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7 Days Mountain Week Yoga Retreat Austria

  • Hotel Hochschober, Turracher Höhe 5, 9565 Reichenau, Carinthia, Austria


Exclusive Kundalini Yoga Austria Retreat

Join this Hotel Hochschober’s program for an exclusive yoga retreat. Yoga is ideal if you want to increase your flexibility. It also teaches inner peace and a more conscious level of perception. You will have lessons taking place during this yoga on the mountain week. The sessions take place in the Chinese tower or the great outdoors, for instance the yoga platform at Grünsee, just like in India, where yoga is almost exclusively practiced outside.


  • 3 daily yoga sessions
  • Water gymnastics practices
  • Slacklining, climbing, and hiking
  • Chinese tea ceremony in Chinese tower
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 6 nights’ accommodation
  • 6 days with instruction
  • English
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Whether in a room or suite, you will stay in classily designed comfort rooms equipped with wooden furniture at the Hotel Hochschober. The views reach as far as the Turracher Lake or the mountains and forests.

Continuous renovation work ensures a dapper ambiance and 33 rooms in the main house were given a new look in the spring of 2013. Two large top-quality suites were added to the range of rooms in the summer of 2014. 17 mountain crystal rooms were added to the rooms range in 2015.


  • Above average storage space
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Wi-Fi
  • Lovely details
  • Balcony

Coming from Carinthia and Styria, the Turracher Höhe, with Turracher Lake at its center, can be reached via well-constructed mountain roads. Some visitors might find the dense forests on the Turracher Höhe. This fact is surprising because there is almost no tree that grows in other alpine regions of similar altitude. This is due to the climate and also because the forest is private property and was thus mostly treated with care. The Turracher Höhe features mostly larches and pines, typical mountain trees. Both tree species are known and treasured for their high quality of wood.

Another particularity of the Turracher Höhe is the friendly and roundish appearance of the mountains with grass-covered tops. The name “Nockberge” owes it origins to their special shape. A nature protection area has protected the region for almost 30 years.

Nearby places

  • Nocky Flitzen - 5 minutes by foot
  • 6 nights’ accommodation
  • Access to 5,000 square meter spa area (heated outdoor lake bath, lake sauna, pine sauna, steam baths, indoor and outdoor pools, oriental hammam, fitness room, solarium, China tower, relaxation rooms, water beds and cozy open fire)
  • Chinese tea ceremony in Chinese tower
  • Daily changing activity program with water gymnastics, gymnastics, slacklining, climbing, and hiking
  • Daily meals
  • Kundalini yoga practices

In this retreat, you will have Kundalini yoga sessions with Andrea Schipper. This class will make you quickly feel the progress you are making as your flexibility improves in the practice of yoga three times a day for a full week. After this retreat, you can strengthen your muscles and balance your body and mind.

Driving directions from the east of Austria

From Semmering, follow the road to Mürz-Murtal and Predlitz by approaching north.

Driving directions from Carinthia

  • Follow the route to Feldkirchen or Bad Kleinkirchheim.
  • Change route to Ebene Reichenau by approaching south.

Driving directions from Germany

  • Via Salzburg, A10 Tauernautobahn to exit St. Michael.
  • In Summer during heavy traffic: A10 exit Altenmarkt, towards Radstadt, via Radstädter Tauern, Obertauern, Mauterndorf.
  • Go towards Tamsweg until Predlitz by approaching north.

Driving directions from Switzerland via Tirol and Salzburg

  • A10 Tauernautoban to exit St. Michael.
  • Go towards Tamsweg until Predlitz by approaching north.

Driving directions from Switzerland via Bregenz, Lindau, Memmingen, Munich, and Salzburg

  • A10 Tauernautoban to exit St. Michael.
  • Go towards Tamsweg until Predlitz by approaching north.

Driving directions from Bad Kleinkirchheim, Switzerland

Follow the road Ebene Reichenau by approaching south.

Arrival by airplane

You should arrive at Klagenfurt Airport (KLU), Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport (LJU), or Salzburg Airport (SZG). From Klagenfurt Airport (KLU), you can use the shuttle service provided by Hotel Hochschober at an additional cost. Meanwhile, from Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport (LJU) and Salzburg Airport (SZG), you can take a taxi which can also be arranged by Hotel Hochschober.

Arrival by train

Arrive at Klagenfurt or Villach train station, Unzmarkt train station, Predlitz train station, and Spittal or Drau train station. From those train stations, you can take a taxi that can be arranged for you by Hotel Hoschschober.

Below are several comfortable alternatives:

  • Südbahn line: to Unzmarkt, continue on Murtalbahn line to Predlitz or take a bus or taxi.
  • Tauernbahn line: to Spittal / Drau, continue by bus or taxi.
  • Car sleeper train: to Villach or Munich.


  • N 46°54,93'
  • E 13°52,63'

Check in

From 4 p.m.

Check out

12 p.m.


Please let Hotel Hochschober know in good time if you wish to have taxis or shuttle services arranged for you.

There is shuttle service for arrival or departure flights in Klagenfurt Airport (KLU): special rate 30 EUR per adult (one way) or 15 EUR per child under 12 (one way), transfer time is 1 hour.

From Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport (LJU), the taxi cost is 165 EUR (for 1-3 passengers), transfer time is 2 hours 15 minutes.

From Salzburg Airport (SZG), the taxi cost is 60 EUR per adult / route and 30 EUR per child / route, transfer time is 1 hour and 45 minutes.

From Klagenfurt or Villach train station, the taxi cost is 125 EUR (for 1-4 passengers), transfer time is 1 hour.

From Unzmarkt train station, the taxi cost is 125 EUR (for 1-4 passengers), transfer time is 1 hour 15 minutes.

From Predlitz train station, the taxi cost is 40 EUR (for 1-4 passengers), transfer time is 30 minutes.

From Spittal or Drau train station, the taxi cost is 105 EUR (for 1-4 passengers), transfer time is 1 hour.

Course information

Beginners can make quick progress with three sessions a day while experts perfect their skills.

Special menu request / information

All meals come with vegan alternatives. Gluten-free, lactose-free, and fructose-free dishes are provided. Special diets and children’s preferences catered for. Breakfast will be served from 07:30 to 10:30, lunch from 12:00 to 16:00, and 5-course gourmet dinner from 18:30.

Extension options

The participants may not claim for a prolongation of their stay. If they inform Hotel Hochschober in time that they intend to prolong their stay, they may consent to a renewal of the Accommodation Agreement.

Medical information

If a guest gets sick during their stay at the accommodating establishment, Hotel Hochschober shall arrange for medical care at the request of the guest. In the event of imminent danger, Hotel Hochschober shall arrange for medical care even without the special request of the guest, particularly if this is necessary and the guest is unable to do so themselves.

Additional information

For more information, ask your questions directly to Hotel Hochschober, who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Send inquiry button to send a message.

  • Massages and spa treatments

Hotel Hochschober's cuisine provides you with delicacies of all kinds from morning to night - well-established and diverse breakfast buffet, lunch buffet, and the multi-course gourmet dinner menu. Furthermore, the kitchen provides snack corners with fresh fruit and vegetables. Nearly half of the products that are used are regional, from small farms, butcher shops, bakeries, apiculturists, and fish farms. Many food stuffs are made at the hotel, including jams, fruit pulp, compotes, home-baked bread, and the alluring Reindling cake. These food can be tasted and brought back home as a delicious souvenir.

Chef Franz Rohn and his staff combine regional delights with classic dishes from Austrian cuisine and ideas from all over the world. The specialities are from the Alps and Adriatic area. Indian, Chinese, and Japanese influences particularly enrich the vegan cuisine.

The spa area is huge and stretches over 5,000 square meters including everything you need: pools for swimming, exercising, a children’s pool, saunas, steam baths, aroma grottos, an exercise room, and solariums that are free of charge.


  • The lake sauna with two panorama saunas (hot and green) and steam bath and daily aroma infusions from especially trained staff. Cooling down in the lake, in spacious shower facilities, in mountain spring water dip pools and in Kneipp pools.
  • The nostalgic pine sauna block house at the lake (90° Celcius)
  • The hammam in the oriental bathhouse on the mountain with several aroma grottos and the relaxation area “Sultan’s Chamber”
  • The Celtic oven “Babuschka” (40-50° Celcius)

Water and refreshment

  • The 30° Celcius lake pool open all year round (10x25 meters)
  • The “Green Salon”, the indoor pool with view of Turracher Lake
  • Indoor relaxation pool
  • The stork pond for toddles and infants
  • 3 outdoor pools, the "Idle Pool" (36° Celcius), the "Green Lagoon" (38° Celcius), and the "Blue Lagoon" (36° Celcius)

Chinese tower

There is a Chinese tea ceremony. You will observe and try tea and tea leaves, let the quiet sink in. You will not find many other opportunities to take part in a Chinese tea ceremony. Specially trained staffs organize the tea ceremony “Gong Fu Cha”. Taking part in this special ritual is worth it.

Classic massages

This is loosening, invigorating, and popular. You feel like a newborn after a partial or full body massage. According to your requests, Hotel Hochschober uses special ingredients, such as the delicately fragrant herbal Hochschober oil or mountain honey. Reflexology or lymphatic drainage are also very pleasant.

Balance Alpine 1000+

This is the new and holistic range of care products exclusive to the Best Wellness Hotels, such as Hotel Hochschober. The care products are based on spagyric medicine and a method stemming from Traditional European Medicine (TEM). Spagyric essences have a pleasant effect and strengthen powers of self-healing on a mental and emotional level.

Chinese massages

Qingshu Siller, raised and trained in China, massages you by every trick in the Chinese book. You should try it. The massage offer includes a back massage, foot massage, head and back massage, tuina, and Thai massage.

Ayurveda massages

Warm oil, sensitive hands, Far-Eastern music, and the harmonious atmosphere are offered in this massage. Ayurveda massages create a balance in a cozy manner. Ayurveda comes from India and is thought to be the first comprehensive treatment method in the world.


This is a holistic method of treatments especially designed for people suffering from stress.

