Versatile nature & limitless possibilities

Its magnificent nature offers all year round incomparable mountain panorama as well as crystal clear lakes, and by this countless excursion opportunities for every taste. The geographical proximity to Italy and Slovenia also allows for short trips across the borders and provides for delicious culinary influences in the Alps-Adriatic region. Explore the country & its people and take home precious memories - until you come back to make new ones. Whether it is adventure in nature or holistic relaxation in the Acquapura SPA, hiking in the mountains or a day at the lake, whether skiing on the fantastic slopes or a romantic walk through the snow-covered landscape, whether as a couple or with the whole family: the Falkensteiner Hotels in Carinthia are your perfect choice for a carefree vacation in the south of Austria.



Nestled between forests and a sublime mountain panorama, lined with stately villas and promenades, lies the picturesque Wörthersee in the south of Austria. Carinthia's most famous flagship presents itself in summer as a true water sports paradise! Whether stand up paddling, water skiing or swimming - the turquoise sparkling water attracts with temperatures up to 27°C degrees, while the small islands and sandy bays in the middle of the lake are waiting to be explored by boat. Biking and hiking trails also invite you to get active. In the evenings, it's best to enjoy the flair of the lively towns around Lake Wörthersee.


Located in the Carnic Alps, Nassfeld is a true hiker's paradise, connecting Carinthia's Gail Valley and Italy's Canal Valley. Over 1000 km of signposted routes offer passionate mountaineers and novice hikers action and relaxation at altitudes of up to 2800 meters. The numerous hours of sunshine in the fresh mountain air can also be spent on a mountain bike, climbing or on the golf course. Nearby bathing lakes and rivers, which invite you to splash around or make adventurous rafting tours possible, offer cooling off. A variety of excursion destinations and the longest summer toboggan run in Carinthia guarantee fun for the whole family!


The Katschberg region has a lot to offer all year round. In the summer months, extensive hiking trails, the lush green of the meadows & forests and rushing streams invite you to an extensive exploration tour. Located on the sunny side of the Alps, on the border between Carinthia and Salzburg province, the nature reserve with the surrounding adventure opportunities is the main attraction of the region. In addition to about 200 kilometers of diverse hiking trails, exciting adventures for young and old await on the Katschberg. With activities such as archery, bike tours or fishing and highlights that include summer tobogganing, treasure hunts or a visit to the Ponyalm, the whole family gets its money's worth.

Experience Carinthia

It is difficult to explore all the aspects of the southernmost province of Austria in just one summer vacation in Carinthia. There is something new to discover at every turn - be it breathtaking natural phenomena, cultural treasures, traditional customs or exciting sporting opportunities. There are numerous destinations that offer highlights for both adults and children, and the diverse events showcase the sociable nature of the Carinthians. No matter what level of activity you prefer, you are sure to get your money's worth! 

Our destinations

The needs for an ideal holiday are different. That's why we present you with a wide range of destinations to fulfil all your wishes: Austria, Italy, Croatia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Serbia - the choice is yours.

Activities in Carinthia

Close-up of a man paddling near Falkensteiner Hotels

Water Sports At Wörthersee

In summer, the Wörthersee with its picturesque beaches and excellent water quality invites you to swim and relax.

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A boy cycling on a mountain near Falkensteiner Hotels


Exploring Carinthia by bike is the best way to see the full beauty of the vast and breath-taking landscape.

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A hiker washing hands in a stream near Falkensteiner Hotels


The imposing mountains, the wonderful lakes and the lush green of the meadows and forests - all this makes a hike in Carinthia an unforgettable experience!

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Two golfers playing on a golf course near Falkensteiner Hotels


If you love golf, you will love the facilities in Carinthia, because here you will find a hardly comparable density of first-class golf courses and clubs. 

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A tennis ball is hitting the court near Falkensteiner Hotels


Improve your game on the hotel's tennis court at the Schlossgarten.

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Close-up of gambling table in casino at Falkensteiner Hotels

Casino Velden - All in!

If you want to try your luck at gambling, you'll find Casino Velden just a few minutes from the Schlosshotel.

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Personal Training

Have you ever felt that your fitness goals are just out of reach? 

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Excursion destinations in Carinthia

Cheese Platter at The Tressdorfer Alm near Falkensteiner Hotels
Indulgence & Culinary

Show Cheese Dairy At The Tressdorfer Alm

In the Tressdorfer Alm demonstration dairy, you can follow along the production process from fresh milk to finished cheese and dairy products. It offers great insights, the likes of which can rarely be had today.

Salmon Smokehouse near Falkensteiner Hotels and Residences
Indulgence & Culinary

Guided Tour Through the Salmon Smokehouse

In the Bachmann's salmon smokehouse, you can immerse yourself in the world of smoked salmon and taste the house products together with a delicious glass of "salmon wine" and another of Winzersekt, and enjoy the culinary delights.

Gailtaler Museum near Falkensteiner Hotels and Residences

Gailtaler Museum

For those interested in culture, the Gailtaler Museum in Möderndorf Castle is a real must. There you will find the interesting Georg Essl collection, and you can also follow the trail of history and trace the development of the castle.

