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Hiking on the Gerlitzen Alp - Kanzelrundweg

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A short and family-friendly hiking tour with many atttractions along the way.
easy
2.9 km
1:00 h
76 m
76 m
The Kanzelrundweg is a circular route which leads in a family-friendly distance to sights and attractions such as the old cable railway station of the Kanzelbahn, the solar observatory, the adventure park Gerlitzen and many more. Along the way you will find information boards about the local flora and fauna.

Author’s recommendation

From the highest point of the tour you can use one of the mountain karts - the so called Pistenflitzer in German.
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Region Villach
Updated: September 06, 2019
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Waldtratte, 1,510 m
Lowest point
Kanzelbahn Bergstation, 1,434 m
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Rest Stop

Sunn Alm Gerlitzen

Safety information

This tour can be done with baby carriages - just make sure that you have the bigger tires on because parts of the way are on gravel tracks.

Tips, hints and links

 Region Villach Tourism

 +43 4242 42000

 www.visitvillach.at

Start

Kanzelbahn Mountain Station (1,438 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.681452, 13.899343
DMS
46°40'53.2"N 13°53'57.6"E
UTM
33T 415826 5170354
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Destination

Kanzelbahn Mountain Station

Turn-by-turn directions

Starting from the mountain station of the Kanzelbahn, follow either the paved road or the parallel forest path to the Kanzelhöhe until you come to path no. 176 at the Almresort. On the right hand side, after a few minutes, you reach the old mountain station of the Kanzelbahn and a little further on the left you can see the solar observatory. After a short time on a lovely gravel road and past the information boards about the regional flora and fauna you reach the highest point and the start of the Pistenflitzer and Adventure Park Gerlitzen. From there it goes over paved roads towards the water storage  and back to the starting point at the mountain station of the Kanzelhöhe.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Annenheim can be reached at regular intervals by public transport.

Click here for the timetable information.

Here you can get information about the Carinthian Station Shuttle.

Getting there

Annenheim is best reached via the A10 motorway exit "Villach-Ossiacher See". From there you take the Gerlitzen Kanzelbahn up to the summit.

Parking

There are enough parking spaces available at the valley station.

Coordinates

DD
46.681452, 13.899343
DMS
46°40'53.2"N 13°53'57.6"E
UTM
33T 415826 5170354
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Kompass Nr. 62 - Ossiacher See - Feldkirchen in Kärnten (1:25 000)

Equipment

Light hiking boots, backpack, rain gear, hiking poles, food and drink, maps, first aid and a mobile phone.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
2.9 km
Duration
1:00 h
Ascent
76 m
Descent
76 m
Public transport friendly Loop Scenic Family friendly Botanical highlights Faunistic highlights Suitable for strollers

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