Time out from everyday life in the Lungau Nock Mountains (1900m), smoke u. pet-free!
Elke und Wolfgang Mäule
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The mountain village Karneralm is nestled between the Kleiner Königstuhl, the Klölingscharte, the Klölingnock and the Mühlhauserhöhe hidden in the Lungauer Nockberge at 1900m above sea level. The Karneralm is one of the four settlement centers of the municipality Ramingstein in the extreme southeast of the country Salzburg in the district Tamsweg in the border triangle Salzburg, Styria and Carinthia. We are the highest holiday destination in the entire Salzburgerland - ideal for a well-dosed and unique altitude holiday.
The Karneralm became famous in the 40's as one of the first ski areas in the state of Salzburg after the suspension of the ski business, the dismantling of the lifts and the demolition of the GH Bogensberger in 2013 to a real insider tip for individual tourists. The mountain village consists of around 40 - mostly privately used - holiday homes, two alpine farmers and a small chapel. With only a few guest beds available, a restful and relaxed stay abseites to mass tourism is guaranteed. Outside the main season, it can happen that you are alone on the Alm.
The history of skiing in the Karneralm dates back to 1908. Margit Countess Szápáry and the then Sprengelarzt Dr. Max Lainer had the ski pioneer and inventor of the one-level telemark technique, Prof. Zdarsky, invited as an instructor to Ramingstein. The Lungauer Nockberge was discovered as a touring area.
Initially, only the Karner- and Reiterhütte offered the ski enthusiasts a modest but much desired quarter. In 1933, the owner of the Karneralm, Balthasar Bogensberger, opened the Alpengasthof Karneralm. The eldest son of Dr. Max Lainer, Max Falko Lainer, did the State Ski Instructor Examination in 1932 on the Arlberg and founded the 1st with Ollo Funke from Tamsweg. Alpine Ski School Lungau. Distributed to the bases Karneralm, Schilcheralm, Bundschuh, Prebersee and Katschberg, interested people were taught the art of skiing. The touring skiing and romantic hut evenings dominated the whole region back then.
The Second World War brought deep cuts in the Lungau. In 1949, some of the lucky returnees found some idealists again and founded the sports club Ramingstein. In exemplary teamwork the lift was built up to Huberbauern. The skiing took a steady boost. In 1963, another lift was built, the Alpengasthof expanded and a number of private apartments built. 1971 followed the Königstuhl lift. During this time, the Schiparadies Karneralm experienced its heyday.
Despite further investments, the ski business in the Karneralm could not prevail in the long term against the overpowering competition in the region. The ski season 2004/2005 was the last opportunity to enjoy the family ski area Karneralm / Schönfeld. In the summer of 2010, the remaining lift masts were dismantled and flown out. The last hopes for a resumption of the lift operation have thus burst.
Now it has become quiet in the Karneralm. But what remains is the natural snow and the fascinating natural landscape, which has already inspired the ski pioneers of yesteryear. In the summer, the Karneralm has always impressed with the unique flora and fauna of the Lungau Nockberge, the roar of the Karneralmbach and the bells of the Almvieh.
Added to this is the newly developed and gently rising Karneralmstraße, which will get you safely and stress-free on the Alm. In winter, the road is cleared. Holiday enjoyment from the beginning. But we have also added our romantic Almchalets, which offer you comfortable yet traditional accommodation.
Summer holiday as a break for body, mind and soul. Ski tours and snowshoe hikes directly from your alpine hut. Your private hideaway in the silence and seclusion of the gentle Nockberge amidst the diversity of the largest UNESCO biosphere reserve in the Alps.
Healthy, diverse, unique - these three characteristics describe a holiday in the holiday region of Lungau in the sunny south of Salzburg. The Lungau, with its 15 idyllic locations, offers perfect conditions for those who are active on holiday due to its particularly sheltered position - nestled between the Radstädter Tauern and the Nockberge - and the ideal altitude of an average of 1,000 meters in both summer and winter want to be, enjoy and relax!
The main town of the Lungau region is Tamsweg. Here you will find cultural attractions, a variety of shops, restaurants, car dealerships and numerous doctors and a well-equipped hospital.