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THE GREEN SIDE OF THE ALPS With Eisentalhöhe and Schiestlscharte respectively at 2,000 metres above sea level, the Nockalm road shows two driving highlights at the same time. It curls in between the UNESCO-Biosphere Reserve Nockberge with their soft-green peaks. Alpine roses and mountain huts take care of the additional romance. 50 The Nockalm road is an ideal road for romantics, nature lovers and hikers, for lovers and also for families: The eyes are pleased to see soft, up-to-the peak-green mountains, the blooming alpine roses and clear woods. Even though the road is more than 2,000 metres high – and that up to almost 34 kilometres twice – the Alps appear to have lost their rugged look here in Carinthia. The cool grey and the ice-blue rocks are no longer leading; green has become the dominating colour. Interrupted by the powerful pink of the blooming alpine roses in the month of June and the magical yellow-red colouring of the forests in the autumn. The Nockalm road was opened in the year 1981: While constructing the road, greatest importance was given to the preservation of the natural environment. A RETROSPECT OF AN UNIMAGINABLE FOREIGN TIME On a literally soft tour the road twists with the 52 turns (“Reidn”) and the constant up and down through the UNESCO- Biosphere Reserve Nockberge. The Nock Mountains are of wild nature and cultural area at the same time: Men, farm and wild animals live here since centuries side by side. From the geological point of view the Nock Mountains – the highest peak is Rosennock with 2,440 metres – are a geological rarity and unique in the Alpine Region. BIOSPHERE RESERVE CENTRE IN NOCKALMHOF Through exhibition and 3D film in the Biosphere Reserve Centre Nockalmhof we can experience and understand the Fauna and

The alpine farming has a long tradition in the Nock Mountains: The mountain huts and the grazing livestock are travel companions. NOCKALM ROAD 51

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