Nature Experience in winter

The nature school at Hotel Eschenhof

With the nature school, the Ortner family is offering a special brand new service for its guests:
A “base camp” area has been set up at Hotel Eschenhof, providing hotel guests with comprehensive information and tips for special nature experiences in the Nockberge.
What can you find at the base camp:
  • a library with books, information displays and a wide range of maps
  • current weather forecasts
  • hiking equipment such as rucksack, hiking poles, binoculars, “ice claws”, snow shoes and first aid kit
  • regular slide shows about “Nature Experience” trips to the biosphere park, information events and tour presentations 
  • Route recommendations for the most beautiful hikes in and around Bad Kleinkirchheim, with maps and descriptions, or in digital form for your smartphone or tablet. 
Our experts Rudi and Gerhard Ortner and Eva Berger are happy to provide you with advice and help for your very own family adventure in nature. The whole year round, we offer at least three guided hikes and excursions into nature per week.

The following tours are arranged regularly in winter:

From our discovery range:
  • Birdwatching with Miki all around Eschenhof
  • Peak safari on Wöllanernock with an introduction to the biosphere reserve
  • Snow shoe hike at sunrise on Falkert 
  • “Footsteps in the forest“ snow shoe hike on Kolm
From our leisure range:
  • Hay sack sledging on Sonnwiesen
  • Visit to a farmhouse and feeding deer
  • “Sounds of nature”– evening walk under the starry sky