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Maria Wörth is one of the best bases for visiting Carinthia's largest alpine lake, the Wörther See. Part of this village, on the southern side of the lake across from Pörtschach, juts out into the lake on a rocky peninsula, providing a good view of the area. In addition to enjoying the lake, you can visit the golf courses in the nearby hamlet of Dellach.

The village's Gothic Pfarrkirche (Parish Church) has a baroque interior and a Romanesque crypt. It's noted for its 15th-century main altar. The circular karner (charnel house) in the yard was built in 1278.

Nearby is another noted church, the Rosenkranzkirche, from the 12th century, often referred to as "the winter church." It has some Romanesque frescoes of the Apostles from that century.