Nestled within the gentle alpine world of the Carinthian Nockberge mountains, you’ll find Austria’s most rustic and charming alpine huts. The Bad Kleinkirchheim region impresses with its breathtaking views of the lush landscape, and its sunny location completes your alpine experience.

So it should come as no surprise that some mountain inns have been occupied and run for more than 400 years. In the summer months, around 30 alpine huts invite you to stop and take a break across the region, and you can even stay overnight in some. The unique alpine atmosphere of the Nockberge will allow you to escape the everyday with ease.

This is the way to enjoy your alpine adventure!

The dairy farmers will welcome you back time and again, spoiling you with the finest Carinthian specialities. The delicious smell of freshly baked bread and homemade bacon guarantee taste sensations and Sunshine Moments for gourmets.

If you’re lucky, the innkeepers might even treat you to a glass of their self-distilled schnapps. 

Our insider tip: the "Zirbenschnaps" (pinecone schnapps), said to be good for your health.

Fancy a hut-to-hut hike in Carinthia?

There are 30 alpine huts across the Bad Kleinkirchheim hiking region, allowing you to refuel after a hike. You can, of course, also compile your route to include as many huts as possible. Take a leisurely hike from hut to hut and discover Bad Kleinkirchheim‘s culinary variety alongside its impressive nature. There are seemingly endless possibilities across the region. The hiking lodges in St. Oswald, for example, give you fantastic views of the Kaiserburgbahn, the Strohsack and the Maibrunnbahn.

Wonderful alpine huts in the South of Austria

Kaiserburg, Wöllaner Nock, Strohsack, Maibrunn – the huts to Bad Kleinkirchheim’s south spoil all the senses. From here, you can enjoy views of the impressive Biosphere Park Nockberge, the Nockalm and St. Oswald.

Egal ob Sie die sanfte Alpinwelt der Nockberge mit dem Bike erkunden oder die Schönheit des Biosphärenparks bei einer Wanderung auf sich wirken lassen: entlang der Bikerouten und Wanderwege laden eine Vielzahl an Hütten zu einer gemütlichen Einkehr ein!

Discover more of Austria’s alpine huts on glorious hikes!

From Bad Kleinkirchheim, numerous hiking trails take you to the mountain inns of neighbouring regions. Langalmtal‘s peacefully situated alpine huts serve regional delights and surprising views of the wonderful mountain world. See the Biosphere Park Nockberge from an especially picturesque side, and be prepared for spectacular Sunshine Moments! At the latest when the first rays of sun creep out from behind the mountains in the morning, you will not believe your eyes. 

Rustic huts along the impressive Nockalmstraße

52 bends, 32 kilometres – the Nockalmstraße majestically winds its way from Innerkrems in the North towards Ebene Reichenau in the South. Throughout the drive along the impressive panoramic road you have unparalleled views of the Carinthian Nockberge’s gentle alpine world. Why not linger at the wonderful alpine huts and enjoy your holiday over delicious Carinthian delights? Please note: the huts along the Nockalmstraße have the same opening times as the road (from the beginning of May until the end of October).

Find a list of Austria’s southern huts here:

From the heart of Bad Kleinkirchheim into the romantic world of the alpine huts? No problem.
The surrounding establishments look forward to your visit, awaiting you with a warm and hearty welcome. From the panorama terrace, let your eyes wander across the surrounding mountain world and watch the everyday activity in the valley below. Incomparable Sunshine Moments.

We look forward to seeing you in the Bad Kleinkirchheim hiking region! Be enchanted by the unique choice of mountain inns, and enjoy an unforgettable alpine adventure.

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