Summer activities

Enjoy nature with the whole family

Hiking without boundaries

Bewegung an der frischen Luft - ©

Go hiking straight from the hotel – there are over 1000km (1600 miles) of well-marked hiking trails to meet every wish.

There is something for everyone in our region, whether you are looking for a relaxing walk, an easy mountain hike, a challenging mountain tour, or climbing routes through a raging gorge.

Several cosy huts on the mountain pastures, known as an “Alm”, invite you for a tasty lunch with an original local Gailtal cheese and homemade bacon.

Next to the many dairies and mountain huts, the often striking and impressive peaks of the Carnic Alps reach up into the sky. You can go on a proper tour of the mountains with breathtaking views or go on a more relaxing hike on one of the smaller peaks. Shorter and longer hikes starting from the hotel are regularly offered.

Probably the best-known mountain in our region is the Gartnerkofel. It lies directly on the Nassfeld and is a real mountain for families that can also be climbed by children. A further special feature on the Gartnerkofel is the “Wulfenia” flower, which is a symbol of our region. It is one of the rarest flowers in the world and only grows here. Botanic enthusiasts from all over the world come to us to admire the unique variety of species and the magnificent colourful display of flowers on the many mountain pastures and meadows.

Children... here they are always part of things!

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Whether it’s feeding the animals, riding ponies, baking dough on a stick over the fire or on a tractor ride for the children, the kids are always around and take part in all the activities.

The youngsters feel right at home in our child-friendly hotel. A whole bunch of different animals can excite the children and they will soon find a cuddly friend.

Our warm natural swimming-pool, with its drinking-water quality, is a true magnet for the kids. Next to it, away from all the traffic on the roads or other dangers, they can release their energy in our playground, as well as with go-carts and a trampoline.

There is something for everyone in our region of Nassfeld-Presseggen. Numerous activities are offered for families, like a rock-labyrinth, a summer sledge run, the Pressegger Fun Park, and the water trail (Aquatrail) on the Nassfeld.

It’s a genuine paradise for children – at last there’s enough time to play and romp around and the parents can also finally relax without having to look out for traffic!

Summer, sun, lakes... a water experience


1270 stagnant waters, of which 200 are bathing lakes! Carinthia, the province of lakes.

A real dream for all the water rats and water babies among you – there’s something for everyone. More than 200 bathing lakes invite you to paddle, swim, dive, or relax. Among the best-known are Lake Wörth, Lake Weissensee, Lake Klopein, Lake Millstätt and Lake Ossiach.

The quality of water in Carinthia’s lakes is truly impressive. Just 20km away by car from the hotel lies Lake Presseggen, a smaller but very warm bathing lake – a small paradise for families.

Above all, however, our natural swimming-pool in front of the hotel is very inviting for a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear water – as well as the lovely view of the impressive backdrop of the Carnic Mountains.


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Carinthia is motorcycling country - the sunny south of Austria with its varied landscape, the unforgettable backdrop of mountains and lakes provides ideal conditions for all motorbike enthusiasts.

Countless mountain passes full of serpentine bends are a real El Dorado for all motor bikers. A multitude of the most varied routes satisfies every desire.

After a hearty breakfast here at the hotel you can start your daily tours throughout Carinthia, or also to Italy (including South Tirol), Slovenia and East Tyrol. We are an ideal starting point for many mountain passes and beautiful tours on a motorbike.

You needn’t worry when you return here in the evening – just put your motorbike in our garage, take a quick dip in our natural swimming-pool, sit yourself down on the patio, let your eyes wander over the wide valley and the Nassfeld once again and then round off the day by going for a pleasant evening meal.

Naturally the following facilities are available at the hotel free of charge: the possibility to wash your motorbike, a drying cabinet for clothes, plus tools.

We are quite happy to help you plan your tour and provide you with maps and suggestions for which tours to take.

You will find special deals for motor bikers in our package deals.  

Mountain biking

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Mountain bike routes from right in front of the hotel.

Our region of Nassfeld-Presseggersee offers a wide selection of different routes, climbs of every degree of difficulty, pleasant family cycle paths, or really challenging tours, all in fabulous scenery.

From the hotel, cross- border routes into Italy are no problem – simply ride straight over the Nassfeld under the motto: cycling without frontiers!

For families and smaller mountain bikers or cyclists, the R3 cycle route is ideal. It runs parallel to the Italian border along the River Gail from Kötschach-Mauthen to Villach and covers the considerable distance of 90km. That may sound like hard work, but it isn’t really, as nearly the entire stretch is on asphalt and mainly flat, so even kids can manage it quite easily. In between, during a short break, just cool your feet off in the Gail or even dare to take a plunge in the river – it’s all possible along the R3 cycle route.


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A lovely game on the Gailtal Golf Course.

Just 5km (3 miles) away from our hotel lies the 18-hole Gailtal Golf Course to excite golfers of all handicap ranges on an area of over 70 hectares. Completed in 2009, the wide and mainly flat fairways and greens allow players to achieve a good score. The island green at the 7th hole is considered as a special challenge for all golfers.

Anyone interested can learn how to play golf and more accomplished players can improve their handicap on a purpose built 6-hole practice area (par 3) with an area of 50,000m², a 10,000 m² pitch and chip area, a 270m driving range and a 920m² putting green. Naturally there is a club-house with an office, golf shop, changing-room and toilets, as well as a restaurant available to all players.

As a founder company we can offer our guests attractive reductions on instruction courses and green fees! Within an hour by car you will find another 4 golf courses in Carinthia, one in East Tyrol and one in Italy.


Berghotel Presslauer GmbH
Kreuth 18
9631 Kreuth ob Rattendorf

+43 4285 209

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