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  • Kloster Wernberg
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A flat but long hike along the Drau river.  
moderate
Distance 15.4 km
3:40 h
183 m
197 m
565 m
482 m
From Villach the hike leads you along the Drau until you reach the impressive Wernberg Monastery.  

Author’s recommendation

Visit the farm store of Wernberg Monastery with homemade products.
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Region Villach
Update: March 21, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
565 m
Lowest point
482 m
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Asphalt 0.84%Unknown 99.15%
Asphalt
0.1 km
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15.3 km
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Tips and hints

 Region Villach Tourism

 +43 4242 42000

 www.visitvillach.at/en

 

Start

Villach City Center (501 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.614252, 13.846836
DMS
46°36'51.3"N 13°50'48.6"E
UTM
33T 411701 5162944
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Destination

Villach City Center

Turn-by-turn directions

From the city center, you walk downstream along the Drau, following the Drau bike path (Drauradweg) until reaching the Bridge of Peace (Friedensbrücke).  There is a paved bike path along both sides of the river.  On the north shore, the hike goes past the Villach Technology Park, to Silver Lake (Silbersee), until Gottestal.  Here you get off the bike path and continue walking north.  You continue through the village of Gottestal and follow Gottestaler Strasse until you get to Wernberg Monastery- you can buy fresh and healthy produce from local farms at stands on the monastery square.  

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

The post busses and trains of the ÖBB drive to Villach.  

Click here for timetable information.

Click here for the Carinthia train station shuttle.

Getting there

Villach is a transportation hub and can be reached with either the A2 or A10 highway.  

Parking

There is free parking at the Willroider parking lot west of the train station.  

Coordinates

DD
46.614252, 13.846836
DMS
46°36'51.3"N 13°50'48.6"E
UTM
33T 411701 5162944
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Athletic shoes, drinking water, rain jacket

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
15.4 km
Duration
3:40 h
Ascent
183 m
Descent
197 m
Highest point
565 m
Lowest point
482 m
Public-transport-friendly Multi-stage route Scenic Suitable for strollers

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