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Gartnerkofel - Sonnenaufgangswanderung

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  • Sonnenaufgang beim Gartnerkofel-Gipfelkreuz
    Sonnenaufgang beim Gartnerkofel-Gipfelkreuz
    Photo: Nassfeld - Pressegger See, Nassfeld - Pressegger See
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Not for the late risers!

If you want to experience a sunrise, you have to jump out of bed early. Standing at the summit of the Gartnerkofel (2,195 m) when the sun bathes the surrounding mountains in a golden shimmering light is always an unforgettable experience.

moderate
Distance 3.2 km
1:45 h
635 m
1 m
2,195 m
1,534 m
We start in the darkness of the night on the Garnitzenweg to the Garnitzenthörl, where we see the light of Luschari in the Julian Alps, short drinking break at the top station of the Gartnerkofelbahn - further on at dawn towards the summit - first dawn colours the sky and so there are always amazing views into the valley (Hermagor Pressegger See), or up to the summit cross. After about 1.5 hours walking time we are at the summit, another hearty Berg Heil and already all eyes and cameras are directed towards the reddish coloured sky.

Silence and touching moments - everyone perceives the sunrise differently - but all agree - it is a special experience!

With many photos on the memory card we set off for the Watschiger Alm, enjoy the good alpine breakfast, with wonderfully fragrant coffee, hearty alpine products and delicious Reindling.

 

Author’s recommendation

Registration for the guided sunrise hike at the Information and Service Center info@nassfeld.at or +43 (0) 4285 /8241
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Author
Hanni Gratzer, Kärntner Bergwanderführerin
Update: August 21, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
Gartnerkofel Gipfel, 2,195 m
Lowest point
Staatsgrenze Nassfeldpass, 1,534 m
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Asphalt 19.76%Dirt road 31.64%Path 50.78%
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0.6 km
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1 km
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1.6 km
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Start

Staatsgrenze Österreich/ Italien (1,534 m)
Coordinates:
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46.560122, 13.276493
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46°33'36.4"N 13°16'35.4"E
UTM
33T 367898 5157726
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Destination

Gartnerkofel

Turn-by-turn directions

Via the Garnitzenweg to the Garnitzenthörl, a short break at the top station of the Gartnerkofel chairlift, across the ski slope to the top station of the FIS lift and on towards the summit. Afterwards a hearty alpine breakfast with coffee and Carinthian Reindling awaits you on the Watschiger Alm. 

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Public transport

Unfortunately there is no public transport to the Nassfeld at this time of day. 

Getting there

By car we drive the B99 "Nassfeldpassstraße" up to the pass height (national border).

Parking

Parking facilities directly at the state border at the Nassfeldpass.

Coordinates

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46.560122, 13.276493
DMS
46°33'36.4"N 13°16'35.4"E
UTM
33T 367898 5157726
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Sturdy shoes, rain gear, torch or headlamp and camera to capture the unforgettable experience!

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
3.2 km
Duration
1:45 h
Ascent
635 m
Descent
1 m
Highest point
2,195 m
Lowest point
1,534 m
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