Tag: Kärnten

Winter Escape – Falkensteiner Sport & Wellness Hotel in Kärnten

Maybe it would be nice to see snow again this winter after all? Or I could enjoy a tasty Kaiserschmarrn (pancake with raisins) instead of being exposed to the dreary weather at home, right?

How’d you feel if I tell that you can go snowshoeing, snowboarding, and skiing in a matter of minutes? But it gets even better with a 1530m high gondola right in front of the door. Lazing around and being pampered is the dream that gets fulfilled here.

If it weren’t for the Falkensteiner Hotel & Spa Carinzia with all its great offers, nothing would’ve been possible. The four-star hotel in Tröpolach is only a good 50 minutes’ drive from Klagenfurt airport at an altitude of 600 metres.

Falkensteiner Hotel, Fasten Ur Seatbelts,

The Hotel

As soon as you arrive at the hotel, you have to admire the modern and spacious reception hall. We were accommodated in a junior suite with a view of the village. The room had the usual sleeping area and bathroom, but there was also a spacious lounge and a walk-in closet. 

From the first floor we could go directly to the ski and snowboard rental, which is located in the hotel, and also had direct access to the wellness area.

The wellness area is an exciting experience from both exterior and interior with its floor to ceiling windows and a breathtaking panoramic view of the mountains. In addition, you can enjoy the heated indoor and outdoor pool and a variety of saunas with a separate pool area. Twice a day there is even a free sauna infusion, to let the long ski day come to a relaxing end. And if that’s not enough, you can also relax completely with a body massage.

For those who want to get even more exercise, the modern cardio-fitness centre with yoga and workout room is a must.

Falkensteiner Hotel, Fasten Ur Seatbelts,
Falkensteiner Hotel, Fasten Ur Seatbelts,

Culinary Experience

I am a big fan of Austrian cuisine. With it, you could start the day at a breakfast buffet! Everything that one could desire for a snack was there along with a variety of egg dishes, porridge, fruits, muesli, and so much more with it.

At dinner, you can look forward to a fusion of Carinzian specialities: South Tyrolean delicacies and Mediterranean influences.

A Kaiserschmarrn is of course not missing from the buffet!

Falkensteiner Hotel, Fasten Ur Seatbelts,

Outdoor Activities

Outside of the hotel, you shouldn’t be without Ulli and Marco from the Sportfabrik! Together with the hotel, they‘d created a unique program for us. Whether it was ski trips, snow yoga, snowmobile driving, helicopter flying or snowshoe hiking, everything was included.

The ski slopes are less than a minutes‘ walk from the hotel, as well as the gondola.

From there, you have numerous downhill runs for every level of experience. Ski passes and ski equipment are available at the hotel, of course.

For the romantics among us, a carriage ride was also offered. On this trip, I have experienced so much fun & action in 2 ½ days as I haven’t for a long time.

Falkensteiner Hotel, Fasten Ur Seatbelts,
Falkensteiner Hotel, Fasten Ur Seatbelts,

Good to know

  • Try the Kaiserschmarrn on the Kofel Alm.
  • Dine at the “Bärenwirt” in Hermagor.
  • Après-Ski is a great way to celebrate at the Kristallalm!
  • You can celebrate until late at night in the bar “Zum Alois” right next to the hotel
  • The Klagenfurt airport is small and fine, but flies directly to Cologne, for example.
  • In the meantime, you can also travel to Villach by train from Bonn or Frankfurt at low cost,   sometimes even for 29,90€!
Falkensteiner Hotel, Fasten Ur Seatbelts,
Kofel Alm
Falkensteiner Hotel, Fasten Ur Seatbelts,
Falkensteiner Hotel, Fasten Ur Seatbelts,
Bedroom at our hotel
Falkensteiner Hotel, Fasten Ur Seatbelts,
Suite with the village view
Falkensteiner Hotel, Fasten Ur Seatbelts,
Falkensteiner Hotel, Fasten Ur Seatbelts,
Falkensteiner Hotel, Fasten Ur Seatbelts,
Falkensteiner Hotel, Fasten Ur Seatbelts,
Falkensteiner Hotel, Fasten Ur Seatbelts,
Falkensteiner Hotel, Fasten Ur Seatbelts,

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Hotel Moser – A heart for its guests and for dogs

Hotel Moser Weissensee Kärnten Techendorf

Weissensee, which covers an area of 6,5 km2,  is well known for its clear blue water and its beauty. The lovely bathing lake with drinking water quality offers optimal conditions for excellent and relaxing holidays. Weissensee, the fourth biggest lake in Carinthia, is located 930m above sea level.

