Bad Kleinkirchheim – attractive all year round

A holiday in the Nockberge Mountains at the Ronacher Health & SPA Resort

Bad Kleinkirchheim is situated in the sunny Nockberge Mountains with a fascinating diversity of mountains and lakes.

Hiking, wellness and a thermal spring is a special triad that makes the Bad Kleinkirchheim region unique. Multiple options for your holiday open up in the diverse natural environment between the Nockberge biosphere reserve and Carinthia's lakes.

Bad Kleinkirchheim in the summer

"Going well" – this term has a double meaning in Bad Kleinkirchheim. An all-round coherent offer awaits visitors on the hundreds of kilometres of marked and maintained hiking trails. Safe hikes to the peaks on gentle mountain pastures in the stunning Nockberge biosphere reserve between 1,000 and 2,400 metres altitude have an inclusive wellness factor.

Nock/art is an art project that combines an outdoor experience and art with each other that you can hike along.

Mountain bikes, road bikes and e-bikes

A cyclist with meadow of flowers in the foreground
Enjoy the picturesque natural scenery while cycling in Bad Kleinkirchheim

Cycling and biking are offered under the nock/bike concept. You will find everything that bikers value here. The well signposted network of more than 700 km of trails extends from Bad Kleinkirchheim to the Nockberge biosphere reserve and as far as Lake Millstatt. An all-round service is provided too. Sportschule Krainer offers a varied programme of introductory bike courses, technique training and tours lasting one or several days.

27 tours in all levels of difficulty await fans of road cycling in the region. The highlight and classic in the Nockberge Mountains is the Nockalm Scenic Road. A challenge for all "pros" from 35 to 106 kilometres long and with a more than 1,900 metres total difference in altitude. More than 1,000 enthusiasts take on the Nockberge Mountains and its nature in the annual "Carinthia cycling marathon".

E-biking is a big current trend. There are separate introductory e-bike courses for this. A bike pool in Bad Kleinkirchheim makes hiring easy and more than 30 charging stations in the region ensure that "the juice" never runs out.


Golf has been a topic in Bad Kleinkirchheim for more than 30 years. The 18 hole championship golf course acquired a good reputation for itself a long time ago. The Wiedweg 6 hole course is available for practise and in between games. Here you can find the golf school which is the perfect starting point for golf licence courses or introductory golf courses for beginners.

As you can see, variety is at home in the Nockberge Mountains. You can find a richly diverse programme and the perfect setting for your holiday between the mountains and lakes. Added to this there's the favourable weather in Carinthia with lots of sunny advantages.

Winter in Bad Kleinkirchheim for special pleasure-seekers

Bad Kleinkirchheim in the Winter
Bad Kleinkirchheim offers a whole variety of sports in the winter

The Bad Kleinkirchheim region provides fun in the snow with its very special mix. It's all down to the variety: sometimes calming and tranquil, sometimes racy and sporty. But always beneficially relaxing! Really enjoying winter, that's what Bad Kleinkirchheim is well-known for offering such a wide range of possibilities almost second to none in any other ski resort in the Alps. Here you can find the perfect mixture of winter sports and health and/or wellness on offer.

You can find the widest pistes on more than 100 kilometres of slopes, ski schools, ski hire, toboggan runs, cross-country skiing trails (also with artificial snow) and a great selection of winter hiking trails from the valley to up high.

Bad Kleinkirchheim Ski World Cup venue

Bad Kleinkirchheim is right at the front in terms of winter sports and a Ski World Cup venue. The skiing scene is happy to make a stop where one of its really great stars is at home: Franz Klammer, the sprightly legend of skiing sport, seems to be everywhere in his home town of Bad Kleinkirchheim.

The "Carinthia – Franz Klammer" World Cup run named after him is one of the most spectacular and demanding courses in the world and is a challenge for all amateur athletes.

Special tip – "Ski before 9 a.m. with Franz Klammer". You can be one of the first to explore the slopes here in a small group with Franz early in the morning.

Special packages should also inspire adult beginners or returners for carving and curving. The ski schools offer: "Learning to ski in 3 days – with guarantee!"

Saunas, thermal spas, wellness, SPA

Outdoor pool at night
Enjoy the stunning wellness complex at Hotel Ronacher

There is hardly any other winter sports centre in the world that combines its ski and snow kingdom with thermal spa temples as uniquely as this wellness oasis in Carinthia's Nockberge Mountains. The self-chosen slogan "From the skiing pistes right into the thermal spas" is the agenda here. Après-ski mainly takes place in the saunas and thermal spas. Everything runs somewhat cosier here and the focus is not on having more but on pleasure.

The favourable southern climate endows Bad Kleinkirchheim with more hours of sunshine than anywhere else. Which is also a blessing for the 23 rustic, cosy mountain huts. On the sunny terraces you can enjoy traditional dishes presented with pride. Regionality is not just a buzzword here but is also practised.

Winter hiking and snowshoeing

Have you ever tried winter hiking? The gentle Nockberge Mountains offer lots of great adventures here. You can experience untouched nature on panoramic high-altitude trails and really enjoy the winter. With or without snowshoes, the choice is yours. Naturally you can also make the most of the cleared winter hiking trails in the valley right on the hotel doorstep.

Cross-country skiing

Cross-country skiing – be it classic or skating – you're in the right place here. Our 8-km long trail in Bad Kleinkirchheim is not just wonderfully situated, but the preparation is also assisted with artificial snow. This produces an incredibly good track and lots of praise from all cross-country skiing fans. There are other opportunities in the Gurktal, up the Hochrindl, Falkert and Turracher Höhe.

Variety in Bad Kleinkirchheim

Anyone with a choice, chose Bad Kleinkirchheim. This idyllic town in the Nockberge Mountains is unbeatable when it comes to variety.

Send us your no-obligation enquiry or find out about our offers and look forward to an unforgettable holiday in Carinthia.

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