Carinthian cuisine: the purest pleasure!

Culinary delights on the Nockalm Road | ©

Whether it is Carinthian ‘Ritschert’ soup, ‘Reindling’ cake, ‘Kasnudeln’ cheese ravioli, or a locally distilled schnapps, Carinthian cuisine is known for its specialities which no gourmet or connoisseur can resist. And the Nockalm Road is a genuine gourmet road – there are so many different Alpine lodges and other gourmet meeting points here! Enjoy your gourmet tour in UNESCO Nockberge Biosphere Reserve with all your senses! Have fun & bon appetit!

Variety-packed gastronomy & overnight stay options

Nockalm Road Penkerhuette | © Zauchner


Mr. Michael Zauchner

Open: June to October

Arrive, enjoy and linger!
Just a few minutes' walk from the Nockalm Road, we welcome you to the Penkerhütte in a quiet and idyllic location. 
Get to know and love the authenticity of alpine life while enjoying a traditional snack with products from our own dairy. 
An overnight stay in rustic rooms is pure relaxation and an experience at the same time.

- Dairy products from our own dairy to take away
- Book your room conveniently online


Nockalmhof | ©

Nockalmhof with Biosphere Reserve Center

Beginning of May - end of October, daily 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., in good weather extended opening hours

The Nockalmhof at 1,700 metres above sea level is the perfect address for a stopover. Three kilometres from the Innerkrems ticket office, with a beautiful viewing terrace, exciting museum including 3D film and is the ideal starting point for numerous hikes. Coaches welcome!

New! From 2024 the Nockalmhof will also offer apartements. Information on booking can be found here!

Heiligenbachhütte | ©


Family Walter Dullnig

Open: June till October

The alpine dairy with snack station at 1,850 metres above sea level is located approx. 150 metres from the Nockalmroad. The hut has holiday flats with a total of 10 beds. Homemade specialities and especially recommended are the alpine cheese, the alpine butter and snacks from our own production. 

Zechneralmhuette | ©


Family Fruehauf

Open: Beginning Mai - end October

We offer our guests original, unadulterated food and drinks from our own farm. Here you can enjoy the mountain sun on the sheltered terrace and indulge in refined, down-to-earth cuisine. Coaches welcome! Children's playground

E-charging station
Nockalmroad farmers market Zechneralm | © Bauernmarkt Zechneralm

Farmers' market Zechneralm

Mr. Christian Frühauf

Open: Beginning of May - end of October

Here you can buy the Laggner family's own farm produce - bacon, sausages, eggs, cider, schnapps and apple juice. For bread, cheese, honey, jams, butter, sheepskins and chocolate, farmers and small businesses from the region have been recruited as suppliers. Alpine pasture museum

Farmers' market
Alpine pasture museum
e-charging station