Bad Kleinkirchheim - Lake Millstättersee - Nockberge Region
A Fascinating Diversity in a Land of Mountains & Lakes. Hikes, Spas, Water - It’s this Special Combination that Makes Your Holiday in Carinthia Unique.
Find your perfect outdoor activity holiday surrounded by mountains & lakes on a farm nestled in the undulating hills of UNESCO’s Nockberge Biosphere Reserve. Here, you’ll enjoy an alpine spa break! Where the mountain meets the lake ... Lake Millstätter See, one of Carinthia’s most beautiful lakes, is steeped in legend. Outdoor activities, spa break or skiing holidays - look forward to moments of sunshine in Bad Kleinkirchheim. This place has everything you need for a relaxing and diverse farm holiday. Carinthia’s Nock Mountains (“Nockberge” in German) are an insider tip for travellers looking for the ultimate indulgence during their activity holiday. The Bad Kleinkirchheim - Lake Millstättersee - Nockberge region is blessed with rolling mountains, romantic mountain cabins, crystal-clear blue lakes, pristine nature and historic farms, making it one of Austria’s most diverse regions.
Bad Kleinkirchheim and Surroundings
FROM THE MOUNTAIN TO THE SPA
Lots of traditional farms and mountain cabins are scattered across the rolling mountains of Carinthia’s Nock Mountains. In summer, the Nockberge Biosphere Reserve is a popular destination for lovely country walks across alpine pastures, easy hikes to the summit and exciting mountain biking tours. Those who are keen on water sports can choose from a diverse range of outdoor activities such as stand-up paddleboarding, sailing and surfing or kayaking on Lake Brennsee.
In winter, you can experience nature up close and personal on or off the ski slopes in Bad Kleinkirchheim. Whether you’re snowshoeing, walking in the winter wonderland, tobogganing, sledging or ice skating in Feld am See, you can definitely look forward to moments of sunshine.
At the end of a day spent in the great outdoors and on snowy mountains, you can warm yourself up in one of the two thermal spas in Carinthia. The 86m water slide in the “Therme St. Kathrein” is great fun! In the “Thermal Römerbad”, you’ll find plenty of saunas to relax and unwind.
Lake Millstätter See
A GEM OF A LAKE
On the shores of Lake Millstätter See, you can find a lot of farms with hosts and farmers who live in harmony with nature. Perched high above the lake, the farmhouses of the “Mirnock farmers” dot the green hillsides of the prominent and mystic mountain Mirnock. The mountain ridge Millstätter Alpe is part of the Nock Mountains. Its lush alpine meadows are covered with thousands of fragrant flowers and healing herbs.
Whereas some guests get up early and take a dip in the warm lake of up to 27 °C or cruise the natural waters in a rowing boat, others set out to the mountains in their hiking boots or take in panoramic views on an e-bike tour. Are you looking forward to indulgent and relaxing moments? Here, you can find the most beautiful spots with a view to spend some quality time with your partner or your family.
Lake Millstätter See is also a gem of a lake in winter. On or off the ski slopes, you can enjoy plenty of outdoor activities in the mountains and around the lake.
IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCES IN NATURE IN THE BIOSPHERE RESERVE
The Nock Mountains on the sunny southern side of the Alps will take your breath away. Having strong ties with UNESCO’s Nockberge Biosphere Reserve, the rolling mountains and gentle peaks set the scene for unique outdoor activities in pristine nature. In summer, a vast network of hiking trails invites you to explore the mountains Turracher Höhe and Hochrindl or the hillsides on both sides of the scenic drive “Nockalmstraße”.
Standing on the summit of the Falkert and watching the sun cast its golden hue on the mountains makes every hiker stop in awe. This is a moment to calm down and fully unwind. If you’re lucky, you might spot some native wildlife.
The theme park “Heidi-Alm” will make kids’ eyes sparkle with joy. In winter, three ski resorts invite you to spend a fun-filled day on the pistes. In the backcountry, you can explore the peaceful winter wonderland snowshoeing or ski touring.
And if you’re looking for a change, you can go shopping in the town of Feldkirchen or visit a cultural event in Albeck Castle.
Carinthia - Austria's Sunny South
Immerse Yourself in a Mediterranean Lifestyle
Carinthia is the land of lakes. Home to Austria’s highest mountain. The setting for experiences that you can only find here. In the midst of an intact natural landscape that is as unique as it is different from farm to farm and from region to region. Let go and enjoy the hours of sunshine - this is possible all year round in Carinthia. Click your way through the individual regions of Carinthia and find your perfect holiday farm in the sunny south!
