In the Nock mountains, located in Carinthia, you will find a world-renowned medicinal plant. Its distinct scent and exceptional healing powers are there to be discovered by hikers strolling in the mountains.
Those who are looking for the “Speik” have to climb up high in the mountains and leave the tree line of the Carinthian Alps far behind. At 1800 meters above sea level, within the nature protection area of the Biosphärenpark Nock Mountain, the "Speik" can be found. In former days this long-known plant was actually bought for its weight in gold because it relaxes without making you tired and revives body, soul and mind. Nowadays visitors can enjoy guided "Speik" exploring walks, starting right from Bad Kleinkirchheim, and eleven traditional mountain huts offer “Speik” feet soaking bathes in wooden buckets. The plant and its herb-fresh spicy scent can be considered the celebrity of the hiking season, especially during the months of July and August. And once you have worked up an appetite from mountain air, then take a rest at one of the many mountain huts and enjoy some of Carinthia's tasty dishes.www.badkleinkirchheim.at