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The Gartnerkofel is one of the three prominent mountain peaks of the Carinthian Nassfeld and a beautiful mountain tour for the whole family. Starting at the top station of the Gartnerkofel chairlift, the Gartnerkofel hike is an easy summit tour. The ascent runs in a pleasant, even gradient partly over the slopes of the ski area. The last stretch to the summit cross requires a bit of fitness and a head for heights. However, there are no really exposed parts along the entire way.

Alternatively you can start at the state border at the Nassfeldpass or at the Watschiger Alm.

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Distance 0.9 km
0:45 h
292 m
0 m
2,169 m
1,877 m

Author’s recommendation

On the Thörl before the last ascent towards the summit, take a look down into the valley, the extra steps are worth it! Also to recommend: The sunrise hike to the Gartnerkofel (Tour ID 11807364)! 
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Update: August 21, 2020
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Highest point
2,169 m
Lowest point
1,877 m
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Tips and hints

Guided hikes can be booked at the Nassfeld-Pressegger See Information & Service Centre, with the +Card PREMIUM they are even free of charge! Information and registration under +43 4285 8241 or info@nassfeld.at 

Start

Gartnerkofelbahn (1,877 m)
Coordinates:
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46.566820, 13.299075
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46°34'00.6"N 13°17'56.7"E
UTM
33T 369645 5158433
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Destination

Gartnerkofel-Gipfel

Turn-by-turn directions

There are three possible starting points for the hike to the Gartnerkofel:

1. state border on the Nassfeldpass

2nd Watschiger Alm (Wulfenia occurrence, flowering period May-June)

3. top station Gartnerkofel chairlift (described below)

Ascension:

Take the Gartnerkofel chairlift to 1,900 m above sea level. Here you will find wonderful hiking trails and a magnificent view of the surrounding mountains and the neighbouring Julian Alps. From here you can easily reach the summit of the Gartnerkofel in 40 minutes walking time. The easy and well-marked hiking trail initially leads over part of the FIS downhill run to the top station of the FIS lift. From here it goes slightly right into the Gartnerkofel massif. On the left summit you can see the summit cross in good visibility. Follow the marked path to the Thörl, from where there is a magnificent view of the Gailtal, Hermagor and Lake Pressegger. Now turn left, the last ascent follows, which leads in serpentines to the summit. This stretch demands a last time a good amount of fitness, but it is worth it: because at the summit cross there is a fantastic panoramic view and a worthwhile rest.

 

The descent is the same as the ascent.

 

After the descent the buffet "Zur Berghex", the Watschiger Alm as well as the Alpenhof Plattner tempt you to stop for a break.

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Getting there

By car via the B99 "Nassfeldpassstraße" to the valley station of the Gartnerkofe chairlift or alternatively with the Millennium-Express to the Tressdorfer Alm and with the Piccolo-Express to the Gartnerkofel chairlift. Ascent with the Garternkofel chairlift, alternatively start of the hike at the valley station of the Gartnerkofel chairlift.

Parking

Parking at the valley station of the Gartnerkofel chairlift, directly at the national border on the Nassfeldpass or at the Watschiger Alm. 

Coordinates

DD
46.566820, 13.299075
DMS
46°34'00.6"N 13°17'56.7"E
UTM
33T 369645 5158433
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Equipment

sturdy shoes, rain protection

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Helge S.
July 17, 2020 · Community
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When did you do this route? July 16, 2020
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Sandra Keller
May 26, 2018 · Community
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Martin Schoitsch
November 01, 2016 · Community
Dienstag, 1. November 2016, 21:48 Uhr
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
0.9 km
Duration
0:45 h
Ascent
292 m
Highest point
2,169 m
Lowest point
1,877 m
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