthersee, together with a detailed map and information. So, why not take a drive around the lake, or better yet, rent a boat and experience the architecture up-close. Company name Contact person Location Company web site Best time of the year Number of participants Duration (in hours) Address

Panovision DI Heimo Kramer info@panovision.at Wörthersee, Austria www.woerthersee-architektur.at

Company name Contact person Location Company web site Best time of the year Number of participants Duration (in hours) Address

All year round Minimum: 2 Maximum: 20 3 hours Wienergasse 10/9, 9020 Klagenfurt

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Reitsportzentrum Dienstl Gut GmbH reservierung@dienstlgut.com Launsdorf, Austria www.dienstlgut.com All year round Minimum: 2 Maximum: 20 3 hours – 2 days Wiendorf 1, 9314 Launsdorf


A night in the Casino

Gurk power station

Perfect mix of gaming, high-end cuisine and entertainment for meetings

Green electricity Your group will find our more about the beginning of electricty generation. The place is wonderfull also as a special venue. This 110 year-old power plant serves both as a museum of technology as well as a modern power-generating facility. The Rain power station was hooked up to the power grid on February 2nd 1902. One of its first customers was then-mayor Julius Christof Neuner, in whose home the very first electric light in Klagenfurt would burn. Byt the end of this first year of operation, there were already 870 power customers with 12,000 light bulbs, 30 arc lamps, 94 electric irons and 61 engines. By 1911 there was sufficient capacity to electrify the city’s tram system, which until then had been drawn by horses. The Rain works was in fact the main supplier for Central Carinthia until 1923. Only in 1925 was the Forstsee power plant added to the power grid.

More than anything else the Casino Velden, in business since 1950, has brought the lake its reputation of being the ‘Austrian Monte Carlo’, very quickly consolidating the image of Velden as one of the most prestigious Austrian tourist destinations. A very nice congress product has developed within the casino industry, which is based on the 364 days offer of gaming and other entertainment events. You can organise an event in James Bond-style at Wörthersee and they can also bring the casino to your event at other locations with an offer that includes a variety of gaming options including roulette, blackjack, poker or the wheel of fortune. At Casino Velden you are guaranteed a superior service and the orderliness of one of the best Austrian casinos sitting at the junction of Austria, Slovenia and Italy.

Company name Contact person Location Company web site Best time of the year Number of participants Duration (in hours) Address

Casino Velden velden@casinos.at Velden, Austria www.casinos.at/en/velden All year round Minimum: 5 Maximum: 50 1 – 3 hours Am Corso 17, 9220 Velden, Austria

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Company name Contact person Location Company web site

Stadtwerke Klagenfurt AG marketing@stw.at +43 463 521 Poggersdorf www.stw.at

Best time of the year Duration (in hours) Address

All year round 2 – 4 hours St. Veiter Str. 31, 9020 Klagenfurt


Medieval Games

Nock Balance with Claudia Strobl

Enter the Middle Ages

Slalom Principle

Sommeregg is a medieval castle near Seeboden built in the 12th century by Witemarus von Sommeregg. Its history was marked by the Austrian–Hungarian War and its dungeons have been transformed into Europe’s biggest Torture Museum with more than 100 true-to-original exhibits. The castle is also famous for its medieval reenactments and your incentive group can be part of their very own authentic historical tournament. You can take part in teambuilding activities such as archery, fishing for schnapps tumblers, and target practice. After finishing the games, the party moves into the castle for a well-deserved knights’ dinner including medieval customs.

Claudia Strobl, an Austrian alpine skier has had nine successful seasons in the world cup between 1986 and 1994 and has numerous victories and podium wins under her belt. She has condensed her knowledge into a philosophy called the Slalom Principle, a unique motivational programme, where you will learn how to set goals and achieve them as a team. Claudia is a treasure trove of knowledge and experience, transferred to the business world in a practical and educational way, while keeping in mind the particapant’s personal growth and journey. The excersises at the workshops are simple and easily understandable, so you can incorporate them into your everyday life with ease. The programme can be a great addition to your incentive experience in Carinthia, or an inidvidual multi-day event for organised congress groups. Company name

