A couple rejoice in your hiking success in the mountains and give each other a high five.
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Hiking & Nordic Walking

The Nockberge mountains seem to have been invented especially for hiking and Nordic walking. The Nockberge mountains leave nothing to be desired for any form of alpine hiking experience.

There are all types and difficulty levels of mountain and hiking tours available in the picturesque Nockberge Mountains.

Naturally, we will be happy to offer you guided experience tours or help you plan your own personal tour. Whatever you choose, there is a wide selection – in terms of attractiveness and the level of challenge too!

A man and a woman look at the hiking map and have a beautiful view of Carinthia and Lake Millstatt
Discover unique natural places while hiking in the Nockberge mountains

Alpe-Adria Trail

Hike along the Alpe-Adria-Trail, which connects the three regions of Carinthia, Slovenia and Friuli-Venezia Giulia with a total of 43 stages covering 750 kilometers. It can be walked by ambitious hikers either as a whole or in individual stretches. In total this long-distance hiking trail leads from the foot of the highest mountain in Austria, the Grossglockner, through the most attractive mountain and lake regions of Carinthia, across the Nockberge Mountains and to Muggia/Trieste on the Adriatic.

A family of four goes for a hike in the Nockberge mountains in beautiful weather
Green landscapes, free grazing cows and a lot of fun hiking with the family in Carinthia

Three stages of the Alpe-Adria Trail – from the Erlacherhaus via the Falkerthaus and the Lärchenhütte to Bad Kleinkirchheim and on to Arriach – lead directly into the Nockberge Biosphere Park via Bad Kleinkirchheim, and were officially opened in autumn 2012.

You will find more information here.

“Berggenießer” hosts

Inspired by the opening of the Alpe-Adria-Trail in the Nockberge Mountains, and wanting to increase the attractiveness of Bad Kleinkirchheim as a hiking destination, in 2013 a total of 13 establishments, including the Hotel Trattlerhof, joined forces as experts on hiking in the Nockberge Mountains. The “Berggenießer” hosts will ensure the success of your hiking holiday in Bad Kleinkirchheim with their expert knowledge and the best service. They have created detailed descriptions of 12 routes around the Alpe-Adria Trail including personal tips on things such as chalet cuisine and special places.

nock/art – a hikeable art project

nock/art is the combination of sports and nature experience, extended by the additional dimension of spiritual diversion through art and culture. Looking at the richness of the landscape and lifestyle of the region in connection with the importance of the thermal springs for Bad Kleinkirchheim, this concept fits into a coherent whole.

A couple stands at the top of the viewing platform and admires Lake Millstatt
On the viewing platform you have a breathtaking view of Lake Millstatt

Over the next few weeks, six varied hiking trails will highlight the special features of the cultural landscape by means of a small number of focused art interventions. These will not be major interventions into the natural or cultural space, but instead, local materials will be worked into very direct and appealing designs.
Read more about nock/art.

The summer hiking vacation in Carinthia is waiting for you, book a room today or send us a non-binding request.

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