Known as the ‘Austrian Riviera’, you will find no better example of Austria’s natural beauty than Annenheim. This pretty village sits on the north westerly banks of Lake Ossiacher. It has fantastic southerly views with direct access to the Gerlitzen Ski Region. A stones throw away from the deep blue lakes of the Carinthia province, our ski property for sale in Annenheim is surrounded by some of the prettiest sights that Austria has to offer.
Known as the ‘Austrian Riviera’, all of our ski property for sale in Annenheim is surrounded by the natural beauty of the Carinthia province. The surrounding pine-clad mountains and pretty traditional villages is Austria at its most beautiful.
The idyllic village of Annenheim sits on the north westerly banks of Lake Ossiacher. It has fantastic southerly views across the crystal clear waters into the mountains beyond. The fresh water lakes (fresh enough to drink!) are the perfect spot for relaxing in the summer sun and reach temperatures of 28 degrees so you can even cool off with a swim! The surrounding area has many pretty restaurants and shops with a wide range of water sports on offer too. In winter the town has direct access to the superb Gerlitzen ski region with 42km of skiing, particularly excellent for beginners and intermediate groups.
Annenheim is less than a 20 minute drive from the exclusive lakeside town of Velden, which lies on Lake Wörthersee, and is renowned for its glamorous lakeside concerts and casino. The city of Villach, the second largest town in the state of Carinthia, is also a short drive away and here you can enjoy the lovely town square, museums, bars and the 12th century Finkenstein Castle.
As Annenheim is just 20km from Slovenia and less than 35km from Italy. All of our ski property for sale in Annenheim therefore has access to an excellent gateway to southern Europe. It is only 30 minutes from Klagenfurt airport and 2 hours from Salzburg, Graz, Venice and Trieste in Italy, it is readily accessible throughout the year! From December onwards Easyjet will be flying to Klagenfurt airport – for more information please check out our blog.
The ski resort of Gerlitzen is located in Annenheim at an altitude of 1,911m. There are 42km of perfectly groomed pistes to explore stretching in all directions, along with 18 ski lifts, wide downhill runs. The Gerlitzen ski area is perfectly suited to beginners with 12km of blue runs, 27km of red runs and 3km of black runs – there is even a dedicated beginners’ area at the middle station where you can develop your skills.
The ski area is accessed via the Kanzelbahn gondola in Annenheim and offers incredible views over the Ossiacher Lake and the Slovenian borders beyond. Snowboarders will be kept busy too with a fun-park equipped with kickers, rails, tables a curved box and a straight box and if this wasn’t enough there is a further 12km of cross country ski trails to explore.
For refreshments, there are over 14 rustic mountain huts to choose from. In addition, there are lovely sun-terrace restaurants and five bars, where you can relax with a cool drink and enjoy the traditional Austrian hospitality.
Just a 30-minute drive from Annenheim is the world class ski resort of Bad Kleinkirchheim. Here you will find over 100km of fantastically groomed pistes including 18km of blue runs, 77km of red runs and 8km of black runs. Bad Kleinkirchheim is also a spa town so there are wonderful warm thermal waters to relax after a day on the slopes!
Thanks to its lakeside location, Annenheim offers lots to do in the summer months too. The emerald green lake is Carinthia’s third largest and lies between the Gerlitzen Mountain and the Ossiacher Tauern range. With over 180 days of sunshine a year and lake temperatures reaching up to 28°C, our ski property for sale in Annenheim offers the perfect dual-season investment.
Activities available include sailing, windsurfing, water-skiing, scuba-diving, crazy banana, tubing and parasailing. Visitors can also rent boats, pleasure cruises, bathing beaches and every two years, waterskiing championships.
Away from the water there are plenty of hiking and cycling trails with long walks over the Gerlitzen Mountain. The mountain also provides great views into Italy and Slovenia.
Nearby Villach, the second largest town in the state of Carinthia, dates back to 1007 and has many sites for you to explore including the Finkenstein Castle and city museum and the Holy Cross Church decorated in a vibrant coral pink and renowned for its ornate twin towers.
You can also experience the Villacher Alps up close via the Villach Alpine Road. This fantastic 17km toll road winds its way from Villach all the way up to the 2,167m Dobratsch, the region’s highest peak – a must see!
The Carinthia Province is a real golfer’s paradise. With two 27-hole courses, five 18-hole courses, two 9-hole courses and various driving ranges; Austria’s sunny south will keep you busy.
If you would like to see any of the ski property we have for sale in Annenheim, we would be delighted to arrange a viewing for you. Please see our visiting Austria page and then either email us at email@example.com or call on +44 (0) 207 935 5132
We have representatives in all the resorts we sell in who would be delighted to meet you and show you around. Simply let us know which dates you have in mind and we can help organise everything for you.
For more useful information on buying a ski chalet or apartment in Austria, see our buyers guide or FAQ’s which will explain the purchasing procedure and costs involved. If you are considering your purchase as an investment then check out our investment guide which will give you information on rental incomes and the possible tax advantages.