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Experience the very best Austrian hospitality at the lakeside Hotel Karnerhof in Carinthia On a gentle slope overlooking the crystal clear water of Austria’s fifth largest lake, the Lake Faak, lies the Hotel Karnerhof. The family owned four-star hotel is a holiday retreat for families as well as those searching for wellness and rest in a beautiful Alpine landscape. TEXT: JESSICA HOLZHAUSEN | PHOTOS: HOTEL KARNERHOF
Surrounded by about 100,000 square metres of meadows and gardens the hotel guests not only benefit from everything the Austrian Alps have to offer but also from a mild climate. “Lake Faak is Austria’s southernmost Alpine lake, close to the Italian and Slovenian borders and offers a hint of the Mediterranean,” explains Ursula Melcher. “We want to give our guests the chance to let the burdens of everyday life slip away and to unwind in our exclusive lakeside ambience.” The owner family and their dedicated team strive to make every holiday a perfect one.
ments, Hotel Karnerhof is an oasis of pampering and relaxation,”says the owner. While taking a dip in the lake or swimming in the heated outdoor pool hotel guests will be able to enjoy the hotel’s oneof-a-kind location: A breathtakingly beautiful view over the turquoise blue lake and the impressive Karawanken mountain range.“My special highlight is the lakeside sauna in our rustic boathouse from which guests can directly jump into the lake to cool down,” says Ursula Melcher. A 250metre lakeshore beach is reserved exclusively for hotel guests.
A spa and wellness area on the lake’s shore The large spa and wellness area does its part: It includes several different saunas, a steam bath, a fitness room and more.“With a wide range of beauty and massage treat-
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Outdoor activities for sport enthusiast and families alike Staying at the hotel will never become boring given the many activities the region has
to offer. Whether along the Nordic walking path around the lake or further up into the mountains: Hiking enthusiasts will find plenty of possibilities. From guided canoe tours to a treetop canopy tour or water sports such as sailing or windsurfing – tourists will find a wide choice of activities around the lake. This is why the Hotel Karnerhof is an ideal place for family holidays. There are also options for tennis or yoga and attractive golf courses are nearby. www.karnerhof.com
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