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Hotel Pension Birkenhof
9640 Kötschach-Mauthen
Tel +43 (0) 4715 7715

Around and in the Birkenhof

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Just enjoy the view over our valley and on the southern parts of the alps, sitting on our wind proteced terrace. Even there are some raindrops, you can go into pavilion and through the sliding doors you still have the smell from ouside.


Our swimmingpool, (10 x 6 m) heated with solar energy, is located direct at the Birkenhof with a large lawn around and deckchairs available for everyone. If you would like to explore our valley "Gailtal" by bike, you can rent a trekking or city bike from us. A fine trip is downstream to Hermagor by bike and back by train. If you like hiking, we can offer you an area with routes of nearly all grades. You can get a hiking map and a biking booklet from us. In the neighbourhood you find more activities like guided hikings, climbing, mountaineering, riding, tennis, rafting, fishing ...

Our swimmingpool is in operation between end of May to September.

Spielplatz Our offers are suitable for children, because the parents get reduction on the prices, depending on the age of the children. The kids may spend their time on the playground with a wooden house, swings, a seesaw and a climbing frame. But there is also lot of space around the Birkenhof, where the kids can play, run, hide and seek. A child's bike and a child's seat for a bike are available for short trips.

What you can expect

The lounges and the rooms are furnished in a typical Austrian country house style. Free WLAN is available in all rooms. A shoe cleaning machine on the first floor may help you after a trekking tour.
Jause Our cook Willi takes care of your well-being with his good plain cooking. In the morning you help yourself from the breakfeast buffet with a wide selection. On halfpension you expect a three-course meal in the evening, with the choice between two main courses. Taste the fresh ingredients, like the salad from our garden. In the "months of the fish" we offer you fresh fished river trouts out of the Gail - very delicious. Every fortnight in summer we make a barbecue with salad from the buffet.
Sauna A sauna together with a relaxing area of appr. 60m² and an infrared cabine invite you after a long trekking tour or a long day on the ski piste. And if the sun doesn't realy shine, you may use the solarium to refresh your tan.