Company name Contact person Location Company web site

Thermenwelt Hotel Pulverer hotel@pulverer.at Bad Kleinkirchheim www.pulverer.at

Best time of the year Number of participants Duration (in hours) Address

All year round Minimum: 25 Maximum: 150 3 – 4 hours near castle Sommeregg (Seeboden) Thermenstraße 4, 9546 Bad Kleinkirchheim

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Bad Kleinkirchheim Region Marketing GmbH info@badkleinkirchheim.at Bad Kleinhkircheim or in Carinthia www.badkleinkirchheim.com www.claudiastrobl.com All year round Minimum: 10 Maximum: 50 2 – 4 hours (or weekend programme 1 – 3 days) Bad Kleinkirchheim Region Marketing GmbH Dorfstraße 30, 9546 Bad Kleinkirchheim Tel.: +43 4240 8212


Nostalgic autobus

Nostalgia experience Rosental – Vintage steam train services and more…

Time capsule It truly is a privilege to have a vintage autobus ride while going around Carinthia’s countryside. The driver works hard on the wheel and gear stick, for the bus does not own a servo wheel. The vintage bus is perfect for special occasions, anniversaries, celebratory events, bringing back the memories, and for the true experience of the past. The trip starts at Historama, the largest private museum of engineering and traffic, located in the former nail factory in Ferlach. More than 500 displayed exhibits will certainly fascinate you. Additionally, you will be amazed by more than dozen buses that were built between 1949 and 1984, and span all the way from Steyr cabrios to the legendary Saurers.

Company name Contact person Location Company web site Best time of the year Number of participants Duration (in hours) Address

For the individual traveller The “Nostalgiebahnen in Kärnten”, a society of railway enthusiasts, was founded in 1990. With eight different themed work areas – ranging from trains over trams and busses and ending with ships – the association can now offer the most varied nostalgia experience on rail, road and water in Europe out of one hand. Please visit our web site for detailed information! Highlights are the “Rosental steam trains”, on the society-owned branch line between Weizelsdorf and Ferlach. These sevices are part of the unique “Nostalgia experience Rosental” – program. Your travel back in history starts at Weizelsdorf station. Buy your tickets at the ticket office and have a look at our steam-engine, ready to leave with the train at the platform. A whistle – and the train starts its journey through the lovely landscape of the Rosental. During the trip there is a special “foto-stop” at “Carnica”-halt. After arriving at Ferlach station approx. 45 minutes after departure from Weizelsdorf, you have the choice to board a vintage bus or tramway for the short ride to the Museum Historama (Museum for Technic and Transport) on the outskirts of Ferlach. The museum offers a wide range of Oldtimers, historic emergencycars, tramways and even ships. Or have a look at our “household”department to discover washing-machines from the 1930s. After the visit, our tramway or bus brings you back to Ferlach station, just in time to catch the return steam-train service to Weizelsdorf.

Nostalgiebahnen in Kärnten - Museum für Technik und Verkehr office@nostalgiebahn.at +43 664 53 01 933 Ferlach, Austria www.nostalgiebahn.at All year round Minimum: 5 Maximum: 25 2 hours Nostalgiebahnen in Kärnten Museum für Technik und Verkehr Leharstraße 76, 9020 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee

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For parties and groups, travel agencies Our vintage trains, busses, trams and ships are at your disposal for a special, unique day out. Use one of our Oldtimers to go to church at your wedding, celebrate a family reunion on board of one of our vessels at the Wörthersee or throw a surprise-party for your friends or loved ones…. There are so many reasons to visit the “Nostalgiebahnen in Kärnten”. For railway enthusiasts we offer special programs, trains or guided tours through our museum “HISTORAMA”. You organize a congress? Why not visit our company as a very special entertainment program? Call us or write us! We create a customized program according to your needs. For young people we offer tailor-made excursion-programs, telling the kids everything about the history and development of technic in the last 150 years. And if you are a group of pensioners – why not visiting us and telling us your own experiences with now old, but then modern objects? We love it to hear and learn from you! Company name Contact person Location Company web site

Nostalgiebahnen in Kärnten - Museum für Technik und Verkehr office@nostalgiebahn.at (Mr. Burkhard Hager) +43 664 53 01 933 Ferlach, Austria www.nostalgiebahn.at

