Turracher Hoehe is the picturesque mountain plateau at 1,800 m (5,900 feet) elevation between Styria (“Steiermark”) and Carinthia (“Kaernten”) and an idyllic natural jewel. The village Turracher Höhe at the impressive Turracher See is surrounded by mountain pastures, undulating but still imposing peaks and Austria’s largest contiguous stone pine forests.
This stone pine (“Zirbe”) is famous for its flexible evergreen needles and reddish-brown wood, has its home predominantly in this area. Not only does it smell good, but it is also said to have health-promoting aspects, especially for the nervous system. The Stone Pine Wood finds it practical uses in furniture, beds, ornamental objects, and pillows. However, not just the wood of the pine tree is used, but also the purple fruits with their wonderful fragrance. The “Zirberl”, a herbal liquor, is very popular among the locals with its red shimmering color and distinctive tart taste.
Nestled among the mountain ranges and pine forests you will find our MarktlAlm cabins, chalets, and lodges creating the perfect atmosphere for your vacation in the mountains.
Bike fun for the whole family
From summer 2020, the extensive summer offer will be enriched by an attraction: The Turracher Höhe Trail Area.
The 5 km long and unspoilt Kornock Flowtrail (difficulty level blue, 350 m) winds its way over waves, rollable doubles, residential curves and wooden footbridges to the valley station of the Kornockbahn and ensures maximum biking fun with its magnificent view of the surrounding Nockberge mountains and Lake Turrach.
Bike beginners of all ages can experience their first trail experiences with bike guides on their own practice trails directly at the valley station and then prepare for the Kornock Flowtrail on the Üwi Trail at the practice meadow lift (difficulty level green/blue, 600m and 85 Hm).
For e-bike and touring fans, there are various touring routes via designated forest paths and alpine pastures all the way to St. Lorenzen.
One of the trademarks of the Turracher Hoehe is the quality of the air: pollen free, fresh, and crystal clear. Starting in early spring our guests with allergies are enjoying the benefits of the high altitude while taking a break from pollen while being surrounded by mother nature.