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Dobratsch - Jägersteig

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  • Naturpark Dobratsch
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The attractive tour leads from the restaurant Rosstratte (1732 m) via the Jägersteig to the summit of the Dobratsch (2166 m) and offers fantastic views.
difficult
Distance 9.1 km
3:15 h
542 m
542 m
2,166 m
1,732 m
The trails at Dobratsch are very well marked. The Jägersteig is a narrow path, starting at the view point "Gamsblick", iand requires absolute surefootedness in rough and steep terrain. On the other hand, the descent is a wide gravel road, which is also well accessible for families.

Author’s recommendation

In the former lift house Zehnernock visitors can learn more about the history of the Dobratsch (construction of the Villach Alpine Road, construction of the ORF transmitter etc.). It is also a good idea to conclude the tour with a visit to Andrea Riedel´s Rosstrattenstüberl, where she spoils her guests with delicacies from the Carinthian cuisine.
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Region Villach
Update: March 16, 2022
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Highest point
Dobratsch, 2,166 m
Lowest point
Rosstratte, 1,732 m
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Safety information

This tour is an alpine hiking tour with alpine dangers (some places require absolute surefootedness, change of weather, fog,  lightning storms, stone chippings etc.).

Families with children ought to use the normal route via path no. 291!

Tips and hints

 Region Villach Tourism

 +43 4242 42000

 www.visitvillach.at/en

 

Start

Restaurant Rosstratte (1,732 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.593319, 13.710645
DMS
46°35'35.9"N 13°42'38.3"E
UTM
33T 401235 5160780
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Destination

Restaurant Rosstratte

Turn-by-turn directions

From the start at the Rosstratte the way leads past the adventure playground and follows the geological educational trail towards Hoehenrain. Shortly after entering the pasture area (pasture gate) follow the road (route 291). Take the first turn to the right and follow the way to the obversation deck "Gamsblick".  After a short stop at the plattform, follow the way back to the main track. From there follow the grave road up to the next junction. Take the path no. 294 towards the "10er" summit and you will reach die former lift stattion with lots of information about the history of the mountain. From there follow the small path no. 294 towards west to a small ridge. From there you have to walk down towards the Bärengraben (Bear´s rift. Follow the markings trough a dwarf pine forest along the edge - just before you get to the summit house you will get back to way no. 291. 

The majestic transmission tower on Dobratsch is a 167-meter hybrid tower for Radio and TV and is situated at an altitude of about 2115 metres.

Before you stop at the summit house we suggest to climb up to the summit, especially to the two churches Maria am Stein and the  "Windische Kapelle". After enjoying the wonderful view it is only a few minutes back to the well deserved stop at the summit house (built in 2010). The descent is along the  path no. 291 towards Elfernock and then you have to follow the road until you get to the Rosstratte.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Natur Park Shuttle 

Getting there

Via the toll road from Villach-Möltschach up to the Rosstratte car park at 1,732 m above sea level. You will cover 16.5 km, 116 curves, 1,200 hm and enjoy sensational views of the Karst mountains and mountain peaks in neighbouring Slovenia and Italy.

Parking

Parking at Rosstratte (Parking lot 11)

Coordinates

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46.593319, 13.710645
DMS
46°35'35.9"N 13°42'38.3"E
UTM
33T 401235 5160780
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Bergsturzlandschaft Schütt Kurzbeschreibung: Bergsturzlandschaft Schütt, Dokumentation und Naturführer Herausgeber: Amt der Kärntner Landesregierung, Abt. 20 - Landesplanung/Naturschutz und Magistrat der Stadt Villach Verlag: Verlag des Naturwissenschaftlichen Vereins für Kärnten, Klagenfurt 1998 / ISBN: 3-85328-011-0 Naturpark Dobratsch - Geschichte und Geschichten, Fauna, Flora und die schönsten Touren und Ausflüge Kurzbeschreibung: Gerhard Leeb stellt unter Mithilfe zahlreicher Fachleute mit diesem Buch über den 1. Naturpark Kärntens den Dobratsch, der mit seiner Natur und Kultur einzigartig ist, vor. Historische Aspekte, von der Steinzeit bis heute, die Natur am und um den Berg herum sowie umfangreiche Informationen zu Ausflugszielen am Berg und in die nähere Umgebung machen den handlichen Führer zu einem wertvollen Begleiter für Entdeckungsreisen. Autor: Gerhard Leeb Verlag: Lebenszeichen, Villach, 2005

Author’s map recommendations

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

Equipment

We suggest good hiking shoes, backpack, underwear, rainwear, hiking poles, food, drinks, maps, first aid and a mobile phone!

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Sandor Berko
May 24, 2020 · Community
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
9.1 km
Duration
3:15 h
Ascent
542 m
Descent
542 m
Highest point
2,166 m
Lowest point
1,732 m
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