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

Shop Eisentalhoehe | ©

Eisentalhöhe farm shop

Mr Dipl.-Ing. Andreas Paul Irsa

Eisentalhöhe - the highest point on the Nockalm Road. A farm shop with regional products awaits you on this marvellous viewing platform. In co-operation with local producers, there is a wide range of food - salami from Nockalm cattle, game, freshly smoked trout from the Schloss Dornbach estate and small, warm dishes. 

TIP: Starting point for hikes to the Königstuhl

Farmers' market
Karlbad | ©


Family Aschbacher

Open: May - October, hot meals until 4:00 p.m.

At 1,693 metres above sea level, in the middle of the Nockberge mountains, Karlbad has been upholding tradition for 300 years. The family business is known for its typical Carinthian dishes as well as bacon, sausages, cheese and snacks from its own production. While the children romp around in the playground, the adults can savour the homemade schnapps and enjoy their stay right on the Nockalm Road.

The over 300-year-old farmer's baths are closed in the mornings when the spa is open.

Winkl 50
9862 Winkl

+43 664 2812495
Tangerner-Hütte | ©


Family Edeltraud Göschl

Open: Daily from the beginning of June - beginning of October

Many culinary delicacies await you at the alpine hut: Cheese from our own dairy, home-made bacon and homemade sausages. Coffee, which like everything else at the hut is prepared without electricity, is accompanied by a sweet pastry every day. Children enjoy their time in the playground or in our own petting zoo with chickens, rabbits and pigs.

Children's playground
Stangalm | ©


Ewald Brence

Open: Mid-May to mid-October (depending on the weather)

Around 80 litres of milk are processed into butter and various cheeses every day on the alpine pasture. Other specialities include spicy butter, home-baked bread, bacon, sausages and salami from their own production, which can be bought at the hut to take away.
Easily accessible from the Nockalm Road in approx. 45 minutes.

Wolitzenhütte | ©

Kirchheimer Wolitzenhütte

Alexander Schuss

Open: End of May - end of October

In the middle of a 500-year-old Swiss stone pine forest at 1,700 metres above sea level, the hut enchants guests. While the adults enjoy their own alpine farm, the children romp around in the petting zoo and in the playground. Tired hiking legs can recover at the Speik care centre. Kaiserschmarrn pancakes, cheese spaetzle and the Brettljause snack taste delicious. Overnight accommodation available!

Children's playground