The most beautiful day-trip destinations for families between Nassfeld and the Weißensee Lake
Our Kinderhotel Ramsi is located near the small town of Hermagor in an enchanting region in the south of Austria. It has an extraordinary amount to offer. Between Nassfeld and the Weißensee,Lake you can expect endless mountain and lake experiences. And if you feel like it, you can also do a detour to neighbouring Italy or Slovenia, it’s not far.
The Nassfeld is an adventure mountain of the highest class (the valley station of the cable cars is only a five-minute drive from our house). In summer you can hike, bike, climb, shoot bows and much more. Dreamlike landscapes will enchant you in the Nature Park Weißensee. The Weißensee Lake and also the Pressegger Lake, the largest “bathtub” of Carinthia, invite you in summer to swim and splash. In winter, the Nassfeld is a top destination for skiing, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. The Weißensee freezes regularly in the cold season and then turns into the largest natural ice skating rink in Europe.
Explore the Nassfeld Lake region with your free +CARD holiday
In the summer (end of May to beginning of October) you can get your free +CARD holiday at our reception. With this card you can use all the cable cars on the Nassfeld as well as the bathing beaches at the Pressegger Lake for free. In addition, there are many discounts at partner companies, free admissions to regional attractions and much, much more.
Rafting, canyoning and river tubing on the Gail river: pure adrenaline, action and fun
The Gail is our life-giving water vein, a stunningly beautiful river. Sometimes gently and sometimes wildly it winds its way through our Carinthian Gail Valley and is just waiting to be discovered by you. During family rafting, canyoning or river tubing you can get to know the Gail from its spectacular side, perfectly managed and accompanied by the guides from our region.
Family rafting on the Gail river
Perfectly equipped with neoprene, life jacket and helmet, you will ride on the crystal clear, foaming waves. Look forward to a soaking wet, exciting holiday adventure for the whole family (with children from 4 years old). The best time is in May and June!
Canyoning in wild gorges
Where the water has paved its way for millennia, it now calls out to you; make way! Slide over polished rocks into the cool water, climb through a world of canyons, feel the pitter-patter of water on your helmet, experience a magnificent natural spectacle up close.
River tubing with fantastic views
Simply glide over the waves on your tyre and enjoy nature. As you paddle on the water overcoming a series of rapids, you have a wonderful view of the surrounding landscape. Predicate: worth experiencing!
Summer bathing fun at the Weissensee lake in the midst of beautiful nature
The Weissensee lake is a natural jewel of very special quality, it is only a 35 minutes’ drive from our Kinderhotel Ramsi and gets up to 25 degrees warm in summer. On top of that, it is drinking water quality, is one of the purest bathing lakes in the Alps and is the centrepiece of the Weissensee Nature Park. It is also affectionately called the ‘playground of nature’ because there is an incredible amount to discover and experience here.
Bathing, diving and jumping fromcliffs
You can bathe, swim and splash in a beach resort to your heart’s content, but the lake has much more to offer. Here you can also dive, jump from cliffs, go water skiing, wakeboarding, surfing, sailing or ride in an inflatable canoe. The surrounding nature is breathtakingly beautiful, and perfect for a day trip for the whole family.
Bathing and splashing in the Pressegger lake, Carinthia’s largest bathtub
Our Pressegger lake gets wonderfully warm in summer. It is and remains the largest bathtub in Carinthia and is conveniently only a 20 minutes’ drive from the Kinderhotel Ramsi. Make sure you pack your rubber ducks, bikinis and swim trunks and enjoy the summer from its most splashy side. In the up to 28 degrees warm lake (with drinking water quality) you can be completely in your element.
Our Pressegger lake is also diverse, for example, there is the 1st Carinthian adventure park with many action stations for the little ones. There are family-friendly bathing beaches with boat rentals and many water sports facilities plus plenty of space for sunbathing and relaxing. There are picturesque walks, three metres high billowing reeds and pure nature with every step.
Natural spectacle Garnitzenklamm: hike over roaring waters
Head out to roaring waterfalls, bizarre rock formations and stunning natural spectacles. Enter a world of water and rock, the 10,000-year-old Garnitzenklamm, which you can hike and discover on foot. Over bridges, ladders and paths, the way leads you through the gorge and grants you unforgettable insights into the wonders of nature and geology.
Theme trails between Nassfeld, Pressegger Lake and Weissensee Lake
In our region there are quite a few themed hiking trails for hikers of all ages. There are gentle hiking trails for the whole family with greatviews and playgrounds. Visit, for example, the ‘Reich der Seehexe’ (Realm of the Sea Witch) with a picturesque adventure trail at the Pressegger lake, with an adventure playground and grasses garden. Or walk along the Dolce Vita path on the Nassfeld, where you can cross the border and experience the ‘sweet living on the Nassfeld’. On the Nassfeld there is also the pushchair-friendly Aqua Trail ‘BergWasser’ with adventure stations for playing and marvelling, and many other trails.
Nine themed trails in the Weissensee Lake Nature Park
At the Weissensee lake there is a total of 9 themed hiking trails waiting for you. From the educational Weissensee bee trail over the nature trail and the Rattendorf water adventure trail to the Buchbichl adventure course. An overview of all themed trails (including tour descriptions) in the Nature Park Nassfeldcan be found here. >>
By boat across the Weissensee lake
We believe that the Weissensee Lake Nature Park is even more beautiful when experienced by boat. Swing yourself on board, glide over the crystal-clear waters and enjoy the unique natural landscape, such as on a sea cruise with the liner. If you want to occasionally exercise your legs and enjoy nature on foot, simply get off at one of the nine moorings, walk along the unobstructed shore for a few minutes and get back on the boat at the next stop.
