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Hiking Holiday

The hiking paradise Katschberg Lieser-Maltatal region in Upper Carinthia

What's the best way to explore the Katschberg Lieser-Maltatal region? With hiking boots, of course!

The route is the goal. Time to unwind and free yourself from the stress of everyday life - and where does that work better than in the beautiful natural landscape of the Katschberg Lieser-Maltatal region. Between the two nature parks, the Hohe Tauern National Park and the Nockberge Biosphere Reserve, there is a lot to experience for peregrine falcons and summiteers.

  • Exciting family hiking trails at Katschberg
  • Themed hiking trails in Carinthia, Millstatt, Gmünd, Krems, Malta, Trebesing and Salzburg
  • Hiking hotels as a perfect starting point for mountaineering, climbing and hiking
  • Interactive hiking map with hiking routes through the Katschberg Lieser-Maltatal hiking region
  • Refreshing mountain lakes and numerous possibilities

The Katschberg Lieser-Maltatal region offers a diverse landscape - beautiful green rolling hills at the Nockberge biosphere park, stony peaks in the Maltatal and beautiful views everywhere.

Book the right accommodation, apartment, hotel or inn online and enjoy a hiking holiday with children, family, friends or alone.

Well-marked hiking routes in the Katschberg Lieser-Maltatal region are waiting to be conquered - perfect for every level. The interactive online tour guide shows all hiking trails with precise route descriptions - now plan hiking tours online in the Katschberg Lieser-Maltatal holiday region in Upper Carinthia!

Take a look at the currently open mountain railways, alpine huts & Co.

Enjoy numerous hiking trails in summer and autumn

Enjoy the refreshing temperatures in the mountains in summer and the colorful play of colors and wonderful views in autumn. The holiday region offers over 200 kilometers of hiking trails on the Katschberg, in Rennweg or in the Lieser-Maltatal, which inspire with untouched nature, breathtaking views, beautiful mountain streams and waterfalls, gentle hills and fresh, low-allergen mountain air.

Find suitable accommodation and enjoy hiking in Upper Carinthia on holiday.

Guided hiking tours

Hiking and Family hikes with top guides

Experience the fantastic mountain world of the Katschberg Lieser-Maltatal region with hiking boots... On our guided hikes you can enjoy the relaxing nature, learn interesting facts from the locals and feast in rustic huts. Accompany a certified hiking guide along the most beautiful hiking trails in the region as part of a free guided hike.

Tour guide Katschberg Lieser-Maltatal

Online Tour Guide

With the online tour portal you can easily plan hiking tours, hiking trails and hiking routes in the Katschberg Lieser-Maltatal region from the comfort of your own home and print them out as a hiking map. Important information such as tour descriptions, elevation profiles and huts and alpine pastures along the hike are listed here. Our free hiking map of the Katschberg Lieser-Maltatal region is available in the Katschberg & Rennweg tourist offices.

Plan a hike with children, a family hike or a challenging hike now and enjoy the hours in nature on a hiking holiday in summer or autumn.

Alpine huts in the holiday region Katschberg

There are cosy mountain huts along the numerous hiking trails to discover! Enjoy regional delicacies of Salzburg and Carinthia and admire the wonderful mountain landscape!

UNESCO biosphere reserve Lungau - Nockberge

The holiday region Katschberg including the three valleys Katschberg, Rennweg and St. Margarethen im Lungau is mainly part of the UNESCO biosphere reserve Salzburger Lungau und Kärntner Nockberge. This reward has been awarded from UNESCO to a special valuable living environment and guarantees a very unique holiday experience to the guests. Living traditions, an incomparable nature as well as effective projects for development and education combine the special “biosphere” of the regions Salzburger Lungau and Kärntner Nockberge. Relaxing hikes and an extensive activity program surrounded by untouched nature are waiting for you at the holiday region Katschberg.

Hohe Tauern National park

The Katschberg Lieser-Maltatal region is also partly in the Hohe Tauern National Park - the largest national park in Central Europe. This captivates with a unique ecosystem on more than 1,850km2 and is home to about 15,000 different animal species. With its elevations from the valleys to the peaks of 3000m, it offers an extraordinary wealth of species in one of the greatest high mountain landscapes on earth.

Tauern High Trail

The Hohe Tauern National Park is a worthwhile destination for hikers and mountaineers. If you are in good physical condition and have mountain experience, you will not only find paths and climbs here, but also get impressive views and insights into a largely untouched natural landscape. Starting from Malta in the Katschberg Lieser-Maltatal region, there are numerous recommended tours along the Tauern High Trail.

