Cultural and natural monuments in the Upper Drautal valley
Here you will find an overview of the cultural and natural monuments that are well worth a visit in the Upper Drau Valley:
This town on the border with East Tyrol lies on an ancient Roman road.
Silver mine on the Schattseite, the ruined Hohenburg Castle, Museum of „Perchten“ and local customs, Alpine museum and milk bath
Parish church of St. Dionysius in the centre of the village; and the subject of herbs has received much attention for many years, hence the name “herbal village of Irschen”.
The Tuffbachl stream, Stein Castle near Dellach
Dellach has been transformed from a former miners‘ village to the present-day climatic spa; Barbara medicinal mine tunnels on the Holztratten specialising in respiratory disorders and pollen allergies.
Pilgrimage church of St. Athanasius, Maria Geburt parish church and ossuary of St. Michael in Berg, Ochsenschlucht gorge and Gaislochklamm ravine in Feistritz, Drau water meadows - a Natura 2000 conservation area, alpine herbs trail
Tip: Weekly guided walks through the parish with interesting information. Ask us about these!
Mining museum in Gnoppnitz uphill from Greifenburg. Chapel of the Holy Trinity in Amlach (near the Amlach model aircraft airfield)
In the 15th and 16th centuries miners prospected for silver and gold in the Drau Valley. At that time Steinfeld was even the place of the mining court. Numerous cultural treasures still remain from this period: the little church in Gerlamoos with famous frescoes by the master Thomas von Villach, the ruined Rottenstein Castle near Radlach, the “Drau Valley cathedral” aligned north to south, and the miners’ houses in Steinfeld
The little church of St. Rupert in Obergottesfeld
The Wallnerhaus – one of the most attractive late Gothic secular houses
A town that was well located strategically for the Romans. Today the historic market square and the ruined fortress still bear witness to the town’s former importance.
Kalvarienberg chapel with stations of the cross, ruins on the Festungsberg