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Nockberge-Trail: Hiking route stage 4

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from Turracher Höhe to Falkertsee
Distance 18.2 km
7:00 h
1,189 m
1,082 m
2,329 m
1,696 m
In the heart of the Nockberge mountains: From the lake Turrachsee to the lake Falkertsee via Rinsennock mountain, Prießhütte and Kleine Scharte

Author’s recommendation

  • Panoramic view from Rinsennock Mountain
  • Prieß Hut on the Nockalm Road
  • Climb to Steinhöhe und Steinnock
  • Falkert lake
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Thomas Krenn 
Update: August 01, 2022
Highest point
2,329 m
Lowest point
1,696 m
Best time of year

Track types

Asphalt 16.79%Dirt road 1.07%Forested/wild trail 7.43%Path 74.67%Road 0.01%
3 km
Dirt road
0.2 km
Forested/wild trail
1.4 km
13.6 km
0 km
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Rest stops

Familienhotel Schneekönig****
Heidi-Hotel Falkertsee
Falkert Stüberl

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


Turracher Höhe (1,779 m)
46.915571, 13.874075
46°54'56.1"N 13°52'26.7"E
33T 414266 5196397
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Turn-by-turn directions

The starting point of stage 04 is located at the valley station of the Nocky-Flitzer, a summer toboggan run with a cableway on the Turracher Höhe. From here you walk along the Barbara Weg direction southwest: First, you climb through forest to an avalanche barrier and then come into an elongated side valley, the so-called “Kormulde”. Here you choose the right path, over which you will shortly reach the old mine - cinnabar was mined here in the past.

From here you continue to the ridge that descends from the Rinsennock to the southeast and reach with this trail (no. 149) the summit of the Rinsennock - the highest point for today (2.334m). From there, once again you can enjoy a wonderful view of the lake Turrachsee.

From here you walk down west until you reach the path of yesterday's stage. The next section (route no. 126) is identical to yesterday's stage, except that you walk in the opposite direction: This is how you reach the next destination, the Pregatscharte. There you follow the trail no. 126 direction Königstuhl/Prießhütte (Salzsteigweg) for another good half hour, until the left lane branches off towards Prießhütte. Now follow this path (no. 123) in an arc beneath the Koflernock until you reach the Prießhütte, where you can take a little rest.

After this short relaxation you continue uphill along the Nockalm Road, which is heavily frequented by cars and especially by motorcycles. But do not worry, this section of the trail is not long: after a few bends (about 2 km, 35 min walking time), the trail no. 123 or 3 branches off in a right turn. This leads first to the Auernighütte and then steeply uphill to the plateau “Flache Scharte”.

Here begins the wonderful alpine hike to the east towards Falkert: You always keep to the promising ridge (trail no. 3) and only pass the summit of the Steinnock on its south side - this is how you reach the Hundsfeldscharte between Falkertköpfl and Falkert. Here you leave the ridge and descend east to the lake Falkertsee, where your hotel and a cool drink are waiting for you on its northern shore.


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Getting there



46.915571, 13.874075
46°54'56.1"N 13°52'26.7"E
33T 414266 5196397
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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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18.2 km
7:00 h
1,189 m
1,082 m
Highest point
2,329 m
Lowest point
1,696 m
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