Mountains Nockberge

The Nockberge is a grouping of several separate mountain ranges. It is located south of the main Alpine ridge. They are mostly grassy and resemble Slovak mountains. There are several important lakes in the mountains, which are often used for recreation. A large part of the area was designated the Nockberge National Park in 1986.

Important towns of the Federal Republic of Carinthia, such as Villach and Klagenfurt, are located near the mountains. The highest mountain range is the Gurktaler Alpen. This mountain range is almost deserted, ideal for relaxed wanderings through the beautiful Alpine countryside. The highest peak of the entire mountain range, Grosser Rosenock 2,440 m above sea level, is located here.

The highest mountain

Eisenhut 2 441 m above see level

List of major mountain peaks

Grosser Rosenock 2 440 m, Königsstuhl 2 336 m, Klomnock 2 331 m, Plattnock 2 316 m, Möschelitzen 2 310 m

Nockberge is divided

Gurktaler Alpen; Nockberge; Wimitzer Berge; Afritzer Berge; Metnitzer Berge

Protected areas

Nockberge National Park

More information

It's part of the system: Eastern Alps
It is in the countries: Austria
Predominant rocks: shale

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