Katschberg Experience


The Katschberg offers you a fantastic and unique mountain setting right outside your door. Pristine nature, fresh mountain air, many sports facilities and great excursions – that’s why the BAK TOPindex 2009 by BAKBASEL recognises this region as among the best and most successful destinations in the Alps.

For more information about the region, current snow levels and events, please visit:

Tourist Information Office Katschberg

spa, Wellness, Beauty & Fitness


Welcome to the wonderful world of spa at Cristallos as a Falkensteiner family hotel it is our mission to ensure that wellness is an enjoyable experience for all ages. That’s why we provide separate spa areas for adults and children. Each to their own!

The applications for children are a complete all-round experience, taking into account that kids prefer to “grasp things” through hearing and seeing first. Before each application our young spa guests can feel and sample the ingredients of “Alpine treasures” precious oils in their raw form, as well as  prepared oils such as rock oil and essential oils from Carinthian meadow herbs.

We have put together a whole range of lovingly selected applications for our Falky KinderSpa. These include a Falky-Massage, Snow White, a Kicker-Massage for young footballers, and a parent/child massage where children can give parents a massage at the end. This is in addition to the sauna and steam bath for children, which has mild temperatures ideal for the young. All ages can enjoy various Alpine treatments at the Acquapura Spa with the very best Alpine region essences.

The Falkensteiner Acquapura philosophy – the power of water – is supplemented at Falkensteiner Hotel Cristallo by the power of stones and crystals to enhance a regional Alpine interpretation of individual treatments. Enjoy Alpienne honey and pine baths and rock salt treatments, as well as exclusive Babor products. Or simply enjoy a relaxing sauna infusion. Enjoy pleasurable moments of relaxation.

Sport and Fitness

Our fitness and gym area has great views of the surrounding mountains, and includes everything you need to give your heart, circulation and body a boost. Our equipment area has the latest equipment available free of charge. Fitness training with heart rate monitoring is the best way to achieve training results.

Courses for beginners and professionals are led by expert trainers with the latest equipment. Programs for groups include physical activity and mental relaxation. As with all sporting activities, the most important aspect is fun!

Acquapura SPA (2.000 m²)

Pool area with indoor pool (approx. 85 m²), heated outdoor pool (approx. 110 m²), massage couches and chairs

Sauna area with Finnish sauna, Sanarium, herbal sauna, brine steam bath, panoramic pool with whirlpools (approx. 50 m²), cold-water canal, warming foot bath, various relaxation zones (room of tranquillity, panoramic relaxation room, relaxation lounge), and two solariums

Vitality and tea bar, spa lounge with sun terrace

Spacious treatment rooms, soft pack couch and private spa suite for couples

Wellness and beauty treatments (charges apply): Classic and Ayurvedic therapy massages, baths, body peelings and packs, facial and body treatments, beauty routines and extras, pamper packages

Exclusive line of BABOR & Alpienne cosmetics

Panoramic fitness room, meditation and gym room


Our stylish baths allow you to really switch off and relax into the revitalising bubbles. The beneficial forces and stimulating scents influence body and mind.


Float in our soft pack system with water’s lifting power. Being surrounded by cosy warmth frees a very base feeling of security in body and mind.


Total relaxation for body and mind. Our professional therapy team create positive effects on your body and mind by using a combination of powerful and gentle massage techniques.


In the exclusive private spa you will be treated individually with your partner. Various enjoyable treatments ensure a truly memorable experience.

Summer at the Katschberg

The Katschberg, being Carinthia’s top family destination, has numerous ways to spend an unforgettable holiday all year round. Carinthia’s and Salzburg’s family mountain is one of Austria’s top hiking areas.

Summer Highlights

The largest high rope course in Austria

Children’s Adventure World Katschhausen

High-Tech two wheeler SEGWAY X2


New outdoor sports facilities

Numerous hiking and mountain bike trails

Alpine Equestrian Centre: Austria’s highest indoor riding arena and Ponyalm

For the adventurous: Canyoning and rafting on the Möllfluss only a few kilometres away

Family Holiday


A trek through the Carinthian and Salzburger mountain scenery

Katschberg Adventure Park: the largest rope course in Carinthia with 80 stations. Rafting & canyoning also available

Katschhausen: The family adventure playground in Katschberg


The Katschberg, Carinthia’s top family destination, has numerous ways to spend an unforgettable holiday all year round. Carinthia’s and Salzburg’s family mountain is one of Austria’s top ski resorts.

Ski Highlights

Silverjet2 reaches the top station in about 7 minutes. Silverjet boarding at the Aineck double chairlift.

Guaranteed snow between 1,640 and 2,220 metres.

All 70 ski slope kilometres have modern snow machines.

Slopes for all skills: 10 km of blue runs for beginners, 50 km of red runs for intermediate skiers, and 10 km of black runs for daredevils.

Kachi’s Children’s World at Katschberg


Tobogganing and night sledding – an experience for the family: Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, daily during holidays. A 1.5 km floodlit slope into the valley. Refreshments and toboggan rental at Gamskogel-cottage.  The ascent to this cottage takes about 40 minutes from the town centre of Katschberg.

Ice Skating – The skating rink in front of the Hotel Cristallo offers a lot of variety especially for children. Ice skates can be rented directly at the ski rental of Hotel Cristallo. The usage of the skating rink depends on the weather conditions.

Horse sleigh rides – This is always a very special experience for families. It includes refreshments at the super-cosy Pritz-cottage.



The beautiful baroque, historic city centre became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. The Hohensalzburg fortress is the largest fully-preserved fortress in central Europe, Getreidegasse no. 9 is Mozart's birthplace, and Schloss Hellbrunn is one of the finest examples of mannerist architecture in the Northern Alps. Also not to be missed are the numerous baroque churches and the Mirabel Gardens. One of the highlights of the year is the Salzburger Festival. The finest operas, plays and concerts await you.


The most Mediterranean town in Austria since ancient times has acted as a bridge town, a trading town, and a town bordering major transport routes. These traditional features still characterise the style of living in Villach. The residents are cosmopolitan and sociable, hardworking and fun-loving.


In the mild southern climate, one of the most beautiful historical towns in Austria awaits your visit. Its friendly people and culinary pleasures account for that special Klagenfurt atmosphere. Directly by the lake - the warmest Alpine lake in Europe - the town has many activities. Sports, swim fun, recreation, shopping, historical and cultural hikes - there is fun for everyone.

Carinthia's swimming lakes

Carinthia has beautiful mountain landscapes and a multitude of lakes and streams - ideal for summer holidays and water sports. The four largest lakes in Carinthia are the Wörthersee, Millstätter, Ossiach and Weissensee. The Wörthersee is an international jet set's meeting place - which the many yachts and boats impressively demonstrate.


Mini-World at Wörthersee has countless scale replicas of world famous buildings that have inspired and delighted its over 15 million visitors of all ages since opening.

Festival at Burgarena Finkenstein

The burgarena is a unique location for concerts, cabarets, lectures, presentations and festivities because of its spectacular setting. The burgarena has become a cultural stronghold after performances by stars including Placido Domingo, José Carreras, Montserrat Caballé and Agnes Baltsa.