Bad Kleinkirchheim
Wandern in den Nockbergen
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Wellness retreat
Wellness retreat in the beautiful Nock Mountains ✓
in the beautiful Nock Mountains ✓

Summer holidays in Bad Kleinkirchheim

Enjoy hiking, mountain biking, golfing and thermal water

Explore the gentle peaks of the Carinthian Nock mountains directly from the hotel, on a leisurely hike or a sporty mountain bike tour and let yourself be rewarded by a breath-taking panoramic views during your summer holiday at the spa hotel NockResort.

Play golf on Carinthia's highest golf course, enjoy the refreshing water of the nearby lake Brennsee, which is around 8 kilometres away, relax in the NockSpa wellness world or in one of the two thermal baths in Bad Kleinkirchheim: the St. Kathrein public spa and the Römerbad public spa.

Mountains Biosphere Park

Hiking in the Nock Mountains UNESCO Biosphere Park

The Nock mountains hiking region is an insider tip for all hikers, mountaineers and nature lovers. Enjoy the untouched nature with its great variety of animals and plants, the fresh air and the alpine mountain landscape. Hike over gentle hills and alpine meadows along happily babbling brooks.

Bad Kleinkirchheim and the 184 km² UNESCO Nock Mountains Biosphere Park offer an extensive network of paths and numerous routes for many beautiful walks and wonderful hikes. For your physical well-being, you will find rustic alpine huts that provide you with local Carinthian delicacies.

Nock mountains hiking area

  • 1,000 kilometres of marked hiking trails
  • Fascinating natural water scenes
  • Power places and relaxation hammocks
  • Around 40 managed alpine huts
  • Summer operation of the mountain railways
  • Biosphere Park hiking bus

UNESCO Nock Mountains Biosphere Park

Nature and flora

The Nock mountains are Europe's largest UNESCO biosphere park with the largest spruce, larch and stone pine forest in the Eastern Alps. The hard-wearing stone pine and the unique Speik are particularly special. Dwarf shrubs such as rust alpine roses, blueberries and lingonberries can also be found in the biosphere reserve.


The forests, rivers, lakes, alpine pastures and the fresh air of the Nock mountains are home to numerous animals: cows, horses, goats, sheep but also chamois, marmots, ringed plovers, ptarmigan, mountain hare, deer and many other lively conspecifics can be found on a hike through the Nock mountains.

Summer hiking programs

In the UNESCO Nock Mountains Biosphere Park, along the Nockalm road, there is an extensive hiking area with countless, well-marked trails.

Guided hikes and special themed hikes, such as the barefoot hike or the Speik adventure hike, are also offered in the biosphere park.

Summer program Biosphere Park

Nockalm road

Anyone who prefers to travel by car, motorbike or road bike can also reach the Nock mountains via the 35 km long, panoramic Nockalm road. Several restaurants along the street invite you to take a break and sample the many tasty Carinthian specialties.

Bad Kleinkirchheim, Kaiserburg, Alm
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Biosphärenpark in Kärnten
Frau beim Zubinden ihrer Wanderschuhe

Mountain biking through the Nock mountains & on the Flow Country Trail

The Nock mountains are a real bike paradise for everyone who wants to explore the area on two wheels. No matter if you are a beginner, a pleasure cyclist or a real mountain bike freak, the bike routes along the Nock mountains impress with a breath-taking panoramic views.

There is something for everyone with over 1,000 kilometres of well-marked cycle and mountain bike trails of various difficulty levels, from family-friendly cycle paths to exhausting climbs and extreme mountain bike flow trails.

Mountainbiker in den Nockbergen
Familie beim Radfahren im Sommerurlaub in Kärnten
Biker im Sommerurlaub in Bad Kleinkirchheim
Bad Kleinkirchheim
Wandern in den Nockbergen
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Europe's longest mountain bike flow country trail

In Bad Kleinkirchheim you can mountain bike on Europe's longest Flow Country Trail. Enjoy this sporty ride through the Nock mountains - in a perfectly groomed mountain bike track with waves, steep curves and easy jumps.

From the start at the Kaiserburg peak to the hotel NockResort the altitude difference is 970 meters with an average gradient of 8 percent.

Bike rental directly at hotel NockResort

In the summer months you can conveniently rent an e-mountain bike for your bike tour directly at the hotel reception at NockResort. Please contact our reception staff.

