Experiencing nature with no obstacles & barriers

It is hugely important to Grossglockner Hochalpenstrassen AG - the operating company for the Nockalm Road and other panoramic roads in Austria – to ensure that all their offers and facilities, whether it is on site along the Nockalm Road, or online, have as few barriers as possible, so everyone gets to experience the natural surroundings independently. 

Barrier-free facilities along the Nockalm Road

The Nockalm Road is very well suited as an excursion destination for people who have restricted mobility, providing experiences for EVERYONE. After all, almost all the viewing points, parking areas and rest points are accessible in a vehicle, enabling barrier-free contact with nature. We have provided an overview here with information about which exhibits, restaurants and facilities are barrier-free:

Barrier-free accessible exhibits
  • Nockalmhof Biosphere Reserve Center: All areas of the building as well as the fossil exhibition ‘Fossilised Worlds’, the interactive bat exhibition, the multimedia and 3D cinema, along with the extensive restaurant options available provide barrier-free accessibility.
  • ‘Silva Magica’ path & the ‘Trees as Survivalists’ exhibition: Silva Magica Nature Park and the ‘Trees as Survivalists’ exhibitions have been adapted in such a way that people who have disabilities, families with prams and elderly, frail people can enjoy unrestricted access to special natural experiences. Language codes on display boards along the route provide visually impaired people to enjoy an acoustic experience of the path. Everything is ÖZIV certified.
Barrier-free WC facilities
  •   Nockalmhof Biosphere Reserve Center
  •   Grundalm 
  •   Glockenhütte 
Barrier-free accessible restaurants and bistros
  • Nockalmhof 
  • Zechneralm: Restaurant on the ground floor, WC facilities in the basement 
Gastronomy and Accommodation

"Natural experience for EVERYONE" Carinthian "Leuchtturmprojekt" project

As part of the ‘Natural experience for EVERYONE’ project throughout the state of Carinthia, attractive, barrier-free experiences in nature have been created that provide places of relaxation and tranquillity for people with and without disabilities. The offer is supported as part of the "Leuchtturm" project provided by the state of Carinthia. 

Blind man with cane and biosphere park ranger at the Silva Magica | © Biosphärenpark Nockberge/Stabentheiner

An experiencing of the Nockalm Road for the visually impaired  

For the visually impaired, our free Multimedia Guide provides an acoustic image of the Nockalm Road. The audio guide proceeds station by station through the twists and turns and can be downloaded to your smartphone from the comfort of your own home. 

Nockalm Road accessible website

Grossglockner Hochalpenstrassen AG endeavours to makes its websites accessible, in line with the Federal Act on barrier-free access to websites and mobile applications (Web Accessibility Act – WZG) BGBl. I. No. 59/2019 idgF.  

We are aware that we have not set up our website in a way which provides the maximum possible accessibility. However, we are endeavouring to continually make improvements to provide as much accessibility as possible, so all users can enjoy the perfect user experience.  

Should you encounter obstacles that prevent you using this website – problems that are not outlined in the accessibility declaration below, or shortcomings in relation to the observance of the Accessibility Act – we would ask you to let us know. E-mail us at info@nockalmstrasse.at Please state the problem and provide the URL(s) for the site or document in question. We will deal with your request as quickly as possible, try to solve the issue and get back to you.