Bad Kleinkirchheim Holidays

Alpine spa resort on the sunny side of the alps

Situated in the south of Austria in Carinthia, the spa resort of Bad Kleinkirchheim is a great base for your summer holiday. Close to the Italian and Slovenian border and surrounded by the majestic peaks of the Nockberge Mountains, the region enjoys a mild climate. For your holiday in Bad Kleinkirchheim, you can enjoy the free BKK and Carinthia cards included for all guests which allow free use of cable cars, and free entrance to local attractions. The resort is well known for its healing springs and the Alpine valerian plant which is used for many of the available spa treatments. It is a great region for hiking, swimming and cycling. Don't miss a trip to the beautiful Millstätter Lake. We also recommend a hike on the famous Alpe-Adria-Trail, which connects the three countries Carinthia/Austria, Slovenia and Friuli-Venezia Giulia/Italy.

In Bad Kleinkirchheim you'll have a telephone service - if you want to know more about the area or have any queries give us a call.

Added value

Free use of lifts with resort card

Free entrance to local attractions with resort card

Free boat trip - with resort card

  • 60 rooms
Hotel Trattlerhof, Bad Kleinkirchheim, Austria - exterior.jpg

The traditional and cosy Trattlerhof is lovingly run by the 5th generation of the Forstnig family and enjoys an excellent reputation for comfort, cuisine and friendly service.

  • 42 rooms
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Lovingly run by the Ortner family and set in a quiet location, the superior Hotel Eschenhof has an excellent reputation for high standards of cuisine and hospitality.

  • 59 rooms
Hotel Kolmhof, Bad Kleinkirchheim, Austria - hotel exterior.jpg

Conveniently located opposite the St. Kathrein Thermal Spa, the family-run Kolmhof offers a large leisure area including a heated outdoor pool and various saunas as well as comfortable bedrooms.

  • 98 rooms
Hotel Pulverer, Bad Kleinkirchheim, Austria - hotel exterior with swimming pool.jpg

This wellness facilities here are spectacular, run by the friendly Pulverer family who pride themselves on their hospitality. 

Useful Information
Information about Bad Kleinkirchheim
Resort Code ATBK
Languages spoken Austrian/English
Time difference GMT +1
Currency EUR
Latitude 46.85219
Longitude 13.79341
Meet Your Rep

Inghams Rep - telephone service 

Travel and Transportation
Departure day To Depart from
Salzburg Gatwick


Departure day To Depart from
Mon, Wed, Fri & Sun Ljubljana Gatwick
Daily Stansted

Transfer approx. 2hrs by coach from Salzburg or Ljubljana airport.

Supplements may apply on some flights.

Self drive is available.

Car hire available: No

Evening resort bus service: No

Local bus services:

Parking available: No

Resort Ski bus available: No

  • Excursions to Venice, Grossglockner or Lake Wörthersee may be available locally.
Resort Combination
  • Two Centres | Combine your stay with 3, 4 or 7 nights in Salzburg or Slovenia. We recommend Ljubljana, Lake Bled, Kranjska Gora or Bohinj as a first centre or any other resort in Austria with Salzburg airport as an arrival and departure point.
Things To Do
  • 2 Thermal Spas with indoor and outdoor pools and various saunas
  • Nockberge Biosphere National Park
  • Granatium World of Stones
  • Heidialm
  • Alpine Wildlife Park (Feld am See)
  • Speik Sculpture
  • Millstätter Lake
  • Bike & E-Bike hire
  • Panorama street Nockalm

Carinthia & BKK Resort cards FREE for all guests, includes:

  • Free use of cable cars
  • Free boat trip on Lake Millslätter and others
  • Free entrance to location attractions (Heidi Alm Falkert which includes a fishing lake and marmot zoo and more)
  • Discounted rates on public transport (Post Bus 50%) to Villach, Millslätter See
  • Cards will be given to you on arrival.

Events in resort:

  • Cycling Marathon (early July)
  • Children & Family Festival (mid July & mid August)
  • International Classic Car Rally (approx 18-20 September)
  • Cattle drive usually takes place the 2nd Saturday in September
  • St Oswald Harvest Thanksgiving Festival (approx 20th September)
  • Fish Festival Feld am See (early July)
Experience More

Horse Riding 

Guests staying at Hotel Trattlerhof receive one free house riding lesson per room for stays of 3 or 4 nights and two free horse riding lessons per room for stays of 7 nights or longer.

