Rothenthurn in the Drau Valley of Austria
Castle Rothenthurn Drau Valley Carinthia Austria Bed and Breakfast B&B Apartments Lodgings Accommodations
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Hosts: Maria and Georg Baron Pereira-Arnstein
Address: Castello Rothenthurn, Schloss Rothenthurn, A-9701 Rothenthurn, Austria
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Telephone: 0043 (0) 4767 297
Fax: 0043 (0) 4767 297
Activities/Attractions: Carinthia is the southernmost Austrian state, situated within the Eastern Alps. It is chiefly famous for its mountains and lakes. The province borders Slovenia and Italy and is called Kärnten in German, this is one region visitors should make time to explore.
If you like hiking or watersports or just lazing in the sun, Carinthia's beautiful countryside - gentle hills and steep mountains scattered with idyllic lakes - makes it a wonderful area to explore during the warmer months; it's also an ideal stopping point if you're heading south to Italy.
From Rothenthurn it takes only a few minutes by car to reach the beautiful Millstaetter Lake or the pleasant town of Spittal. There is easy access to the hiking and skiing region of the Goldeck Mountains.
The lush mountain valleys and the well tended farmlands in Carinthia provide for rich savoury dishes. The physical energy needed to work the fields was traditionally fuelled by such delights as Ritschert (a casserole made of barley), Käsekrustelsuppe (cheese soup), Erdäpfelsterz (fried mashed potatoes), or Frigga (dried bacon, polenta and cheese).
Carinthia was a Roman possession, until it became an independent duchy in 976. The Habsburg family took control of the area in the 13th century, and it became an Austrian crown territory the following year hundred. Carinthia lost some of its land to Italy and Yugoslavia after World War I, and the southern part of the province has many Slovenes living there today.
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General Information: Welcome to The Castle of Rothenthurn ... occupying a prominent location on the green, southern slopes above the village of Rothenthurn in the Drau Valley of Austria. Any guest to Rothenthurn will find peace and relaxation in an informal and friendly atmosphere. The combination of modern comforts, old-world charm and traditional elegance will make your stay an unforgettable experience.
The castle, as one sees it today, was mainly constructed in the 17th and 18th centuries, although its foundation and rich history go back as far as the 11th. In 2005, with great enthusiasm and dedication, the current owners set about converting some of the historic rooms into a number of tasteful and comfortable guestrooms and apartments overlooking the private lake at the front, and the Drau valley at the rear with the mountains beyond. In honour of their ancestral past, each of the guestrooms and apartments is named after a parent, grandparent, or great-grandparent of the owner.
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