Ossiachersee Schifffahrt
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Emperor Karl V travelled on Venetion ships from Landskron Castle to de Monastery of Ossiach. Today you can travel by ship and arrive at Landskron Castle, the monastery of Ossiach, the Gerlitzen cable car, Seebach and Tiebel.
Villach, Austria

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Knersus007
Munich, Germany81 contributions
Jun 2018 • Family
As other reviewers noted, this is actually a transport service across the lake. You do have the option to buy some small food and drink items on board, but beware that you need to pay cash for everything. Although they take down your orders electronically, they don't take cards.
Written June 24, 2018
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Eva Rose T
London, UK21 contributions
Aug 2013 • Family
The best way to appreicate the size and scenery around Ossichersee is on this boat ride. I got on at the monastery late afternoon and got of the stop towards the other end of the lake near villach. The sunset and sky was enchanting. From this prospective we were able to see the private beaches and other details which we couldnt see driving along the lake. A trip well worth taking. There was a wedding party on board with us all dressed in carinthian costume. It was so romanticly Austrian.
Written July 8, 2014
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John H
Bishops Stortford, UK64 contributions
Aug 2012 • Couples
Well worth a visit, both boats good, but larger one had better food facilities. Can be visited in conjunction with Gerlitzen where there is a free car park with easy access.
Nice trip around lake with great views of Ossiach and surroundings, lovely for a hot afternoon to keep a bit cooler by the lake. Timings spot on to schedule, very efficient.
Continuous differing views as the boat goes 'zig zag' up the lake. You can even go out on one boat and com back on the other a few stops further up if you don't have time for a full 2 hour round trip.
And, even better, it's free with the Corinthian Guest Card!!
Written September 9, 2012
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Christine H
Las Vegas, NV236 contributions
Jul 2019
We enjoyed an afternoon ride with friends on Ossiachersee. The scenery is spectacular from every angle! If visiting other sites in the area, be sure and purchase the Kaernten card which is valid April through October. It's 69 Euro for seniors. This boat ride is free with the card.
Written September 12, 2019
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Thank you for your kind review. We're happy you had a good time aboard our ship and hope to welcome you again during your next stay in the region. Ship Ahoy!
Written September 19, 2019
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Hendrik_NL
Vlaardingen, The Netherlands7,243 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
The best way to experience Lake Ossiach is to take the round trip on the boat line plying the lake between the different jetties. When the weather is clement you can sit on the open upper deck and take full value from the 2.5 hour trip, which brings you back to the jetty you started from. For us, we tacked this trip on to our ride of the "Gerlitzen Kanzelbahn". When we were down again from our ride up, we left our car on the Gerlitzen parking lot. It is less than a ten minutes walk to the jetty where the boat starts from. Entrance to the boat is free with the "Kärnten Card". On board catering is available. It is really a sailing café with changing views over the lake. The trip is to be recommended.
Written September 17, 2017
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Hansi
Gold Canyon, AZ1,423 contributions
May 2016
The round cruise on the Ossiacher See is the best way to see it. The ships are very comfy, the food is more then acceptable and libation is readily available. The various stops are interesting and of course the scenery is beyond compare.
Eine Rundfahrt ist sehr empfehlenswert. Es ist gemütlich und sehr interessant, die Landschaft ist traumhaft schön. Eine wunderbare Idea einen schönen Nachmittag zu verbringen.
Written May 17, 2016
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Dale63
Italy3,329 contributions
Aug 2015 • Couples
As others TA members wrote, this is not a cruise but a water taxi. We were not lucky as we took the smaller boat MS Villach on a cloudy day and when we were right in the middle it rained a lot, too, so we had to sit inside. We found it very boring, but it might be better on a sunny day…
We parked our car at Gerlitzen-Kanzelbahn parking lot which is free.
It is rather expensive, it’s better to buy Karnten Card (with which the ticket is free) and use it to visit for free other places in lovely Carinthia!
Written September 27, 2015
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George H
Mechelen, Belgium191 contributions
Jul 2015 • Family
I was a little disappointed with this boat trip, as were my family. Sure, the boat(s) was comfortable, boarding was easy and the crew were friendly and helpful, but ultimately it's nothing more than a glorified water taxi. You can grab a bite to eat or drink on board and relax while enjoying the beautiful Ossiachersee, but this is not really a cruise.
Written July 22, 2015
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Naa S
Townsville, Australia7 contributions
Sep 2013 • Couples
It was surreal. We pulled up in our camper van next to the lake, what a great view for the night and to wake up to.
Written December 20, 2013
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Ossiachersee Schifffahrt (Villach) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go