Top 10 Things to do in Sankt Georgen am Langsee, Austria

January 21, 2018 Merry Kessler

Discover the best top things to do in Sankt Georgen am Langsee, Austria including Hochosterwitz Castle (Burg Hochosterwitz), Stift Sankt Georgen am Langsee, Stadtpfarrkirche St. Veit, Archeological Park Magdalensberg, Wild Herbs Garden Haimburger, Auer von Welsbach Museum, Dom zu Gurk, Goldeck-Panoramastrasse, Der Abenteuer Wasser Weg, Pfarre Maria Saal.
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1. Hochosterwitz Castle (Burg Hochosterwitz)

Hochosterwitz 1, Launsdorf, Austria +43 4213 2020
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4.5 based on 256 reviews

Hochosterwitz Castle (Burg Hochosterwitz)

Reviewed By laszlovad - Budapest, Hungary

Loved:
- Amazing view from the castle.
- The whole place is maintained in its original form. You can walk the paths and be in the rooms that once belonged to the ruling family and their subjects.
- Lovely tavern inside the castle's inner courtyard.
- Has a serious Game of Thrones vibe. :)

Could be improved:
- Not much to do inside the castle once you climbed the rock and its 14 gates. Don't expect a historical show or exciting exhibit.
- The lift didn't work when we visited. Plan for an hour-long climb and wear comfortable shoes if you want to reach the top.

2. Stift Sankt Georgen am Langsee

Schlossallee 6, Sankt Georgen am Langsee 9313, Austria +43 4213 2046
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

Stift Sankt Georgen am Langsee

Reviewed By betrome - Klagenfurt

The monastery "Stift St.Georgen am Längsee" is located in an elevated position with wonderful view of the lake Längsee. You have, especially in the resaurant a great view especially in the Klagenfurt basin and the Karawanken. The food is great, we had buffet, great selection, very good quality, also the staff is very friendly. The courthouse of the monastery is also beautiful, everything has been carefully renovated. I also found the rooms great, everything in Swiss stone pine - Zirbenholtz, unique I found that the old walls and floors were left, there was even a "small rise" high in the bathroom, such details are unique. But it is all brand new prepared, no muff, no mold, it gorgeous and cautiously to the new standard, the entire decor is from Swiss stone pine, and, if need, also a flat-screen TV and WLAN are there ....

3. Stadtpfarrkirche St. Veit

Kirchplatz 1, Sankt Veit an der Glan 9300, Austria +43 4212 2287
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4.5 based on 10 reviews

Stadtpfarrkirche St. Veit

Reviewed By dreamyviajero - Treviso, Italy

La chiesa parrocchiale della ridente cittadina di St. Veit an der Glan può essere di qualche interesse per il turista. Da notare alcuni altari barocchi.

4. Archeological Park Magdalensberg

Magdalensberg 15, Pischeldorf 9064, Austria +43 4224 2255
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4 based on 16 reviews

Archeological Park Magdalensberg

Reviewed By geo3 - Calgary

This archeological park documents the lifestyle and architecture of a Roman settlement of almost 2000 years ago. It includes some areas that have been excated, a few restorations to show what the settlement would have looked like and some exhibits of artifacts from the excavations at the site. The exhibits are well-presented, although most explanation is only in German.
The drive up here is one of the interesting parts of the experience. The park is set on the side of a small mountain. Why did the Romans build a town here? I didn't find out that answer to the question. In any case the drive up is scenic, on a small road that is quite winding but safe.
(It's worthwhile afterward continuing the short distance right up to the top of the mountain, to the Gipfelhaus, for an even more spectacular view).
Finding this place using maps would be difficult, but GPS found it very easily using an entry of 'archeological park Magdalensberg'.
While this park was interesting, it's probably not worth a special trip, On the other hand, it's just a short distance away from Burg Hochosterwitz, so if you are going to see the castle anyway this makes a nice addtiional place to visit.
As mentioned, most of the signs are in German only. However, an English guidebook is available in the entrance office. The person on staff there speaks excellent English.

