SUMMER HOLIDAYS TURRACHER HÖHE
The Turracher Höhe is located in the Nock Mountains on an almost 1,800 m high Alpine crossing between the Austrian federal states of Styria and Carinthia. The holiday region, which extends around three picturesque mountain lakes (Turracher See, Schwarzsee and Grünsee), is not only considered the home of the largest contiguous stone pine forest in Austria, but all of Europe. The next larger town - Villach with its more than 60,000 inhabitants - is around 60 km or an hour's drive away. Thanks to the unique natural landscape and the diverse possibilities for vacation planning, the Turracher Höhe is the ideal summer destination in the Austrian Alps and the Alpine Park Turracher Höhe the ideal holiday resort to enjoy this natural gem to the full.
The Turracher Höhe is a true hiking paradise that can offer leisurely hikes as well as challenging mountain tours, for example to the 2,441 m high Eisenhut. Right on the doorstep of your apartment in the "Alpenresidenz", the Kornockbahn takes you to a height of almost 2,200 m, from where the 2,334 m high Rinsennock can be easily reached. You can also set off straight away from your wellness chalet and wander through the secluded Swiss stone pine forests. A special highlight is the mountain walk on the idyllic 3-lake path, which can be extended from 30 minutes to up to two hours depending on your mood and, thanks to its design with stations for alpine sensory experience, is also recommended for families. Those who are sure-footed and have no fear of heights can put their skills to the test on the newly built “Hoher Steg” via ferrata, which extends over a length of 400 m and has levels of difficulty A to C.
The holiday region offers bike fun for young and old. The new "Turracher Höhe Trail Area" is specially geared towards the target group of families. The extensive offer includes the 5 km long, natural "Kornock Flowtrail", which meanders over 350 meters in altitude, accompanied by wonderful views of the Turracher See, towards the valley. There are also numerous practice areas and technical trails on which even beginners can prepare perfectly for the flow trail under the guidance of guides. And for e-bike fans there are various signposted touring routes that lead over forest paths and alpine pastures. In addition, as a designated bike operation, the Alpenpark Turracher Höhe is particularly geared towards the needs of bike guests.
Family Holiday Turracher Höhe
With its wide range of leisure activities, the Turracher Höhe offers the ideal conditions for a successful mountain summer family holiday. The most outstanding attractions are located directly on the Panoramabahn, only 1 km from the "Alpenresidenz". The children's adventure world "Nocky’s AlmZeit", a circular route with seven exciting play stations, awaits you right at the mountain station at 2,000 m above sea level. After a culinary refreshment in the AlmZeit hut, the legendary alpine roller coaster "Nocky Flitzer" takes you back down to the Turracher Höhe in rapid curves over a 1.6 km route. Finally, with the “mythos edelstein” children up to the age of 14 can dig gemstones themselves and look for nuggets while panning for gold.
As guests of the Alpenpark, you can enjoy the Almbutler Card and the associated pampering service free of charge. The Almbutler accompanies you in a traditional alpine outfit on a sunrise or family hike followed by a lake picnic, takes you on an e-bike tour, prepares a summit breakfast, organizes a varied program for children and young people (4 to 18 years old) and Much more. In addition, there are numerous other inclusive services such as a daily free ride on the Panoramabahn, the Kornockbahn and the “Nocky Flitzer” as well as various discounts.