April – Oktober and December (SantaSteam-Trains only) Number of participants Minimum: 5 Maximum: 340 Duration (in hours) 2 – 4 hours Address Nostalgiebahnen in Kärnten Museum für Technik und Verkehr Leharstraße 76, 9020 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee

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MOST SCENIC ALPINE ROADS For your next incentive or Car Launch

Whether you are a petrol head, car launch organizer or just looking for your next incentive idea, the Carinthia region in Austria is definetely worth paying a visit. It offers some of the most scenic and fascinating driving roads in the world, which also served as magnificent backdrops for many popular movies. Twisty bends between green mountain meadows, panoramic views of the Alps, healthy mountain air and roads to die for make it an unforgetable experience for both motorists and cyclists. Here is our pick of the “must drive” roads in Carinthia:

Tip: the bikers’ point on the Rosstratte and numerous car parks along the Villach Alpine Road offer the most varied views of the Dobratsch and its surroundings. More information on: www.villacher-alpenstrasse.at 3. THE NOCKALM ROAD Gentle Mountain Road with Numerous Attractions Inviting, unhurried and overwhelmingly beautiful: soft green mountain pastures, pink alpine rose in bloom, sparse larch forests, rustic cabins and easy hiking trails line the 35 kilometer Nockalm Road. The road located between Innerkrems in the north and Ebene Reichenau in the south is, without a doubt, one of the most varied and beautiful alpine roads you can experience by car, motorbike or bus. The panoramic road winds up and down between the “Nock’n” through 52 bends and numerous turns with gentle incline. Numerous free exhibitions can be discovered in the Nockalmhof Biosphere Park Center and hiking in the habitat of the treasured spike lavender plant is just as much fun as visiting the numerous alpine huts and mountain inns.

1. THE GROSSGLOCKNER HIGH ALPINE ROAD One of Austria’s Top 3 Destinations Amidst the Alps 48 kilometers long, 36 hairpin bends and an artistically plannedout route distinguish this beatiful scenic road in the Caritnhia region in Austria. The Grossglockner High Alpine Road is like an ornament of ribbons located between green mountain pastures, colourful flower meadows, rocky rubble, ice and show. It nestles up against hills, follows the course of the natural ground and fits the mountains like a glove. Located at the foot of Austria’s tallest mountain, the High Alpine Road takes you up as high as 2,571 meters above sea level. The end point is the Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe high above the Pasterze, the longest glacier in the Eastern Alps. Whooshing waterfalls, the shrill whistling of marmots and the howling wind in the summit regions create an unforgettable high alpine soundscape.

More information on: www.nockalmstrasse.at 4. THE GOLDECK PANORAMIC ROAD Fantastic View of the Southern Side of the Alps The Goldeck Panorama Road, with a length of 14.5 km runs from Zlan to “Seetal” Goldeck terminal parking area at an altitude of 1,895m. It offers the perfect mix of driving entertainment and hiking fun. The road leads to a viewpoint with a particularly beautiful panorama of the Millstatt Alpine Meadow and Lake Millstatt, the Nockbergs, the Gail Valley, Karawanken and the Drau Valley. It can also be the starting point of many walks, hut hikes and mountain tours.

Once the road has been laboriously cleared of snow in spring the Grossglockner High Alpine Road can be opened to traffic every year in late April/early May. Guests from all over the world experience the fascinating alpine world on a road that is accessible to everyone until late October/early November. More information can be found on www.grossglockner.at

More information on: www.goldeck-panoramastrasse.at

2. THE VILLACH ALPINE ROAD Spectacular Mountain Road up to the Dobratsch There is no doubt that the panoramic road up to the Villach Alp is one of the most beautiful in all of Austria. It offers fantastic views of the city of Villach, the Julian Alps and the prominent south-flank of the Dobratsch, the largest landslide region in the eastern Alps. The reward of conquering 1,200 altitude metres from Villach-Möltschach up to the Rosstratte car park at 1,732 m above sea level are sensational views of the karst summits in the neighbouring countries Slovenia and Italy. Look forward to 16.5 adventurous kilometres amidst Carinthia’s oldest preservation area while breathing healthy mountain air.

