With traditional spa town vibes and heaps of natural beauty on your doorstep, there’s lots to love about holidays to Millstatt.

A lakeside looker

Nobility put Millsatt on the map in the 19th century when they visited for the spas and fresh mountain air. There’s a more down-to-earth vibe today, though the lavish waterfront villas still give the place high-end looks. And you can keep the tradition of wellness going too by popping into the Millstatt Bathhouse.

Scenery to shout about

Step out on the Millstätter Alpe summit and get camera-clicking as you stroll the mountain paths – and afterwards, call in at the Alexanderhütte mountain restaurant for cake and coffee. Or for a more leisurely way to see the sights, sit back on boat trip and get snapping as you cruise around the lake.

Switch things up in Seeboden

A 10-minute bus ride from Millstatt is the other main spot on the lake, Seeboden. Dotted with leafy parks that stretch down to the water’s edge, it’s the spot if you like somewhere with a more laid-back feel. And sticking with the green theme, don’t miss the Bosnai Museum – it’s packed with over 3,000 pint-sized trees, and has tinkling fountains dotted around to make things feel extra zen.

Medieval Millstatt

Get a glimpse of the past in Millstatt’s 10th-century monastery, which has colourful frescoes of animals, saints and bible scenes that date back over 1,000 years. Or to see a different side of life in Medieval times, visit Sommeregg Castle near Seeboden to learn about crime and punishment during Middle Ages down in the dungeons.

At a Glance

  • Tuck into fresh lake fish at a restaurant
  • Find some holiday zen at the Millstatt Bathhouse
  • Get a glimpse of the past in an age-old church