Active-holidays in CARINTHIA with Sportfabrik at FALKENSTEINER HOTEL & SPA CARINZIA, Austria

Do you fancy a real alpine feeling in Carinthia  with a varied outdoor programme and pure relaxation on top? Then, the FALKENSTEINER HOTEL & SPA CARINZIA is the right place for you. In addition to an all-round wellness offer in the heart of the Alps, the hotel, together with its partner company SPORTFABRIK, offers varied sporting activities for adults and children for every season – tailor-made on request.


The idyllic picture is indescribable: The morning sun greets with warm rays of sunshine and expels the last wafts of mornign fog from the Tröpolacher valley. The first day that we will spend in the mountains is already promising a lot, so that we finally want to start full of energy without loosing time anymore.
We start up into the mountains in the direction of Tröpolacher Alm. Here we are welcomed by a fantastic view of the surrounding mountain landscape and a herd of curious goats who know exactly that there is something to snack on. A great open-air alpine breakfast with various handmade cheeses, jams and delicious spreads, fresh alpine milk and a cheerful atmosphere is also already waiting for us. By the way, here you can personally look over the shoulder of the cheese manufacturer at work, ask questions and be amazed, because cheese production is very traditional, requires strength and patience and is therefore certainly not an easy job. One more reason to hopefully appreciate the delicious product you can taste in the end!

So fresh and good is the taste of homemade products on the Tröpolacher Alm. Everything is manufactured here from own products and served to the guests. Only the bread is still ordered. But this will also change in the future. A great concept that really convinces!

Here the cheese is still traditionally handmade and we had the chance to have look over the shoulder of the professional cheese manufacturer.

Home-made tastes the best: traditional Carinthian Kasnudln

A trip to the Carinthian region without trying the famous Kasnudln is absolutely impossible! But we didn’t just order them in the next restaurant, we made them ourselves. What requires some skills the first time, works very easily afterwards, makes fun and tastes excellent! Carinthian Kasnudln can be differently filled. But they taste with a potato sour-mint filling the best.

Local fact

In Carinthia it is said: If you can prepare the Kasnudln once, you are allowed to get married!


Our next stop is the Aqua Trail, which is placed in front of the impressive Rosskofel. A little paradise to switch off. The beautiful hiking area is easily reached by cable railway. Hiking trails and mountain bike routes also lead here. And what is the quickest way to get down again? Best with the summer toboggan run! And in winter – of course, you can skiing along the slopes to the next stop or cable railway to get up again.

See and experience the real alpine feeling: Also the herd of cows enjoys the wonderful alpine landscape in and relaxed the whole day.

By the way, a few meters further down, between the Rossalm and the Tressdorfer Alm there is the cool outdoor park Nassfeld. The park is well equipped and offers exciting sporting challenges for young and old. With 12 different courses and 62 platforms on 3,000 metres of climbing distance, both beginners and advanced climbers will find the right route to master. Alternatively you can rent mountain carts or archery! The letter is highly recommended.


The Lake Presseger See is a real natural jewel in Carinthia. Clear lake water and wonderfully large sunbathing lawns in the middle of the mountains and forests. After an exciting day up in the Alps, a cooling day at the lake is very welcome. There is a wide range of activities to choose from, including beach volleyball, football or mini golf. Swimming and sunbathing is included in the wonderful, pleasantly cool lake water.

A little activity tip: If you ever get the chance to be part of the stand-up paddling, you really have to do it! The boards offer a safe stand and already after a few moves man´s has it on, so that you can glide safely over the water. For the very brave and those with a good sense of balance, Ulli from SPORTFABRIK offers something great: Yoga on the stand-up paddling board in the middle of the lake! Have a lot of fun and is certainly something you won’t experience on every holiday trip. We were completely thrilled!

You should defenetly ry it: Yoga on a stand-up paddling board. Info: You can rent the board for 15€ for tree hours.

local fact

Lake Presseger See is considered a family lake in the Gailtal valley and can heat up to 28°C. The lake is also called “the bathtub of the Gailtal”.


And what about wellness? The FALKENSTEINER HOTEL & SPA CARINZIA is surely offering great possibilities to calm down and enjoy the wellness area to the fullest. From massages, to beauty face treatments, relaxing by the pool or in the sauna area – here you can really indulge yourself after an exciting day in the mountains. It is wonderfully idyllic at the pool in the evening when the sun goes down and reflects in the pool water. The day really can’t end any more beautiful.

Comfortable suite with panoramic views of the valley. The sunset between the mountains, which is included here and the nature spectacle itself, is simply priceless.

Amazing dinner atmosphere at FALKENSTEINER HOTEL & SPA CARINZIA


From Munich you can reach the FALKENSTEINER HOTEL & SPA CARINZIA directly by train. The terminus is Villach. From there you can either continue by public transport to Hermagor or be picked up by the hotel’s shuttle service. The most of hotel guests arrive by car, which is also certainly the most comfortable way in the winter season with the ski equipment.


Tröpolach 156
9631  Hermagor, Austria

I wish you a wonderful day!

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