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HIGHLIGHTS ALONG THE ROAD One can also SPEND THE NIGHT ALONG THE NOCKALM ROAD. The Biosphere Reserve Centre Nockalmhof on the Nockalm road was opened in 2012 and showed the fossil exhibition “fossilized worlds” that is unique throughout Austria. The visitor can see a new multimedia and 3D-cinema and is also is invited to experience and understand the Flora and Fauna of the Nock Mountains. If you want to have lunch in Carinthia, you should definitely try a traditional “Carinthian frigga” once. It is a hearty bacon-cheese-omelette. TOUR 3 The castle Mauterndorf overlooks the city majestically on a rock; today it is an enjoyable museum for young and old. Landmark of the pretty little town St. Johann im Pongau is the parish church St. Johannes, also known as “Pongauer Dom”. Wagrain is one of the seven “Silent night” places in Salzburg: The composer of the world-famous Christmas carol, Joseph Mohr, worked here as vicar. This is the native place of the poet Karl Heinrich Waggerl, whose home houses a museum today. NOCKALM ROAD 65 Commonly known as “Monte Carlo of the Alps”, Bad Gastein is 1,000 metres high in the middle of the Hohe Tauern, also famous for the warm, radon-containing thermal water. THE TOUR AT A GLANCE Route length: Variant 1 through Bruck an der Glocknerstrasse: approx. 330 km. Variant 2 through the Gastein valley and the Tauernschleuse: approx. 360 km. Travel time: approx. up to eight hours Characteristic: A perfect tour for driving not only for cars but also for motorbikes, pure pleasure tour on well-developed roads. However, one should have decent stamina for the high amount of curves. Highest point: Eisentalhöhe (Nockalm road), 2,042 m. Special feature of the tour: The unique, set apart from the world - Nockalm road. 1 Driving pleasure through the Carinthian Nock Mountains. 2 The legendary Wunschglocke (wishing bell) in the Schiestlscharte. 3 The alpine roses start to bloom from the month of June. 4 The “Alpine valerian” is a botanical treasure. 5 The exhibition “Fossilized worlds” in the Biosphere Reserve Centre Nockalmhof.
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