Who we are

The south alpine space includes the regions of Oberkärnten (i.e. Upper Carinthia with its sub-regions of Großglockner/Mölltal-Oberdrautal, Hermagor and Nockregion-Oberkärnten), East Tyrol and the Val Pusteria in South Tyrol. About 150,000 people live and work here, crossing the border every day. From Brunico, Lienz and Spittal an der Drau to Hermagor and Lake Pressegg.

Artisan production and trade have always provided the main sources of income, but sustainable tourism also now forms a huge part of the local economy. There are also companies operating at both regional and national level in the fields of industry, trade, artisan production, agriculture, livestock farming, the leisure industry, the health sector, and much more besides. Young people are offered a wide range of training opportunities. Many students are given a chance to improve their skills by working in international companies. The experience they gain benefits the region on their return. How is this made possible? It relies on a very effective network of economic relationships. Innovative people have managed to combine their ideas and work together on projects, thanks to a lively spirit of collaboration.

Die Städte im SÜD ALPEN RAUM als Impulsgeber

Lienz, city of the sun

The city of Lienz has Mediterranean appeal and enjoys more than 2,070 hours of sunshine every year. The spectacular scenerymehr lesen >>

Brunico, a centre of alpine sports in the Val Pusteria

The town is situated in a huge basin, surrounded by high mountains, and is the main focus of activity inmehr lesen >>

Spittal an der Drau, a small town with a big heart

Porcia Castle bears witness to the long history of the town; it is one of the finest Renaissance buildings northmehr lesen >>

Hermagor-Pressegger See, a blend of nature and tradition

The municipality of Hermagor is in Carinthia, close to the border with Italy. It is the economic hub for themehr lesen >>