MarktlAlm in summer

A special mountain experience for the whole family

Spending your summer vacation with us on the MarktlAlm is an enjoyable experience in the middle of nature. Our cabins and houses are surrounded by 148 acres (60 hectares) of mountain pastures that belong to the MarktlAlm. Characteristic for this area, known as the Turracher Hoehe, is the interaction between mountains and lakes. Plan on visiting charming lakes like the “Turracher See”, the “Schwarzsee”, and the “Gruensee” where many myths originate from. And don’t forget about the mountain pastures and pine forests. You will enjoy the diverse landscapes or activities that make every vacation a special experience for the whole family.

For example the following:

  • Almgolf – golf fun for the whole family, right here at the MarktlAlm
  • Children’s playground & animal enclosure with goats, sheep, ponies...
  • Fitness parcours & relaxation trails
  • Alm Butler-Program – program for guests with the Turracher Höhe Butler Card (for example: guided hiking trips)
  • Special summer activities for children with the Butler
  • Discover the mountains with cable cars, the “Kornockbahn & Panoramabahn”
  • “Nocky Flitzer” - an almost 1 mile (1,6km) long alpine toboggan track (alpine coaster)
  • “Nocky’s Almzeit” – adventure park for children high up on the Nock Mountains (“Nockberge”)
  • “Biosphaerenpark Nockberge” – summer activities with a park ranger in the nature reserve
  • Experience the region of the Nock Mountains (“Nockberge”) with lots of summer activities
  • 3 Nordic walking or running trails
  • Mountain biking trails

MarktlAlm village plan

Almgolf on the MarktlAlm

Golf has been a popular sport for many years. Nothing special about golfing outside, but how about golfing in the mountains! Swing away with your iron until you hit the slightly bigger golf ball into the hole. Try golf a different way, it will be fun for the whole family! You have the opportunity right here at our MarktlAlm at the Marktlkoepfl.

You can get to Almgolf starting from the Marktlhuette. Either follow the trail with yoga and relaxation exercises or choose the path that passes by the petting zoo. If you are a guest at the MarktlAlm, you can play for free. Everybody else pays 10 Euros/person, without Alm Butler Card (special card, given to guests of the MarktlAlm) or 7 Euros/person with Alm Butler Card. Our Almgolf features a 9-holes course.

Almgolf is played with a golf club and bigger balls. The golf clubs, balls and score cards can be rented for a small deposit. The winner is the person with the fewest swings. If you beat the lowest score, your name will be recorded on the board and you will be celebrated with a  “Siegerschnaps” shot. After an exciting game join us on the sunny terrace of the MarktlAlm for a refreshing drink and some good company.

Walking, hiking and climbing

Hiking variety from easy family hikes to challenging summit experiences awaits you around the Turracher Höhe. Starting from the mountain plateau of the Turracher Höhe at around 1,800 m above sea level, you can hike in half-day or day tours to the surrounding peaks such as the 2,208 m high Schoberriegel or the 2,441 m high Eisenhut.

The Turracher 3-Lakes Trail leads you from the Turracher See, through which the Styrian-Carinthian border runs, over the idyllic Grünsee to the mystic Schwarzsee. The gentle forest paths make the trail hikeable for all ages and with a stop at the Karlhütte, the 3-lake trail can become a real pleasure tour.

The Schoberriegel could be the first destination for summit hikers - a medium-difficult and not too long tour that offers a wonderful panoramic view of the Turracher Höhe. With a walking time of 3 to 4 hours you can test your fitness here.

Demanding day tours to Königsstuhl or Eisenhut can also be a challenge for experienced mountain hikers. If you would like to go on such challenging tours with a companion, the Carpe-Diem tour with the Almbutler is a good tip. From June to the end of October he is on the road every Friday with the guests of the Turracher Höhe.

Further information about the hiking possibilities and the various tours can also be obtained from our MarktlAlm team. Here you can download a hiking map for your first ideas.


Biking around Turracher Höhe

Discover the region around the Turracher Höhe by mountain bike or e-bike on a variety of tours. You can choose from enjoyable excursions on two wheels or challenging mountain tours for experts.

If you are planning a day trip, perhaps an e-bike is the right choice. New sporty and well-maintained e-mountainbikes are now available for you at the MarktlAlm. It is best to reserve your e-bike when booking your accommodation. We offer you the high-quality bikes at a reasonable half-day or day rate.

New: Trail Area Turracher Höhe

The MarktlAlm is an official bike accommodation of the Turracher Höhe and is specialized in the needs of mountain bikers. In addition, our guests enjoy the following advantages: 

  • 20% discount on the bike day ticket - or 10% discount on the 4 hours ticket
  • 10% on bike courses & tours offers
  • free butler card
  • free use of the Butler programme

An adventurous night in a hay bed

In our Almstadl in the middle of the untouched Alm meadows you can stay overnight in summer. A fragrant hay bed and a pinch of adventure await you there and all around only nature. Treat yourself to a romantic night with your love or show your children how it used to be in old times without electricity and WLAN. Here you can picnic in front of the house, watch the starry sky or tell each other stories - just like our grandparents did.

We advise you to book in advance.

Fishing at the Turrach lake

The 18 ha large Turracher lake is up to 35 m deep and lies at almost 1,800 m above sea level. On the mostly treeless shore you can fish undisturbed in most places. Brown trout, brook trout and lake char are common, and river bass and roach are often found in the stock.

Further information and fishing maps can be obtained from our MarktlAlm team.

More activities in the region Turracher Höhe & Nockberge

The region around our MarktlAlm also has a lot to offer. With the Turracher Höhe and the Nockberge Biosphere Park, you have unique opportunities for a unique holiday.

More information:
Turracher Höhe und Biosphärenpark Nockberge

MarktlAlm im Sommer

Sommerurlaub auf der MarktlAlm bedeutet Naturerlebnis und Genuss mit unzähligen Möglichkeiten für Aktivitäten. Auf 60 ha eigener Alm liegen unsere Chalets und Lodges eingebettet in die sanfte Landschaft der Nockberge mitten in den Gurktaler Alpen. Auf dem einzigartigen Alm-Seen-Plateau Turracher Höhe ist von Familienwanderungen bis zu anspruchsvollen Gipfelstürmen alles möglich. In der abwechslungsreiche Landschaft rund um die drei sagenumwobenen Seen Turracher See, Schwarzsee und Grünsee könnt ihr euch auf Almgolf, Biken, Fischen bis zur Zirbenwanderung Erlebnisse für die ganze Familie freuen.

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