Excluding from 29.06 - 22.08.2019 

More lessons can be booked locally (from €12 per hour)

Car hire is recommended in resort 


Bad Kleinkirchheim, the Nockberge region and the National Park all offer a comprehensive network of footpaths and plenty of opportunities for exercise. The well-marked hiking paths guide you through breath-taking and inspiring landscape.



Two cable-cars operate in summer in the BKK/St. Oswald region:

  • The National Park lift, Brunnach, runs from approx. 26 May until 9 Sep daily, from 12 Sep until late September from Wednesdays to Saturdays.
  • The Kaiserburg lift runs daily from approx. 26 June until 12 September, Saturday to Tuesday from 15th Sep until late September.


  • Speik Walks: On selected hiking trails you can enjoy the fresh and aromatic scent of the alpine valerian plant the region is famous for - the Speik. Particularly intense in July and August, it is considered to be both stimulating and harmonising at the same time. In eleven rustic alpine huts you’ll find Speik footbath and free massage oil from Speick Natural Cosmetics:
    • Buschenschank Matl-Sepp – Speikstatue
    • Bad Kleinkirchheimer Wolitzenhütte
    • Bergrestaurant Kaiserburg
    • Brentlerhütte/Nockalm-Priedhof
    • Brunnachhof/St. Oswald
    • Buschenschank Hübelbauer
    • Buschenschank Streitnighof
    • Falkerthaus
    • Lärchenhütte/St. Oswald
    • St. Oswalder Bockhütte
    • Feriendorf Kirchleitn

Popular walks include:

  • The Discovery Tour / 5-6hrs / 600m altitude / 12km / Moderate: This circular walk of the BKK/St Oswald region starts off in the centre of BKK. Head towards the Römerbad Thermal Spa, passing the golf course and the speik sculpture, from where you can enjoy beautiful panoramic views of the extended Kirchheim valley. There you could also purchase alpine valerian products or enjoy an alpine valerian treatment. The walk continues towards St Oswald to the Weger Stadl museum. From there you can either walk back to BKK or get on the free walkers' bus.
  • The Falkert / 6hrs / 940m altitude / 11km / Moderate: Take the free walkers bus to St Oswald and get off at the Alte Schmiede craft museum. The path initially leads along a road to the Falkerthaus. Following the scent of the alpine valerian, which is particularly noticeable in July and August. Take path #11 which leads you towards the Lärchen hut where you could stop for a refreshment. From there the route climbs up to the Hundsfeldscharte. Once here, follow path 109 on to the Falkert mountain (2,308m). Path #12 takes you back to St Oswald.


The Alpe Adria Trail - Hiking in the Garden of Eden

  • Connects the three countries/regions of Carinthia-Austria, Slovenia and Friuli Venezia Giulia-Italy in 43 stages
  • Long distance hiking trail leading from the foot of the highest mountain in Austria, the Grossglockner, through the most beautiful lakes and mountain regions in Carinthia to the Adriatic coast
  • Stage 16 Falkerthaus/Lärchenhütte - Bad Kleinkirchheim
    • Difficulty: difficult
    • Distance: 19.2 km
    • Ascent: 1262 m
    • Descent: 1805 m
    • Duration: 8:00 h
    • Lowest point: 1022 m
    • Highest point: 2308 m
  • Stage 17 Bad Kleinkirchheim - Arriach
    • Difficulty: moderate
    • Distance: 17.6 km
    • Ascent: 1258 m
    • Descent: 1405 m
    • Duration: 7:00 h
    • Lowest point: 869 m
    • Highest point: 2132 m

Good to know

  • Free "Carinthia" resort card entitles you to use of operating cable cars, boat trips and local attractions 
  • Resort card also includes reductions on thermal spas, golf, alpine widlife visits and public beaches
  • Try Eisreindling with Grantschleck (ice cake with whipped cream and lingonberry jam) or Kärntner Ritschert (a stew made of barley, beans and smoked meat)  
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