The certified hiking village Millstatt with its two national parks Nockberge and Hohe-Tauern is a hiker’s paradise for hikes around lake Millstatt. One chooses between pleasant enjoyment and / or family attractive mountain and hut tours in up to 2,100 meters above sea level. Wonderful views of the lake are just one of the amazing things you will come across as well as the unique backdrop with countless scenic peculiarities. Many hikes, like the impressive canyon path, start and end directly in front of the hotel. For other hikes a short journey with the lake- and mountain taxi of the region will get you to your starting point.
Lake Millstatt – the heart of the national parks Nockberge and Hohe Tauern
Lake Millstatt is nestled between two national parks: the national park Nockberge (highest mountain Rosennock 2540m) and the national park Hohe Tauern (highest mountain Grossglockner 3797m).
Many walks start directly from the hotel, with others worth a short journey by car or our local lake & mountain taxi. Lake Millstatt is at an altitude of 600m, the Millstätter alm at a height of 2000m.
Mountain experiences - Special moments
- Sentiero del amore | A special hiking trail on the Millstätter alm
- Search for the imposing garnet door & garnets| Magnificent views, the path adorned with semi-precious stones
- Cozy huts & hearty hikes on the Millstätter alm | Many cozy huts tempt you to take a rest.
- Enjoy the early in the morning sunrise in the mountains.
- Mountain railways & panorama roads | Comfortably to the mountain peak with the cable cart at the Goldeck or on the panorama roads to the many huts
- Pilgrimage routes | an inspiring trail on the high plateau between lake and mountain
- Longest single trail | for mountain bikers, the longest single trail of Carinthia leads from the mountain to the lake
The mountain for families
The Nock Mountains: Origin & Habitat
Looking at the origins of the alps, which are part of the Nock mountains, one cannot ignore Greek mythology. Where the gentle peaks of the Nock mountains rise today, and the ancient sea of Tethys once lay. The name was taken from the goddess of the sea and wife of the mighty Okeanos. This sea had to give way to the Alps, which were created by truly titanic forces.
Between 60 and 30 million years ago, the African continental shelf moved massively to the north - about as fast as a fingernail grows. It reached the Scandinavian shelf. The material squeezed between the massive plates had only one way to go, to the top. In the course of this process, Tethys shrank to the size of today's Mediterranean Sea and the Nock Mountains rose to a height of just over 2,400 m.
Habitat of a unique animal and plant life.
Protected by the Biosphere Reserve in Carinthia, innumerable species have been extinct elsewhere or are on the "red list" of endangered species. Rare alpine inhabitants such as the bird, Mornellregenpfeifer, the snow hen and the snow hare can be observed here. Since the Nock mountains were not glaciated during the last ice age, many endemic animals and plants can only be found here. Visible for non-botanists are the wide pine forests, the particularly flower-rich mountain meadows and the lushly blossoming alpine roses. Many plants have medicinal powers and one even serves beauty. Speik, which is used in natural cosmetics, is only harvested in the Nock mountains.
Places with magic and power on holiday with children in the mountains
Dreamy forests and lush meadows lead to extraordinary tour destinations such as the star-balcony, a wonderful viewpoint lake Millstatt high-rise and lures you to experience all aspects of a hiking holiday in Carinthia. The garnet-door is the final destination on the "Road to love", where seven powerful places charm you and elevate your hiking experience along lake Millstatt. Ruby-red garnets accompany large and small hikers along many alpine pastures are home to trusting animal inhabitants who make children's eyes shine.
With friends for company whilst hiking in the surroundings of lake Millstatt
Discover the mountains at the family hotel? Your hosts are delighted to accompany you up the winding paths into the imposing natural landscape. For example, to the hotel's Post alm (spring holidays). Ideal as a family destination, you will find pure nostalgia. Leased by us for the past 33 years, there is neither electricity nor water. In a 14-day cycle we bake pancakes, “Kaiserschmarrn” in the hut and serve a traditional Carinthian snack. All this to guarantee an eventful Carinthian holiday. A lot of folklore and stimulating conversations and the time flies by.
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„Sattel-Fest“ für Biker
Und auch auf zwei Rädern lassen sich die Berge erschließen. Pedalritter feiern auf ihrer Fahrt über die sanften Kuppen im „Nockbike Gebiet“ sogar den einen oder anderen Gipfelsieg beim Rad-Wanderurlaub in Kärnten. Knackige Anstiege, anspruchsvolle Freeride-Touren mit Trails auf naturbelassenen Wegen führen auf bis zu 2.000 Meter Seehöhe. Durch die milden Temperaturen im Süden von Kärnten erfreuen sich Radsportfans bis spät in den Herbst (II.3.3. Herbst) hinein an ihrem Lieblingshobby.
A winter-wonder-land experience
In the frosty season, the skiing areas Goldeck-lake Millstatt and Bad Kleinkirchheim tempt you to dive into snowy winter worlds. Clear, personal and with outstanding family competence, the sunny slopes offer perfect skiing pleasure for hobby skiers and our tiny skiers alike. Those who love variety will be delighted by the many other ski areas surrounding lake Millstatt. The gentle slopes of the Nock mountains also entice tobogganers, touring goers, snow-shoe-hikers and winter hikers with many possibilities for the genuine enjoyment of nature.