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Carinthia region of Austria

During a family ancestry trip to Switzerland and Austria this summer, I am searching for a local Mennonite guide who would meet us in Spittal an der Drau and take us to the homes of some of our ancestors which are still standing, Specifically the Waldner home and Kleinssaser home. We can take a train from Salzburg to Spittal . I know this is rather specific but hoping someone sees this with some suggestions! Would hate to be so close to these sites and not be able to see them!

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Carinthia is on the south end of the Grossglockner High Alpine Highway, and it's one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen.
If you Google Carinthia Tourism, you'll get lots of hits. TripAdvisor has a number of private guides for the region, but most guides are deadly expensive.
One suggestion is contact the city hall of Spittal an der Drau and see if they know any guides or someone that can take you around.
You could also rent a car in Salzburg and go down to Zell-am-See before trecking over the Grossglockner Highway (toll rd.) into the region. It's easily driven.

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I doubt that you will find a Mennonite in Carinthia, let alone a Mennonite guide. There are less than 400 Mennonites in whole Austria, and none of their congregations is in Carinthia.