The stunning Nockberge-Trail leads you across the ridges and summits of the gentle Carinthian Nockberge mountains.From the Katschberg, you pass through the impressive mountain worlds of Innerkrems, Turracher Höhe, the Falkert and Bad Kleinkirchheim, in five day stages throughout summer and four come winter.

Experience the Carinthian Nockberge

In summer the long-distance hiking trail delights with luscious green peaks, and in winter with its powder paradise. But you can enjoy one thing in particular all year round: the unique panorama that opens itself up to you, creating unforgettable Sunshine Moments!

Please check that the individual Nockberge-Trail stages are open before embarking on your outdoor adventure.

Stage 1: Katschberg – Neue Bonner Hütte

Facts: 8 km | 3:00 hours | moderate

Say goodbye to the stress of everyday life and venture out into nature.The first Nockberge-Trail stage is the shortest, starting at the Aineck valley station on Katschberghöhe. Well-marked trail No. 111 leads you up the slope to the Aineck summit,continuing south on the panoramic Höhenkamm to the Theuerlnock until you have reached your goal: the Neue Bonner Hütte. Put your feet up on the sun terrace; enjoy the views and the food. In summer you can also make the initial ascent byAineckbahn.

Stage 2: Neue Bonner Hütte – Innerkrems

Facts: 16.6 km | 6:00 hours | difficult

The challenging second stage takes you over four "Nocken" (peaks) and past enchanting mountain lakes towards Innerkrems. From the Neue Bonner Hütte, you head towards the Ebenwald-Laußnitzer Hütte and idyllic Lake Laußnitzsee. Following trail No. 113, you hike alongthe ridges just below the Gemeinnock, past unnamed mountain lakes to beautiful Lake Anderlesee. From here the trail leads up to the Kameritzhöhe and on to the Gaipahöhe, where you leave the ridges and continue on to the "Blutige Alm Hütte". Here you can find out all about the – at first glance – rather unimposing healing plant Speik, before setting off on the last part of this stage, past a reservoir and into Innerkrems.

Stage 3: Innerkrems – Turracher Höhe

Facts: 21.3 km | 7:00 hours | difficult

Limitless views await you along the third stage, starting with a highlight: follow trail No. 4 along the magnificent Donnerschlucht gorge to just before the Dr-Josef-Mehrl-Hütte on the outskirts of Schönfeld. Head south along the Kremsbachpast an ecologically important swamp area until you reach the enchanted Lake Rosaninsee. From here, head up onto the Großer Königstuhl, one of the Nockberge’s best known mountains. The ridge leads you to the Karlnock, where you continue below the Stangnock across the Stangboden to the Stangscharte. Below the Gregerlnock you hike over the Schneegrubensattel into the Pregatscharte. On towards the valley until you reach Winkleralm, then across the Schafalm and – after a slight ascent – the Steinturrach, down to Turracherhöhe and lovely Lake Turrach.

Stage 4: Turracher Höhe – Falkertsee

Facts: 18.1 km | 7:00 hours | difficult

This stage starts at the "Nocky-Flitzer" summer toboggan run. How about a ride to warm up?Head southwest through the forest and across an avalanche barrier to the Kormulde. Past an old mine over the ridge you reach the highest point of this stage: the Rinsennock. Take a look back at picturesque Lake Turrach, before continuing on to the Pregatscharte and Prießhütte. Don’t be surprised if you recognise this trail from Stage 3; you are following it in the other direction now. You reach the Auernighütte via the Nockalmstraße, and then it’s a steep ascent to the Flache Scharte. From here you enjoy a high altitude hike towards the Falkert and Lake Falkertsee.

Stage 5: Falkertsee – Bad Kleinkirchheim

Facts: 11.1 km | 4:30 hours | moderate

Now it’s time to ascend the Falkert! Passing around Lake Falkertsee and through the pretty Sonntagstal you reach the Falkertscharte. Here you should definitely take a detour to the most famous Nockberge summit: the Falkert. Allow for an additional 30 minutes, as the final metres leading to the impressive summit cross are quite steep and require steady feet. After summiting, follow trail No. 1 below the Moschelitzen (Rödresnock) along the far-stretching pastures of the Totelitzen and down to the Unterstandshütte. From here it’s a slightly steeper descent to Bad Kleinkirchheim, where the trail leads you to the church near the Thermal Römerbad.


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