For the best camping holiday, Austria is the place!

Sparkling lakes, soaring mountain scenery and a campground with everything you need to enjoy your camping holiday. Austria’s sunny southern province of Carinthia has over 100 campsites offering 16,000 pitches so you can see that camping holidays are popular here!

You will also find a high level of comfort, great facilities and a wonderful sense of well-being at Carinthian campgrounds. Some even have their own spa area! That means that everyone can find a favourite place, regardless of whether they are looking for a campsite beside a bathing lake, in the foothills of the Austrian Alps, on a romantic riverbank, or on a farm. If you don’t want to travel with your own camping equipment or caravan, many Austria camping sites have accommodation options such as high quality mobile homes (static caravans), fully equipped caravans and holiday chalets. Take a look at Strandcamping Gruber at Lake Faak, Seecamping Hoffmann and Seecamping Berghof at Lake Ossiach and Camping Breznik at Lake Turner.

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There’s never a dull moment when you go camping in Carinthia. Have you ever been on a holiday where you watched a medieval castle being built? Ever gone for a walk through a giant maze, or listened to the wild roar of a waterfall? The Tscheppaschlucht family park in Ferlach with its forest adventure park, the Aqua Trail and the rock maze at Nassfeld, the Monkey Mountain, where you can even see monkeys swim and dive, the Energy Adventure Trail Dragon Mile in the Lieser-Maltatal Valley region and the Walderlebniswelt forest adventure park at Lake Klopeiner See are popular attractions for the entire family.

Don’t forget the Kärnten Card – the key to adventure, fun and lots of savings. It opens the door to more than 100 destinations in Carinthia, and you can return to your favourite attractions on as many days as you like. www.kaerntencard.at  

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Dream-come-true camping: Austrian lakes campsites

Swimming and water sports in a warm, drinking water quality lake while camping...Austrian lakes campsites are truly idyllic. Here are a few special lakeside campgrounds we have picked out:

Camping Rosental Rož

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Camping Rosental Rož is a spacious campground in Sankt Margareten in the beautiful Rosental valley, right beside its own recreational lake. There is a mix of sunshine and shade across the site and you can also hire holiday cottages and mobile homes. 

The facilities are excellent and include a playground and sports ground, as well as the pizzeria, snack bar and restaurant – it’s time for a holiday from cooking! The hosts run guided hikes and excursions.

Camping Rosental Rož

Strandcamping Anderwald GmbH Faak am See

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Strandcamping Anderwald Basecamp

On the shore of Lake Faak, Camping Anderwald is surrounded by the stunning scenery of the Karawank Mountains. Faaker See is incredibly clear and also the warmest lake in Carinthia so don’t forget your swimming costume.

This is a spacious and relaxed campground that welcomes guests to take time out and recharge amidst pristine nature.

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Camping Ilsenhof am Turnersee

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There are two family-friendly campsites by Lake Turner, Ilsenhof and Panoramacamping, only a few minutes’ walk away from each other. They both have sunny and shady pitches on a southern slope, and of course panoramic views of the lake.

Excellent camping facilities, wide lawns, tennis courts, a wind-surfing school and horse riding are all available for campers. For the smaller children there are pony rides!

Camping Ilsenhof am Turnersee

Terassencamping Ronacher

Camping Ronacher

Lake Weissen is a stunning alpine lake with drinking water quality and on the unspoilt eastern shore you will find the Terassencamping Ronacher. At this well-maintained campground in a quiet location, you can get away from the stresses of everyday life and be refreshed by beautiful nature.

There is a restaurant serving traditional Carinthian food so you don’t have to cook on your camping holiday in Austria.

Terassencamping Ronacher

Camping Brückler Nord am Keutschacher See

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Strandcamping Brückler Nord is beside Lake Keutschach and has the serene atmosphere of a small, family-friendly campground. There is a pebbly beach, a swimming area, and a mix of sunny and shady pitches. Modern camping facilities and holiday cottages are available, as well as an on-site snack bar and fresh bread deliveries. The campsite offers guided walks and other excursions. 

Camping Brückler Nord am Keutschacher See

Can you imagine yourself at one of these sites camping? Austrian lakes are so beautiful and a summer camping holiday here is a tonic for body and soul.

Mountain holiday camping: Austrian Alps campsites

Hiking or skiing, summer or winter, choose camping Austrian Alps to find yourself at the heart of the most beautiful natural environment you can imagine. We’ve picked out some amazing Austria camping sites in the mountains for you...

Nationalpark Camping Grossglockner

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Nationalpark Camping Grossglockner is in Heiligenblut, an outdoors adventure hub in the Hohe Tauern National Park. Right beside a small river, this shady campsite has awe-inspiring views of Austria’s highest mountain, the Grossglockner.

Hiking, skiing, biking and more are all right on the doorstep.

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Camping Alpenfreude

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This is a family-run campsite in the Dobratsch Nature Park, with stunning views of the Karawanken range and the surrounding mountain landscape. It is quiet and away from busy roads with a lot of space and good facilities.

There is a small shop or, if you want to take a break from camp cooking, relax on the terrace of the restaurant and enjoy Carinthian treats. Kids love the heated adventure pool area with its water slide and toddler pool.

Camping Alpenfreude

Camping Bergfriede

Campsite Bergfriede is a boutique campground in Steinfeld. It is well laid out so everyone has space and you can choose a shady pitch. There are hiking trails and cycle routes on the doorstep.

This is a quiet, peaceful campsite for people who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Camping Bergfriede

Hochoben Camp

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Haupthaus & Restaurant HOCHoben Camping

Located at over 1,200m above sea level, the HOCHoben campsite is something special in the heart of the Hohe Tauern National Park. This is one of Europe’s most impressive hiking regions so push your limits in the beautiful outdoors.

