Hotels & Regions
Wellness and hiking holidays in Central Carinthia
Knappenberg belongs to an old mining community and is located at almost 1,100 metres above sea level and belongs geographically to North Carinthia. The market town of Hüttenberg, the location of the JUFA Hotel Knappenberg****, is a world-renowned mineral site. In addition, it is the home of the legendary mountaineer Heinrich Harrer. Through his friendship with Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, the Tibetan pilgrimage trail "Lingkor" became a far Eastern cultural element in Central Carinthia.
In order to find peace and balance, your journey does not have to lead you to distant Tibet – the best way to plan a wellness holiday in the spirit of intercultural exchange is with a stay in Knappenberg, with your children and your dog! A wonderful view over the landscape and the mountains gives you peace already when you check-in. The facilities pamper families and wellness enthusiasts with a 2-storey spa, sauna, steam bath and a sun terrace with a café. For social moments we recommend our bowling alleys and also the play areas for kids (indoors and outdoors). Our exciting tip: In the Geo Centre next to the JUFA family hotel, you can experience the transformation from raw to precious stones!
The Central Carinthian region is ideal for hiking and geocaching enthusiasts. Well-developed hiking trails through the Görtschitztal valley, interesting facts about our earth, iron production, the search for precious stones and exciting castles inspire young and old. Afterwards the regional cuisine impresses hungry guests.
The JUFA Hotel Knappenberg**** in the village of Hüttenberg is the link between the Tibet Centre Knappenberg, "Heinrich-Harrer-Museum", the „Carinthian Music Academy“ and the „Geo Centre“. Under the motto "Dialogue of Cultures", it became an international meeting place. Discover the cultural diversity of the world – in cosy Knappenberg!
- 53 rooms with SH/WC/TV/Safe
- Free Wi-Fi
- Indoor play area
- Parking free of charge
- Café & Sun terrace
- Wellness area
- Bowling alley
- Disabled access / obstacle-free
- Dogs are welcome
- Vegan dishes
Seminars & Events
- Modern conference technology
- Attractive seminar packages
- 3 Seminar and Workshop rooms
- 60 m² to 140 m²
- for up to 130 participants
Sport, School, Adventure
- Indoor adventure area
- Geo Workshop
- Adventure Trail "The Way of Dialogue"
- Outdoor play area
- Yoga classes
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Location & getting here
The JUFA Hotel Knappenberg**** is located in the mining village of Hüttenberg in the Görtschitz Valley. It is a perfect base from which to embark on infinite adventures and can be reached easily by car. Guests can make use of the free parking spaces for cars and buses.
Travelling by train
Travel without stress! The station shuttle ("Bahnhof-Shuttle") takes you directly to your hotel or to one of the numerous top attractions in Carinthia.
The Wörthersee Plus Card offer lots of experience, fun and advantages in summer and winter! Admission to more than 100 excursion destinations in the three regions Wörthersee, Klagenfurt and Middle Carinthia in summer and winter.
The Hüttenberg Card offers free admission to the Knappenberg Visitor Mine and the Heinrich-Harrer-Museum.
Best attractions in the local areaShow map
Ski area Klippitztörl
The ski Klippitztörl is versatile, manageable, inexpensive and therefore ideal for families. There is also a very special winter playground thanks to the „Klippi Pippis Kiddy Slope“ with steep curves, tunnels, waves and figures, and even the adults can enjoy a lot of fun on 28 perfectly groomed slopes. A generous snowmaking system also guarantees optimal piste conditions throughout the season.
Kurz & Knapp: 28 kilometer of slopes / 6 lifts
Skiurlaub im: JUFA Hotel Knappenberg**** (23 km)
Klagenfurt on Lake Wörthersee
A visit to the sixth largest city in Austria is also worthwhile during the winter. You can visit the city’s famous landmark, the “Lindwurm” (dragon) and stroll through the old narrow streets. In the weeks leading up to Christmas, you can also visit the delightful Christmas market. You can travel or walk along the Lend Canal to the turquoise waters of beautiful Lake Wörthersee and its inviting promenade. It is ironically called the “tears of God” by the citizens of Klagenfurt.
The “Kultur.Rad.Weg” (Culture Cycle Route)
This 65 kilometre long cycle route runs from Klagenfurt to Dürnstein and takes you past Central Carinthia’s historical hotspots. The Kultur.Rad.Weg is a section of the national R7 cycling route. On the route you will not only experience Carinthia’s rich culture and history, but you will also encounter avid cyclists from all over the world.
