Rosegg Animal Park
Only 5 minutes from Velden on the Wörthersee, the Rosegg Animal Park has been an all-weather magnet for all guests around the Wörthersee, Faaker See. and Ossiacher See for over 25 years. Every year, 80,000 visitors come to Carinthia's largest animal park, which is home to around 400 animals of 35 different species in a very historical area with the Rosegg castle ruins and the animal park walls made by counterfeiter Ritter von Bohr in 1830. There is a buffet for all ages. For the children, the small animal zoo with a large playground is an absolute hit.
Since 1831, Schloss Rosegg has been in the ownership of the Liechtenstein family. Prince Johannes von Liechtenstein acquired the palace from Peter Ritter von Bohr for his son. The palace was inhabited until the 1970s, then uninhabited until 1995, and once again inhabited since 1997. You can visit Austria's first "figure cabinet" with lifelike figures here! There are also art exhibitions by contemporary artists here as well as summer events, concerts, theater, and a small cafe.
Between the palace and Rosegg Animal Park, Austria's largest garden labyrinth was opened in July 2001. Over 3000 hornbeams form a hedge that is 1 kilometer long over an area of 2400 m2, and a tower serves as a point of reference in the center of the labyrinth. Another labyrinth was built over an area of 1.3 hectares in a corn field right next to the garden labyrinth.