The Biosphere Park in Austria
The one-of-a-kind natural and cultural landscape of the Nockberge Mountains on your holiday in Austria
In the Carinthia Nockberge Mountains, a special natural landscape is cared for and protected. Many different types of animals and plants play and grow within the borders of the 18,300-hectare Nockberge biosphere park.
The most important aspects of the Nockberge Mountain region in Carinthia
- You’ll experience a substantial degree of originality
- The protection of flora and fauna, as well as their habitat
- An impressive natural experience
Geologically speaking the Nockberge Mountains are among the oldest and most interesting upland formations in Europe. Aside from the extensive animal and plant life, the Nockberge national park is characterised by a rich culture. Over hundreds of years, the traditions and customs have been developed and maintained with love. Learn about the cultural treasure of the Carinthian Nockberge Mountains. Come and see a cattle drive, the hundred-year-old tradition in Karlbad or visit one of the traditional mills.
The animals of the Biosphere Park
In the forests, rivers and lakes, and in the air and the meadows, countless animals have made their home. Cows graze in the alpine meadows, along with horses, goats and sheep. Chamois climb in between the rugged cliffs. Shy groundhogs peek out of their homes. On a hike through the Nockberge Mountains, you can expect to encounter many exciting creatures.
The plant life of the Biosphere Park
Thanks to the soft peaks and special climate, the Nockberge Mountains contain a wide variety of plants. The special plant species include the durable stone pine and the one-of-a-kind Speick. During a barefoot hike in the biosphere park, you can ask a park ranger about the amazing effects of the stone-pine wood. An activity programme for Speick focuses on this special plant. On an impressive tour, you’ll learn everything there is to know about this type of valerian that only grows in the Nockberge Mountains.
Learn more about the natural experience in the Nockberge Biosphere Park and find out why this is the best place for your next holiday.
The Biosphere Park
9565 Ebene Reichenau 117
Tel: +43 4275 / 665