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TRIED AND TESTED: 24 HOURS IN CARINTHIA Time Machine in Carinthia 1 Night Incentive / 24 Incentive Hours in Carinthia

Overview: Carinthia is a supreme incentive destination full of surprises at every step. For example, even the enthusiasts for technology, engineering, and petrol fumes will get their share of delight. The technological and engineering museum in Ferlach is a hidden pearl that additionally offers to your team-building programme a sweet ride on one of the most scenic Alpine roads towards Dobrach. The excellent culinary tradition in Carinthia is, of course, less surprising. What is more surprising, however, is the fact that this time the oustanding culinary tasting will be accompanied by beer flavours, for the programme includes a visit to two first-rate craft breweries.

and croupiers! Treat your team to a glamorous night of gambling and game playing... 23:00 After-party or return to the hotel DAY 2: Alpine road driving experience 08.00 Breakfast at the Schlosshotel Velden 09:00 Driving Carinthia’s Most Scenic Roads Carinthia offers some of the most scenic and spellbinding driving roads in the world. One of the most famous roads is the Villach Alpine Road. The event begins with a one-hour driving class led by professional instructor with a racing background. We can create a driving experience that‘s right for your needs. 13:00 A Visit To The Schleppe Brewery Schleppe Event Hall in Klagenfurt is truly a boutique and special venue with rich brewing history and a unique setting for various kinds of events... The tour takes visitors through the brewery with an opportunity to try 4 sorts of refreshing beer and relax a little bit at the end of the tour. 16:00 Departure to the airport

1. Moments of Zen Driving Villach Alpine Road 2. Quality time Historama museum 3. Must see Pyramiden Kogel 4. Must do Nostalgic Bus trip 5. Our’s pick Loncium Brewery

Itinerary DAY 1: Time capsule 10:00 Arrival at the Ljubljana airport and transport to Carinthia 11:00 Arrival at the Historama 11:30 Time Machine at the Historama The trip starts at Historama, the largest private museum of engineering and traffic, located in the former nail factory in Ferlach. More than 500 displayed exhibits will certainly fascinate you. Additionally, you will be amazed by more than dozen buses that were built between 1949 and 1984, and span all the way from Steyr cabrios to the legendary Saurers. 13:00 Nostalgic Bus trip to the Pyramiden kogel It truly is a privilege to have a vintage autobus ride while going around Carinthia’s countryside. The driver works hard on the wheel and gear stick, for the bus does not own a servo wheel. 15:00 Beer Revolution at the Loncium Brewery The most famous Carinthian craft brewery Loncium welcomes everyone eager to acquire knowledge of craft beers. You will learn about the history of the brewery, while its founders will show you the technology behind the production and birth of one of the oldest beverages in history – beer. You will get a chance to experience a legendary beer-inspired menu and get acquainted with all the flavours from the Loncium beer portfolio. 20: 00 A night in the Casino Velden Gamble the night away with casino tables, fun money, chips

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Airport Jože Pučnik Ljubljana Falkensteiner Schlosshotel Velden Catering and Loncium Brewery Over 60 different incentive programmes can be incorporated into your Carinthian incentive experience


TRIED AND TESTED: 48 HOURS IN CARINTHIA Carinthia Incentives 2 Night Incentive / 48 Incentive Hours in Carinthia

Overview: FOODY HEAVEN IN CARINTHIA Carinthia’s first-class culinary story Carinthia is a refreshing culinary surprise fulfilling expectations of the most demanding and spoiled foodies through its rich offer and quality service. Fresh and local ingredients, that you can taste in one of the 12 exciting regions, is what Carinthia vouches for. Its cuisine is best described as a fusion of Alpine and Mediterranean kitchens. During your incentive programme, you will get familiar with regional delicacies and learn how to make your very own “Kärntner Nudel”, one of the most famous dishes in Carinthia. The programme incorporates six experiences through which you will explore the region of Carinthia, its innovative chefs, and;

Pfau distillery under the management of Valentin Latschen, helping it develop from a small “basement distillery “, located in the family inn, into a top distillery renowned all over Europe. 20:00 Dinner at Maria Loretto Schloss Maria Loretto Schloss is one of the most idyllic locations on the shores of lake Wörthersee, providing the perfect setting for a slow-food dinner. A memorable place to finish off your first culinary day with a cosy vibe. 23:00 Overnight stay at Seepark Hotel or any other hotel of your choice

