The Carnic Alps – Nature’s Treasure Trove

Karnische AlpenAustria’s southern region boasts a mountain range that seems to consist of nothing but borders: the Carnic Alps. This is where cultures, languages and lifestyles meet, where Mother Nature provides a glimpse of the history of our planet Earth and where a soft breeze from the sea hits the cold Alpine wall.

It is a place of close encounter of three languages: Slovenian, German and Italian. Apart from the geographical border position, it is the steep mountain cliffs, the narrow valleys and the diversity of these borders that have shaped people’s mentality. At a distance of approximately 60 miles from the sea, the impact on the weather is obvious. When the clouds come pushing to the North from the Adriatic Sea, they eventually hit the main ridge of the Carnic Alps, which forces them to stop for a rest and shed rain. Finally, the geological history of Mother Earth has formed its own boundaries here between the earth’s ages. A co-production by Cosmos Factory, ORF and Austrian Federal Ministry of Education in association with the Carinthian Tourist Board.