Especially in these fast-living times that are all about digitalisation, spending time in nature and experiencing it in all its glory is becoming ever more precious. Carinthia is one of the rare places that have high-tech on the one hand and untouched, intact natural setting on the other, also because Carinthians are aware of the beauty of their landscape and take their environmental responsibility very seriously. For many, this stunning natural setting is the reason for coming and for staying. Thanks to its location in the Alpen-Adria region south of the Alps, Carinthia is also lucky when it comes to the weather – expect a Mediterranean climate with an above-average number of hours of sunshine. This natural setting may be enjoyed in summer and in winter, not just during a host of outdoor activities, but also through many events. A chain of traditional festivals starts off in spring, and the beer gardens and outdoor dining areas in the cities, towns and villages are perfect for enjoying a coffee or after-work drink well into the autumn, when the region’s “Wiesenmärkte" fairs and harvest festivals, all of them steeped in tradition, take place in the multi-coloured autumn landscape. In the run-up to Christmas, Carinthia lights up with the warm glow of atmospheric seasonal markets.