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Alpengarten Dobratsch

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Intermediate hiking trail up to the alpine garden and the skywalk near parking area 6. Follow the way through the nature reserve "Schütt" and enjoy magnificent views.
moderate
Distance 13.9 km
6:15 h
973 m
973 m
1,496 m
545 m

Author’s recommendation

If you are not afraid of hights, then walk on to the Skywalk and admire a breathtaking view. The Skywalk is a 7m long metal platform , from which one has a magnificent view over the "Red Wall" and can observe rare species of birds .

From mid- August to early September over 7,000 raptors fly over the Dobratsch towards south. Passive flyer as the honey buzzard , but also hawks , snakes and imperial eagles use thermal winds.

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Region Villach
Update: March 21, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Alpengarten Dobratsch, 1,496 m
Lowest point
Arnoldstein - Waldsiedlung, 545 m
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Safety information

All tours on the Dobratsch are basically alpine hiking tours with specific alpine dangers ( fall of temperature, disorientation due to fog, thunderstorms etc.) Be careful!

Tips and hints

 Region Villach Tourism

 +43 4242 42000

 www.visitvillach.at/en

 

Start

Arnoldstein - Waldsiedlung (567 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.561601, 13.710535
DMS
46°33'41.8"N 13°42'37.9"E
UTM
33T 401169 5157255
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Destination

Arnoldstein - Waldsiedlung

Turn-by-turn directions

Start this moderate hike at the leisure time park in Arnoldstein. Cross the Nepomuk bridge and and continue to Othmar hut at 643 meter altitude. The path leads through the "Schütt" forest. With its bizarre rock formations and boulders , mountain thickets , black rests , the "Schütt" is a unique refuge for a variety of animal and plant species . Over the "Kranzwand" and the "Wabenriegel" it is only a short way towards west. Then we reach our goal- the Alpine Garden and the Skywalk. Follow the same way back or use the nature park bus.

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Take the bus from Villach main station to Arnoldstein.

Click here for timetable information.

Click here for the Carinthia train station shuttle.

Getting there

Take the B83 road from Villach to Arnoldstein. Turn left at the city council square and follow the road towards the leisure time park.

Parking

There are enough parking spaces at the leisure time park.

Coordinates

DD
46.561601, 13.710535
DMS
46°33'41.8"N 13°42'37.9"E
UTM
33T 401169 5157255
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Kompass Nr. 064 - Villach Alpe Unterdrautal (M 1:50 000)

Equipment

Trekking shoes, backpack , functional underwear, rainwear, hiking sticks , food and drinks, maps , first aid and mobile phone.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
13.9 km
Duration
6:15 h
Ascent
973 m
Descent
973 m
Highest point
1,496 m
Lowest point
545 m
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