Monday 20 May 2024

Emberger Alm with the Reißkofel massif in the background, Kärnten, Austria (Photo: Copyright © 2020 Hendrik Böttger /


The Emberger Alm Berglauf (‘Emberg Pasture Mountain Run’) is a mountain running event in the state of Kärnten (Carinthia) in Austria.

It offers two highly-challenging uphill races:

  • Emberger Alm Lauf (6.1km with 1,050m of ascent)
  • Naßfeldriegellauf (8km with 1,545m of ascent)

Starting at an elevation of 690 metres in Berg im Drautal, a very neat and pretty village in the Drava valley, both routes run on roads (40 percent) and steep trails (60 percent) through dense forests to the Emberger Alm mountain pasture (1,740m; pictured above), a favourite destination for paragliding and hang gliding pilots and for amateur astronomers.

Participants in the Naßfeldriegellauf pass the finish area on the Emberger Alm and run another gruelling 1,900 metres to finish their race on the summit of Naßfeldriegel (2,235m) in a stunning high-alpine environment:


Naßfeldriegel, Kärnten (Carinthia), Austria -- Photo: Copyright © 2020 Hendrik Böttger /


Map of the venue:


28. Emberger Alm Berglauf:


  • 20 May 2024 (Whit Monday; public holiday in Austria)

Event website:


Number of finishers:

  6.1km 8km
2023 54 22
2022 77 22
2021 -- --
2020 107 ---
2019 95 28


No guarantee is made as to the accuracy or thoroughness of the information on this page.