Winter hiking

in Kärnten

In recent years, winter hiking has become more and more popular in Austria and is one of the most popular outdoor activities besides skiing. The region of Bad Kleinkirchheim isespecially inspiring during aleisurely winter hike with its breathtaking views.

Explore the region and its surroundings on atmospheric hiking tours - animpressive nature experience for young and old.

In winter, 60 km of cleared winter hiking trails lead past untouched slopes, through idyllic valleys and deep snow-covered forests. Discover the diversity of the Nockberge mountains in Carinthia - without carving skis or snowboard, at your own pace. Enjoy a leisurely walk and the peace and quiet away from the hustle and bustle of the slopes, recharge your batteries amidst the magnificent winter backdrop and just listen to the softly crunching snow under your soles. Sturdy shoes on your feet and well-wrapped in warm clothing you trudge through the winter wonderland - sunshine moments for nature lovers!

Cleared paths lead through an idyllic winter landscape, open up fantastic views and cosy huts offer perfect places to stop for a bite to eat. Discover the magic of the snow-covered Nockberge mountains during winter hiking in Carinthia.

Panorama hike in Feld am See

Starting from the church square in Feld am See, turn north into Seestraße. This route, which is easy to walk, does not have any major gradients and runs to the village of Erlach at the end of the Feldsee. The hike back to Feld am See runs along the Feldsee promenade path. Especially in winter, the Brennsee enchants with its romantic location and the glittering ice surface during a leisurely winter hike. With its natural mirrored ice it is also ideal for ice skating!

At a glance:

  • vertical meters: 20 hm
  • distance: 3 km
  • Walking time: approx. 45 min
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Directions: By car directly to the church in Feld am See, the starting point of the tour.

Equipment tip:

Suitable skates can be rented in Bad Kleinkirchheim at the Intersport Gruber & Wulschnig at the Maibrunnbahn, Tel.: +43 (04240)555-400 and at Armin's bike workshop in Radenthein, Tel.: +43 (0)4246/3487.

Bad Kleinkirchheim - St. Oswald circular route

Let yourself be impressed by winter hiking in Austria: The Bad Kleinkirchheim region will spoil you with very personal sunshine moments. Your winter walk starts at the Biosphere Park cable car in Brunnach, from there it goes in the direction of Angerbichlweg, continues along the hiking trail and at the fork in the trail then left along the Mallnockweg, past the Kirchleitn village of Großwild to the Oswin-Moro Weg. This leads you past Wegerstadl to the waterway. Take a short break, breathe deeply, enjoy the fresh winter air and enjoy the impressive natural spectacle. Afterwards, the trail continues straight on past the old blacksmith's shop to St. Oswalder Straße. Following the pavement of St. Oswalder Straße you will reach the Kirchleitn village Kleinwild, then turn left until you reach the ski slope crossing under the Hinteregger inn. Keep right and take the short hiking trail down to the starting point.

At a glance:

  • Altitude difference: 213 hm
  • Distance: 5.2 km
  • Hiking time: approx. 1,5 h
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Directions: By car to St. Oswald to the parking lot of the Biosphärenparkbahn Brunnach.