5. Wild Herbs Garden Haimburger

Magdalenenweg 1, Brueckl 9371, Austria +43 664 4519295
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5 based on 19 reviews

Wild Herbs Garden Haimburger

I offer guided culinary herbal walks. If you have around three hours to spare, why not come and explore Mother Nature`s treasures and surrender to the magic of wild herbs! The Wild Herbs Garden is a haven of tranquillity and strength, a place where you can re-energise and take a break from every-day life. Under my expert and caring guidance you will experience and learn how ecologically cultivated herbs and ther products are grown, cared for, harvested and processed. You also have the opportunity to purchase a variety of special tea blends, rose petal sugar, herb salt and plenty of other natural delicacies.

6. Auer von Welsbach Museum

Burgstrasse 8, Althofen 9330, Austria +43 4262 4335
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4.5 based on 12 reviews

Auer von Welsbach Museum

Reviewed By mario353535 - Wels, Austria

Im auf eine lange Geschichte zurück blickenden Ort Althofen ist das Auer von Welsbach Museum sicher einen Besuch wert! Bewundernd sieht man die verschiedenen Zeugnisse eines Universal-Genies, der nicht nur den Glüh-Strumpf für Gaslaternen erfunden hat, sondern auch botanisch tätig war, die Metall-Glühfaden-Birne entwickelte, 4 Elemente ´entdeckte´, Zündstein-Feuerzeuge entwickelte oder seine Experimentier-Glaskolben u.ä. selber ´geblasen´ hat. Und das alles vermarktete er auch erfolgreich und errichtete z.B. das Werk im nahen Treibach samt (damals) außergewöhnlichem Elektrizitätswerk. Wer von sich selber glaubt, besonders "gut" zu sein, der kann diesen Glauben hier relativieren.

7. Dom zu Gurk

Domplatz 11, Gurk 9342, Austria +43 4266 8236
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4.5 based on 38 reviews

Dom zu Gurk

Reviewed By Etmo89 - Geneva, Switzerland

We learned about the Gurk after Reading about it on various websites and if you are touring the region around Klagenfurt, then this is definitely worth a visit. Gurk is set in a beautiful valley, seemingly undisturbed by the outside world. The exterior of the Cathedral and abbey is really nothing special. However, once inside the Cathedral, it is a different world. It is filled with art from the 12th and 13th century and the altar is something to be seen. As one website states: 'The Baroque high altar (1626-38) is a sight to behold, adorned with 72 statues and 82 faces of angels.' We also learned about St. Hemma and her life since she is buried there. The best part of our visit was a short tour ( cost of tour was not expensive at all) we took to see the Bishops' Chapel. It is a hidden gem and is filled with exceptionally well preserved frescoes from the 12th and 13th century. We were with our tour guide who described the entire history of the Cathedral, its link with Salzburg, Hemma and what happened over the ages. It was amazing just to see this chapel alone without any large tour group.

8. Goldeck-Panoramastrasse

Passstrasse, Zlan, Austria
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3 based on 8 reviews

Goldeck-Panoramastrasse

Reviewed By Joana P

I don't understand why people need to pay 14 eur to drive through the Goldeckstrasse. Is the road not a public one? First, it doesn't look like the area need any kind of maintenance, second, there is no visible investment in security, facilities or whatsoever. A hike on the top of the road should be free, in my opinion.

9. Der Abenteuer Wasser Weg

Hauptplatz 9, Liebenfels 9556, Austria
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4 based on 6 reviews

Der Abenteuer Wasser Weg

Reviewed By DAG4 - Tel Aviv, Israel

We traveled an hour to reach the site. Unfortunately, the road to this attraction was closed with no sign for alternative way and with no indication on their web site on that problem. We spend more than an hour to find bypass to reach the site, without success, and it was very frustrating.

10. Pfarre Maria Saal

Domplatz 1, Maria Saal 9063, Austria +43 4223 2254
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4.5 based on 13 reviews

Pfarre Maria Saal

Reviewed By Austriacus - Steiermark

When the village of Maria Saal is approached from the south its massive parish church can be seen already from a large distance due to its prominent position on a hilltop. Because of the brownish color of its façade this church may not be very impressive from the outside. Nonetheless, it contains notable reliefs and tombstones. Its interior with its late gothic net and stellar vaults, its very old frescoes and its baroque high altar is a real gem. Visiting the dome of Maria Saal is highly recommended to anybody who travels in the area of Klagenfurt. The nearby open-air museum also merits a visit.

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