Your rehearsal weekend in Knappenberg
Only 100 meters from the JUFA Hotel Knappenberg****, choirs, orchestras, music clubs and schools with the Carinthian Music Academy in Knappenberg, the perfect place for an undisturbed weekend rehearsal or music excursion.
As part of the Carinthian Music Academy the music centre offers the best conditions for musical experiments or simply to have fun with each other. The common denominator is and remains the enjoyment of music.
The 11 state-of-the-art rehearsal and seminar rooms (from 20 to 340 m²) of the Knappenberg Music Centre also have the right musical equipment – perfect acoustics, a complete percussion instrumentation or music stands for an entire orchestra.
No wish will be left unfulfilled For rehearsals and concerts, music pianos and a mobile sound system are available, as well as music stands and a conductor podium. The audio equipment in the auditorium can be used to make sample recordings and the multi-function stage can be used very flexibly.
All rehearsal rooms can be adapted to seminar rooms.
Daily flat rate for guests of the JUFA Hotel Knappenberg****: EUR 9,- per person. Please contact the JUFA Hotel directly for further information.
Our team will be more than happy to provide you with all the information you need!
Seminars & conferences
The JUFA Hotel Knappenberg**** provides an expert service for seminars, events, conferences, team meetings or workshops that are run over several days.
- 3 seminar and workshop rooms with natural light measuring from 60m² to and 140m².
- Modern conference technology
- Attractive seminar packages & individual catering options
The JUFA Hotel Knappenberg**** is a special place. You can enjoy an inspiring view of the Karawank mountains from the Sonnengruss room. This creates an atmosphere that helps create space for new ideas. Attention is notably focused on intercultural cooperation through the connection with Tibet. Our hotel is an insider secret for many yoga groups!
Music societies are catered for and it is possible to rent rooms next door. The Carinthian Academy of Music has the best facilities for a rehearsal weekendat 1,100 metres above sea level.
Guests staying overnight at the JUFA Hotel Knappenberg**** are entitled to free entry to the Heinrich Harrer Museum and the Knappenberg Visitor Mine.
Why not turn your seminar into a special experience and be inspired by our tips for additional activities:
- Yoga and relaxation training in the Sonnengruss room
- Group walk along the “Weg des Dialogs” trail and gather new energy
- “Stana klopfn” (Austrian for break up stones). Look for interesting rocks and minerals at the Alberthalde site of geological interest.
- Knappenberg visitor mine
Sporty in Knappenberg
Sports clubs and school parties are all catered for. The locations of JUFA Hotels have been selected to provide plenty of opportunities for challenging sporting activities and are a perfect base from which to embark on a range of sporting adventures.
Are you hoping to go on a hiking tour or enjoy a week of sporting activities? Do you want to really work up a sweat on your family holiday or wellness holiday? The JUFA Hotel Knappenberg**** has first-rate facilities. The Knappenberg family fitness centre is a welcoming place to spend time with the family with its indoor children’s play area and two lane bowling alley. There is wide range of sporting activities to enjoy in the great outdoors, including walks through the Görtschitz Valley, invigorating cycling tours in the enchanting Carinthian countryside and summer and winter adventures at the Klippitztörl ski resort.
The JUFA Hotel Knappenberg**** guarantees that you will keep fit even on your holiday.
Please contact the JUFA Hotel directly for further information. Our team will be more than happy to provide you with all the information you need!
Experiential education programmes
A strong team spirit and a positive working atmosphere cannot always be taken for granted. However, the ability to develop trusting working relationships can be learned. The JUFA Hotel Knappenberg**** has the perfect facilities to suit your requirements, whether you are supervising a programme for school-aged children or for an association or for company training.
Conference and seminar rooms, a large children’s activity area, a bowling alley and the “Weg des Dialogs”, a special walking trail, help to strengthen and consolidate unity among the different members of the group.
Looking for tips for group excursions? The many activities and attractions in close proximity to the JUFA Hotel Knappenberg**** in Hüttenberg mean that you will be spoiled for choice: The Heinrich Harrer Museum, Löschenkohl organic farm, Minimundus (miniature world) in Klagenfurt, Lake Wörthersee, the Pyramidenkogel viewing tower, the St. Georgen am Längsee lido, the visitor mine, the Sonnenalm dairy farming experience, the Klippitztörl climbing adventure park and summer toboggan run, Castle Hochosterwitz and much more.
Please contact the JUFA hotel directly for further information. Our team will be more than happy to provide you with all the information you need!