The renowned holiday resort of Bad Kleinkirchheim is tucked away amid the Nockberge hills, not far from Villach. Thanks to its location to the south of the main Alpine ridge, this charming place is favored by long hours of sunshine (some 1,900 hours a year!). Bad Kleinkirchheim is not only home to Olympic champion Franz Klammer, but it has gradually become a popular spa resort and a prime destination for skiing and hiking. It is probably the harmonious blend of sports and relaxation that attracts hordes of visitors both in summer and winter. A spa session is not only a soothing treat after an active day out walking or skiing, but it also makes for a fine bad-weather option. Families have also discovered Bad Kleinkirchheim thanks to its varied offering and tourist infrastructure.