Dellach im Gailtal
A small place for big moments: Nestled amid the picturesque Gailtal valley, laid-back Dellach is the perfect stage for great holiday adventures. The traditional municipality has about 1,000 inhabitants and is located in a breathtaking natural setting.
Whether you’re looking for relaxation and recreation or adrenaline and action – you will find it in Dellach. Far away from the hustle and bustle, you can find your personal holiday paradise in the south of Austria. You would like to explore the Gailtal Alps with your mountain bike today and learn about the region’s history at the historic site of Gurina tomorrow? No problem – in Dellach, you’re never far from the next “nice surprise”!
Unforgettable moments in the Gailtal valley: Amazing hiking trails, perfectly groomed slopes – all of these things make your holiday in Dellach unforgettable. However, we’re pretty sure what you will remember most will be the people of the region. Because the locals of the laid-back Gailtal valley are as serene as the weather, making your holiday in Dellach memorable with their warmth and joviality.
The best sights
The region surrounding Dellach looks back on a long and eventful history, which is also reflected by the local sights and attractions. A stroll through the charming holiday region is like a journey to the past …
Don’t miss the following sights around Dellach:
A stately temple right in the Gailtal valley? But of course! The plateau of Gurina is the perfect place to learn about the region’s history, from the Hallstatt period to the Romans.
- St. Helena am Wieserberg
The romantic little church high above the valley is a secret tip for weddings. Don’t miss the beautiful frescoes in the chancel!
- Goldenstein ruins
The remains of the former castle can be reached via a picturesque circular trail.
- St. Daniel parish church
Thanks to its distinctive bulbous spire, the mother parish of the Upper Gailtal and Lesachtal valleys can be recognized from afar.
Dellach in winter
If you spend your winter in Dellach, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to things to do. After all, there are plenty of options to make the most of the snow in the charming holiday region.
For instance, how about swooshing down the perfectly groomed slopes of the region? The Sun Ski World offers amazing pistes for all skill levels. If you have children, you might want to check out the family-friendly ski resorts of Kötschach-Mauthen or Weissensee.
Enjoy your winter to the max: You feel like a change from skiing? Fair enough – there’s plenty else to keep you entertained in Dellach! Cross-country skiing, ice skating, winter hiking … there are endless ways to explore the glistening winter wonderland. And did you know that the snow-reliable Gailtal valley is a secret tip for ski touring?
Fabulous skiing, action-fuelled sledging or soothing winter wellness: The region surrounding Dellach is full of amazing winter pastimes. Discover the many nice surprises waiting for you in the Sun Ski World and in the Outdoor & Relax World!
Dellach in summer
Summer, sunshine, seventh heaven – Dellach is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. The spectacular nature surrounding the small municipality is one big playground waiting to be explored.
Lace up your hiking boots, pack your backpack and off you go to the most beautiful summits of the region! The Carnic Alps GeoPark in Dellach is the starting point of many interesting geological hikes through the Gailtal valley. Guided mountain tours, beautiful hikes along the Gailtal Valley High Route or up to Jauken Alm … Dellach is the perfect place to “aim higher”. Of course, the region is not only perfect for hiking – it also offers great opportunities for mountain biking, cycling or horse-back riding!
And what would a summer holiday in the World of Mountains & Lakes be without swimming and splashing about? Whether it’s the refreshing waters of the Gail river or the nearby natural forest swimming pool in Mauthen – the region surrounding Dellach is full of great swimming spots.
Can’t wait for your summer holiday in the World of Mountains & Lakes? Be inspired and spend an unforgettable holiday in the Summer World!
Cuisine & culture
Although Dellach offers more than enough options to pack your days up to the rafters with activities, you should always spare some time to unwind and relax. For instance, soak up the atmosphere at traditional festivities, sample the region’s most mouth-watering delicacies and mingle with the locals.
Together with the Lesachtal valley, the Gailtal valley makes up the world’s first Slow Food Travel Region, where every product is given the time it needs to reach perfection. The food manufacturers, farmers and chefs of the Gailtal area don’t believe in rushing things – and you can taste that with every bite. Whether it’s tender pork filet at Dellacher Dorfwirt,”Nudl Kudl Mudl“ at Gasthof Grünwald or regional delicacies at Gasthof Lenzhofer.
However, the most delicious bites of Carinthia cannot only be found in the region’s restaurants and inns. They can also be relished on the sun terrace of a cosy mountain hut or at one of the many traditional festivities on the local event calendar.
The delicious taste of Carinthia can be experienced in Dellach as well as in the surrounding regions of the World of Mountains & Lakes. Discover the most delicious surprises of the Culinary World!
You should spend your holiday in Dellach if …
… you’re looking for the perfect holiday mixture of action and relaxation.
… you would like to embark on a journey to the past at Carnic Alps GeoPark.
… you’re looking forward to diving into the cool waters of the Gail River on a hot summer day.
… you can’t wait to explore the Gurina, a one-of-a-kind historic site with a temple right in the Carinthian mountains.
… you would like to explore the secret tip among ski touring enthusiasts.