You can even ski on a glacier in the middle of summer! Experience the peace and strength of the mountains on your camping holiday in Austria. 

Hochoben Camp

Camping Berggruss im Drautal

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The beautiful Campsite Berggruss is in the Drautal mountain area, in a woodland setting beside a stream. Here campers can find space and freedom to enjoy the pristine natural environment, as well as challenge themselves on sporty cycle routes and hiking trails.

It’s a quiet campsite with an outdoor swimming pool, a snack bar and a communal barbecue area.

Camping Berggruss im Drautal

Alpencamp Kötschach-Mauthen

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The Alpencamp has been welcoming visitors since the early 1960s and the warm family welcome is still strong today. This is a very well-equipped campsite in the “high altitude health resort” of Kötschach-Mauthen. Bikers will find themselves in paradise here, with many mountain bike tours and also the R3 Carnic cycle path passing nearby.

Have a family adventure climbing or whitewater rafting and enjoy the beauty of the Carnic Alps and the Gailtal region.

Alpencamp Kötschach-Mauthen

Campingplatz Alpenferienpark Reisach

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The Alpenferienpark Reisach is in the beautiful Gailtal Alps, at 800m above sea level, on the southern slopes of the Reisskofel (the highest mountain in this area). It is a quiet location with plenty of space, a peaceful atmosphere, and excellent facilities. Enjoy the sunny weather of Carinthia while you watch your children have fun in the playground. You will also find plenty of outdoors adventures in the vicinity, with via ferratas, bike rides, mountain lifts and lake tours.

Campingplatz Alpenferienpark Reisach

Discover Carinthia’s many wonderful camping areas and campsites offering a warm southern welcome in the Austrian Alps!

The best family camping: Austria has it all!

Discovering magical places, sweeping through meadows and forests, appreciating great treasures in the small things, as only children can. All of us can associate distinctive flavours from our childhoods and special unforgettable aromas that take us back – to the great adventure that was life. Be a kid again for the length of an entire holiday. In Carinthia, the land of mountains and lakes, you’ll find truly idyllic family camping. Austria will bring back childhood memories at every turn.

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Enjoy the incomparable freedom and ease of childhood days at Carinthia’s campgrounds. You can also take it for granted that there will be a fun holiday programme for children and many opportunities to make new friends at Austria camping sites.

Top campsites for family camping

Austria camping sites are some of the best in the world when it comes to facilities and activities for families, and the southern province of Carinthia is a true paradise for family camping. Here are some of our favourite tips for Austria family camping sites...

Terrassen Camping Ossiacher See

Terrassen Camping Ossiacher See has an extensive beach area and 12 hectares of beautiful green camping pitches with plenty of trees. In fact, it looks more like a nature park!

Terrassen Camping Ossiacher See

Burgstaller camping

The Burgstaller camping park is another ideal campsite for children and only 100 meters from the east bank of Lake Millstatt. Kids love the playground on the jetty!

Burgstaller camping

Poglitsch campsite

Free canoe hire, private fishing and a busy entertainment programme make the Poglitsch campsite fun for children of all ages beside Lake Faak. It even has a soundproof disco!

Poglitsch campsite

There are so many family-friendly campsites in Carinthia. Look forward to wonderful summer days camping with your kids.

Family camping Austria: things to do with kids

With sparkling bathing lakes, endless flower-filled meadows, children’s playgrounds and pure freedom, camping with children in Carinthia is a special experience for the whole family. All amidst the most picturesque mountain and lake landscape.

In the sunny south of Austria, you can look forward to warm summer days of water sports and water fun. The mild climate means the lakes often reach water temperatures of up to 27 degrees in summer. Splash around in the shallows or swim out to the diving platform, have fun on the inflatables course, or zip down the waterslide. There is so much watery fun to be had on Lake Wörthersee, Lake Millstatt, Lake Ossiach or Lake Faak.

Visit the Affenberg Landskron to see 150 Japanese macaques living in beautiful surroundings or the famous Happ reptile zoo in Klagenfurt. The Rosegg zoo is another tip for young animal lovers – they can cuddle dwarf rabbits and pet mini pigs. Your children's eyes will light up at the Klopeiner See forest adventure world or the medieval fortress of Hochosterwitz Castle, which is straight out of a fairytale. Ascend the world’s highest wooden viewing tower for 360-degree views at the Pyramidenkogel.

Alongside all the fun activities you would expect from a camping holiday by the lake or in the mountains, Carinthia offers some more unique activities. Try llama trekking, via ferrata, canyoning, or a Segway tour. Find out all about mining the beautiful red garnet stone at Radenthein, where you can even hack your own stones our of the mountainside. Or whizz down over a mile of mountainside on the Nocky Flitzer alpine coaster at Turracher Hohe.  

You don’t need to worry about the odd rainy day while family camping in Austria. Soak in the hot thermal pools of Kärnten Therme in Villach or in Bad Kleinkirchheim. There are also indoor climbing walls and trampoline parks, and fascinating museums in Klagenfurt and Villach – how about the Museum of Mushrooms?

All this to discover and more on family camping holidays in Carinthia - the natural paradise for family camping! Austria also invites you with the Kärnten Card, your ticket to over 100 fantastic excursions and activities in Carinthia.

Camping with dogs: Austria’s dog-friendly campsites

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Many Austrian campsites are dog-friendly, making it easy for the whole family to enjoy a camping holiday. Austria also has plenty of dog-friendly hiking trails, which often set off directly from the campsite.

Or take a bike tour with a rental trailer. Your four-legged friend is welcome here in Carinthia. Of course, dog owners are expected to be responsible, keeping dogs on a leash when required and cleaning up after them.

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