The Nockalm Road
The Nockalm Road runs through the middle of the Park and was constructed, in so far as possible, so as to ensure that nature was preserved.
Completed in 1981 the Road is about 35 km long. The road’s starting places are in the municipality of Ebene Reichenau in the east, and in the west in the municipality of Krems in Kärnten. 52 bends take the road winding through the Nockberge. The highest point of elevation on the Nockalm Road is at Eisentalhöhe (altitude 2,042m).
Since its opening, the Nockalm Road has been a very popular place for excursions, by car, motorbike, bicycle or on foot. Besides the impressive natural landscape, alongside the route you will also find refreshment stops, rest areas, themed nature trails and children’s playgrounds.
Getting body and soul in tune – on the ‘Trail of the Elements’, exercises at the stone circles will allow you to gain a personal experience of strength. Not far from there, at the Windebensee lake, a nature trail guides you into the Nockberge mountains. Then there is the Grundalm alpine pasture, where “silva magica” will take you into a world of the ways of nature. A particular attraction is the Karlbad, where pleasant baths are still prepared following an age-old custom. The entire hut is without electricity and is managed in the traditional style!
Along the Nockalm Road, the Park’s information stations can also be found:
a multimedia presentation at the Glocken hut will give you a first impression of the National Park. You will have to watch out at the Grundalm alpine pasture, because there you may come into closer contact with the ways of nature. You will be able to feel the powers of mother Earth and get in harmony with the elemental. On the Zechneralm alpine pasture we will take you back to times long past, in the Mountain Farming Museum. And at the Pfandl hut young and old alike will delight in the marmot exhibition!
The Nockalm Road is open from May to October.
Motorcycles are prohibited between 6 pm and 8 am.
For more information and advice please get in touch with:
Innerkrems information centre, main desk
Ebene Reichenau information centre, main desk
As well as: www.nockalmstrasse.at