Hotel Alpengasthof Hochegger +43 4350 8167

Hotel Alpengasthof Hochegger Childcare and activities

Special highlights – recreation

  • Children’s ski school and children’s ski centre right next to the hotel
  • Summer toboggan run and adventure climbing course
  • Additional family alpine summer programme from July to mid-September

Childcare at Hotel Alpengasthof Hochegger

Your children are in the best hands here: the childcare facility is open 35 hours a week. The family hotel’s Happy Club is located next to the restaurant and can be used at any time during dinner time. When the kids are playing happily, you can enjoy your dinner in comfort.

The additional family alpine summer children’s programme from July to mid-September offers many exciting outdoor activities.

  • Special adventure programme with fishing, rock climbing, horse riding and campfires
  • Summer toboggan run, chairlift and climbing course included (1 ride per day, except on day of arrival and departure, valid for stays of 3 nights or more)


Sports field


Family alpine summer


Sports and leisure activities

Special play and adventure areas

Family alpine summer

In the summer months from July to mid-September Hotel Alpengasthof Hochegger has a special highlight in store for you.

On Monday, the Klippitzexpress, a tractor with a covered trailer, takes you to the Schafferalm. Children learn through play how butter was churned in the old days. Afterwards, you can fish in the nearby lake. Who will catch the first fish?

Anyone who prefers to let their creativity run wild can try their hand at making water wheels.

On Tuesday it’s off to rock climbing. Under the expert supervision of the climbing instructor, you can have a go at climbing for the first time. Once the first obstacle has been successfully overcome, the kids’ faces beam with pride.


Now precision is called for:  archery is on the agenda on Wednesday. The archery range is located behind the family hotel. From the wooden terrace in the field you can watch your children’s archery skills in comfort over a coffee.

On Thursday, all horse lovers can look forward to a guided horse ride in the great outdoors. At the campfire with a sausage barbecue, you can enjoy a cosy chat and laugh.

Wellness and swimming

After an active day, you can relax in the family hotel’s wellness oasis. A refreshing shower in the 360 degree wellness shower. Or relax in the XXL whirlpool at a pleasant 32 °C with the whole family and review the day together. Loungers are available in the bathing area or you can rest on one of the pleasantly warm heated benches.

Have you always wanted to try Kneipp hydrotherapy? The family hotel has two Kneipp pools for hydrotherapy based on Sebastian Kneipp’s philosophy.

Sauna area and soothing massages

You can take time for yourself here. The separate area (for adults only) with a seating area, loungers and a tea bar with organic teas is ideal for unwinding and relaxing:

  • Finnish sauna 80 to 90 °C
  • Roman aromatherapy steam bath 40 to 50 °C
  • Sauna shower and Kneipp hose

Or treat yourself to a soothing massage by highly qualified masseurs:

  • Classic half-body and full-body massages
  • Foot and reflexology massage
  • Energy treatments
  • Lymphatic drainage
  • Hot stone massage

Please arrange an appointment in advance at reception.

Sports and leisure activities

There is quite a bit to experience around Hotel Alpengasthof Hochegger in both the summer and winter.

Explore the region’s extensive and well-signposted network of hiking trails on foot or by e-bike and be inspired by the stunning scenery. The first hiking trails start on the hotel doorstep and lead you through the valley, up high and past rustic alpine huts.

Guided hikes take place with certified hiking guides several times a week. On the various themed tours you will learn exciting facts about the local flora and fauna and more. During the alpine pasture hike you will find out about the region’s history and sample traditional delicacies.

In your room you will find a hiking guide with the most beautiful tours. Hiking poles, backpacks and e-bikes can be hired free of charge at the hotel.

If you get a bit wet during your adventurous tour, there is a shoe dryer for your wet shoes in the hotel.

Winter sports paradise

Hop on the lift literally from the hotel and off you go! And not only that, there is also a ski school with ski hire next to the hotel. The snow-sure Klippitztörl offers slopes for beginners and advanced skiers, is convenient and perfect for families. 

Winter has a true winter wonderland in store for you: let it work its magic on you on one of the six signposted snowshoe hiking tours where you will be constantly amazed.  

Day trip tips in the region

Tip 1: Ant Trail Nature Experience 

Learn exciting facts about the role of ants in nature. The child-friendly hiking trail starts on the hotel doorstep and takes you into the world of the “big giants” for 1 hour and 45 minutes. (2.4 km)

Tip 2: Summer toboggan run

The perfect end to a hike or also easily accessible by chairlift is the most spectacular summer toboggan run in Carinthia. It takes you from the Hohenwart peak down the mountain at up to 40 km/h back to the hotel.

  • For stays of 3 days or more at Hotel Alpengasthof Hochegger, we give you 1 free ride on the summer toboggan run per day/person (not including day of arrival and departure).*

Tip 3: Adventure climbing course

Experience an action-packed day on the adventure climbing course. Tricky obstacles await you, such as rock and tree elements, suspension bridges and a flying fox rope slide.

  • For stays of 3 nights or more at Hotel Alpengasthof Hochegger you get one free admission to the adventure climbing course in July and August.

       Opening hours: from approx. end of May to end of June at weekends, July to mid-September daily, until end of September at weekends

* Refunds are not possible if you do not make use of this offer

Your hosts – the Hochegger family


Holidays with the Hochegger family

Lush alpine meadows in summer, snowy ski slopes in winter. Clear, fragrant mountain air and the sun of the Lavanttal guarantee dream holidays on the Klippitztörl in Carinthia. In the middle of it all is Hotel Hochegger for all-round well-being. Since it was built, the hotel has been run by the Hochegger family, now in its 3rd generation.

Our tips

  • In winter, located right next to the slopes, chairlift and the children’s ski centre and ski school.
  • In summer, chairlift and Carinthia’s most spectacular summer toboggan run right next to the hotel and free of charge for our guests
  • Situated in a green area with a great view of the Lavanttal and surrounding mountains