1. Moments of Zen A visit to the Pyramidenkogl with magnificent views of Carinthia

DAY 2: Hiking and Wine tasting 08.00 Breakfast at hotel A typical hearty Austrian breakfast consists of authentic Carinthian products and you will surely get to know more about them as the day goes on. Breakfast will be a great way to gain some extra strength, so you can embark on a culinary journey up Gerlitzen Mountain. 09:00 A culinary hike up at Gerlitzen mountain The journey starts at the bottom cable car station that will take you to the start of the hike, where you can enjoy breath-taking scenery of the Gerlitzen mountain range. The 30 minute hike will take you to the first Alpine hut, called Pöllinger Hütte, where you can enjoy the traditional “Kärnter Kasnudle”. This will boost your power and energy levels for the next 45 to 60 minutes hike to the Almseehütte. There you will be able to try the juicy Alm Steaks before setting off for the next alpine hut, called Gipfelhaus, where different Strudle specialities are on offer. The Gelitzen experience is then completed by taking the chair lift back to the middle station, or if you fancy a bit more hiking you can also walk down yourself. 13:00 Carinthian caviar Shrouded in many myths, caviar is well known as a culinary ‘drug’. Each autumn the unique char caviar – which is now well known outside of Carinthia – is harvested. Using a specific process developed by the Sicher family, the caviar is preserved in a completely natural way. The “Sicher Carinthian Caviar” is, of course, offered in the Sicher restaurant, but is also featured as the “star of the menu” in many other highend restaurants both within and beyond Austria. 15:00 Wine tasting in Carinthia Believe it or not, Carinthia is well known for its wine production and quality wines. Most of the winemakers are united under the weinauskarnten.at consortium and will be happy to share with your incentive group information about the region’s terroir and characteristics of the different wines. The consortium brings together 25 passionate wine makers who carry on the Carinthian wine making tradition. 19:00 Cooking with innovative chefs in Carinthia

2. Quality time Carinthia’s cuisine isn’t just a food thing – it’s a way of life. 3. Must see You will learn everything you need to know about Karnten Laxn, Carinthia’s delicious salmon trout 4. Must do Learn how to make Kärntner Nudel 5. Our pick Carinthian Caviar

Itinerary DAY 1: Slow-food journey in Carinthia 09:00 Arrival at the Ljubljana airport and transfer to Carinthia 10:00 A visit to the Pyramidenkogl and a welcome drink 11:00 Herbal Worksop with Cristine Spazier Christine Spazier’s Kräuterspatz offers hands-on workshops that get you acquainted with the positive physical effects of the Carinthian herbs and spices. In the workshop, you will learn how to determine the plant’s origin, what benefits you can reap from it, when is the best time to plant it, and how you can best use it. 13:00 Transfer to restaurant Sonnleitner 13:30 Cooking class with Sissy Sonnleitner Sissy Sonnleitner is one of the most outstanding cooks in Austria. The whole group will take part in the seminar in the Sonnleitner restaurant. The cook seminar consists of modules with cool videos, amazing recipes, some theory, and a complete know-how and practical tips. 17:00 Schnaps experience After cooking and tasting delicious food in the Sonnleitner restaurant, a visit to the Pfau distillery in Klagenfurt will definitely be right up your alley. Time, patience, serenity, and maturity have all been the ingredients shaping the

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Carinthia prides itself on numerous young, award-winning, and innovative chefs. You will get a chance to meet chef Thomas Gruber, who will take you to culinary paradise through his workshop. His restaurant is located in a town called Pörtschach am Wörther See. 23:00 Overnight stay at Falkensteiner Schlosshotel Velden or at any other hotel of your choice DAY 3: Departures 09:00 Transfer to the airport or the possibility to prolong your stay in Falkensteiner Schlosshotel Velden’s wellness centre

Getting there: Airport Jože Pučnik Ljubljana Accommodation: Falkensteiner Schlosshotel Velden and Seepark Eat and drink: The entire programme is tied to first-class cuisine Gateways: Over 50 different incentive programmes can be incorporated into your Carinthian incentive experience