At the Kaiserburg cable car station you will find an Intersport branch with professional equipment and mountain bike rental for the flow country trail.

echte Speikblume
Speik nature adventure park
The "Speik" plant only grows in the Nock mountains. A few alpine farmers are allowed to collect the rare and fragrant valerian plant and use it as a natural cosmetic product. Increase your well-being during a hike over the Speik Hills of the Nock mountains in Carinthia. You can find out more about this at our reception.
Bad Kleinkirchheim, Nockberge, Wandern, Hütte Jause
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Cable car hiking in summer
The Brunnach National Park cable car or the Kaiserburg cable car will take you to an altitude of over 1,500 meters above sea level. Once at the top, you are at a perfect starting point for many wonderful hiking tours. Allergy sufferers in particular benefit from the fresh and clean mountain air, which lets you breathe freely again.
Bad Kleinkirchheim
Wandern in den Nockbergen
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Alpine huts and taverns
After a wonderful day of hiking, you can strengthen yourself with a tasty farmer’s platter with ham, cheese and homemade bread. Enjoy the last rays of sunshine and treat yourself to a good glass of wine or a homemade schnapps in one of the rustic alpine huts in the Nock mountains.

Bad Kleinkirchheim golf course

The “Kaiserburg” golf course in Bad Kleinkirchheim was voted the “Top of the mountains” golf course in 2005 and is only 3.5 km away from the hotel NockResort. Whether you are a beginner or pro - the golf course offers the right program for everyone.


Enjoy long rallies on the numerous nearby tennis courts and tennis halls - supervised by the professional tennis schools in the area. The Bad Kleinkirchheim tennis centre with 4 open-air courts and 3 indoor courts is located approx. 800 meters from the hotel NockResort.

Family experience

There are endless leisure opportunities for families not only in the family hotel NockResort but also in the entire region of Bad Kleinkirchheim.

Whether it is a cable ferry in the Aktive-Park at the Brunnach mountain station, a rapid descent on the Kaiserburg Mountain Rollercoaster, a wildlife park with petting zoo in Feld am See, kayaking, surfing, sailing or stand-up paddling on the nearby lake Brennsee, lake Millstätter See or on the river Drau  - boredom is definitely not an option on a summer holiday at NockResort in Bad Kleinkirchheim!

Experienced male instructor teaching a young woman to hold a club correctly during the game
Millstaetter See Landschaft in den Alpen
Tennisschlöger und Bälle angelehnt an ein Netz
Gondel auf einem Berg in Kärnten
Bad Kleinkirchheim, Kaiserburg, Alm
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Excursion destinations and sights in the region

Gothic church in St. Kathrein

The Gothic church, built over 500 years ago, houses a winged altar from the 16th century with carved figures of Saint Catherine, Saint Barbara and Saint Vincent in the shrine. These figures are just as worth seeing as the bell that was cast in 1469.

Waterfall in Feld am See

The waterfall in Feld am See is only a ten-minute walk from the town centre. Along the water adventure trail, the surroundings glow wonderfully green and orange. A fascinating experience between rocks, embankments and waterfalls.

Egarter Hof & Hofer Hof

The two old farms, where you can still feel tradition and customs today, are monuments of the earlier rural architecture in the Nock mountains area. Particularly worth seeing is the Egarter Hof's grain bin, a storeroom from the 17th century that was used to store grain, bread and bacon.

Trattler lime kiln

In lime kilns such as the particularly well-preserved and restored Trattler lime kiln in Bad Kleinkirchheim, dolomitic lime was burned until the early 1950s. Find out interesting facts about this special building material that has always been very valuable for the village.

Trattnig mill and Gatterer mill

The past landmarks on the local creeks of Bad Kleinkirchheim are the Trattnig mill and the Gatterer mill, two of the few remaining water mills where the water wheel is horizontal. The mechanics and the grinder of these special sights are very unique.

Useful smartphone/tablet apps for your summer holiday in Bad Kleinkirchheim

With the practical apps of the Bad Kleinkirchheim region, you will receive all information about events in the region, tips for your hikes or bike tours and much more directly onto your smartphone/tablet.

Inquire about your summer holiday in Bad Kleinkirchheim

Are you looking forward to an active summer holiday in the middle of the Carinthian Nock mountains with hiking, golf and mountain biking?

Send us your non-binding request now, book directly on our NockResort website at the best price or check out our attractive holiday package deals. The NockResort team is looking forward to seeing you!


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