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On the trail of slowness
Hiking to the rhythm of the Nockberge mountains

Deceleration "to go"

The peaks within reach: at the hiking hotel in Carinthia, Bad Kleinkirchheim

There are endless opportunities to hike the UNESCO Biosphere Park Nockberge starting from the Eschenhof hiking hotel in Carinthia - not only for strenuous hikes, but also new paths to discover. If you don't like to lace up your hiking boots alone, you can join host Gerhard Ortner and discover the most beautiful areas with him. Your car also gets a break during your hiking holiday in Carinthia. With the Sonnenschein Card, you can hop on the Nockmobil or let the hotel shuttle take you to every corner of the community for a flat rate of € 10.00.


Cable cars

With the Kärnten Card, the “Service to the top” is free once a day


Guided tours

Bird watching, summit safari, game feeding, stargazing and more


Well equipped

Loan your backpack, hiking poles, binoculars and first-aid kit



The typical Carinthian hiking snack is available to take away every day


Nature school

Tours with the biosphere park ranger and child care in nature


My 1st summit

Family hiking trail with playing stations up to the Arkerkopf summit cross

"Anyone who would like to spend a hiking holiday in the Nockberge mountains and for whom friendliness and an extensive range of offers at a reasonable price/performance ratio are important, will not be disappointed here! The Kärnten Card is also worth mentioning - loads of really great excursion destinations included!!!"

"Very friendly staff. Hike with boss was wonderful. Fondue on the mountain and then hike to the sunset. Outstanding food. Everything was fresh and products from the surrounding area. Wellness area is top."

"Goes without saying that the place is a paradise for hikers. Within 5 minutes from the hotel, you will find the first hiking trails. Thanks to the Kärnten Card, you can use the cable cars for free in summer/autumn. The Eschenhof also offers regular guided hikes and excursions in the surrounding area, for example a traditional "Senner" dairyman's breakfast at an organic alpine pasture, tours with rangers in the Nockberg mountains, etc..."

Room to relax

Healthy sleep is particularly important to us

Peaceful packages

Whether you're a climber, a dog´s best friend or a family man: our packages give you time for your heart's desire.

Go SLow - spring in the mountains

26.05.2023 – 01.07.2023
3 nights

Enjoy a special kind of natural spectacle. When the alpine rose blossom transforms the Nockberge Biosphere Park into a red carpet of colours, the loveliest time of the year begins.

from 392 € price per person

Go Slow together with your dog

26.05.2023 – 05.11.2023
4 nights

Endless hiking with your dog - where mister and dog feel well!

from 1.410 € price per package

Enjoy golf in the Nockberge

26.05.2023 – 26.10.2023
1 night

Tee time in the mountains!


from 180 € price per person

nock/golf UNLIMITED

26.05.2023 – 26.10.2023
4 nights

in the Nockberge at Bad Kleinkirchheim

from 631 € price per person

Alpine Slowness - detox days for the family

26.05.2023 – 05.11.2023
7 nights

Summer time is also the time to discover nature. In the summer holidays, it's time to go out into nature with the children instead of spending the day in front of the computer or mobile phone with streaming services, games and social media.

from 2.990 € price per package

So close to heaven...

26.05.2023 – 05.11.2023
3 nights

The Nockberge are is a paradise for cyclists - and that equally for mountain bikers, racing cyclists and pleasure cyclists. Due to the mild climate, extended tours are already possible in spring.

from 487 € price per person

Go Slow - power and energy from nature

26.05.2023 – 05.11.2023
7 nights

Success drives many people. But what if success beats health? A burnout should not be underestimated and is omnipresent in almost every professional group today. What helps when your ears won't stop beeping, fainting and a feeling of emptiness threaten to spread? Clearly! A break. Find your way back to more joie de vivre!

from 935 € price per person

Love is in the Air (Sunday - Thursday)

28.05.2023 – 02.11.2023
4 nights

... romantic hours in the sea of ​​flowers from early summer to autumn!

from 1.140 € price per package

Go SLow - spring in the mountains

17.06.2023 – 25.06.2023
3 nights

Enjoy a special kind of natural spectacle. When the alpine rose blossom transforms the Nockberge Biosphere Park into a red carpet of colours, the loveliest time of the year begins.

from 392 € price per person

Chill & Ski on the south side of the Alps

07.01.2024 – 03.02.2024
3 nights

Back to nature - recreation for body, mind and soul.

Just switch off and think of nothing ... where better than in nature?

from 399 € price per person

Two keys to the experience

With the Kärnten Card and the Sonnenschein Card you can experience your hiking holiday in Carinthia car-free and choose from an extensive activity programme.

Mountains of possibilities


Get back into the swing of things


A hit for holiday happiness

Sport & Fun

Variety is the spice of life

Excursion destinations

Lakes, museums, castles, wildlife parks and co.