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Obervellach in Carinthia Castle Trabuschgen in Obervellach Golden Chain of mountains Hohe Tauern

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Obervellach – the Entry to National Park Hohe Tauern

The market town of Obervellach, 104 square kilometers in size and home of 2500 inhabitants, is located in the Upper Carinthian district of Spittal an der Drau.

The town lies – being a gateway to the Hohe Tauern National Park – amid the Central Alps, surrounded by a wonderful high mountain scenery.

After the end of the era of mining, to which Obervellach owes its rich historic building heritage on the main square as well as the parish church and Trabuschgen castle, the town was discovered by alpinists and recreation seekers in the second half of the 19th century. The age of tourism began. Difficult summits were climbed, pathways improved, lodges were built and gorges were developed.

Modern infrastructural measures were set, beginning with the Tauern railway, praised as a technical masterpiece at the beginning of the 20th century. The importance of the region as a recreational area was consolidated.

Thus, Obervellach is a wonderful place to spend your holidays, not only due to its natural and cultural beauty, but also as an ideal starting point to discover the mountains of Upper Carinthia.

Modern Living in an Old Structure

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