Painting at Geopark Visitor's center near Falkensteiner Hotels

Geopark Visitors’ Centre in Dellach

The Geopark in Dellach offers the perfect opportunity to catch a glimpse into the world of the dinosaurs. Here you will also find various geotrails that contain numerous traces from ancient times, which have already attracted visitors from all over the world.

Child in Aqua Adventure Hiking Trail near Falkensteiner Hotels
Sports & Active

Aqua Adventure Hiking Trail

The 1.5 km long Aqua Trail adventure hiking trail offers plenty of action and fun. Enjoy the great view while the children linger by the various fountains and the many other kinds of play equipment. You can also learn all kinds of things about nature at Nassfeld and, if you like, you can whiz down the mountain on the summer toboggan run at the end.

Pressegger lake with mountain view near Falkensteiner Hotels

Lake Pressegger

Whether you prefer quiet moments or action, you will find both at Lake Pressegger. The multi-faceted lake offers numerous quiet spots where you can enjoy the unique natural surroundings, but there is certainly plenty of action on offer too. You can experience surfing, fishing, stand-up paddling and much more at Lake Pressegger. The lake's unique flora and fauna is well protected by the tall belt of reeds and offers wonderful views.

Natural Pools in Radnig & Vorderberg near Falkensteiner Hotels

Radnig and Vorderberg Natural Pools

In the heart of nature, you will find the natural baths of Radnig and Vorderberg, where you can enjoy peace and the natural world. There is plenty of action for kids in the family-friendly pools: great playgrounds and sports facilities are waiting for you to ensure you have an unforgettable day.

Stone Labyrinth Climbing Paradise near Falkensteiner Hotels
Sports & Active

Stone Labyrinth Climbing Paradise

At 40,000 m², Steinlabyrinth Kletterparadies is the most popular outdoor adventure park in the area. In addition to climbing up rock towers and through the climbing garden, a ride on the flying fox is a real highlight. You begin at the Tesseldorfer Alm midway station on the Millennium Express gondola, and from there, you can jump straight into the adventure.

Aerial view of a person kayaking near Falkensteiner Hotels
Sports & Active

Water sport on the Gail

An action-packed rafting tour, canyoning, kayaking tour or a more leisurely family boat trip is the perfect way to explore the unique side of nature and the water world. You will reach the starting point of the tours in only 10 minutes by car. Once you arrive, you will be fitted out with equipment and begin your trip along the Gail. Let yourself be carried away by the flow of the river and captivated by the wonderful natural setting. You can find all the necessary information on the website or at reception.

A man holding a Fishing Reel near Falkensteiner Hotels

For Fishers: Fishing Waters in Hermagor

Lake Pressegger is the best place to share your passion for fishing. The healthy fish population brought about by the high quality of the water makes for the best conditions for every angler.

Longest Summer Toboggan Run near Falkensteiner Hotels
Sports & Active

Pendolino, The Longest Summer Toboggan Run In Carinthia

The Pendolino summer toboggan run hurtles down the mountainside. In curve after curve, around 400 metres of altitude are covered over a distance of around two kilometres. From the Madritsche mountain station on Millennium Express cable car to the Tressdorfer Alm midway station. This makes the summer toboggan run the longest in Carinthia – and a special treat for the whole family.

Weissensee lake on a misty morning near Falkensteiner Hotels

Lake Weissensee

Hardly anyone can resist the turquoise water and the idyllic landscape around Lake Weissensee.

Ropeway in Katschberg Adventure Park near Falkensteiner Hotels
Sports & Active

Katschberg Adventure Park

Coordination exercises using wood and ropes | For all ages | Flying Fox Park

2 horses in Alpine Equestrian Center near Falkensteiner Hotels
Sports & Active

Alpine Equestrian Center

Pony pasture: Kids can experience the ponies in their colourful diversity, watch, stroke and ride them. Horse-drawn carriage rides: Travel in a two horse-drawn carriage from Katschberghöhe to Pritzhütte. All are welcome - children and adults, horse riding beginners, hobby riders and returnees. Our staff at the reception will gladly arrange your riding lessons.

Close-up of a girl on a swing near Falkensteiner Hotels

Kids Adventure Playground Katschberg

Katschhausen is a particularly worthwhile destination for summer trips for the whole family in the Katschberg holiday region. The children's adventure world revolves around the story of the Katschlings. At the playground, natural spectacles are explained in a playful way and puzzles are solved, all with the help of Katschlinchen, Katschling Junior and Mama and Papa Katschling.

Kid's enjoying Game Path at Katschberg, Falkensteiner Hotels
Sports & Active

Game Path At Katschberg

Natural game path for children, Adventure hike, Animal fun for the entire family.

A family enjoying a chairlift ride near Falkensteiner Hotels
Sports & Active

Aineck chair lift

Start a day full of exciting sporting activities with a ride on the Aineck chair lift up the Katschberg mountain.

A night at Katschberg Advent Trail near Falkensteiner Hotels

Katschberg Advent trail

Along the Katschberg Advent hiking trail, nature and rustic stops create a special Christmas atmosphere.

Mom & kid with cute foals, Ponyalm Center, Falkensteiner Hotels
Sports & Active

Ponyalm horse center

A trip to the Ponyalm horse center sees happy children on the back of a pony, learning a bit of horse knowledge and spending some time at the water play area.