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Nockalm Road for vintage cars and modern classics
Winding, gentle mountain road from Innerkrems to Ebene Reichenau
Go on a pleasure drive in Austria with your vintage car! The 35 km of road in Carinthia’s Nockberge are everything but tough on older engines, and its 52 bends offer pleasure and convertible drivers new, unbelievably beautiful views of the forests, flower meadows and mountain pastures in the “Nocky Mountains” at every turn. Travelling on this unique mountain route with a pre-war, vintage car or modern classic exudes a very special esprit: treat yourself and your four-wheeled friend to the “alpine spirit” on the gentle, green side of the Austrian Alps from early May to late October!
Just perfect for vintage car fans: the Nockalm Road in CarinthiaSpeed doesn’t matter on the panoramic road lovingly incorporated into the scenery – enjoyment alone does. That naturally includes the numerous stop options. Lookout points, exhibitions, adventure worlds and, last but not least, numerous alpine huts are all worth a visit. If your vintage car dates back to a time before the Nockalm Road was constructed, you can find out what life in the Carinthian mountains was like back then at the alpine farming museum on the Zechneralm. And if you have a knack for old traditions, you might want to stop by the Karlbad, the more than 300-year-old farmer’s bath. The bathwater here has been heated with fiery hot stones for many generations!
Pure enjoyment: taking a modern classic or vintage car to the next mountain pastureThere are many reasons why the Carinthian cuisine is so popular. Some of them are called Ritschert, Reindling, Sennkäse or pine schnapps. Enjoy regional delicacies pretty much first-hand at the alpine huts and mountain inns directly on and slightly off the Nockalm Road. When toasting with a “pine” shot, salutations are to be taken quite literally as both stone pine wood and pine liqueur contain many precious ingredients that, enjoyed moderately, are exceedingly healthy. Home-bred chars at the southern end of the Nockalm Road need to be sampled as well: rarely does fish this fresh hit your plate. Tip: buy regional products such as the unique spike lavender products for home use at the farmer’s shop on the Eisentalhöhe.
Tours for connoisseurs and Ennstal-Classic: vintage car tripsA drive on the Nockalm Road can be extended perfectly to become a unique tour through the Alps. Combine your trip to the Nockberge with a drive on the Grossglockner High Alpine Road! The contrast between these alpine sceneries couldn’t be bigger – and the road conditions for vintage cars are perfect on both routes. Take a look at the brochure “Touren für Geniesser”. Here you’ll find detailed suggestions for varied drives on the most beautiful alpine roads in Europe. Those preferring a sportier approach can take part in the annual Ennstal-Classic. The Nockalm Road is part of the vintage car meeting in Austria, which attracts numerous classic car fans in July.
To the website of the Ennstal-Classic vintage car rally plus registration form for 2016!
Experience the panoramic road through the Nockberge in spring, summer and autumn. The magical mountain landscape always presents itself in different colours. Find out more about the opening hours and prices of the Nockalm Road here.