Up close with the full moon

It robs us of sleep, makes our nails grow faster and gives us an aggressive edge. These and other myths and proverbs about the effects of the moon are a dime a dozen. And yet, the full moon immerses our mountain world in a mystical atmosphere and it's such a beautiful sight. But what's the moon all about? How can you use its powers for yourself? And which spectacle in the skiing area Bad Kleinkirchheim is absolutely unmissable? Have fun reading, because then it's time to turn off the lights and look up!


The power of the moon.

The moon has something magical about it, don't you think? But it isn't just beautiful to look at. Its energising forces play a vital role for our Earth. For one thing, it stabilises the Earth's axis, ensuring reliable seasons. It also controls the tides, and reduces the rotational energy of the Earth. That's a good thing, because otherwise we'd rotate very quickly on our own axis. We'd have shorter days and heavy storms with speeds of up to 100 km/h.


Numerous cultures and religious communities also attribute special effects and powers to the moon. They say it contributes to better energy storage, positively influences the body's ability to regenerate and keeps us in balance. It also plays an important role in various ceremonies or spiritual rituals.

So, what's the deal with the full moon?

Approximately once a month, the sun, earth and moon are aligned. At this point, the moon is completely illuminated by the sun, so that on Earth we perceive it as a circular, bright disc. It's a full moon. On some winter days, we can even see it for up to 16 hours.


People often feel tense and nervous during this time and sleep badly. The debate is still raging as to whether it actually affects our performance and quality of sleep. Do you also feel a certain tension in the air at full moon? Then, for example, a full moon incense burn can help. The scent of lycopodium, poppy or myrrh has a calming effect and helps to recharge your own energy stores.


Night ride under the full moon: a truly special mountain experience.

In nature, however, the full moon creates a very special, even mystical atmosphere. It can be seen particularly well on clear winter nights. The perfect opportunity to enjoy this unique atmosphere amidst the panorama of our Nockberge!

On four evenings - from December to March - the Biosphärenparkbahn Brunnach brings you right up close to the full moon. A colourful evening programme awaits you right next to the mountain station: from a guided torchlight hike to an impressive fire show.


Of course we also take care of your physical well-being. The panorama restaurant Nock IN will spoil you with delicious delicacies on the event evenings until 9.15pm. With your Night Ride ticket, you'll also get a free hot drink to warm you up (therefore you will get the voucher directly at the mountain station).


Ski tour enthusiasts will also get their share of fun, as the slope Brunnachabfahrt (no. 27) is open for ascents and descents on these evenings between 4.30pm and 10.00pm.

You can find the event programme hereAnd you can buy your special ticket for the full moon night ride from the comfort of your own home via our Webshop.


Please note: This event is a special ride. For this reason, day and multi-day ski passes, as well as season tickets, are not valid on these evenings. Toboggans, skis or snowboards may not be taken on the cable car. The special ticket is valid between 7.00 pm and 9.30 pm. The slope Brunnachabfahrt is on this evenings exclusively for ski tourers who make the ascent independently. Use of this area is at your own risk. There is no slope rescue service.

Do's and don'ts for the full moon.

Finally, we couldn't resist compiling a list of what you should (definitely not) do at full moon. Of course, you might want to take a few points with a pinch of salt ;-)


  1. Snip, snip. A haircut at full moon will give you a thick head of hair that doesn't fall out easily, but very slow hair growth. So if you want to grow your hair, keep your hands off the scissors.
  2. Complete projects. Instead of starting something new, put your extra full moon energy into something you've been putting off for a while.
  3. Crystal clear. Do you believe in the effects of crystal and gemstones? The above-average energy of the full moon recharges them and later serves you as a source of inspiration and creativity.
  4. Sacred herbs. If medicinal herbs are cut shortly before the full moon, they contain special power in their tips.
  5. Mirror, mirror on the wall. Place a vessel of clear water in the light of the full moon overnight. Apparently, it enhances your natural beauty when you wash your face with it the next day.
  6. Form lunar communities. Use the full moon phase to deepen your relationships with friends, partners and family. Life is better celebrated together.
  7. Let the tooth fairy wait. Wisdom tooth procedures, in particular, shouldn't be scheduled on a full moon day.
  8. Hands off the vegetables. It's better to harvest fruit and vegetables on a waning moon, because then they stay fresh longer.
  9. Sour gummies taste good. But sour milk doesn't. Milk quickly turns sour on a full moon. It's better to stock up on milk a week later.
  10. Save it for later. For a longer shelf life and better flavour, you should only preserve fruit after the full moon.


What are you waiting for? Pack your family or friends and visit us at the full moon event in the skiing area Bad Kleinkirchheim. All other winter highlights and offers can be found on our website. We look forward to seeing you!