Finkenstein am Faaker See#
Finkenstein, Carinthia, market town in the district of Villach, alt. 662 m, pop. 7,655, area 101.96 km2, with several cadastral communities (especially Faak am See, alt. 566 m) summer tourism centre (899,650 overnight stays) situated southwest of Lake Faaker See at the foot of the Karawanken mountains. - Faak am See Federal Sport and Recreation Centre, summer luge run, golf course. Sawmill, manufacturing of skis and sports equipment, pasta, construction materials, prefabricated cement components; large-scale transport firm, insulation materials trade. The open-air arena hosts many popular open-air concerts. - Gothic subsidiary church with wall paintings (around 1480), fortress ruins (first documented mention in 1142) with a keep at Alt-Finkenstein, Neu-Finkenstein palace (1794/1795). Faak subsidiary church (15th century) with wall paintings, church in Geritschach with winged altar (1517), church on the Kanzian mountain around 1480 (archeological finds Kanzianiberg); parish church in Latschach (1752-1756); parish church in Petschnitzen with wall paintings (1504); parish church of St. Stephan built in 1472, subsidiary church of St. Jacob.
Literature#G. Urschitz, Finkenstein, Strukturwandel einer Kaerntner Gemeinde, master's thesis, Graz 1987.