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The diversity between mountains and spas. Hiking, the beautiful lakes in summer, skiing, spas – there are so many attractions that make Bad Kleinkirchheim such a great and unique holiday region. The idyllic town of Bad Kleinkirchheim, nestled in the Nock Mountains, lies at 1087 m with an area of 71,01km².

• Hiking for children and adults
• Experience action with the Bad Kleinkirchheim region card
• Fun and relaxation at the spa
• Cycling and mountain biking
• Golf at a golf course
• Carinthian delicacies from the heart of the Nock Mountains

There is a very special idyllic place where the water should have special healing powers. The place described in many fairy tales is called St. Kathrein and it’s source is said to be able to heal eyes. The source water has an anti-inflammatory effect. The tales talk about former times when the workers passed the St. Kathrein source after a long working day on the field. And as their eyes where irritated from the sun and the hay, they instantly found relief when using the water around their eyes.

A little way leads up behind St. Kathrein to the church. The moment you enter the crypt, your eyes fall on the “Eyes Source”, which flows warm and clear out of the stone wall. The gentle sound of flowing water invites everyone to sit on the bench, to rest for a moment, to wet hands, face and eyes with the source water.

For hiking enthusiasts the area around Bad Kleinkirchheim is a paradise. There are about 1.000 kilometres of marked trails waiting to be explored.

The sun-drenched Nock Mountains are the ideal destination for hikers, nature lovers and sportsmen. Around 1.900 hours of sunshine per year, the sun shines on the rolling hills of Nock Mountains. The several mountain lifts take you high towards the mountain peaks and make you leave the bustle behind in the valleys.

Get in the gondola and it will take you high up the mountains. The National park lifts “Brunnach” and the “Kaiserburgbahn” will take you quickly and safely to dizzy heights.

Once at the top, you have the most beautiful trails in Carinthia right in front of you.

You easily reach with the lifts of Bad Kleinkirchheim, the starting point for exciting Alpine hikes. Cool breeze instead of heat. A benefit for the circulation system and health. Especially people suffering from allergies have the opportunity to take a deep breath when hiking. In the mountains, above 1.500 meters above sea level pollen are a rarity. So just take a deep breath and enjoy the healthy summer in Bad Kleinkirchheim.

Nockberge, Bad Kleinkirchheim
Bergbahnen Bad Kleinkirchheim

For a summer with kids Bad Kleinkirchheim and the surrounding Nock Mountains are perfect, because the diversity of the region makes your family vacation a real hit. From early July to mid-September one can experience the numerous family offers of the Bad Kleinkirchheim Card such as Family biking, tennis or golf taster, funny walks, expeditions and more fun and excitement for the whole family.

Family hike
in the biosphere park Nock Mountains. Everyone manages this hike. The Kaiserburgbahn takes you to 2.055 meters above sea level. Then an easy hike to the Nock Wöllaner or along the summit gallery at the Kaiserburg lake. Beach chairs and red sofas invite you to linger.

Round trip
from the mountain station Brunnach to the rock group "Rote Burg", on to the Pfannsee and back to the mountain station of the National Park lift, where you can dine in the panoramic restaurant “Nock IN”. From the sun terrace you have a sensational panoramic view of the Nock Mountains and in clear weather one might even have a glimpse of the Grossglockner.

Hiking in the Duftgarten Speik
Proceed to Speik with our trained rangers and experience an interesting hike followed by a refreshing footbath. Feel the pleasant effects and be inspired by the intense fragrance of the ubiquitous plant of Speik.



Mountain biking / cycling
Bad Kleinkirchheim offers from challenging network of single-trail over varied road bike tours to enjoyable routes for families. By bike you can climb challenging mountains, as well as enjoy the gently rolling hills of the Carinthian Nockberge.

More details can be found at the following links:


Overlooking Bad Kleinkirchheim
Transit Old St. Oswald


This is the name of the new offer of mountain bikers and other bicycles. The construction can be utilized on the Carinthian Nock mountains. Sophisticating bike tours offering an exciting adventure on natural trails lead up to 2.000 meters above sea level. After the downhill bliss awaits a spectacular one way trail.

Biker have the choice between 43 prepared tours and over 1.100 km of mountain and bicycle trails. Depending on the route the trails offer routes with a height difference of 250 to over 2.000 meters.



In Bad Kleinkirchheim you can attend the highest-golf course in Carinthia. Whether you are a beginner or expert, the golf course Bad Kleinkirchheim is one of the most prestigious in Austria. It was built on 60 ha, by Don Harradine in a classic eight loop designed 18-hole championship course "Kaiserburg" and therefore has pretty much everything a golfer's heart desires.

ATTENTION! Even in the hot summer days the pleasantly cool climate of the mountains one can relax perfectly.