Spittal an der Drau is the largest district in Carinthia (Karnten). However its location is partly peripheral. The town of Spittal an der Drau, located at the confluence of the Lieser with the Drau, is the main district town and major road junction. The district is made up of the Drautal that runs from East Tyrol and on whose broad valley floor large settlements such as Oberdrauburg, Dellach Steinfeld and Lurnfeld have been able to develop. The Molltal is shaped by the river Moll which rises in the Glocknergruppe in the Nationalpark Hohe Tauern. It is possible to reach the Pasterze Glacier by means of the Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse toll road. There is a rail connection to the province of Salzburg through the Tauernschleuse between Mallnitz and Bad Gastein and the motorway runs from Spittal northwards past Gmund through the Katschbergtunnel. The district makes up part of the Nationalpark Hohe Tauern and the Nationalpark Nockberge. The numerous small and big bathing lakes such as the Millstatter See and the Weissensee are important tourist areas. Find property for sale in Spittal an der Drau.
Named for a hospital founded there by the counts of Ortenburg in 1191, it received market rights in 1242 but achieved municipal status only in 1930. Many old houses, the parish church, the town hall, and the former Renaissance palace of the Porcia princes date from the 16th century. Spittal is a tourist centre and rail junction and manufactures wood products, machinery, shoes, and pharmaceuticals. It is the home of a large construction company and also serves as a market and service centre for the nearby countryside. Buy your real-estate (flat, apartment, house, luxury villa, land or business/commercial property) in Spittal an der Drau.
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