What to do in Bad St. Leonhard?
This community is one of the most beautiful regions in Austria and also known as the “Paradise of Carinthia”. The river Lavant and the fertile soil provide perfect conditions for the region’s orchards and vegetable plantations. Visitors to the region should taste the famous sweet cider or some of the Lavanttal schnapps.
Bad St. Leonhard is a popular spa due to its sulphur mineral spring that eases rheumatic pains; drinking and spa water is taken from the "Preblauer Sauerbrunnen”.
Sights to see in Bad St. Leonhard are the Gothic church dedicated to St. Leonhard, the main square with Biedermeier buildings and the statue of the Virgin Mary from the 18th century. Among the many castle ruins and palaces, the renaissance Wiesenau castle is probably the most famous one.
The region boasts many family-friendly and waymarked hiking trails up to 2,100 m above sea level. Koralpe and Saualpe are perfect for mountain tours and loop trails. It is not necessary to be a mountaineering expert to explore this this amazing hiking area. Make a stop at one of the many huts offering traditional Carinthian delicacies. A summer tobogganing run, and many events complete the summer offer in Bad St. Leonhard.