SUMMER MOUNTAIN RAILWAY AT LAKE WEISSENSEE
The modern 4-seater chairlift of the Weissensee mountain railway takes you from the lower terminus on the south-west shore of the lake (956 m) to the upper terminus at 1,324 m above sea level within twelve minutes. An invigorating world of wonderful hiking tours, like those to the serviced hut on the Naggler Alm or to the well-known Kohlröslhütte, opens up from this elevated starting point. In addition, three mountain bike trails, the "Drachsel-Bildstöckl" viewpoint or the ”Wegweiser für Morgen" (Signpost to Tomorrow) EU monument await you here. If you stay at a Weissensee PremiumCARD establishment, you can use the Weissensee mountain railway free of charge in summer!
Guests of PremiumCARD partner businesses use the mountain railway free of charge in summer.
More than 200 kilometres of marked hiking trails from 930 to over 2,300 metres above sea level await you around Lake Weissensee. Master the first altitude metres in comfort by using our modern lift. Starting from the upper terminus, you can head towards numerous hiking destinations, such as
- the Naggler Alm
- the Mittagsnock (1,473 m)
- the Kohlröslhütte
- the Golz (2,004 m)
- the Hermagorer Bodenalm.
Special mountain bike transport chairs take you and your bike comfortably to the starting point on the Naggler Alm. There you will find several options for descending towards the valley. Choose between the legendary Tour 5 or three trail routes, including root trails, wave tracks, banked curves and much more.
A natural pump track area incl. practice stations in the area of the mountain railway lower terminus complement the comprehensive mountain bike programme, and a designated mountain bike cleaning facility at the end makes the bike shine like new again. Connecting routes to the Gailtal Valley Alps and the Carnic Alps open up an El Dorado boasting a total of 800 km of signposted MTB routes.
RUNNING & NORDIC WALKING
Around Lake Weissensee you will find 22 well-signposted Nordic walking and running routes with different requirement profiles. The high-altitude route "Naggler Alm Circular Trail" (Trail 9) is particularly recommended, because - as scientists have clearly proven - it offers an extra portion of health and joie de vivre. The easiest way to reach the starting point is by taking the Weissensee mountain railway or a more challenging route via Trail 8 "Naggler Alm - Alpine Walking".
HUTS & SPECIAL PLACES
Our alpine huts, located along trails that start at the upper terminus of the Weissensee mountain railway, guarantee not only magnificent views, but also particularly natural and regional taste experiences. Sample the delicacies of Carinthian cuisine: from alpine cheese at the Hermagorer Bodenalm to blackberry pancakes at the Naggler Alm. In addition, along the trails you will constantly come across special places such as the “Wegweiser für Morgen” (Signpost to Tomorrow) or the “Weissensee-Mobiliar” (Weissensee Furniture).
Throughout the summer, the Weissensee mountain railway offers you attractive promotions that make your holiday in the sunny south of Carinthia even more eventful:
Every Wednesday and Saturday is family day! Accompanied by their parents, children under the age of 15 use the mountain railway for free (incl. bike transport).
Every Wednesday in July & August: up & downhill ride + 1 ½ hours accompanied yoga session on the mountain for only € 30.00 per person. For holders of the Weissensee PremiumCARD: € 18.00 per person.
Meeting point at 8:45am at the lower terminus. No registration required!