Carinthia is the southernmost Austrian province. Situated within the Eastern Alps, it is noted for its mountains and lakes. The main language is German. Its regional dialects belong to the Southern Bavarian group. Carinthian Slovene dialects, which predominated in the southern part of the region up to the first half of the 20th century, are now spoken by a small minority.
Beautiful land of mountains and lakes Carinthia is probably Austria's best-kept secret, with hundreds of splendid lakes that speckle a landscape marked by high peaks and gouged valleys, most notably the Grossglockner, Austria's largest mountain. The nearby Pasterze Glacier can be reached by funicular railway. The rugged beauty of Carinthia does not go unnoticed, to which numerus summer and winter tourists can attest.
Business and innovation meet great quality of life Klagenfurt, Carinthia capital, is ideally located near Lake Wörthersee, one of Europe’s largest and warmest Alpine lakes. The Carinthian startup and business scene is centered in Klagenfurt. The city which is home to Alpen-Adria University in Klagenfurt, also benefits from business and innovation support organizations such as Lakeside Science and Technology park and build! Gründerzentrum.