Couple relaxing on a cliff near Falkensteiner Sonnenalpe

Activities

Top things to do in the area

The Falkensteiner Hotel Sonnenalpe is the ideal place for active holiday makers. The matchless mountain and lake landscapes of Carinthia offer countless opportunities to unfold, whether for a summer holiday in the Austrian Alps or a Nassfeld ski adventure in winter .

Nassfeld Buddy

Digital leisure companion “My Nassfeld Buddy” – the web app offers you an interactive holiday planner. In addition to topographical hiking maps of the entire region, it includes cycling, hiking or mountain tours. Besides numerous tour tips, you will also receive interesting information about various attractions and excursion destinations in the Nassfeld Pressegger See region.

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Summer mountain lifts

  • Summer

The Nassfeld summer mountain lifts are perfect for families and offer hiking and biking enthusiasts an unforgettable experience. With marvellous panoramic views of the mountain landscapes, they are the ideal starting point for adventures. Comfortable and carefree, they transport visitors to the summits and allow them to enjoy nature to the full. Whether on foot or by bike, the mountain lifts are in operation throughout the summer and guarantee unforgettable moments in the mountains.
Opening hours of the following mountain lifts in summer:

  • Gartnerkofelexpress 30.05. - 07.06.2024 & 03.10. - 06.10.2024
  • Millenium Express 16.09. - 29.09.2024
  • Madritschen chairlift 17.10. - 03.11.2024
  • all 3 lifts 08.06. - 15.09.2024

Mountain Bike & E-Bike

  • Summer

Bikers experience boundless freedom on the sunny side of the Alps. 46 marked mountain bike and bicycle tours - including 8 single trails - can be ridden at all levels of ability and altitude.  A mountain world in which all cycling enthusiasts feel at home: the touring bikers on the many mountain bike routes, the flow fans on the "MEX-Line I" trail directly in Tröpolach and the enduro bikers on the "Nature Lines". Three summer cable cars with bike transport provide a comfortable "uphill" if required.

Tip: Arrive directly at the hotel. The over 4 km long flow trail "MEX - Line I" stretches from the Gmanberg at 1044 m to Tröpolach. This trail runs over forest and meadow passages and includes steep curves and jumps.

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Sunbeams touching a golf course near Falkensteiner Hotels

Nassfeld Golf

  • Summer

Experience a golfing holiday on 70 hectares between the impressive landscapes of the Gailtal Valley and Carnic Alps.

Who is it suitable for?
Couples, friends, singles, seniors

Getting there
Car

Other comments
Enjoy benefits with the +Card Holiday

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Summer toboggan run near Falkensteiner Hotels

Pendolino summer toboggan run

  • Summer

Tobogganing is also fun in summer. Especially on the longest summer toboggan run in Carinthia.

Who is it suitable for?
Family, couples, friends, groups, singles

Getting there
Cable car (Millennium Express)

Other comments
June 12th to September 26th, children up to 7 years of age are only allowed to ride with their parents. The Millennium Express journey is covered by the +Card Holiday

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Father & girl engaged in high-wire course, Falkensteiner Hotels

Nassfeld Outdoor Park

  • Summer

Climbing, flying fox and archery? Try them all out at Carinthia's largest outdoor park at Tressdorfer Alm.

Who is it suitable for?
Family, couples, friends, groups, singles

Getting there
Car then continue on foot, cable car (Millennium Express) then continue on foot

Other comments
Open: June-September, For children over 100 cm high, Book online. The Millennium Express journey is covered by the +Card Holiday

Short break to Italy

A short break to Italy to take in a little of the Mediterranean lifestyle is worthwhile at any time of year.

Who is it suitable for?
Family, couples, friends, groups, singles

Getting there
Car

Website Link: https://www.nassfeld.at/de/Family-World/Ausflugstipps/

Close-up of a llama near Falkensteiner Hotels

Lama trekking

  • Summer

A guided llama trek promises adventure and new experiences for the whole group.

Who is it suitable for?
Family, groups, friends

Getting there
Car

Other comments
Children under 10 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. A carrier backpack for small children is recommended.

 

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Still water of a lake & dock near Falkensteiner Hotels

Slow trail around Lake Pressegger See

The Lake Pressegger See slow trail offers peace and quiet by the reeds.

