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The Gailtal looks forward to your visit

Hiking, mountain biking, swimming, unwinding or getting active - you can do it all in the wonderful Gailtal valley in Carinthia. Just half an hour's drive from the borders with Slovenia and Italy, Haus Lenz is an ideal starting point for trips to Villach, Klagenfurt, Ljubljana, Trieste or Venice.

Our holiday flat is located in Dellach (Slovenian name: Dole) near Egg in the municipality of Hermagor. Dellach is an extremely popular place name in Carinthia. "Our" Dellach, with its less than 100 inhabitants, is something you are unlikely to find when searching the internet, which is why we have marked it for you on Google Maps. Dellach is a small and very tranquil village. Haus Lenz is situated on a hill right next to the "St Egidius" branch church. The access road is a dead end. You will enjoy your holiday undisturbed by through traffic
 

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Hiking & discovering

Hiking, mountain biking, swimming, unwinding or getting active - you can do it all in the wonderful Gailtal valley in Carinthia. Just half an hour's drive from the borders with Slovenia and Italy, Haus Lenz is an ideal starting point. Experience a fascinating mix of Austria and Italy while hiking in the Nassfeld-Pressegger See region.

The "Hike World" stretches from the Carnic Alps to the Gailtal and Julian Alps and offers an impressive variety with Alpine freshness and Mediterranean charm. Follow in the footsteps of ancient times on themed trails to discover geological wonders and enjoy breathtaking panoramas on mountain hikes to historic alpine pastures or peaks. In this region of mountains and lakes, the hiking fun is limitless.

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Hiking in the Gailtal

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In water

The main attraction in the summer months is Lake Pressegger See, along with the various mountains and Alpine pastures in the Gailtal valley. You can reach the shores of the lake from Dellach by car in under 10 minutes. There are numerous catering establishments around the lake, including the various lidos. In winter, especially in January and February, the lake is usually frozen over and is used as a huge ice-skating rink (free admission!).

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Swimming in the Gailtal

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Experience culture

The nearest larger town is the district town of Hermagor, which can be reached by car in less than a quarter of an hour. Of the approximately 7,500 inhabitants of the entire municipality, around 1,500 live in Hermagor itself. Nevertheless, the town, which as the seat of the district administration is of great importance for the entire region, offers several supermarkets, numerous restaurants and pubs, a small but fine pedestrian zone as well as retail shops, doctors and a hospital, DIY stores and car repair shops. In the summer months, markets and festivals take place in Hermagor almost every weekend, including the "Speckfest", which is known far beyond the region's borders. Hermagor is a town that lives largely from tourism and administration. Although there are also a few industrial employers, the majority of people in Hermagor are employed in traditional trades or in the service sector.

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Culture & cuisine

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In the snow

The "Nassfeld" ski area, also known as the "Carnic ski region", is very well known throughout the region. Several hundred thousand skiers from all over Europe visit the family-friendly ski resort every season. Some hotels have adapted to this onslaught and cater for Alpine mass tourism - with all the advantages and disadvantages that this entails. From Ferienhaus Lenz, it takes around 25 minutes by car to reach the valley station of the ski area, so you are close enough to enjoy skiing every day and can still relax in the evening away from the commercialised après-ski hustle and bustle.

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