Austria Holidays, Local Activities

Kolbnitz is perfect for summer and winter holidays in the mountains and around the lakes, there's so much to do. In fact it is called the 'Heart of Carinthia' due to it's location at the heart of the hiking and walking centre of the National Park Hohe Tauern (the largest national park in Europe), and also it's close proximity to the ski pistes of Ankogel and Molltal Glacier (all year skiing), the largest lake in Carinthia, Lake Milstat. The beautiful river Moll that flows through the valley in which Kolbnitz is situated is only a few minutes away.

If you are visiting in summer (April-October) we recommend that you purchase a Kaernten Card. Kaernten is the Austrian name for Carinthia, and the card lets you into many of the attractions listed on these pages for free, or for a reduced price. This includes unlimited access to the famous mountain railways of Kolbnitz (bergbahn) that provide access to the Hohe Tauern walking trails, the Porsche museum, the bonsai museum, Kolbnitz swimming park and boat trips on Lake Millstatt. In total 100 attractions are free with the card, it costs 36 euros for two weeks and 15 euros for children (under 6s free), buy it at the tourist office in Kolbnitz.

Austria in Summer

Hiking and Walking Holidays in Reisseck

Hiking and Walking Holidays in Reisseck
Kolbnitz is the 'base camp' for exploring the National Park Hohe Tauern, it's famous Bergbahn (mountain railways) takes you to the start of hundreds of kilometers of beautiful walks.

Cycling & Mountain Bike Holidays

Cycling & Mountain Bike Holidays
Use the two free bikes at Chalet Kolbnitz to start exploring the beautiful rivers, lakes and mountains in the area.

Tennis

Tennis
Kolbnitz has two clay tennis courts, just a five minute walk from Chalet Kolbnitz.

Motor Bikes & Panoramic Roads

Motor Bikes & Panoramic Roads
The mountain roads that surround Kolbnitz offer breathtaking views and smooth tarmac. The perfect base to explore the panoramic roads of the region.

White Water Rafting and Canyoning

White Water Rafting and Canyoning
Enjoy the spectacular scenery of National Park Hohe Tauern as you raft down river, or as you canyon through some incredible waterfalls.

Swimming & Water Parks

Swimming & Water Parks
Enjoy the outdoor pool and sauna just minutes from the house in Kolbnitz

Thermal Spas, Treatments & Spa Resorts

Thermal Spas, Treatments & Spa Resorts
Relax in thermal waters of the alpine mountains, or treat yourself to that long-deserved massage.

Climbing & Mountaineering

Climbing & Mountaineering
Use the Reisseckbahn mountain funicular railway, only a few minutes from Chalet Kolbnitz, to start your summer climbing adventure in the Molltal valley.

Bungee Jumping in Malta, Austria

Bungee Jumping in Malta, Austria
The KoelnbreinSperre dam in Malta, Carinthia offers a 165 metre bungee in the mountains!

Golf in Austria

Golf in Austria
Millstatt championship 18 hole golf course must have one of the most panoramic views in the world, and it is only 20 minutes away.

Porsche Museum Gmuend

Porsche Museum Gmuend
The very first Porsches ever built were made in Gmuend, Carinthia and at the Porsche museum you can see the cars that made history.

Horse Riding

Horse Riding
Horse riding excursions for you and your family in the beautiful Hohe Tauern and on the protected picturesque peak of Danielsberg are only 5 minutes away.

Yoga and Meditation

Yoga and Meditation
Yoga can be practiced at the house on the wood decking amongst the mountains, while lakeside classes run in Millstat during the summer and meditation can be practiced in the bonsai gardens.

Waterfalls Near Reisseck

Waterfalls Near Reisseck
The waterfalls near Chalet Kolbnitz are some of the most stunning in the world, including the beautiful 'The Valley of the Waterfalls' and the highest waterfall in Europe.

Lakes of Carinthia

Lakes of Carinthia
The lakes near Kolbnitz have clear blue water and mountain backdrops, perfect for swimming, sailing, water skiing, boat trips or just relaxing.

Austria in Winter

Skiing & Snowboarding in Carinthia

Skiing & Snowboarding in Carinthia
The National Park Hohe Tauern resorts are on the sunny side of the Alps and are the highest altitude skiing areas in Carinthia, with the most reliable snow cover and broad pistes for all abilities.

Cross Country Skiing Holiday

Cross Country Skiing Holiday
Enjoy the stunning cross country skiing trails through the National Park Hohe Tauern.

Toboggan Sled Runs & Sledging

Toboggan Sled Runs & Sledging
Enjoy the purpose build toboggan runs of Molltal Glacier, including flood lit night runs!

Snowshoe Mountain Trails

Snowshoe Mountain Trails
Snowshoeing is a great way to get in touch with nature, and the trails start in Obervellach, 10 minutes from Kolbnitz.

Ice Climbing in Maltatal and Moelltal

Ice Climbing in Maltatal and Moelltal
The waterfalls and gorges where water plunges into the valleys of Moelltal (Kolbnitz's valley) and Maltatal (20 minutes drive) in the summer become ice climbing paradises as the water freezes in winter.