Hiking in the Nockberge

Gentle hills for every season

Hiking around

around Bad Kleinkirchheim

More than 1,000 kilometres of hiking trails want to be explored around Bad Kleinkirchheim. Because the diverse hiking tours of the Nockberge mountains have something in store for all levels of difficulty. Hiking in Carinthia in the Nockberge mountains is not a solo theme for the summer - hiking around Bad Kleinkirchheim is in season at any time of year. Gentle peaks, bubbling springs and crystal clear mountain lakes: this is the unique charisma of the Carinthian Nockberge mountains. What's more, hiking in the Nockberge mountains is particularly healthy!

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Beneficial for body, mind, and spirit

Hiking with G'spür in the Nockberge

Fresh mountain air, magnificent panoramas as far as the Großglockner and the Hohe Tauern, warm hospitality in numerous alpine huts and mountain inns: these are the "basics" for hiking enthusiasts who spend their holidays in Bad Kleinkirchheim. Whoever is on foot in the gently rolling Carinthian Nockberge mountains is doing something particularly good for their health. The Bregenz internist and university professor Dr. Egon Humpeler has proven with his "Austrian Moderate Altitude Study 2.000" that mountain hiking at an altitude of between 1,000 and 2,000 meters optimally trains the body. Read here why hiking in Bad Kleinkirchheim is so healthy!

Carinthian Healthy Hiking:

the Nockberge, your fountain of youth

What hiking at altitudes between 1,000 and 2,000 meters does:

  • Training of the cardiovascular system
  • Normalization of cholesterol levels
  • Regulation of blood pressure, high blood pressure is lowered
  • Strengthening of the immune system and lungs
  • Strengthening of the bones and the entire muscular system
  • Stimulation of metabolism and thus fat burning
  • Production of happy hormones

The Nockberge Hiking Miracle

The Speik

The Speik is a medicinal plant found exclusively in this Carinthian hiking region. It accompanies you with its scent and pampers you with soothing effects during a Speik footbath at one of the care stations. In addition, the relaxation hammocks at selected water places provide relaxation. Let it go well!

    Nockberge hiking service at the 4-star Hotel Almrausch

    The perfect equipment

    The diverse hiking trails in the Nockberge Mountains offer the right tour for every age and fitness level. The team at the Wanderhotel in Bad Kleinkirchheim will take care of the perfect addition to your hiking equipment. What you should bring yourself: sturdy hiking boots to cover your ankles and functional hiking clothing, which you should best wear according to the "onion principle". Additionally: sunscreen, gloves for cold hiking days and summit elevations, and a water bottle. 

    Your further hiking equipment can be borrowed free of charge as a guest at the Hotel Almrausch during your stay:

    • Hiking backpack
    • Hiking poles
    • Binoculars
    • First aid kit with bandages
    • Hiking map
    • In the heated hiking room your shoes will dry after the hike

    The Almrausch Hiking Snack

    Enjoyment on the go

    Experience it for yourself: After a hike to one of the most beautiful vantage points in the middle of the Nockberge mountains, a snack in the fresh air tastes simply heavenly! Take the Almrausch "Wanderpinkerl" with you on your tour and enjoy Carinthian delicacies at your personally chosen rest stop:

    available at the reception for only € 14,- (per person).

    Mountain Gourmet Host Hotel Almrausch

    Your benefits

    • Hiking tours directly from Hotel Almrausch
    • Hiking tips and tour advice
    • Speik wellness treatments
    • Weekly guided hike with host Josef Juritz
    • Hiking library

    Carinthia Card/Bad Kleinkirchheim

    Sunshine Card

    With this holiday card for one, two or five weeks, hiking in Bad Kleinkirchheim becomes a particularly inexpensive pleasure: The use of the summer mountain railways and Nock-Mobil (call bus in the region) is included, as is admission to more than 100 excursion destinations throughout Carinthia and participation in the hiking and activity programme. The Carinthia Card and the Bad Kleinkirchheim Sonnenschein Card are available upon arrival at the Hotel Almrausch.

    Mountain Railways & Hiking Bus Bad Kleinkirchheim

    Hiking fun from the first minute

    Save yourself tedious ascents and descents and start right away with the most beautiful high-altitude hikes in the Nockberge mountains! From mid-May to the beginning of November, the Brunnach Biosphere Park Railway and the Kaiserburg Railway will quickly transport you to the starting point of your hiking pleasure respectively. With the NOCK-Mobil you can travel in the Bad Kleinkirchheim region free of charge and in an environmentally friendly way (other destinations in the Nockberge hiking region at an extra charge): plan your starting and finishing points according to your desire, mood and route.


    Hiking in the Nockberge mountains - at any time of year, at a healthy altitude, on the trail of modern artists: book your room now at the 4-star Genusshotel Almrausch in Bad Kleinkirchheim!

    Hiking in the Nockberge

    and on the Alpe-Adria-Trail

    To ensure that you can start the most beautiful hikes around Bad Kleinkirchheim as soon as you arrive at the Hotel Almrausch, we have selected particularly worthwhile adventure hikes in the Nockberge Biosphere Park for you. The extensive descriptions of the individual hiking tours inform you about the course of the path, the altitude profile, duration, degree of difficulty and special features. Each hike is available for download as a pdf.

    Discover Bad Kleinkirchheim

    Discover Bad Kleinkirchheim

    •  22.9 km, 5 to 6 hours
    • A full-day hike with a high experience factor and special scenic beauty.
    • Difficulty: medium, for normal condition.
    • Overview-pdf

    Discover Bad Kleinkirchheim

    Fragrance Garden Speik - Nature Experience Nockberge

    Round hike Pfannock

    Family Hike St. Oswald

    Round hike Mallnock-Kolmnock

    Summit hike on the Rosennock

    Summit hike on the Rosennock

    Summit hike on the Rosennock

    Summit hike on the Rosennock

    Summit hike on the Rosennock

    Alpe-Adria-Trail in Carinthia:

    Wide Hiking in the Nockberge

    Not one but four stages of the popular long-distance hiking trail lead to the Nockberge Biosphere Park. The 4-star Genusshotel Almrausch is an official Alpe-Adria partner: its own hiking guides and Alpe-Adria hiking packages for three, five or seven days make the hiking hotel in Bad Kleinkirchheim a popular "base camp" for long-distance hikers. The four Nockberge stages are available here as a pdf download:


    Bad Kleinkirchheimer Mountain Yoga Trail

    Namasté at nearly 2,000 m above sea level.

    Sheltered, in close proximity to the hiking trail and the mountain station of the Brunnach Biosphere Park cable car, the yoga trail winds through the small forest at the end of the Brunnach reservoir. Along the new Mountain Yoga Trail, 10 stations await where you can practice focus, strength and flexibility. 

    The Mountain Yoga Trail is suitable for beginners as well as for advanced practitioners. At the hotel or at the Biosphärenbergbahn Brunnach you will receive an accompanying folder with explanations of the individual asanas.  Depending on your own sense of time, "walking through" the yoga trail takes about 1-1.5 hours.

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