Where to stay at the Weissensee?

Hotel Moser welcomes humans and dogs on the same loving and warm way. It is right at the center of Techendorf and close to SPAR (a supermarket), a bank brand and a sportswear shop. So don’t worry if you forgot something at home, you will definitely find it in Techendorf. Techendorf has the only bridge to cross the Weissensee as it is the narrowest place of the lake.  Hotel Moser has the ideal location to explore the environment of the Weissensee.

Start your day with an extensive breakfast at hotel Moser. I especially liked the healthy options such as smoothies, fruits and vegetables at the breakfast buffet. Additionally, I enjoyed squeezing my orange juice by myself. You can also cook your eggs with an egg boiler or prepare your fried egg by yourself. Trust me, you will not miss anything at the very rich breakfast buffet.

During the day, you can be part of several activities offered by the hotel. I rented an electric boat to discover the Weissensee.

Hotel Moser Weissensee Kärnten Techendorf

Hotel Moser Weissensee Kärnten Techendorf

Bikes are available too, and for free. You only have to pay a deposit if you want to have an eBike.

At hotel Moser’s own bathing beach, you will see several divers. Hotel Moser also offers a separated bathing beach for dogs. I read that a few guests complained about the dog beach but I cannot agree with it! The dog beach is perfectly created for dogs.

If you prefer to stay inside, visit hotel Moser’s gym, sauna area or swimming pool.

From 6 pm to 7.30 pm you are welcome to enjoy an exquisite five-course dinner, which always includes a delicious salad buffet.

Afterwards, you will love your comfortable and spacious room. I appreciated a wonderful view of the mountains.

Other activities

Around the Weissensee are loads of hiking or biking routes. Take the boat trip on the lake to a nearby village and walk or ride a bicycle the way back. To receive more information about all activities available, go to the tourist information across the bridge in Techendorf. I saw girls riding through the valleys, mountain bike tours, paraglider, divers and even rafting tours.

Enjoy the quietness and beauty of the nature at Landhotel Seppenbauer

Landhotel Seppenbauer Friesach St Salvator Seminarwelt

Country hotel Seppenbauer is the ideal accommodation to escape from the crowded tourist areas in Carinthia. St. Salvator in Friesach is only 35 minutes away from Klagenfurt and the beautiful Wörthersee.

At the hotel in St. Salvator, you have loads of leisure possibilities. On a rainy day, you can stay at the hotel and spend the day in your luxurious and spacious room. I haven’t slept in such a comfortable bed for a long time. The shower is also like heaven.

The gym is the place to go for those, who need to be active. Trainers will be available to answer questions or to help you with your fitness plan. You are also welcome to train on your own.

Landhotel Seppenbauer Friesach St Salvator Seminarwelt

Afterwards or even the whole day, the gigantic and exquisite sauna area will brighten your day!

Car lovers will adore the car museum. As Gerhard Porsche invested loads of his time and love in the hotel Seppenbauer, you will explore the motorized history.

Where to eat?

Breakfast is also served at the hotel. The generous buffet exceeds all expectations.

For lunch or dinner you don’t have to leave the hotel either. At the hotel’s restaurant, you get traditional and delicious Austrian food.

What to do?

  • Hiking – The hiking trail to Friesach is only 5km long. At Friesach, you will discover a wonderful historic city. You can have a mining tour or just explore the old town.
  • Leisure centre Osla – Relax at the artificial lake and appreciate the numerous leisure activities. The entry costs only 2€.
  • Hochosterwitz – Hochosterwitz is a famous castle in Carinthia and is only 25km away from the hotel.
  • Klagenfurt – Spend a day at the stunning Wörthersee. It is only a 35min drive, which is totally worth it. Around the lake you will find several public bathing beaches and leisure activities. I rented a SUP for example.

Klagenfurt Wörthersee SUP