An experience to be savoured.

Gourmet delights and indulgence
on Lake Faaker See.

SEE MOTIONEN of culinary delight
It's the combination / of a feast for the eyes / and a tickling of the palate / that sweeps us away into a world / of new compositions of flavour.

Short holiday and a long time out.

Welcome to the epicurean hotel in Carinthia

The question of whether the recreational value of several short holidays is greater than one long break has still hasn't been fully resolved. Even science is unable to provide a clear answer here. That's why it's best to take a practical approach: the more enjoyable, the more relaxing. That much is certain. That's why at the Karnerhof, your 4-star gourmet hotel directly on the lake in Carinthia, you are embarking on a special journey, an immersion in LAKE-SOUL with all of its nuances. 

On the one hand, you're always accompanied by the lake. As the elixir of life par excellence, the calming, turquoise-blue, meditative aura of Lake Faaker See with the Mittagskogel as a backdrop is simply enchanting. Light wafts of mist float gently over the water in the morning hours. In the evening, the long blue twilight hours evoke the magical LAKE-SOUL. And in between? Everything is possible! From swimming, sailing, surfing, hiking, and biking to simply chilling out on the terrace. And of course, relaxing in the LAKE-SOUL Spa. Let the sky, lake and earth melt into one in the infinity pool, and immerse yourself in a soothing sense of weightlessness.

Or discover Lake Faaker See with a ride on the "Seerose," our comfortable electric boat accommodating up to five people. With plenty of space for picnics and a large sunbathing area for sunny and relaxing hours. Selected gourmet packages from the Karnerhof kitchen guarantee an epicurean flair in your LAKE-SOUL experience.

Culinary sense of the season.

Whatever's good, does us good.

Connoisseurs and epicures truly do get a taste of genius at the Karnerhof. Because here, directly on Lake Faaker See, where heaven and earth not only say good night, but above all good morning, it's all about savouring. Relaxation and indulgence with nature and in the midst of nature. That's why we cook with what is seasonal, with what nature in the region offers us right now. Ideally on a sustainable basis. From the raw ingredients to the guest's gourmet experience. That's why our cuisine is colourful, it's fresh, and much of it comes directly from local farmers. Fresh lettuce hearts are paired with crunchy vegetables and Carinthian steaks with freshly caught lake fish. To top it off, a fine apple strudel ice cream from our grandmother's recipe book. With baked apple rings and cinnamon. Who'd like a slice?

"True enjoyment makes the heart sing." Especially when you can literally taste the joy. The enthusiasm with which the cooking is done. The dedication that our chef Peter Brandstätter and his crew put into the nuances and seasoning. The passion that runs from the flambéing of the prawns to the finishing of the delicious salad creations by our senior chef Peter Melcher. The highlight, as always, is the tomahawk steak roasted just perfectly and refined with herbs, served by our service manager Franz Egger himself, naturally accompanied by a wonderfully matched red wine.

The love of wine at the Karnerhof.

Take a sip and raise your glass. At the Karnerhof, wine culture from around the world awaits you. This, in turn, stimulates the palate. Burgenland meets Wachau - and Southern Styria vies with Carnuntum for the best nose. The New World doesn't let anyone down either - and contributes a highlight or two. Quietly, Tuscany comes to the table, just before Bordeaux pushes itself to the fore. And still, the French have even more in store. The citrus notes of Chablis and the cranberry nuances of Cabernet Sauvignon are beguiling. That's until Italy speaks up again with a heavy, velvety Amarone - and finally the sweet wine from Austria rounds off the bouquet. Our sommelier Franz Egger makes it his personal pleasure to advise you on the right wine to accompany your dinner.

Your Karnerhof culinary experience

Gourmet highlights on an Alpine lake in Carinthia

  • Welcome drink 
  • Breakfast buffet until 10.30am 
  • Afternoon snacks at four - with sweet and savoury delicacies 
  • Evening gourmet menus with table water (half board) 
  • All terraces with panoramic views of the Mittagskogel and Lake Faaker See

Your home away from home in our rooms and suites.

Living spaces with plenty of favourite places.

Above all, our rooms and suites delight our guests with scenic views and far-reaching vistas. Setting the perfect stage for immersion into the world of LAKE-SOUL in our rooms and suites with distinctive aesthetics, cosiness, uniqueness and extravagance - but also with comfort, a good measure of luxury, quality and more. And always with the lake in sight. Let yourself be inspired by the blend of fine woods, beautiful fabrics, exquisite colours and the wonderful symbiosis of the natural materials and purity of nature streaming through the window.

Relaxing LAKE-SOUL.

Peace, tranquillity and pure relaxation.

In our LAKE-SOUL Spa, many things are new. Above all, the whole concept is fresh, rejuvenating and relaxing. A deep sense of well-being is created simply by the ever-present water, as an elixir of life and a fountain of youth. A variety of favourite places for rest and relaxation also come into play. Spaces of silence and rest. Places to let go and recharge your batteries. Where yin and yang are in harmony and a final balance is achieved between the noisy high-speed world and inner unity, that's when true regeneration begins. Feeling the I. The we. And the It. Allowing emotions. Feeling them flow through us. Like a current. Almost a tidal wave. Rising and falling. The beautiful, the good and the true remain. Purifying. Invigorating. And soothing. 

Always feeling as free as a bird. Taking a deep breath. Inhaling the lake breeze. Spreading out your arms, being curious about what is about to unfold. And that's a whole lot: the Karnerhof offers 1,500 square metres of pure wellness.

A much-loved wellness experience at the Karnerhof: the lake sauna. Directly above the water, in the romantic boathouse. While you yourself remain unobserved, generous windows provide a view of the stunning lake landscape. Directly from the heat of the sauna, you take a few quick steps across the wooden floor to the ladder that drops into the lake. Then: dive in, take a few strokes. Tingling coolness and freshness.

A fine sense of touch.

Feeling at ease and relaxed. Sensing, experiencing and reviving under the touch of "healing hands". Reiki for the soul. Gentle or firm, depending on your taste, but in any case soothing. Centre the ego and let fade it out. Being conscious. Open to pleasure. Connecting with that which is greater. Stronger. More powerful. And draw energy from it. Refuel. Give thanks. And savour that delicate sense of touch.

Like the waves of the ocean, or the infinity of clouds in the sky. The play of emotions dances on the wave crests of the imagination. Hope. Freedom. Joy. The ebb and flow of emotions. Getting in touch with the dynamics of one's own emotional fireworks. Calming. Understanding. Relaxing.

SPA offer at the Karnerhof:


  • Relaxation, indulgence and rejuvenation on a total of 1,500 square metres
  • 20-metre long infinity pool with indoor access (water temperature 28° C)
  • Infinity whirlpool with jacuzzi loungers (water temperature 33° C)
  • Generous indoor and outdoor lounge and quiet zones
  • South-facing sun loungers for year-round sunbathing
  • Infrared loungers and swinging lounge seats
  • Quiet zone for adults only 
  • Sauna garden with outdoor shower for cooling down
  • Sauna area with panorama sauna, bio sauna and steam bath
  • Sauna infusion butler several times a week


  • Indoor pool (28° C) and indoor whirlpool (32° C) 
  • Family sauna area
  • Fitness area with cardio equipment and fitness tower
  • Private steam bath for time for two

As well as

  • Bathrobes, beach towels, sauna towels and terrycloth slippers are ready in your room 
  • Lake sauna in the romantic boathouse with Lake Faaker See as your plunge pool
  • Beauty oasis with pampering programme, facial treatments, body treatments, firming therapies, hairdressing and massages

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