Winter activities near the Hotel Garni Zerza

The Nassfeld region is well known for its skiing region, which is among the top 10 in Austria. There is also much more to experience off the slopes in the vicinity of the Hotel Garni Zerza. Explore the region on a winter hike or while snowshoeing, really get a workout with cross-country skiing or have fun going tobogganing in the neighbouring community. Put your ice skating skills on display on the frozen Pressegger See and Weissensee.

But it doesn’t have to be all action! Enjoy the region’s Christmas markets or the town of Hermagor’s idyllic atmosphere during the holiday season. Afterwards, let your day draw to a close in the Hotel Garni Zerza’s wellness facilities – for a perfect holiday. The Zerza family is waiting for you!

Active holiday in the Nassfeld

A winter holiday at the Hotel Garni Zerza really lets you get active. There is lots to experience off the slopes in the Nassfeld region. How about a hike through the snow? Or would you rather zoom down thehill on a toboggan? No problem!


On your mark, get set, go! In the neighbouring community, just 18 minutes away by car, the Rodelbahn Guggenberg toboggan run in Hermagor awaits you and your family. Toboggan rentals are available on site at the Hotel Schloss Lerchenhof in Untermöschach, where you can equip yourself for tobogganing fun. Then a shuttle service takes you to the Guggenberg and you are ready to go. If you prefer, you can reach the start of the toboggan run in 30 minutes on foot. Then all you have to do is tuck up your legs, hold the reins and coast down the mountain. Tobogganing is not just fun during the day. You can also enjoy tobogganing every night on the Guggenberg.

Toboggan run details:

  • Length: 2 km
  • Difficulty: Easy

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It’s winter, but you still want to go hiking? Then try snowshoeing to explore the Nassfeld region. A large selection of hikes around the Hotel Garni Zerza lets winter sport lovers enjoy their zest for life. Guided hikes are also available in the region for snowshoeing novices. Passionate hikers with the best training show you the most beautiful places in the Nassfeld and teach you how to get around on snowshoes.

Aside from enjoying a daytime hike, you can tramp through the snow at night and marvel at the landscape with a headlamp. The alpine lodges and mountain restaurants in the Nassfeld cater to your physical well-being when you get hungry and thirsty.

Further information about snowshoeing and routes is available on the region’s website.

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Winter hiking

Enjoy the peace of nature in the Nassfeld region. How about a winter hike through the region? No need to fight your way through the snow. The region has numerous cleared hiking trails so you can fully enjoy the winter hiking experience. But there is no need to worry – perfect hikes are offered for endurance athletes as well as occasional hikers. All you need is suitable footwear and warm clothing, then you are ready to go.

Lodges and restaurants along the trails are waiting for your visit, giving you a chance to warm up and rest. Enjoy the fresh air on your hike and let your gaze roam over the landscape. A holiday in the Nassfeld cannot get any better!

Cross-country skiing

Enjoy a unique cross-country skiing experience during your stay at the Hotel Garni Zerza! The network of cross-country ski runs in the Nassfeld region covers more than 130 km. 5 of the cross-country ski runs are in the Nassfeld-Pressegger See cross-country skiing centre, in the valley and on the mountain. An incredible selection with something for every cross-country skier.

A cross-country ski run passes by the hotel, just a few metres away, so you can jump right in. If you don’t have your own equipment, you can easily rent it locally at the Nordic Competence Center Tröpolach to get ready for cross-country skiing enjoyment.

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Ice skating

The Pressegger See is covered with heavy ice in the winter. Time to get out the skates and have fun on the ice! The lake offers 55 hectares of ice surface for your unrestricted enjoyment. Plenty of space, in other words, for you to unwind and enjoy the skating experience. Skate rentals and change rooms are offered directly on site.

The Weissensee, about 30 km away, also freezes over completely in the winter, making a perfect venue for all ice sports. 25 km of skating tracks and a 400 m track for speed skaters await you on the lake.

Enjoyable winter holidays

No need for the winter to be all turbulent. How about a relaxing holiday in the Nassfeld? Stroll through the town of Hermagor, enjoy the winter landscape and, during the Advent season, marvel at the lovely Christmas lights that enchant you throughout the community. Spend a few hours relaxing in the Hotel Garni Zerza’s wellness facilites and pamper yourself with a massage as a special highlight. How does that sound?

Explore the towns

The Nassfeld region has a lot to offer. Explore the surroundings of the Hotel Garni Zerza. Stroll through the towns and get to know the local culture and lifestyle with the peculiarities of each community.

During the holiday season, you can also experience the region’s towns from a different side. Christmas lights and decorations, as far as the eye can see. Austria’s Christmas markets have a long tradition. Warm up with mulled wine, socialise and enjoy this contemplative time of year.