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Franz Klammer Specials in Bad Kleinkirchheim

Bad Kleinkirchheim in the footsteps of Franz Klammer! This is where the career of the Olympic champion began. The idol of many generations harbours profound feelings for his skiing homeland: From his first lift ride to his first European Cup victory. It “klammert und franzt” - experience Franz Klammer up close in Bad Kleinkirchheim!

"We should meet. Here, where it all began. For me. In Bad Kleinkirchheim" - says Franz Klammer to his loyal fans!

Upcoming events with Franz Klammer

Franz Klammer Trophy 2024

The popular Franz Klammer Trophy in Bad Kleinkirchheim is taking place again this year. On Saturday, 6 July 2024, you can experience a very special tournament with prominent guests. The participants experience the Ski Kaiser “live” on the green turf. Book your starting place now. Information and registration HERE

"Schlag den Franz"

The popular Franz Klammer Trophy in Bad Kleinkirchheim is taking place again this year. On Saturday, 6 July 2024, you can experience a very special tournament with prominent guests. The participants experience the Ski Kaiser “live” on the green turf. Book your starting place now. Information and registration HERE.

Franz Klammer Hiking Day

At the Franz Klammer Hiking Day in October 2024, Olympic champion Franz Klammer presents his World Cup downhill from a different angle. Without skis, but with a hiking rucksack. The perfect day for a meet-and-greet. “Franz Klammer explores the autumn-coloured slopes of his World Cup downhill run “Kärnten - Franz Klammer” with the participants”. Registration is not required to participate.

Ski before 9

ou can get to know the idol of many generations live at the exclusive ski event “Ski before 9”. Take your first turns on the freshly groomed pistes with Franz Klammer during this exclusive early morning skiing experience. In an exclusive setting - the maximum number of participants is 50 - experienced skiers “carve” down selected slopes in Bad Kleinkirchheim from sunrise until around 09:30 o'clock. Naturally, the former professional skier will give you the odd insider tip and reveal tricks for the perfect carved turn. The ski piste is explored together whilst you can listen to the exciting anecdotes of the Ski Kaiser.

After a good two hours of exciting skiing fun, you will, of course, also practise the stop turn. In the Klammerstub'n at Bergrestaurant Kaiserburg you can look forward to a delicious brunch with regional delicacies from the Alps-Adriatic region. Here you can bring the early morning to a pleasant culinary end.

Franz Klammer: Legend, idol, Olympic champion, and film star

Franz Klammer won his first European Cup downhill in Bad Kleinkirchheim in 1971, at that time still on the well-known FIS K70 downhill course. It was in his honour that the now popular “Kärnten - Franz Klammer” World Cup downhill run, a black piste in the Bad Kleinkirchheim ski area, was created. The ski area in the south of Austria in Kärnten is the home of the once successful Ski Kaiser.

The moment when Franz Klammer made history and became Olympic champion in 1976 is now even material worthy of a feature film.

“Klammer - Chasing the line” is the most expensive Austrian cinema production of all time.

How it all started...

Franz Klammer was born the son of a simple family of mountain farmers in Mooswald in Kärnten on 3 December 1953. He was on skis from an early age and is still one of the most famous Austrian professional skiers today. In 1976 Franz Klammer became Olympic champion in the downhill. With 25 downhill victories and winning the Downhill World Cup five times, he is the most successful skier in this discipline in World Cup history.

Skiing career

There was no lift in his home town of Mooswald at the time. So he always had to trudge up the slopes on foot or take the bus to the nearest ski area, 30 kilometres away. Franz Klammer started racing at the age of 14 after it had become clear that he was always ahead of his friends in races. The then 18-year-old celebrated his first major success on 11 December 1971, when he won the European Cup downhill in Bad Kleinkirchheim. At the 1976 Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Franz Klammer won Olympic gold in the downhill at Patscherkofel.

Franz Klammer won all the classic downhill races, winning the Hahnenkamm race in Kitzbühel four times, the Lauberhorn race in Wengen three times, and the Saslong in Gröden four times. The famous Austrian celebrated his last World Cup victory in Kitzbühel in 1984. The “Downhill Kaiser” skied his last World Cup race in Aspen on 14 March 1985. On 20 April 1985, Franz Klammer announced his retirement after a successful career.

KLAMMER - CHASING THE LINE

5 February 1976 - This moment made history - and it is the type of story that has now even made cinema history!

The film focuses primarily on the days surrounding the downhill race at the 1976 Winter Olympics at Patscherkofel near Innsbruck and the pressure that weighed on the then 22-year-old downhill skier Franz Klammer.

Many props from the film production “Klammer - Chasing the line” can now be admired in countless locations in Bad Kleinkirchheim. The town is under the spell of a film and the retro look of the 1970s. Pure nostalgia with a smile factor!

Spend the night where it all began: in Bad Kleinkirchheim!

Follow in the footsteps of Franz Klammer and stay at the family-run 4-star Hotel GUT Trattlerhof. Franz Klammer is also a welcome guest and long-time friend. The hotel is also the ideal starting point for all those who want to experience an active holiday in Bad Kleinkirchheim.

Would you like to go golfing, hiking or make your first turns on perfectly groomed pistes together with Franz Klammer? - Our reception will be happy to help you - hotel@trattlerhof.at