Who is it suitable for?
Family, couples, friends, groups, singles

Getting there
Car, local train
 

Railway path in the forest near Falkensteiner Hotels

Gailtal valley rail cycle

  • Summer

The Gailtal valley rail cycle route meanders its way through beautiful nature. Fun and exploring nature guaranteed!

Who is it suitable for?
Family, couples, friends, groups

Getting there
Public transport

Other comments
Can be used from May to October

Rock Climbing near Falkensteiner Hotel and Asia Spa Leoben

Climbing & Via Ferratas

Around the Nassfeld in the Carnic Alps - in the Rosskofel massif as well as on the Trogkofel and Gartnerkofel - there are some attractive climbing possibilities. Above all, numerous via ferratas for beginners and professionals are waiting to be climbed. One of the most attractive routes - the "Däumling" - is located at the freely accessible Gartnerkofel massif. With difficulty level B/C and a length of 500 metres, 150 metres of altitude difference are overcome. Further up, at the top of the rock tower, a great view of the Alps awaits you.

Tip: Visit the Outdoor Park Nassfeld, the largest of its kind in Carinthia. In addition to high rope elements and a Flying Fox, there are also via ferratas and 3,000 m climbing routes.

2 hikers on a mountain near Falkensteiner Hotels

Hiking

Hiking tours as far as the eye can see! Whether you are a gentle nature lover or an ambitious mountaineers, the holiday region Nassfeld has a lot to offer for mountain fans. On over 1000 kilometers of marked hiking trails, 25 themed trails as well as long-distance hiking and pilgrim trails, hiking enthusiasts can really unfold their hiking potential. The breathtaking mountain landscape is dominated by the Gailtal Alps (Drauzug) on one side and the Carnic Alps on the other. And you are right in the middle of the mountain experience!

Highlight: There is a unique service for our guests in summer: the +CARD holiday is included in your booking and allows free use of the cable cars, bus lines, free access to lidos on Lake Pressegger and many more benefits in the region.

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4 friends on mountain carting near Falkensteiner Hotels

Mountain carting

  • Summer

Need an adrenaline rush? Take a mountain cart on an adventurous ride around Tressdorfer Alm.

Who is it suitable for?
Families, couples, friends, groups

Getting there
By car to the valley station of Nassfeld's summer cable car (Millennium Express). Then ascend to the Millennium Express' 2nd station.

Other comments
Closed in winter. Children from 14 years of age and a minimum height of 150 cm. The Millennium Express journey is covered by the +Card Holiday.

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View of mountains near Falkensteiner Hotels

Nassfeld Geotrail

  • Summer

Travel through a unique natural world on the Nassfeld Geotrail, straddling the border between Austria and Italy.

Who is it suitable for?
Families, friends, couples, singles

Getting there
Car

Other comments
Recommended times: June – September

A group rafting on the Gail river near Falkensteiner Hotels

Family rafting on the Gail river

  • Summer

Team spirit is required for family rafting on the Gail river! You have to be well equipped to find your way through the waves.

Who is it suitable for?
Families, friends, groups

Getting there
Car or on foot from downtown Hermagor

Other comments
Suitable for children over 4 years of age.

 

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Ski Lifts captured at sunrise near Falkensteiner Hotel

Skigebiet Nassfeld

  • Winter

Whether for skiing or snowboarding, for sunbathing or the après-ski: the versatile ski area at Sun Ski World has just the right thing to offer for every winter fan. 110 kilometres of slopes at all levels of difficulty offer the perfect stage for everyone, from beginners to professionals. A large number of rustic huts and culinary delights provide that extra helping of mountain delight.

Who is it aimed at?
Couples, friends, families, groups

Arrival
By car, bus

Good to know
3 professional ski schools, right in the ski area
3 secured practice areas for kids
BOBO®-Kinderland childrens' ski school
Practice lifts and magic carpets
Lunchtime supervision

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A family ready for skiing near Falkensteiner Hotels

Skiing at Nassfeld

  • Winter

The Nassfeld ski area is one of the largest and most diverse ski areas in Carinthia. Enjoy the luxury of the 40 different slopes at different difficulty levels, the freestyle area and the fun slope. In addition, you can test yourself on one of the Ski-Movie race tracks and get a video as a souvenir. There are also 25 different restaurants and ski huts, where you can linger over a meal.

