in summit bliss

The scent of summer

The aromas of flowers and herbs are flavorful. The meadows beneath your feet are soft. The trails lead far into the adventure of hiking. Both casual strollers and experienced mountain enthusiasts find happiness up here. The mountain is vast, and its potential is inexhaustible. A hiking vacation of the finest kind awaits you..

Summer 2022

Hiking vacation and mor

Appealing for occasional immersion: Gerlitzen Alpe is situated in the heart of everything that makes a summer vacation in Carinthia incomparable. There are plenty of exciting attractions right on your doorstep. Explore the fascinating ruins of Landskron Castle with its fantastic bird-of-prey sanctuary, enjoy a leisurely cruise on Lake Ossiach easily accessible on foot from the cable car valley station, visit the Ossiach Abbey or the Terra Mystica Mine as a rainy day alternative. For the more adventurous, take to the skies and experience the thrill of soaring in a glider from the Feldkirchen airfield. Or, for a truly exhilarating experience, opt for a tandem paragliding flight from the summit of Gerlitzen Alpe, with the starting point just outside the hotel. Lakes, joy of life, culture, people... what more could you want for a perfect holiday?

Experience culture

In fact, there is no reason to leave the idyllic mountain setting and the comforts of the hotel. Where else can one delve so deeply into the soul of nature? However, for those who feel the urge to visit the valley, there is an abundance of options throughout the year. One can exchange the vibrant nothingness of the mountains for the lively existence of the valley. The greater Villach region offers everything one could desire: a charming old town, shopping opportunities, cultural events from the Carinthian Summer Festival to the “Neue Bühne Villach”, golf courses, and much more.

Villach's location in the tri-border area of Austria, Italy, and Slovenia also provides the opportunity for excursions to the Upper Adriatic (Trieste, Grado, Venice) as well as vibrant cities such as Udine or Ljubljana.

Reaching new heights

One of the highlights at Gerlitzen is model flying. The terrain is ideal, and the thermals are perfect. The owner of Pacheiner-Wirt is an enthusiastic model pilot himself and gladly opens his workshop to fellow hobbyists.


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There is always something to do, even up here on the mountains. Breathe in the fresh air, immerse yourself in nature, stargaze, enjoy delicious food, and much more. Come and see for yourself!

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Planetenjäger, Amateurastronomen und Gästen aus aller Welt bietet unsere hoteleigene Sternwarte die besten Voraussetzungen für eine unvergessliche Beobachtung. Die außergewöhnliche Lage des Hotels auf 1900 m Seehöhe erlaubt einen beeindruckenden Blick durch unsere Hochleistungsteleskope in unsere Planetensystem und die Tiefen des Universums.