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.
Winter break in Bad Kleinkirchheim/Nockberge area
The renowned World Cup venue of Bad Kleinkirchheim is proud of its fabulous ski area – the place where famous downhill champion Franz Klammer once learned to ski. Some 800 snow machines ensure perfect conditions for skiing until April. Numerous uphill facilities allow for hassle-free access to the immaculate slopes of the Bad Kleinkirchheim ski area. Traditional fare is served at many mountain restaurants and pubs. The Millstättersee-Bahn quad chairlift is the gateway to Wiesernock and its wide and immaculate slopes, which are highly popular among skiers and snowboarders.
Having spent the day in the bustling ski resort of Bad Kleinkirchheim, the Nockberge Biosphere Reserve lends itself to quiet nature exploration, backcountry skiing or snowshoe walking. The Bad Kleinkirchheim spas make for an overall relaxing day for those looking for an alternative to winter sports.