Hiking in Carinthia
The Outdoorpark Oberdrautal has 300 km of well marked hiking trails from 600 m to 2,500 m above sea level to over. Enjoy Carinthia's nature: Meadows, forests, wetlands, canyons, waterfalls, adventure trails, mountain lakes, alpine meadows and mountain peaks. There is something for everyone. More information about the surrounding.
Tour portal - Outdoorpark Oberdrautal in Carinthia
Useful information about hiking in the Drau Valley
Mountain huts, Alpine lodges serving food and drink and rural places to eat
In Outdoorpark Oberdrautal you have every opportunity to explore nature. The offer ranges from walks to smaller and larger hikes. Also climbing and canyoning is possible. Take advantage of the ideal location between Kreuzeckgruppe (Hochtristen 2536 m, Scharnik 2657 m), Gailtaler Alpen (Reißkofel, Jauken) and the Lienzer Dolomiten (Hochstadl 2681 m). You can get details about hikes from the reception or the local tourist information office in Berg im Drautal.
Further hiking advice and tips can be found in the guidebook of the Berg im Drautal community, and in the Oberdrautaler Wanderführer. We suggest a mountain guide for hikes and climbing tours. We organise hikes every week to the Pließalm, Lake Einsee or Lake Zweisee, the Hochtristen and the Knoten. Simply ask at Reception.
To cool your feet and legs after a strenuous hiking tour, we recommend a refreshing tread bath in our healing mud tread bath.
Information: hiking in the snow in winter
In Berg im Drautal the "Senso-Park" was created to learn to recognize and to reach a new understanding of nature and environment. 5 senso-meditative walks were created to allow the person to recognize the nature. The routes have been expanded with meditative exercises for body and soul and are described in detail in the booklet "Sensopark". The book costs Euro 7,- and is available at the reception. The sensopark is the complement to the "Outdoorpark" with all its active sports.
The 5 meditative hikes of sensopark:
- Johann Hufnagel-Weg
Here you'll find detailed information about Senso-Park (only in German) with descriptions of Paracelsusweg hiking path, of Johann-Hufnagelweg path and 17-Kräuterweg path. Here are more information about hiking in Carinthia.
Sensopark Berg im Drautal - weekly hiking tour with Jutta
Water Adventure Park Gnoppnitzbach in Greifenburg
A water dream becomes true in Greifenburg. This close relationship with water of the residents of Greifenburg was the inspiration to create a water trail for all senses, implemented by Kurt Moser and his fellows. On display boards they explain the importance of hydropower for people, economy and environment of the region, as well as the stimulating effect on human organism. Enjoy this beautiful water trail!
Having a break during a hike in the village
Alpine lodges in the Upper Drau Valley
All the lodges are in the Upper Drau Valley Outdoor Park region
Berg im Drautal
1697 m, at the foot of the Knoten, serves food and drink from May to October.
1755 m, hang-glider camp, several places to eat serving food and drink all year round.
approx. 2200 m, mountain hut in the Kreuzeck region serving food and drink in the summer months (not accessible by road vehicle).
1600 m, in the skiing and model aircraft region Gaugen bei Greifenburg, serves food and drink all year round.
E.T. Comptonhütte (run by the ÖAV – Austrian Alpine Association)
1650 m, on the Schönboden in the Reißkofel region, serves food and drink from June to September.
Alpine Restaurant Bergheimat
1800 m, beneath the Mokarspitze (2305 m).
1800 m, open from June to October, next the Wetterkreuzes and the Mountain Scharnik (2651 m)
On Lake Weissensee
1534 m, amongst the Großboden in the Golz region (Lake Weissensee), wonderful viewpoint, serves food and drink from June to September.
Almhaus hinterm Brunn
Lake Weissensee, serves food and drink, 1280 m, view of the Drau Valley.
1420 m, serves food and drink, panoramic view, view of the Drau Valley.
at the entrance to Lake Weissensee. Has a cafe with a glorious long-distance view into the Drau Valley, open all year round.
In den Bergen von Berg im Drautal
NEW: Climbing Park Greifenburg at bathing lake
At bathing lake Greifenburg - an attraction for the whole family - is the high ropes course including a 2 x 160 m long Zip Line (6 years of age and over) located. For cooling off you can roar over the lake. Feel the experience!