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Nockberge-Trail: Hiking route stage 1

Hiking route · Katschberg-Liesertal-Maltatal
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m 2400 2200 2000 1800 1600 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 km Adlerhorst Aineck Teuerlnock, 2145 m Neue Bonner Hütte
from Katschberg to new Bonner Hütte
Distance 8 km
3:07 h
591 m
496 m
2,210 m
1,641 m
Goodbye bustle: Over the ridge between Aineck and Theuerlnock down to the romantic Neue Bonner-Hütte.

Author’s recommendation

  • Panoramic view from Aineck Mountain
  • View from Theuerlnock
  • Lush meadows of Laußnitzalm
  •  Neuen Bonner Hütte’s Sun Terrace
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Thomas Krenn 
Update: October 31, 2022
Highest point
2,210 m
Lowest point
1,641 m
Best time of year

Track types

Dirt road 4.80%Forested/wild trail 46.90%Path 48.28%
Dirt road
0.4 km
Forested/wild trail
3.8 km
3.9 km
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Safety information

-> Prior to each tour, the physical fitness and previous mountaineering experience of all participants  – adults and children – must be assessed. Trekking & mountaineering often require surefootedness and a head for heights.

-> Each mountain tour should be planned and executed using official tour descriptions and hiking maps.  Information from alpine clubs and local experts, such as mountain guides and hut owners, can be especially helpful in this regard.

-> Appropriate equipment and clothing are essential in the mountains. When mountaineering you need solid hiking shoes with non-slip soles. Since the weather in the mountains can be quite changeable, all-weather clothing is advised upon. The pace of the walk must be adjusted to the weakest member of the group. It is especially important at the beginning of the tour to go slowly and be sure to observe other participants, so that exhaustion may be detected in time. 

-> Do not leave the marked hiking paths. To avoid falls, pay close attention to where you walk, even in light terrains. Be careful when walking on steep grassy slopes, especially when wet. It is especially dangerous to cross steep snowfields and glaciers.

-> It is essential to avoid the loss of stones along the route, as this could hurt other hikers. In areas prone to rockfall, pass individually as quickly as possible and without stopping.

-> Hikers wishing to be accompanied by their dog is a sensitive topic of late. In some instances (e.g.  cows with newborn calves), cattle may be particularly aggressive towards dogs, especially those on a leash. It is essential to stay calm in these instances, be careful and trust your instinct, also take note of possible warning signs. Untrained dogs are to kept on a leash at all times!

-> If the weather changes along the way, mist falls, the road becomes too difficult or is in bad shape, you should turn back immeadiately. There is no shame in it, it is always the best thing to do.

-> If an accident should occur, keep calm. In some cases you will be able to help yourself. If not, try to get help by calling someone, yelling, flashing a light or waving large clothes to attract attention. If possible, anyone who is injured should not be left alone.

-> The mountains are a place for everyone, and it is the duty of every climber and hiker to help with their preservation and cleanliness. Please take all waste back with you into the valley and leave the flora and fauna of the mountains untouched.

-> Important telephone numbers:

-> Alpine Emergency Call 140, International Emergency Call 112

Tips and hints


Katschberghöhe (1,641 m)
47.059239, 13.615612
47°03'33.3"N 13°36'56.2"E
33T 394868 5212677


Neue Bonner Hütte

Turn-by-turn directions

The starting point of the Nockberge-Trail is the valley station Aineck on the Katschberghöhe. Here you choose the well-maintained route No. 111 - the so-called motorway - along the slope to the summit of Aineck (the Aineckbahn, originally a Ski lift, can also be used during the summer season). At least from here, it gets quiet: You leave the ski area and continue trail no. 111 on the broad and promising ridge direction south to the Theuerlnock.


From Theuerlnock you hike the path no. 111 over pastures and later through forest to the Neue Bonner-Hütte. A short stage - ideal for resting your legs on the sun terrace of the rustic lodge to bear the stress of everyday life and simply enjoy the scenery and culinary delights.


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Getting there



47.059239, 13.615612
47°03'33.3"N 13°36'56.2"E
33T 394868 5212677
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Weiterführende kostenpflichtige  Literatur für Wanderungen in Kärnten:

5639 Wanderführer Kärntner Seen mit Karte, Karten Kompass, 978-399121-048-1

1322 Dein Augenblick Kärnten, 4/22, Karten Kompass, 978-399121-307-9

Genusswandern in Kärnten: Leichte Touren zum Schauen, Staunen und Entdecken, 5/21, Styria Verlag, 978-3222136595


Weiterführende kostenlose Literatur für Wanderungen in Kärnten

 Alpe-Adria-Trail Tourenbuch

Produktflyer Nockberge-Trail und Via Paradiso

Author’s map recommendations

Kostenloses Wanderkartenmaterial erhalten Sie in den Tourismusbüros oder online




How challenging is the Nockberge-Trail hiking route?

Easy to medium. Technically speaking, the Nockberge-Trail hike is not that difficult. There are no rope secured or exposed sections that require a complete head for heights. Even if you often hike at altitudes of up to 2350m and have conquered many peaks, there are no technical difficulties. A certain amount of surefootedness – being able to move safely and quickly in the terrain – is required.

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8 km
3:07 h
591 m
496 m
Highest point
2,210 m
Lowest point
1,641 m
Public-transport-friendly Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cableway ascent/descent Summit route


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