  • Fireside chats
  • Golf
  • Mountain biking
  • Roller coaster at Nocky Flitzer
  • Running and Nordic walking
  • Skiing and cross-country skiing
  • Snow shoe walks
  • Standard hiking and barefoot hiking
  • Swimming in pure lake water and outdoors in the heated lake pool (Turracher Lake)
For information about the booking conditions, please send Hotel Hochschober an inquiry.
  • Review by a traveler from Petersfield, United Kingdom

    "We stopped here for one day in July and visited the day spa. 80 Euros for access to all the spa and wellness facilities (including breakfast and lunch) or 100 Euros for the same aspects including dinner. We had a great day but we thought this was rather expensive. As other people have said the outdoor pool within the lake is pretty cool. Overall, we really liked this place but we wouldn't return as day spa visitors due to the cost. "

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  • Review by a traveler

    "We have visited this hotel more than once. Every other year we look for something better but so far we haven't found it. This is really a hotel in the old fashioned sense i.e they make you feel like a welcome guest. We had one week of fabulous weather and a truly relaxing time. Great food, excellent spa, sauna, gym. Wonderful library in which to read books or simply relax. To be recommend is the sauna aufguss and then a swim in the lake. If I had only a couple of small suggestions it would be to improve the beer selection which is rather small and offer Coke, not just Pepsi as a mixer with drinks - it's not the same. The coffee which is offered with breakfast is perfectly drinkable and properly made but in my opinion could be a touch better quality - it's borderline. It can't be easy to keep all your guests happy and run a consistently high class hotel but the owners are coming very close and certainly trying hard which unfortunately today we find as the exception not the rule. Thanks for a great holiday!"

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  • Review by Michal M

    "This hotel is in a lovely place surrounded by mountains. We were a little confused after arrival. Get cards from rooms, then go for a dinner. We have just sit in some table and waiting. Waiting and waiting. After 20 min we get some drinks and ordered some food. The waitress was confused. Next day we know why. We had our own table, but it was said next day. After this a little mistake everything was wonderful. Reach breakfast, many courses meal at the evening. (small but very tasty). We came for mountain hiking and at the evening use a wellness. This is a single chapter. Many options where to spent - China tower, Turkish, classic - 3 outdoor Jacuzzi, many rooms where to relax..."

    "Rooms were clean and nice. Nothing special. We have a bath, (small) but prefer shower. But it was OK."

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  • Review by Rossitza L. from Sofia, Bulgaria

    "The location is near a beautiful lake that is frozen in winter, surrounded by beautiful woodland, close to the ski slopes. The hotel welcomes its guests with a cozy atmosphere exact from the entrance and also gives a feeling of coziness and relaxation. There are fireplace, various armchairs, wonderful places for recreation, quiet games, and nooks for conversation over a glass of wine or tea. In the common areas of the hotel, phones are not welcome. The rooms are comfortable, very clean, and with all necessary amenities. Spa is very well organized, such as indoor and outdoor pool (with lake water, which is heated), saunas, steam baths, and Jacuzzis. Hammam is remarkable. Massages and treatments on offer are very good. For those wishing to exercise, fitness, yoga courses, and table tennis are available. The ski slopes are within walking distance. Ski wardrobe is organized as a pharmacy which is roomy, bright, hot, and comfortable. The food is impressive, rich buffet of salads, appetizers, and menu choices between meat, fish, and vegan food. Each dish is almost a work of art. About the service, it feels like a special guest, but at the same time without the intrusive presence of staff. The owners are always among the guests. A place that I recommend and I would love to come back in the winter and summer. "

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  • Review by Matjaz S. from Ljubljana, Slovenia

    "It is a must go place if you want total revitalization and relaxation. Wellness area is simply huge and driven to perfection. There is no wellness need that cannot be fulfilled. Heated pool in the lake, indoor pool, saunas, hammam, massages, and cosmetics are hard to count. They built original Chinese tower for tea ceremony, yoga, and Ayurveda. There are more than 100 different things included in price. It's just amazing and very original. I will rather not mention the perfect cuisine as I get appetite thinking about it. Skiing in winter and all possible activities in summer, you will get very attractive spot for demanding guests. This is managed by the owning family dedicated to guest wishes. Worth coming but be careful, you will get need to come again."

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  • Review by Elisabeth from Graz, Austria

    "I don't know how anyone could ever rate this hotel with less than 5 stars. Hochschober is by far the best hotel in Austria (we have stayed in many others). Not only the Turracher Höhe is a marvelous area, the hotel is also located just a few minutes away from the ski lifts. The building is beautiful, not to mention the tea tower. The rooms offer a high level of comfort with a rustic charm. The spa alone is a reason to stay here. If you dipped into the lake while snow is falling, I don't need to say anything more. This is such an amazing stay. We have already booked our next stay."

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Carinthia, Austria

Hotel Hochschober on the Turracher Höhe offers a perfect yoga holiday experience with stimulating programs and special places.

from US$944

7 days / 6 nights


Arrival: Sunday October 30, 2016
Departure: Saturday November 5, 2016

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