What's New On This Page?October 17th, 2004 - Inserted links up, to the broader region (Gurktal Alps / Nockberge).
October 6th, 2004 - Map added.
Koenigstuhl (The King's Throne) is a typical mountain of this region, still, it is refreshing that it's north slope is quite rocky (although only a bit more than 200 m high). The mountain is ideal for hiking and tour skiing. It is often ascended and offers from its top also a great panorama, especially towards the west on Hohe Tauern.
North of Koenigstuhl there is a beautiful Rosanintal (valley). In winter, from dr. Josef Mehrl's hut into the valley usually goes a cross-country ski track, which climbs from around 1700 m to the plateau below Koenigstuhl's north face, on more than 2000 m.
You go off the highway Villach - Salzburg either in Gmuend (on south) or in Rennweg (on north) and then drive by the old road through the valley of Lieser to Kremsbruecke. Here you turn eastwards into the valley of Kremsbach to the tourist resort of Innerkrems (1480 m). An option to start the tour on Koenigstuhl is already in the town. But you can also proceed through the village further towards the east and reach the plateau at Dr. Josef Mehrl Huette (1730 m), where you park freely. This point can also be reached by car from the north, from the valley of river Mur if you turn south near St. Michael.
The other possibility to climb Koenigstuhl is from the Nockalmstrasse (the panoramic mountain road, toll!), where you can start hiking on the altitude of around 2000 m.
A hand-made map of Koenigstuhl and its routes
Reaching the top:
2. From the Nockalmstrasse (2000 m) you go towards the north on Eisentalhoehe (2180 m) from where you proceed towards the nort-east to Friesenhalshoehe (2246 m) and on the top. A good hour, if you pass the Eisentalhoehe by its eastern slopes.
For longer hikings (or skiing), consider the following options:
a. From Innerkrems. We can do a round tour, visiting 7 summits, higher than 200 m.
b. South approach (from Rosental)
c. East approach (from Nesselbach).
The latter two routes join on Stangscharte (2076 m).
You can see a detailed map on:
Red TapeNo limitations, but the whole area is a natural park.
The Nockalmstrasse is opened from May to October (toll!).
When To ClimbAny time of the season.
CampingDr. Josef Mehrl Huette (1730 m).
Nockalmhof, 1700 m, is a private hut. Contact data: Family Aschbacher, A-9862 Kremsbruecke, No. 91, Austria. Tel: +43 4736 283.