This mountain area is located south of the Niedere Tauern and north of Villach. It is a fairly large area, in winter easily accessible for skiers. The western range hosts the National Park Nockberge, a successful attempt to halt the further deterioration of the area. Hikers do favor these lovely and low-key (as compared to the Tauern) mountains. A favorite destination is the Grosse Königstuhl (2.336 m), which offers a beautiful view over the surrounding area. The highest mountain is in fact the Eisenhut (2.441 m).