Bad Kleinkirchheim, Carinthia, municipality in the district of Spittal an der Drau, alt. 1,087 m, pop. 1,889, area 73.99 km2, climatic health and winter resort; spa at the foot of the Nockberge Mountains between Lake Millstatt and Turracher Hoehe Pass. Therapy centre with thermal indoor pool (hot mineral spring with a low content of minerals carried in solution, 22.5° C), Roemerbad spa, golf-course, cable railways; tourism (1,006,393 overnight stays), wood working, late Gothic pilgrimage church of St. Katharina (around 1492) with Gothic winged altar-piece (1510) built above a medical spring (catchment in crypt), Gothic and Baroque parish church (recorded 1166, renovated 1734) with monumental painting. In St. Oswald (town in the municipality): late Gothic church (around 1510) with frescoes (1514) above the portal and various old Carinthian Ringhof farmsteads.
Literature#W. Binder, Bad Kleinkirchheim in den Gurktaler Alpen, doctoral thesis, Graz 1971; M. Maierbrugger, Kurgemeinde Bad Kleinkirchheim, 31998.