An excursion by electric boat
If you prefer to travel on your own, you can simply rent a small electric, pedal or rowing boat. Then you can cruise across the lake as you please, stop at picturesque places and jump into the water in your own refined way. Detailed information about the boat rental Domenig am Weissensee can be obtained from us at the reception.
Family fun on the Nassfeld adventure mountain; summer toboggan run, mountain playground, adventure mile and much more
There is a lot going on in the summer on the Nassfeld. First, the mountain railways, which you can use for free with your +CARD holiday, will take you up to the peaks and pastures of our adventure mountain. At the top, you can then choose between a variety of experiences; you can jet down the mountain on the ‘Pendolino’ (Carinthia’s longest summer toboggan run), solve tricky tasks and puzzles on the smuggler’s path in the ‘Reich der Wilden Bande’ (Realm of the Wild Gang), go in search of the Wulfenia magic flower at the mountain playground ‘Almrausch’, or you can climb through the rock labyrinth in the outdoor park Nassfeld and glide from tree to tree with the Flying Fox. A 3D archery park is also available.
Outdoor adventure on the Nassfeld adventure mountain; a paradise for hiking, climbing and biking
Keep climbing, up and up the adventure mountain! For hiking enthusiasts, climbing-mad children and mountain bikers, the Nassfeld isparadise on earth. Numerous tour options, parks and nature experiences to suit all needs are waiting for you here. The best way to use your free +CARD holiday is for a free ride with a cable car and then start your mountain experience on the peaks and pastures of the Nassfeld.
Hiking and mountaineering in the Carnic Alps
Fantastically beautiful hikes await you on the Nassfeld. From themed walking trails and geotrails to a long-distance hiking trail, you will find everything the Alpinist’s heart desires. Enjoy the Gartnerkofel at sunrise, take a cross-border tour to neighbouring Italy or start yourvia ferrata adventure. Gentle or intense, you choose.
The epicentre for mountain bikers
If you love biking, you will love our region. Here you can pedal on a total of 950 kilometres of bike paths and mountain bike trails and on46 marked MTB and bike tours. Bike rental, services and guided tours are also available.
Alpine climbing pleasure
Look forward to vertical crisp mountain experiences. Whether you are a beginner or a pro climber, everything is already prepared for your alpine climbing pleasure; high-altitude via ferrata, the rock labyrinth, a climbing school with equipment rental and much more.
Unlimited skiing pleasure in the top ski area Nassfeld; a winter dream for the whole family
The Nassfeld is one of the ten best ski resorts in Austria, a winter dream come true for skiers big and small. The valley station of the Nassfeld is only a 5 minute drive from our Kinderhotel Ramsi ’just around the block’. There you can enjoy your unlimited skiing pleasureon 110 perfectly groomed kilometres of slopes with lots of adventure stations. For example; there is a ski movie racetrack, a snow park, there are free-ride areas and the Nassfeld cinema for the most beautiful panoramic photo of your family holiday.
In winter, our free ski bus goes directly to the valley station every hour, then off you go. For your convenience, the ski pass for the Nassfeld is available at our reception. There is also a ski school and ski rental on the Nassfeld and if you want to do lessons, we will be happy to help you with the reservation. And, of course, you can also get some tips from us as to which mountain huts of the Nassfeld are worth a refreshment stop-over.
The Nassfeld in a brief overview
30 modern lifts with 110 km of perfectly groomed downhill slopes; look forward to the downhill descent with a length of 7.6 km!
Numerous “nice surprises” – attractions for the whole family
Ski courses for children and adult groups on a large slope for practicing and beginner areas with our partner Thommi Ski School.
When the Weissensee lake freezes; ice skating XXXL on Europe’s largest natural ice-skating rink
Believe us, you’ve never seen anything like it! When the Weissensee lake freezes in winter, it becomes the largest natural ice-skating rink in Europe. A huge, glistening ice surface, surrounded by wintry landscapes, that will light up your eyes. It is an incomparable experience gliding across a perfectly polished surface, a winter fairy-tale straight from the pages of a storybook.
It is not uncommon for the lake to freeze, often there is already a fine, transparent skin as early as the end of November. By mid-December, the ice is usually so strong and durable that the ice masters can start nursing it. Up to 25 kilometres of ice-skating rinks for young and not so young skaters, tracks for curlers, places for ice hockey cracks and a 400-metre track for speed skaters are cleaned and groomed. As soon as it is opened to the public, the cheerful hustle and bustle begins.
The closest entrance to the XXXL ice rink on the Weissensee lake is only about a 30 minutes’ drive from the Kinderhotel Ramsi.
Tracks in the snow; cross-country skiing, ski tour and winter hiking paradise Nassfeld and Weissensee lake
Snowy landscapes, glittering ice crystals and bright blue skies; such a winter day with us at the Kinderhotel Ramsi can be rather quaint and are perfect for small tours of our region. Discover the wintry beauties of the Nassfeld, the Carnic Alps and the Gailtal Alps on foot, with snowshoes, touring skis or cross-country skis. For cross-country skiing enthusiasts, the Weissensee region proves to be a small paradise, for here you can cross the frozen surface of the lake, amongst other things.
We offer a wide range of cross-country trails (over 100 well-tracked routes), guided ski tours, snowshoe walks and winter hikes. Just ask at our reception where we will be happy to organise a professional tour guide and the necessary equipment for you. If you prefer to travel on your own, we will gladly give you some great tour advice and tips for cross-country skiing.
Enjoy the dreamlike winter landscapes on your outdoor adventures, and upon your return to the Kinderhotel Ramsi, the heated sauna will be waiting for you.
Overheard in Ramsi’s Nature Adventure World: “Border? What border?” The morning sun shone as the Alpine chough perched happily on the summit cross of the Gartnerkofel mountain and let her gaze wander far across the mountains to Italy and Slovenia.
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