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.
Take the Kaiserburg cable car to the highest point in the ski area (2,055 m) and enjoy stunning views of the Carinthian Nockberge area. Bad Kleinkirchheim offers snow and sunshine in abundance! The local ski area boasts skiable terrain for beginners and advanced skiers, thus making it equally popular for adults and children. There are three ski schools where children are introduced to skiing in a playful and relaxed way. Having spent the day out on the slopes, there is nothing to beat a relaxing spa session at the Römerbad or St. Kathrein spas. Evening activities include tobogganing on the illuminated Kaiserburg run, which is one out of four local tracks. Innumerable cleared walking trails make for an unparalleled winter experience off the slopes.
Summer holidays in the Nockberge area stand for walking (1,000 km of way-marked trails) and mountain biking (43 routes). Marvel at lush, flower-strewn meadows, mighty mountains and thundering torrents, and do not miss out on a drink or meal at one of the 30 mountain restaurants. "Kasnudeln", Carinthia's traditional pasta dish, is an absolute must-have for those visiting Austria’s southernmost province.
However, there is a lot more to a summer holiday in Bad Kleinkirchheim. The town’s 18-hole Kaiserburg golf course, one of the most beautiful golf destinations throughout the province, as well as the Römerbad and St. Kathrein spas ensure activities and relaxation amid the Carinthian mountains even in summer.