Discover the Karawanken-Karavanke UNESCO Global Geopark


The Karawanken-Karavanke UNESCO Global Geopark is a cross-border region of natural and cultural experiences with an outstanding geological heritage. Five Slovene and nine Austrian municipalities are bound together in an area of 1,067 km². 

Discover the exciting underworld of Mt. Peca / Petzen by bike or kayak (Podzemlje Pece) or head for the colorful Obir stalactite caves. Find your inner peace on St. Hema Mountain / Hemmaberg, one of the oldest pilgrimage destinations in this part of Europe. Visit the GEO.DOM whit its fascinating interactive exhibition of the Geopark on Mt. Peca / Petzen, get you adrenaline kick by biking down the Flow Country Trail, or take the zipline ‘from Europe to Africa’ over Črna na Koroškem. You can also experience an enjoyable ride crossing the border between Austria and Slovenia on the Draufloß timber raft.

The Karawanken UNESCO Global Geopark offers all this and much more.

Goals of the Karawanken-Karavanke Geopark

  1. The conservation of geological and natural resources, and the cultural and natural heritage in the territory of its members; 
  2. The fostering of awareness, information and education about and in the Geopark Karawanken, the European and Global Geoparks Network and its positioning as a geopark; 
  3. The economic valorisation of the Geopark, including through sustainable tourism 
  4. General cross-border cooperation and development of the region in terms of sustainable regional policy.