Hiking holiday in Carinthia

Hiking and dining on the Gerlitzen Alpe - it doesn't get any better than this

In the heart of Carinthia, the Gerlitzen Alpe rises as the southernmost mountain of the Carinthian Nockberge. With a breathtaking panorama, high above the Ossiacher See, 147 km of well-developed and newly marked hiking trails await you.

Always in your backpack: the view of the Carinthian bathing lakes and various mountain ranges, and on clear days, even up to the Grossglockner. Along the hiking trails, there are numerous rest areas and experience spots. Here, you'll find benches, comfortable loungers, small lakes, nature artworks, alpine huts, and much more to explore.

The Mountain Resort Feuerberg is the perfect starting point for your hiking holiday in Carinthia.

Our hiking service for your hiking holiday in Carinthia

  • Activities Meeting Point with Personal Consultation
  • Free rental of hiking backpacks and hiking poles
  • Free hiking map with the most beautiful routes of the region
  • Guided half-day and full-day hikes
  • Hiking information center with numerous hiking maps, nature guides, plant guides, etc.
  • Small hiking store with hiking rucksacks, water bottles and sunscreen
  • App of the Villach region with a large selection of hikes and mountain tours
  • Host hikes with mountain guides from the Feuerberg team

Dr. Gerlitzen

Walking at high altitudes is simply good for you. Step by step, it strengthens the cardiovascular system without great effort. Strolling and hiking between 1,500 and 2,000 meters has proven positive effects on blood pressure, blood vessels, and cholesterol levels, while also toning the body. Simply being in this altitude range provides a double "training effect."

Hiking trails in the hiking paradise of Gerlitzen Alpe

High-altitude hiking on the "Dream Arch"

The high-altitude circular trail "Dream Arch" is one of the most beautiful panoramic paths in Carinthia. At 1,750 meters, it leads around the Gerlitzen Alpe, offering a 360° panorama of extraordinary class. Additionally, a new circular trail with descriptions of the wonderful Carinthian panorama has been created at the summit.

Path of the Philosophers

In the Silberwald, not far from the Mountain Resort Feuerberg, lies this wonderful trail. It leads into a fairy-tale-like untouched nature, it is a path inward. Dedicated to Heraklit von Ephesos, Laotse, Georg Kühlewind - these great philosophers.

Hidden in a small forest library, you will find the treasures of these great philosophers in book form. Thoughtfully designed places tell the stories of the masters.

Hiking trail to Pöllinger and Kammerhütte

Starting from Feuerberg, the trail leads across the Asian Garden to the Pöllinger and Kammerhütte. A short detour takes you down to the picturesque Thurner Hütte. The return journey takes us along the Berger Hüttenweg back to Feuerberg. The more adventurous hikers may stop for a break at the Seppl-Hütte along the way. If it takes a little longer, Sepp, the hut host, will bring our guests back to Feuerberg by car.

Water adventure world "Neugarten"

Along the Path of Philosophers, we enter the forest of Count Lodron. We traverse extensive mountain forests along forest paths, enjoying the heavenly tranquility away from the beaten trails. At the Water Adventure World "Neugarten," we encounter bubbling streams, water wheels, and a large bathing pond. Next to it is Hans Maier's cozy alpine hut, where he offers delicacies from his own agriculture. From here, the Water Adventure Trail leads to the mysterious Neugarten power sources, which, according to ancient legend, spring from seemingly endless depths.


An easy hike for the whole family with panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and Lake Ossiach. Enjoy the variety of experiences at Kanzelhöhe (forest high ropes course, tubing, and more). For the return journey, you can use the cable car, which is included in the Kärnten Card.

Steinerner Tisch

One of the most beautiful hikes on Gerlitzen Alpe. The hike leads over the southwestern part of the "Traumbogen" (Dream Arch) to Stifter Boden, an old mountain settlement on the west side of Gerlitzen Alpe at 1,600 meters above sea level. Then it continues over the mountain ridge through alpine clearings with enchanting vegetation to the "Steinerner Tisch" (Stone Table), an old resting place for hunters and dairy farmers. Just below: The excellently managed Steinwender Hütte (mountain hut). The return journey takes us via the middle station of the cable cars. Those who want to shorten the way back can take the cable car to the summit and then stroll comfortably back to the resort. Alternatively, we can hike back via the Berger Hüttenweg to Feuerberg.


The Alpe-Adria-Trail connects the three regions of Carinthia, Slovenia, and Friuli Venezia Giulia with a total of 38 stages. This long-distance hiking trail leads from the base of Großglockner, the highest mountain in Austria, through the most beautiful mountain and lake areas in Carinthia. Passing the intersection point of the three countries Austria, Italy, and Slovenia, the trail continues all the way to Trieste on the upper Adriatic. The trail passes by the Mountain Resort Feuerberg, and hikers can directly access the Alpe-Adria-Trail from there.

Richard Bürger - Gastgeber Team des Mountain Resort Feuerberg in Kärnten

Favorite Places and Dream Tours

Leisure & Activity Team

"We would love to take you out into nature. In our backpack, we have tours for all skill levels and interests: wild herb hikes with tastings, adventure hikes right at the resort's doorstep, and even high-alpine tours in the Julian Alps. Just sign up for our weekly program."

Are you in the mood for a hiking vacation in Carinthia at the 4-star superior hotel on the mountain?

Experience a special kind of hiking vacation at the Mountain Resort Feuerberg. On the Gerlitzen Alpe, you can start your hikes right at the top of the mountain from the mountain hotel or the mountain chalets.

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Mann und Frau rasten auf einer Wiese im Sonnenuntergang nach dem Wandern im Wanderurlaub in Kärnten
Your hiking vacation in Carinthia