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Conferences and meetings at the Hotel Karnerhof on the Faaker See in Carinthia

“Business meets Pleasure” – that’s the motto of the 4-star superior Hotel Karnerhof. With its impressive selection of meeting and conference facilities, idyllic location and award-winning gourmet cuisine, the Karnerhof is simply one of the best conference and meeting hotels in southern Austria.

The Karnerhof: a lakeside conference and meeting hotel surrounded by nature, yet easily accessible. Bright function rooms for up to 140 people. State-of-the-art facilities and equipment. Event rooms with direct access to a panorama terrace. Fresh Alpine air, vistas over the Faaker See and the rugged Karawank Mountains. After business, the pleasure: a wide range of leisure activities and a fantastic culinary experience. At the Karnerhof, many different ingredients fall into place easily and naturally, making for a harmonious experience. That’s what makes this conference and meeting hotel truly exceptional.

We take great pride in listening carefully to fully understand your needs. Personal, individual service is our hallmark. Our dedicated, motivated Karnerhof team put their hearts and souls into serving you. We’ll support you in coordinating and organising everything, right down to the last detail – from transfers and meeting room configuration, to assistance with the programme and custom-tailored menus. Just have a word with us!

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Award-winning lakeside conference hotel

The magazine “Tagen in Österreich” (Meetings in Austria) does an annual survey of meeting and event hotels throughout the country. The poll draws on the opinions of thousands of event organisers, trainers, personal developers and conference participants, because no one – not even a jury of experts – can judge customer satisfaction more objectively than customers themselves. To date, the Hotel Karnerhof has been awarded the “Golden Flipchart” seven times, honouring us as the single most popular conference hotel in Carinthia. We’re immensely proud of this, and the achievement inspires us to continue living up to the highest standards of quality possible.

Meeting rooms and seating configurations

Meetings roomsCapacity (number of persons)
Cyrano, Figaro, Falstaffeach 712025351525
Figaro & Falstaff14245401403555


Services for successful meetings

  • A single contact person on location throughout your entire event
  • Customised integration of your corporate design during the event Bright, light-flooded meeting rooms
  • Private panorama terrace with sheltered view of the Faaker See and the Mittagskogel peak
  • Break foyer with coat-rack, flat-screen TV and daily newspapers
  • Notepads, pens and name cards
  • Technical support: beamer with screen, flipcharts with paper and markers, pinboard walls (camera, wireless microphone system and laptop are available upon request at additional charge)
  • Chilled juices and water in meeting room
  • Luggage storage with late check-out Organisation of the overall programme
  • Complimentary unlimited Wifi throughout the entire hotel
  • Internet terminal

Relaxation and leisure after work

Take a few strokes swimming in the turquoise waters of the Faaker See, or a plunge in our indoor swimming pool. Let your soul be pampered in a whirlpool, under the open skies. Let go of everyday stress with an aroma massage, in our lake sauna or steam bath. Savour a peeling with freshwater pearls. Disappear in a gentle fog of lavender mist. After a demanding meeting or conference, the Karnerhof offers a variety of ways to end your day on a note of deep relaxation.

Spa & Wellness


Swimming Pools


Lake Faaker See


Meeting packages at the Hotel Karnerhof

Business Enjoyment Package

For your event with overnight stay

  • Overnight stay in Comfort room including Karnerhof breakfast buffet
  • Free choice of five-course evening menu
  • Customised integration of your corporate design during the event
  • Preparation of the meeting room with desired seating configuration
  • Technical equipment: beamer with screen, one to three flipchart and/or one to three pinboard walls as desired, a moderator’s kit
  • Welcome coffee of Nespresso and chilled soft drinks in the room
  • Morning and afternoon breaks with tea and coffee along with small pastry treats
  • Three-course lunch menu or buffet selected by the kitchen chef

Price per person per day: €169 
Price per person per day: €179 (in the months of may to august)
With more than 10 booked rooms, room rental is reduced by €150 per meeting room per day
With 15 or more paying participants staying overnight, the meeting package for one participant is free

Business Classic Package

For your event without overnight stay

  • Customised integration of your corporate design during the event
  • Preparation of the meeting room with desired seating configuration
  • Technical equipment: beamer with screen, one to three flipchart and/or one to three pinboard walls as desired, a moderator’s kit
  • Welcome coffee of Nespresso and chilled soft drinks in the room
  • Morning and afternoon breaks with tea and coffee along with small pastry treats
  • Three-course lunch menu or buffet selected by the kitchen chef

Price per person per day: €59 (up to 10 persons)
Price per person per day: €54 (more than 10 persons)

Last year the entire service team went to the Climbing Park on the Tabor heights. Spending the afternoon on the climbing course and then finishing with a break on the terrace overlooking the Faaker See was a lot of fun for us all.