- Hohe Tauern National Park Region
In 1800, courageous men were the first to climb Austria’s highest mountain, Großglockner (3,798 m). This region is home to the largest national park in the Alps and some of the world’s most diverse landscapes: majestic waterfalls, extensive glaciers, rare animal and plant species. Explore the Hohe Tauern National Park with one of the rangers.
- Nassfeld-Pressegger See - Lesachtal Valley - Lake Weißensee
Hikers and cyclists can cross the border to Italy on a number of great tours. Food lovers will indulge in culinary delights that are typical of the world’s first Slow Food Travel Destination. A breathtaking panorama is guaranteed! Keen swimmers can take a dip in Lake Pressegger See or Lake Weißensee. The Lesachtal valley, Europe’s most natural valley, is unique. The region provides the perfect balance of tradition, nature, culinary delights and tranquility. In winter, it’s home to Carinthia’s largest ski resort called “Nassfeld”.
- Bad Kleinkirchheim - Lake Millstättersee - Nockberge Region
Nestled between the undulating hills of UNESCO’s Nockberge Biosphere Reserve, this is one of Austria’s most diverse regions. Carinthia’s “Nockberge” range is an insider tip for travellers looking for the ultimate indulgence during their activity holiday. Look forward to sports, spas or skiing in Bad Kleinkirchheim and outdoor activities at Lake Millstätter See, one of Carinthia’s most beautiful lakes that’s steeped in legend and surrounded by mountains. Romantic mountain cabins, pristine nature and historic farms are the icing on the cake.
- Katschberg - Liesertal - Maltatal Region
At altitudes between 1,100 and 2,200 metres above sea level, south of the Alpine divide, on the border to the province SalzburgerLand - that’s the Katschberg - Liesertal - Maltatal Region with Gmünd, the “town of artists”, at its centre. Lots of mountain cabins are the ideal starting points for long, alpine hikes on the southern side of the Alps.
- Villach - Lake Faakersee - Lake Ossiachersee
This region borders Italy and Slovenia. Enjoy country walks, hikes and day trips on the mountains “Gerlitzen” and “Dobratsch”. Visit the town of Villach with its Mediterranean flair, the famous celebrations during the carnival season and Austria’s largest fun fair, the “Villacher Kirchtag”. Marvel at the turquoise waters of Lake Faaker See with the iconic island at its centre. A picture-perfect scenery! The festival Carinthian Summer with its renowned cultural events draws lots of visitors to Lake Ossiacher See in summer. The spa “KärntenTherme” in Villach is one of Austria’s state-of-the-art spas and is open all year round.
- Lake Wörthersee - Klagenfurt - Carnica Rosental Region
This is one of Austria’s most popular regions: stage for parties and lifestyle, paradise for water sports enthusiasts and sun-worshippers, hot spot for yogis, meeting point for bikers, hikers and runners with Europe’s tallest wooden lookout tower “Pyramidenkogel”. Carinthia’s capital Klagenfurt is a vibrant renaissance city and an exciting crossroads where three different cultures intersect. Guests with a sweet tooth should visit the Carnica Rosental Region. Here, it’s all about beekeeping!
- Central Carinthia
The historical heart of Carinthia is surrounded by unspoilt, charming natural landscapes. A number of attractions such as the castles “Hochosterwitz” and “Taggenbrunn” can be discovered by bike or on foot. For more than 650 years, the so-called “Wiesenmarkt”, Austria’s fair with the longest tradition, has drawn thousands of visitors to the town of St. Veit each year. Warm lakes with water that’s safe to drink are oases of relaxation.
- Lake Klopeiner See - Southern Carinthia - Lavanttal Valley
Do you prefer vibrant beaches open to the public or spots in peaceful seclusion? Thanks to the mild climate, the swimming season starts at the beginning of May. At that time, the water temperature of Lake Klopeinersee often reaches 22 °C already. The caves in the mountain “Obir” featuring stalactites and stalagmites and the flow trail for mountain bikers on the massif “Petzen” are some of the region’s most spectacular attractions. Southern Carinthia is a bilingual region where Austrian and Slovene cultures and culinary traditions meet. In the Lavanttal valley in the very east of Carinthia, creative producers turn locally-grown ingredients into irresistible delights.
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