The Nockberge Biosphere Reserve was created in 2012 following the concept of UNESCO from the Nockberge National Park and today, together with the Lungau Biosphere Reserve, includes 184 km². Here, between the mountain and lake, countless animals and plants have found their valuable, protected habitat, whereby the Nockberge Mountains protect a unique diversity. Marmots, various species of bird, butterflies or Alpine Salamander hand out here between the Swiss stone pine and the “Speik”, a wonderfully fragrant alpine herb, which only grows here. The Biosphere Reserve shows how nature and people can live in harmony with each other, in a beautiful way. A valuable natural and cultural landscape, that you can discover on your hikes and cycling tours .