Snowshoe hiking is an absolute must when on a winter holiday in Bad Kleinkirchheim! For this region in the south of Austria is surrounded by the gentle winter alpine world of the Carinthian Nockberge Mountains, which can be explored up close with snowshoes. Be enchanted by nature’s delights.

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Snowshoe hiking in Carinthia


The mountain world surrounding Bad Kleinkirchheim offers ideal conditions for snowshoe hikes, thanks to its placid topography. The gently rolling Nockberge ranges are perfect for snowshoe beginners too.

This means that you can explore Bad Kleinkirchheim‘s fabulous winter landscape away from the slopes at ease, with individual Sunshine Moments guaranteed.

Guided snowshoe tours teach the correct handling of equipment and technique, but easy tours can be undertaken alone on secure paths.

The huts along the winter hiking trails provide regional delicacies. 

As a real insider’s tip we recommend the guided snowshoe hike “Gourmet in the Snow”. This tour combines breathtaking mountain moments with rustic alpine farmers‘ cuisine, bringing that additional magic to your winter holiday.

Snowshoe hiking in Carinthia

Surrounded by glistening blankets of snow and far from the daily grind – more and more visitors are being drawn to the region’s untouched mountains. Away from the slopes you will find the peace to recharge your batteries – one of the reasons why snowshoe hiking in Austria is becoming so popular. Snowshoe hiking is a great alternative to standard winter walks for young and old. Thanks to their width, the snowshoes do not sink as far into the snow, meaning that you can make faster progress. The snowshoe also helps when going downhill, with the spikes in its sole giving you a better grip, thus substantially reducing the risk of slipping.

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To the Brunnachhöhe and back

Carinthia’s most picturesque snowshoe hike must be the tour to the Brunnachhöhe at approx. 2,000 meters above sea level. Starting point is the Biosphärenparkbahn Brunnach mountain station, from where the romantic, snow-covered path leads along the ridge of the Nockberge towards Brunnachgatter.

Whilst leisurely trudging through the snow, remember to stand still every so often, take a deep breath and enjoy the views of the untouched nature that surrounds. From here you can actually see the highest peak of the Nockberge mountains, the Rosennock. Depending on your personal speed, this tour takes around 1.5 hours.

Southern mentality in rustic huts

It doesn’t take long to work up an appetite when you are out and about in the fresh alpine air, and the region’s traditional dishes are just the ticket.

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