WHAT TO DO IN BAD KLEINKIRCHHEIM
Located amidst the famous “Nockberge” in the Southern Austrian Alps Bad Kleinkirchheim has an almost 1000 year history for its natural thermal spas and recreation areas. Whether you come here for wintersports, hiking, biking and golfing in Summer, or just for the body & soul healing thermal spa wellness facilites, you will enjoy unforgettable moments in a pristine natural environment.
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SKIING & SNOWBOARDING
Stretching over two connected mountain ranges the area boasts a whopping 103km of pistes, which are know to be groomed to perfection on a daily basis. Currently there are 24 lifts making sure that waiting times are kept to a minimum even in peak times. First class equipment rental, which are always stocked with latest & best sports products available are located at both main entry points into the ski area. For “offroaders” there are plenty of possible ski-touring routes ready to be explored by the experienced (always check the avalanche status!). If you decide to stay with us, the fun is only 150m away from your door – no car needed! It goes without saying, that we will also recommend the best “filling stations” for the exhausted skiers/boarders upon your arrival in our house.
Hiking is big in Bad Kleinkirchheim. The net of trails stretches over a whopping 1000km in total. Whether you are into casual nordic walking, trailrunning or into full day hikes, there is truly something for everyone. The local cable cars offer you a headstart in case you want to start your adventure right from the one of the two most prominent peaks. A large part of the trail network runs through the famous “Biosphärenpark Nockberge” – a huge UNESCO protected area where you will discover Alpine fauna and flora in its pristine and unspoilt form. For the the more serious mountainclimber we offer you advice on the some of the best routes in the Eastern Alps. The 3000m peaks are only a few km away by car or can easily be reached with the regions unparalled mobility options of the award winning “Nockmobil project”.
It’s not all about fitness and the great outdoors. Bad Kleinkirchheim’s thermal springs are known for many centuries. Relaxation from all the other activities awaits you on the highest level. The two thermal spas baths will spoil you endlessly with many different saunas and wellness facilities. Immerse yourself into our sauna culture and enjoy massages, holistic health and beauty treatments for him and her. There’s fun for the kids too with a 86m long slide – one of the longest in Carinthia. Being a partner of the “Römerbad Thermal Spa”, our guests also enjoy special rates!
When looking for Austria’s best golf courses, you’ll soon come across the Bad Kleinkirchheim region. Nestled within the gentle alpine world of the Carinthian Nockberge is Carinthia’s highest golf course, treating golfers to its wide, varied fairways and breathtaking views. The unique high altitude location means that it’s always a pleasure to play here, even at the height of summer! The club house ensures that you stay refreshed and nourished pre and post game. And with a driving range nearby, you can fine tune your golfing skills even more.
On the sunny side of the Alps, the locals teach you one thing in particular: how to enjoy life and food to the full. Wonderful dishes and culinary variety have developed across the valleys and basins of Carinthia throughout the centuries, and it’s easy to work up an appetite in the gentle alpine world of the Nockberge too. Regional delights can be savoured wholeheartedly, as sustainability and regional produce are of utmost importance here. There are many local producers and even a gin and whiskey distiller in the village! Being “foodies” ourselves (we REALLY love our food), we save our guests the guesswork and will send you right to the best places to enjoy your “Nockberge-Food-Experience”!