Hiking & alps in the Lavanttal
Wolfsberg is Austria's first hiking town with 200 km of marked hiking trails and GPS support for hiking trails
Some routes and hiking trails are in front of our house such as:
- castle trail
- tomb circle trail
- wine trail
- “Koralm Crystal Trail”
We have also special offers for hiking enthusiasts.
Further information and hiking maps are available in-house as well as online alpregio.outdooractive.com
Swimming in and around Wolfsberg
- Klopeiner lake 44 km
- St. Andräer lake 13km
- public swimming pool Wolfsberg 3 km
Our inn is your ideal starting point for many motorcycle tours, among the most interesting are:
Tour: Pension Ölberger - Lavamünd - Soboth - Leutschach - Gamlitz - Seggauberg - Deutschlandsberg - Stainz - Packer Reservoir - Wolfsberg
Distance: 204 km
Driving time: approx. 3,5 h
Tour: Pension Ölberger - Klippitztörl - Friesach - Gurk - St.Georgen am Längsee - St.Kanzian am Klopeinersee - Griffen - St.Paul im Lavanttal - Wolfsbe
Distance: 232 km
Travel time: approx. 4 hours
Discover also our special offers for motorcyclists.
Winter sports in Wolfsberg and Lavattal
Not far from our inn there are some family-friendly ski areas:
- “Koralpe” 20km
- “Klippitztörl” 26 km
- “Weinebene” 22 km
- Ice skating in the event hall 7 km
Even in winter we have perfect offers for you:
In and around the Lavanttal there are of course many other attractions and sights. Amongst other things:
- Wolfsberg Castle (10 minutes on foot from Gasthof Ölberger)
- motoGP and Formula 1 racing at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg
- The 54 km long bicycle trail from Reichenfels to Lavamünd
- Summer toboggan run and the via ferrata Klippitztörl
- Griffner stalactite cave
- Museum Lavanthouse
The tradition of the Easter bonfire heating comes from the time of the Turkish expulsion.
Because everywhere the Turks hordes roamed, the farmers could not communicate with each other and agree to a common action. Someone came up with the idea to signal each other by big fires from the mountains. This was applauded, and soon at night-it was just Easter week-fires flamed up on all the peaks of the mountains bordering the valley. For fear of being surrounded, the Turks cleared the place and left.
Since then, the custom of the "OSTERFEUER", in memory of the Turkish siege, has remained.