Featured in RB Explore Photography Page
Views 1750 at January – 21 – 2013
Favorited by 21 people
Halfway along the southern side of the Wörther See, obliquely across from Pörtschach, lies the resort of Maria Wörth (458m/1,503ft; pop. 2,000), with the communes of Dellach (golf courses) and Reifnitz. The old core of the village occupies a rocky peninsula. High up on the headland, surrounded on three sides by water, stands the Late Gothic parish church, a prominent landmark; note the fine Baroque interior, the Romanesque crypt and the 15th-16th C. high altar with a beautiful Late Gothic figure of the Virgin. In the churchyard there is a round charnel house of 1278. Close by stands the little 12th C. Rosenkranzkirche (Rosary Church) or Winter Church, with well preserved Romanesque frescos of the Apostles.
The picturesque village of Maria Worth is situated on the south shore of Lake Wörthersee and is one of the most charming scenic pearls of Carinthian beauty