Art treasures in Carinthia

A land of riches

Carinthia is home to a wide range of art and cultural treasures. We have put together a small selection of some of the most interesting and varied treasures to be found here in Carinthia:

Walker Art Gallery at Ebenau Castle

The Walker Art Gallery at Castle Ebenau in Carinthia
Art Gallery

(approx. 1 hour drive)
The close collaboration between the Walker Art Gallery and the thermal spa hotel Ronacher has already led to the organisation of some fantastic exhibitions by two of the best known artists in Carinthia: Kiki Kogelnik and Bruno Gironcoli. The Renaissance castle of Ebenau in the Rosental Valley is home to the headquarters of this art gallery. Some fantastic artwork by Austrian and international artists is exhibited here; the focus however is on Carinthian artists.

Magdalensberg Archaeology Park

History & Art in Carinthia
Youth from Magdalensberg

(approx. 1 hour drive)
The ‘first capital of Austria’ and the biggest excavation site in the Eastern Alps are located in Magdalensberg. One of the three replicas of the ‘Youth from Magdalensberg’ (the original is located in the Museum of Art History in Vienna) can be found in the entrance to the sauna area at the thermal spa hotel Ronacher.

Metnitz Ossuary & Metnitz Death Dance Museum

Karner von Metnitz & Metnitzer in Carinthia
The "Totentanzmuseum"

(approx. 1 hour 15 mins drive)
This ossuary is located close to the Metnitz parish church and is a small 8-corner building with a pyramid roof.  The small museum features fresco paintings of a monumental death dance dating from the 15th century.

Friesach Castle

Friesach Castle in Carinthia
Friesach Castle

(approx. 1 hour 15 mins drive)
Work is taking place on a very special project in the castle town of Friesach. A mediaeval castle is being developed here based only on methods used in the Middle Ages. No modern equipment is present at this special building site. Only natural materials are used in the construction process such as wood, stone and lime. The building materials are obtained in the area. In this way, visitors can look over the shoulders of the workmen and see the project take shape.