Service trainee Johannes Himberger

Team-building activities

The 10-hectare (25-acre) Karnerhof grounds, the Faaker See and the natural grandeur of Carinthia combine to make a wonderful setting for a programme full of interesting activities. Your team can relax after a hard day of work and build important relationships.

Water programme: explore the Faaker See and the Drau River by canoe

An experienced canoer will lead your team from the Karnerhof’s beach to a variety of secret locations along the shores of the Faaker See. You’ll get to know the lake from a new perspective, exploring the extensive reedy marshland with its fascinating flora and fauna. Your team will enjoy a unique experience in nature at the foot of the Karawank Mountains and the Mittagskogel peak.

A longer trip along the Drau River presents a more formidable challenge. The route leads through the charming town of Villach, also nicknamed “Drau City,” and enables your team to experience the area from a unique viewpoint on the water. The journey ends with a traditional Carinthian “Brettljause”, a hearty platter of local cold-cuts, vegetables and cheese, served by a local organic farmer.

Water programme: Stand-up paddling – trendy sport in Austria’s southernmost bathing lake

The trendy new sport of stand-up paddling (SUP) has grown increasingly popular over the last few years. You actually stand on a type of surfboard and then explore the lake by paddling. You’ll get a short introduction to the technique on the Karnerhof’s own private beach. With the right board and paddle, the sport is easy to pick up and will prove an interesting new experience for many participants.

Stand-up paddling promotes a sense of balance and team coordination, and makes for a relaxing contrast to a heavy day of concentration in a meeting room. If your aim is to truly free up cluttered minds, after the leisurely paddling course you might also want to book an hour of hatha yoga.

Forest programme: Team-building at the Hochhinaus Climbing Park on the Tabor heights

Climbing, clambering and balancing on our local mountain by the Faaker See: the Hochhinauf Climbing Park offers a unique team-building experience in the deep green Carinthian forest on the high slopes of the Tabor, rising majestically above the village of Egg am Faaker See.

You and your team balance your way along ropes stretched between the trees, and step across swinging bridges or jump from platform to platform. This programme offers fun, entertainment and exercise in the fresh mountain air of Carinthia – all while enjoying views of the Faaker See and the surrounding Alpine landscape. Six different courses, each with six to eleven different stations, offer a wide range of varied challenges. Your team members will have to work together and depend on each other in order to successfully complete the route. Qualified trainers accompany you through this team-building exercise while also ensuring your complete safety.

After all the strenuous activity, your team will then enjoy a stop for refreshments at the Tabor mountain hut, a charming restaurant surrounded by woodland, with a panorama view into the valley and over the Faaker See.

Programme in the hotel: Wine-tasting with cellar tour

After a productive meeting day, set off from the shores of the Faaker See on a tour of the most beautiful wine-producing regions of Europe. We’ll welcome your team to one of the best-stocked wine cellars of Carinthia, where the Melcher/Karner family and qualified sommelier Franz Egger keep a selection of the very best wines in store, with emphasis on vintages from Austria, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Bordeaux and Burgundy.

This culinary programme begins with a tour of the wine cellar, brimming with atmosphere thanks to the red brick walls that offer the fine wines a worthy home. Franz Egger, Karnerhof’s sommelier will lead you in sampling a range of carefully selected wines, while sharing his insights on specific sites, grape varieties and notable wine-growing areas, as well as wine production and culture. The wine-tasting is a great opportunity to test and train your participants’ sense of taste and smell. Upon request, the tour can also include a wine-tasting game, which will help to identify and honour the wine experts in your team. We serve fresh bread and cheese to accompany the wine-tasting.

Other ideas for team-building on the Faaker See

  • Table tennis tournament
  • Bowling tournament
  • Tennis tournament
  • Football/soccer tournament
  • Brewery tour in Villach
  • “Flying Fox” zip wire across the Tscheppaschlucht gorge
  • Guided cycling tour