Holiday in Carinthia

Winter holiday for active Connoisseurs

Dive into the wintry splendor of Carinthia! From the tranquil elegance of Lake Wörthersee to the thrill of Katschberg and the snowy wonderland of Nassfeld. Discover three unique winter paradises – Experience Carinthia in its most beautiful season!




In winter, the beautiful Wörthersee presents itself from its quiet, contemplative side. Its picturesque view, surrounded by snow-covered treetops and white mountain peaks, invites you to take long walks along the shore. At dusk, when clouds of mist settle over the lake, a mystical atmosphere can often be experienced. In the evening, the glittering lights of the Christmas illuminations dance on the surface of the water, while the scent of mulled wine wafts from the small huts of the Advent markets. Sporty guests can look forward to numerous ski resorts nearby. Ice skating, tobogganing, winter hiking or wellness is also possible in many places.


The winter paradise Nassfeld is home to Carinthia's largest ski area, which has over 110 perfectly groomed kilometers of slopes and can boast some of the most hours of sunshine in the Alpine region. Floodlit slopes, snow park, freeride area and obstacles offer ski and snowboard lovers special action. Those who prefer to spend the idyllic winter in a more relaxed way can enjoy snow-covered landscapes in all their splendor. Whether cross-country skiing or snowshoeing through powdery snow - the clear mountain air and the incomparable panorama invigorate body and soul. Families create precious memories while building snowmen and tobogganing, whereas those seeking relaxation can really recharge their batteries with wellness.


With its 16 lifts and 70 perfectly groomed kilometers of slopes, the Katschberg ski area is one of the leading ski regions in Carinthia. Masses of snow, beautiful landscapes and the alpine panorama allow not only fast turns and wonderful descents - rustic ski huts and the Katschberger Adventweg prepare the guests a winter experience 'like back then'. To go with it, you can take part in guided torchlight hikes or a horse-drawn sleigh ride on site. On the other hand, if you prefer to be active and work off your energy with cross-country skiing or snowshoe hiking, you can look forward to soothing regeneration with a wellness meal afterwards.

Experience Carinthia

The many facets of the southernmost province can hardly be explored in one holiday. Everywhere there is something to discover - whether natural spectacles, culture, customs or sports opportunities with an adrenaline rush. Numerous excursion destinations offer highlights for young and old, events demonstrate the sociability of the Carinthian compatriots. Whatever activity you are in the mood for, you are guaranteed to get your money's worth here!

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The requirements for a perfect holiday are many and varied. And that's why we offer you the right variety of holiday destinations to fulfil all your wishes: Austria, Italy, Croatia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Serbia - the choice is yours.

Activities in Carinthia

Cross Country Skiing near Falkensteiner Schlosshotel Velden

Downhill And Cross-country Skiing

In the winter months, the beautiful mountains of Carinthia invite you to go skiing.

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Close-up of Ice skates near Falkensteiner Schlosshotel Velden

Ice Skating On The Weissensee

The Weissensee can be described as a paradise for skating fans because it is the largest prepared natural ice rink in the world!

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Excursion destinations in Carinthia

Buildings at Klagenfurt near Falkensteiner Hotels

Klagenfurt - The Capital Of Carinthia

The beautiful historic town takes you back to bygone times, and makes a lasting impression with the Lindwurm monument in the centre, Klagenfurt's 16th-century landmark. During a walk through the streets, you will discover a wide variety of shops and pubs, from rustic to trendy. And night owls will feel right at home: Klagenfurt is considered one of THE event capitals of Austria!

Maria Worth Church by a lake near Falkensteiner Hotels

Pilgrimage Church Of Maria Wörth

The pilgrimage church of Maria Wörth rises on a peninsula on the southern shore of the Wörthersee. This famous church with both Gothic and Baroque elements is an attractive destination for more than just architecture lovers and history buffs.

Stalactite Cave with crystal clear pond, Falkensteiner Hotels

Obir Stalactite Caves

The stalactite caves in Hochobir, the highest mountain in the Karawanks, offer visitors a unique journey through 200 million years of history! The living stalactites are an absolute rarity in Europe, and thanks to multimedia installations, never-before-seen worlds of light and sound have opened up to leave visitors in awe. Due to regulations, prior reservations are mandatory. The Obir stalactite caves cannot be visited without prior reservation.

Pyramidenkogel Tower near Falkensteiner Hotels and Residences


Anyone who has always wanted to go high is in the best of hands on the Pyramidenkogel! At almost 100 metres, the impressive structure is the world's tallest wooden observation tower and allows an incredible 360° view over Carinthia. For adrenaline junkies, there are also two exciting alternatives to descending via the spiral staircase: the 120-metre-long spiral adventure slide or – for the truly fearless – the flying fox, sailing across 70 metres to reach the ground. Summer Kärnten Card offer: 1 x free entry per day. Slide not included! Show photo ID

Nockalm High Alpine Road near Falkensteiner Hotels

Nockalm High Alpine Road

Through 35 kilometres of the heart of Carinthia's Nock Mountains runs the Nockalm Road – a dream of a mountain road that stretches like a curved line through a unique landscape. The panoramic tour, with its gentle curves and lookout points, is a sensational experience for bikers in particular, and classic car enthusiasts can often be found on the track as well. Off of the Nockalm Road, there are many walking and hiking trails for those who prefer to explore the breathtaking area on foot. Open from the beginning of May to the end of October. Motorcycles prohibited between 6 p.m. and 8 a.m.!