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Skier flying through the air in Nassfeld, Falkensteiner Hotels

Snowpark Nassfeld

  • Winter

A true highlight for all freestyle fans is Snowpark Nassfeld, located in the Gartnerkofel-Watschiger Alm area. Here, both skiers and snowboarders get their money’s worth and get to do their tricks on several different lines. From the beginner line to pro – with kickers, rails and boxes with different degrees of difficulty, freestyle rookies and pros alike will find the obstacles for them. The setup is also constantly being updated, and therefore offers constant variations.

Who is it aimed at?
Couples, friends, families, groups

Arrival
By car, bus

Good to know
Free freestyle workshops with professional trainers take place in the snow park every Sunday. More info

A couple while ski touring near Falkensteiner Hotels

Ski touring

  • Winter

Better uphill than downhill, or both? Then a ski tour is just right for you. Through the untouched snow to rare beautiful viewpoints. With the skins on the skis, going up over the snow is child's play, and yet you will be amazed at how impressive it can be when you are so close to nature. The equipment is provided by ski rentals in the area. It is recommended you do a tour like this with a guide, as a certain amount of knowledge is required to stay safe in open terrain. There are a multitude of options offered on the various tours, for example, from tour 14 towards Auernig (approx. 3 h) to tour 11 on the Gartnerkofel (approx. 4.5 - 6 h). All important information about equipment and tours can be found here.

Close-up of snowshoes of a hiker near Falkensteiner Hotels

Snowshoe hiking

  • Winter

A great hike through the snow-covered fields and forests without constantly falling into the snow? This is exactly what you can do on a snowshoe hike. If you are looking for a change from the slopes, this is just the thing. Local guides take you through forests and over fields through the beautiful winter wonderland. Discover unique and secret spots. Further information is available at reception. 

Hiker on a snowy pathway near Falkensteiner Hotels

Winter hiking

  • Winter

Enjoy the wonderful hiking trails away from the ski slopes. Stroll through the snow-covered meadows and along the hiking trails in the Nassfeld area. Here, too, you can find everything from easy to difficult and from short to long winter hikes. For example, you can enjoy the Radnig-Lurbitschen circular route or the Tröpolach circular route. You can find a wider selection of hiking trails and times for the various trails at reception or here.

Couple getting ready for tobogganing near Falkensteiner Hotels

Tobogganing

  • Winter

Ready, steady....Go! Put your feet up and the toboggan goes down at full speed. The perfect change from a day of skiing. You can get to the starting point of the toboggan run on foot, by train or by shuttle. Everyone can decide for themselves because there are enough options for a day of tobogganing. The toboggan run is also illuminated in the evening, and you can linger a little longer in the rustic huts and then start the return journey under the starry sky. Toboggans are available to rent for a small fee at various locations on site, depending on which toboggan run you choose.

A girl doing cross-country skiing near Falkensteiner Hotels

Cross-country skiing

  • Winter

Try the 22 km long network of trails on Nassfeld, where you can also take in the biathlon practice centre and let your shooting skills run free. Equipment and cross-country skiing boots can be rented on site (At our partners), so nothing stands in the way of your cross-country skiing adventure! Enjoy the view while you glide with pleasure along the cross-country ski trails.

Close-up of a pair of ice skates near Falkensteiner Hotels

Ice skating

  • Winter

If you love ice skating, you will be in a true ice-skating paradise here. With 55 hectares of natural ice and a 2.5 km long circular track, you will find everything that makes an ice skater's heart beat faster. There are various ice rinks, which all offer unique flora and fauna to enjoy. All you have to do is grind the runners and hit the ice!

Mom & daughter on a sleigh ride near Falkensteiner Hotels

Horse-drawn sleigh rides

  • Winter

A leisurely horse-drawn sleigh ride follows an enchanting winter backdrop. Perfect for revitalizing tired legs.

Who is it suitable for?
Family, friends, couples, seniors

Getting there
Car, train, shuttle service

Other comments
More information at Falkensteiner Sonnenalpe hotel reception

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