Alpe Adria Region

from Radio Tonreg (Gernot Hochmüller) (Flickr) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

von Radio Tonreg (Gernot Hochmüller) (Flickr) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

There is a unique landscape in between the Alps and the Karavanks, right in the border area of Austria and Slovenia. It’s the Alpe Adria region, well known as an exiting holiday destination with enormous recreation factor. But the Alpe Adria region is more by far. It’s the place for encounters: Different cultures, different languages, different ways of life and different history converge here. And the whole region profits. People without borders in their minds form this region, the thinking, the living together. They form something special: a unique cultural and economic area in the heart of Europe.

It is history that both divided and united the Alpe Adria region – until today. In a region where there were borderlines in former times an atmosphere of collective departure arose. Nature is the unifying element, place of inspiration and starting point for economic success in equal measure. The Adriatic Sea defines the region in the south, offers access to important ports and, by that, to all around the world. And it’s the Alps in the northern part of Carinthia which connect the region to bigger markets like Germany or France. And the Slovenian Karavanks give sight to the eastern European Union countries like Croatia and Hungary. The airports of Ljubliana and Klagenfurt are the hubs of the region to the entire world – a world full of possibilities.