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Summer Holiday Amidst Mountains and Lakes

The sunny south of Carinthia is one of Austria's most popular holiday destinations. The holiday region "Gailtal" is situated between two alpine worlds in the South of Carinthia. Die Gailberghöhe is located towards the end of the Gailtaler Alps and at the foot of the Lienz Dolomites.

This region counts as hidden gem among those, who enjoy spending their holiday in close touch with nature. The unique natural landscape of the Kreuzeckgruppe is located in the north and in the south the Carnic Alps border Italy. Kötschach-Mauthen is a small town situated on the foot of the Gailberg. It is well known for its healthy as well as mediterranean climate, given its closeness to the south. Besides, here you will find the typical Carinthian welcoming hospitality. Immerse yourself in a world full of alpine flowers, unique mountain scenery and crystal clear bathing lakes.


The region of Kötschach-Mauthen is a paradise in terms of hiking paths. There are currently 88 hiking paths. Therefore sportsman and tourists alike can choose from a variety of hiking paths with different degrees of difficulty. Overall, there are 62 hiking paths, 16 long-distance paths, 2 pilgrim routes as well as 8 other paths leading through the region of Kötschach-Mauthen.

Hiking Tours Kötschach-Mauthen

Holidays in the Gailtal

Motorbiking, hiking, mountaineering, climbing, cycling, cycle paths next to the rivers Drau and Gail, mountain bike tours alongside alpine villages, paragliding and hang-gliding at the Emberger Alm, golfing, horse riding, bathing and simply enjoying the stunning landscape of the South of Carinthia. This is what it means to be on holiday in the lovely Gailtal valley.


Nearby Swimming Baths

  • Aquarena Kötschach-Mauthen
  • Adventure pool Oberdrauburg

Nearby Lakes
  • Lake Weissensee
  • Lake Pressegersee

Experience Nature

The location of Die Gailberghöhe offers a variety of things to do for those, who enjoy having an active holiday. See for yourself - it is worth taking a look!

Tourenfahrer Partnerhaus
Tourenfahrer Partnerhaus
Geopark Karnische Alpen
Bergbahnen Kötschach-Mauthen
Bergsteiegerdörfer - Mauthen