Tour tips

From Gmünder Hütte via Osnabrückerhütte and Giessener Hütte to Mallnitz (3 days)

Day 1

Start: Gmünder Hütte / tel. 0043 (0) 664 2019028
Stages: Schönau, Hochalmfall, Blauer Tumpf, Klammfall, Großeldendtal valley
Destination: Osanbrücker Hütte
Total walking time: 6 hours
Difference in altitude: ca. 900m
Level: easy - moderate
Highlights: former pine oil distillery at the Almrauschhütte, mineral exhibition at Berghotel Malta
Information: Malta-Hochalm-road from Gasthaus Fallerhütte toll

Day 2

Start: Osnabrücker Hütte / tel.: 0043 (0) 650 4461202
Stages: Großelendscharte (2.675m), Lassacher Winklscharte (2.862m)
Destination: Gießener Hütte
Total walking time: 8 hours
Difference in altitude: ca. 1.200m
Level: difficult
Attention: high alpine passage, alpine gear and alpine experience necessary

Day 3

Start: Gießener Hütte / tel.: 0043 (0) 676 9439142
Stages: Arthur-von-Schmid-Haus
Destination: Mallnitz
Total walking time: 7 hours
Difference in altitude: ca. 100 m descent
Level: moderate
Information: Go back by Taxi / Bus

Classic Tauern High Trail from East to West - go back by bus / taxi (5 days)

Day 1

Start: Gmünder Hütte / tel. 0043 (0) 664 2019028
Destination: Kattowitzer Hütte
Total walking time: 3,5 hours
Difference in altitude: ca. 1.100m
Level: easy - moderate
Attention: very steep ascent from Gmünder Hütte to Kattowitzer Hütte
Information: toll Malta-Hochalm-road from Gasthaus Fallerhütte

Day 2

Start: Kattowitzer Hütte / tel.: 0043 (0) 664 9148021
Destination: Osnabrücker Hütte
Total walking time: 5,5 hours
Difference in altitude: ca. 450m
Level: easy - moderate
Highlights: Arlhöhe (+ 1 hour), Kleinelendbach

Day 3

Start: Osnabrücker Hütte / tel.: 0043 (0) 650 4461202
Destination: Hannoverhaus
Total walking time: 4,5 hours
Difference in altitude: ca. 1.000m
Level: moderate
Attention: at Großelendscharte there are often snowfields until August
Highlights: Fallbach-Fall
Information: Variant over Ankogel (3.252m), difficult, fissuring and open crevasse at Kleinelendkees, glacier gear and rope are often necessary (6,5 hours)

Day 4

Start: Hannoverhaus / tel.: 0043 (0) 4769 3211
Destination: Hagener Hütte
Total walking time: 7 hours
Difference in altitude: ca. 750m ascent, 1.030m in descent
Level: moderate - difficult
Attention: long tour, on the eastern trail of the Romatenspitze there are often snowfields until August, increased demands on surefootedness and a head for heights

Day 5

Start: Hagener Hütte / tel.: 0043 (0) 4732 4290
Destination: Mallnitz
Total walking time: 3,5 hours
Difference in altitude: ca. 1.250m in descent
Level: easy

This tour description is an excerpt from the information brochure "From hut to hut - Ankogel and Goldberg Group" from the German Alpine Club e.V.

Alpe Adria Trail

The Alpe-Adria-Trail connects the three regions of Carinthia, Slovenia and Friuli-Venezia Giulia over a total of 43 stages and around 750 km.
The long-distance hiking trail leads from the foot of the Großglockner, through the most beautiful Carinthian mountain and lake areas and further near the crossing point of the three countries Austria, Italy, Slovenia and finally to the Adriatic Sea to Muggia. Enjoyment is the focus of long-distance hiking on the Alpe-Adria-Trail. The Alpe-Adria-Trail mainly runs in the non-alpine area. The trail is perfect for enjoyable hiking. The Alpe-Adria-Trail booking center helps with the organization of an individual desired tour between the individual, continuously marked 43 stages.

You find more infrormation at Alpe Adria Trail.

A special kind of mountain experience - the 3000m peaks

Have you always wanted to climb a 3,000m peak? But you lack the necessary experience and knowledge of an alpine tour? We make this mountain experience possible for you. If you are in good physical condition and sure-footed, you can enjoy your summit conquest with one of our qualified mountain guides.

Tour suggestions e.g. "Schneewinkelspitze" (3,016m) or "Großer Hafner" (3,076m)

Book your perfect accommodation for your hiking holiday now and enjoy the beautiful nature while hiking through Rennweg, Salzbuger Lungau and the Lieser-Maltatal.

From Katschberg into the Lieser-Maltatal & via the Nockalmstraße

The summer bus Nockberge runs from Katschberg - Innerkrems - Nockalmstraße - Falkertsee and back again. It also offers great connections to Gmünd, Malta and St. Michael im Lungau.

Experience the Katschberg Lieser-Maltatal region without a car!