Enjoy Your holidays

in Dellach:

History of the climate shaft of Dellach

Welcome to the Barbara-Heilstollen, named after saint Barbara, patron saint of miners. Before it was transformed into a medical facility, this gallery used to be part of an old lead and zinc mine.


  • According to documents, mining began here in Dellach in the year 1731. In the beginning, the workers were focused on finding iron - limonite to be precise, but later on, the focus shifted to galena, a mineral similar to lead.
  • The mining began on the upper part of this ridge, which locals call ‘the Kolm’. As time went by, the workers dug deeper and deeper into the mountain and eventually reached this level. Here, they found the water of the spring now called “Margarethaquelle” and a lot of waste rock which did not contain valuable minerals. This additional gallery served to transport water and rocks out of the mines.
  • In 1876 the mining was stopped because too much zinc and too little lead was found in the material blasted out.
  • Later attempts to resume the mining in the years between 1900 and 1927 all failed and in 1957, the mining was discontinued once and for all.
  • It was said that the gallery contained a spring whose water had the power to heal even the most persistent wounds, so 2004 it was decided to begin the excavation of this old gallery and to test the medical properties of the water. The quality of the spring and the air in the gallery were tested and the results confirmed that medically speaking, this gallery qualifies as a Heilstollen – which means that it has healing properties.
  • The official recognition of these medical properties took place in 2007 through the responsible ministry of the government of Carinthia.

Carneval in Dellach

Upside down

Carinthians really do know how to celebrate Carnival!


Farmers' Market at Dellach

Farmers' market

Enjoy and try the local and regional farmers' specialities.


Mountainrace in Dellach

Ready, steady, go!

Get infected by the racing bug at the Mountainrace.


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Advent, Advent

Each Sunday we light a new candle with beautiful Christmas music.


Erfrischung pur im Waldbad in Dellach

Hot summerdays

Refresh yourself in the idyllic Camping Waldbad swimmingpool.


Kurkonzerte Dellach Drautal

Traditional concerts

In summer Dellach becomes a stage for traditonal concerts.


Summer in Carinthia

Enjoy summer dreams here in the stunning Dellach holiday region in Carinthia.
Explore our region on hiking trails, walking paths, climbing routes, paddling along the Drau river route, the Drau cycling path.
Enjoy a delightful refreshing dip in the refreshing water of the many lakes, rivers or other highlights with your Carinthia Card.

Upper Drau Valley winter

Our Drautal winters always delight our guests with our alpine landscape covered in a thick layer of fresh, glistening snow. Glide across the lakes on ice skates, ski or snowboard with family or friends, fun toboggan or sleigh rides, explore with snow-shoes or while on winter hikes, or simply relax in the winter sunshine amidst our tranquil winter wonderland.

Qualität Kärnten Ausflugsziel

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