Holidays in the Nockberge area
The gently rolling Nockberge hills mark the highest point in the Gurktal Alps and cover the provinces of Carinthia, Salzburg and Styria. With more than 2,300 meters Carinthia’s Großer Rosennock ranks among the highest peaks in the entire mountain range. In summer the Nockberge Biosphere Reserve makes a fine destination for walking and hiking enthusiasts. Thanks to its mineral springs the charming spa resort of Bad Kleinkirchheim has been attracting health-minded visitors for more than 400 years now. Millstätter See is the largest one of several nearby lakes for bathing. In winter Bad Kleinkirchheim turns into a ski resort second to none – whilst offering perfect conditions for a variety of off-piste activities, too, such as tobogganing, winter walking and cross-country skiing.
Summer break in Bad Kleinkirchheim/Nockberge area
Bad Kleinkirchheim is one of Austria’s spa resorts with the longest tradition in health tourism. It is home to a spa designed in the style of the 17th century, and two spa centers with all the facilities and amenities modern travelers have come to expect. The charming environment of the Nockberge hills even enhances the feeling of well-being and will make your stay a feast for the body and mind and an experience to remember. After a walk to lovely Lake Millstatt or a tour through pine, larch and spruce forests to the Wolitzenhütte mountain restaurant you won’t resist the temptation of a soothing spa session at the Thermal Römerbad, Karlbad or St. Kathrein spas.
A summer break in Bad Kleinkirchheim is definitely a benefit to your overall health and well-being. Being part of the Nockberge Biosphere Reserve, Bad Kleinkirchheim is the ideal base when it comes to exploring the peculiarities of local geology, flora and fauna together with highly qualified park rangers. The Nockberge hills are home to marmots, chamoix and ibexes and enchant visitors with vast areas of Alpine rose in full bloom, and Speik (Valeriana celtica), which is known for its healing properties).