In addition to the oldest herbarium in Carinthia, the “Herbarium Vivum” dating back to 1752, the Carinthian Botanic Center houses a whole range of valuable collections. There are 180,000 specimens of dried and prepared flowering plants, ferns and horsetails, algae, mosses, lichens and fungi. They serve to research and document how plants changed over time. Furthermore, it has significant special collections: historical document collections, fixations, fruits and cones, biographies, historical scientific instruments, ethnobotanical objects and slides. In addition, you can see a comprehensive documentation of plant fossils from Carinthia.
The Carinthian Botanic Center is open throughout the year. May to September: daily 10 am to 6 pm, October to April: Mon to Thu 10 am to 4 pm; closed on holidays and snow weather.
More information can be found here (in German).