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Short Stays in Summer


Our short stays packages are available starting any day of the week in order to give you the chance to getaway at a time that suits you best. Any short stay tour can happily be extended, or simply add another package on the end!

Please note: We do have a train station in Kötschach. Other than that our closest most convenient train stations are: Oberdrauburg or Villach. If you are arriving by plane we recommend the following closest airports: Klagenfurt, Trieste, Venice or Ljubljana. If you require transfers simply contact us for a quote!

Summer Tradition Package


Duration: 2 nights 3 days (Saturday to Monday: see below!)

Welcome to our Get Local Tradition package. Forget Oktoberfest, visiting a traditional Kirchtag in our region is a melting pot of tradition and customs. Indulge in great Austrian food and beer whilst enjoying live traditional music from a local “Oom Pa” band.

See the locals in their traditional “Dirndl” and “Lederhosen”, which is still the norm down here, without the hassle of waiting in lines and being surrounded by thousands of other tourists. You will truly get to mingle with the locals and it will leave a lasting impression on you long after you leave.

Your package includes:

  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Town walk and meaning of tradition tour
  • Brewery tour and dinner at Loncium brewery
  • Traditional “Kirchtag” fest
  • Dinner at traditional local “Gasthof”
  • Price: € 260,–
  • Valid: June – September
  • Due to the weekend festivities during the summer months this package is available Saturday to Monday only

Summer Nature Package


Duration: 2 nights 3 days.

Sick of traffic, crowded walkways and the constant buzzing noise? Need a few days away from traffic jams and masses of people with extra fresh air and the mooing of cows? Come and join on our short stay hiking package in the Southern Austrian Alps.

Relax and let us take the hassle out of getting away for that revitalising trip away into nature.  Hike with us along this beautiful section of the “Karnische Höhenweg” a unique hiking trail along the Austro-Italian border.

Your package includes:

  • Transfer to the starting point in “Lesachtal”
  • 2 nights alpine hut accommodation including traditional hut meals
  • Transfers from Untere Valentin Alm on day 3 to Kötschach
  • A refreshing post hike swim in natural pools and shower prior to your transfer back to the train station/airport.
  • Also includes entry to our “Aquarena” indoor pool and sauna if preferred
  • Price: €295.00 pp (Minimum 2 persons)
  • Valid: June – September

Summer Culinary Package

Get Local Culinary

Duration: 2 nights 3 days.

Fancy yourself a bit of a “foodie”? Have you explored the hot spots and trendiest culinary places over the last years? How about a hidden gem? Discover a place that prides itself on quality and innovation in culinary venture. Kötschach-Mauthen is a small village in the Austrian Alps on the Italian border with an incredible range of local produce and locals with a passion for their product.

Join us on this tour to “Get Local” on a food tasting journey that will spark your taste buds. Follow the smell of locally roasted coffee beans, sample homemade traditional “Carinthian” pasta and take a walk to an Alpine meadow and understand why those happy cows give milk for good quality cheese made by locals with recipes handed down over generations. Go on a boutique brewery tour and sample award winning local beers as well as learning about distilling different types of schnapps.

Your package includes:

  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Tour of the town and surrounds including food and wine sampling
  • Traditional dinner each evening
  • Alpine meadow walk with visit to traditional cheese maker also boasting local produce
  • Local boutique brewery tour and visit in distillery
  • Price: € 385,–

Summer History Package


Duration: 2 nights 3 days.

Interested in World War I history? We’ve all learnt about battles significant to the allied forces including the Western Front, Somme, Gallipoli and other famous battles. What about the battles that were also of real strategic significance to The Great War that we don’t learn so much about?

In World War I the border pass above Kötschach-Mauthen became a theatre for the Italian campaign of 1915–1918, when Italian Alpini troops tried to push northwards into Carinthia, though to no avail. As both sides soon concentrated on attrition warfare, numerous bunkers and tunnels were constructed, the remnants of which are still visible today.

The hike to Kleiner Pal encapsulates stunning views from start to finish and begins at “Plöckenhaus” where a cable system was developed to accommodate Austrian troops on the front line. During the hike you will have the opportunity to view and walk through WWI storage bunkers, tunnels and vantage points, which were dug into solid rock by soldiers fighting on the pass. Summiting the hike you will be able to explore the Austrian and Italian front line and trenches that have been preserved to the present day.

Coupled with amazing views, traditional food, a local guide and great Bed and Breakfast accommodation you won’t regret coming to experience this tangible history that surrounds an area voted as “The purest and most un-spoilt nature in Europe”.

If castles, World War II history or geology that you can touch dating back over 250 million years tickles your fancy then contact us to design a tour for you.

Your package includes:

  • 2 nights accommodation
  • World War I museum entry and tour by a local guide
  • Guided hike to Kleiner Pal battlefront and open-air museum. Traditional meal and wine in Italy post hike.
  • Guided history tour of Kötschach-Mauthen and surrounds
  • Traditional dinner each night
  • Price: € 285,–
  • Valid: May – September