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

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

Once you have succumbed to the charm of the "Nock Mountains", coming back here is not only likely, but almost inevitable.


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.