Located south of the Alps, the climate and way of life open up to the Mediterranean. The famous Carinthian lakes with drinking water quality invite bathing enthusiasts. The hiking fanatics get to have plenty of opportunities and adventures as well offered by the mountains in the upper Carinthia. Carinthia is located in the middle of the Alpe-Adria region and has always been a popular holiday destination. Carinthia owes its location to its Mediterranean climate and the above average number of hours of sunshine.