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SHARP SELECTION OF VERY SPECIAL VENUES

CASTLE HOCHOSTERWITZ In one of the most beautiful valleys of Carinthia rises, born from nature, a 150 meter high limestone rock that is visible from the surrounding mountains and hills. In a spectacular medieval castle, the restaurant atmosphere invites you to savor the Carinthian cuisine. In addition, they offer the opportunity, corporate events, incentives and much more to celebrate in a unique setting. www.burg-hochosterwitz.com

CITRUS GARDEN The Citrus Garden is one of Carinthia’s many pride and joys for so many different reasons - it can be a peaceful sanctuary for relaxation time, a creative place where great ideas can be shared and discussed, a place to seek refuge from the heat of summer, a delightful gastronomic experience or simply a new destination to be experienced and enjoyed. www.zitrusgarten.com

SCHLEPPE EVENT HALL Schleppe Event Hall in Klagenfurt is truly a boutique and special venue with rich brewing history and a unique setting for various kind of events, in sense of congresses and conference especially suitable for the after-party events, gala events and other corporative events. Regarded as the center, both of Carinthia’s brewing and distilling industries, with Pfau Distillery also joining their roof, it is becoming more and more famous for brewing craft beers. www.schleppe.at

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SCHLOSS MARIA LORETTO Just a short stroll from Seepark hotel and you‘ll find yourself in the midst of a fantastic event setting that looks like something from a film set. It is one of the most idyllic locations on the shores of lake Wörthersee, providing the perfect setting for a dinner, networking session or a private luxurious gathering. The castle can be rented as a whole for special events, including the castle gardens, or for a luxury dinner opportunity when you need to impress business partners. It is an upscale setting with a cozy vibe, reachable by foot, car or by boat. www.schloss-loretto.com

WÖRTHERSEE STADION The stadium is situated within the Sportpark Klagenfurt campus, close to Seepark hotel. Because of its size, they can offer numerous possibilities for groups of 5 up to 1,000 people, depending on the clients wishes. Besides the stadion itself, they offer an additional 7 conference rooms, sports facilities for leisure and a large room that can be transformed into a dining area. And if that’s not enough you can always invite some business or leisure partners to a VIP lounge, where you can enjoy watching a game in detached luxury from the thousands of other spectators. www.sportpark-klagenfurt.at

CASINO VELDEN Casino Velden stands for one of the prime city locations in Velden for meetings and events. With a conference room and entertainment area within the same space, it offers oodles of possibilities for business and networking. Some of the highprofile congresses choose this location specifically because of its position, history, gourmand cuisine and the variety of options they can offer. www.casinos.at/de/velden

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PYRAMIDENKOGEL Pyramidenkogel is a 100-metre high wooden viewing tower, the highest such wooden tower in the world, making it a unique tourist attraction. The location offers quite a few options to organise an interesting incentive or teambuilding event, from an adventure slide to coffee drinking in a panoramic restaurant. The ascent to the top is itself a unique experience and is absolutely worth it once you get the beautiful views of the Wörthersee and its surroundings. www.pyramidenkogel.info

KUNSTHAUS : KOLLITSCH The KUNSTHAUS : KOLLITSCH was founded in 2014 at the site of the Kollitsch Group’s new company headquarters and has been seeking to combine work with art at the highest level ever since. Modern art by innovative young aa well as established artists is presented on an annual cycle in the setting of this historic renovated office building. There is a large events room available as well as six rooms of different size which enable different kinds of events. kunsthaus.kollitsch.eu

FINKENSTEIN CASTLE ARENA The Finkenstein Castle Arena (open air) provides space for 1,150 people and is an attractive venue for concerts, comedy, presentations and events. To ensure events don’t get cancelled or postponed because of bad weather, a music and event hall with excellent acoustics at the foot of the castle is also available.

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LANDSKRON When you need to blow off some steam there is nothing better then visiting the Landskron hill, a place where you can completely relax and let your mind wander. Landskron hill is the home of the macaque monkey and where you will be able to feed them while they run freely inside their monkey resort. On top of that, you will have the chance to watch a magnificent show of predatory birds circling freely around the famous Landskron Castle, all taking place within a backdrop of amazing views. It will make an impression guaranteed to stay with you for some time.

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