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Lake Faak Hike- from the lake to the castle

Hiking route · Villach - Faaker See - Ossiacher See
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Medium to difficult hike from Lake Aichwald to the Rotschitza waterfall.  
difficult
16.4 km
4:30 h
557 m
557 m

Author’s recommendation

There is a nice pub, "Wirtshaus Umadum," north of Lake Aichwald  ( http://www.wirtshaus-umadum.at )
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Updated: August 13, 2019

Difficulty
difficult
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
883 m
Lowest point
554 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

The Rotschitza waterfall can be explored with a tour guide.  

Monday- June through August

Rotschitza Waterfall- Feratta with Flying Fox

Day-before Registration, Alpine School "high life", 30 euros per person, Tel. +43/ (0)463/595189

Meeting point: 10:00 AM, Gasthof Baumgartnerhof/Altfinkenstein

Tips, hints and links

 Region Villach Tourism

 +43 4242 42000

 www.visitvillach.at/en

 

Start

Faak Tourist Information Center (561 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.566170, 13.907560
DMS
46°33'58.2"N 13°54'27.2"E
UTM
33T 416276 5157535
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Destination

Faak Tourist Information Center

Turn-by-turn directions

From the Faak Tourist Information Center, the path begins along the lake loop trail (Seerundweg) in the direction of Egg. There is a path across from Anderwald Campground where you take a right into the forest, staying on the path until you reach Hotel Mittagskogel in Ledenitzen.  Then there is a trail on the right side of the hotel which leads up the mountain.  Take a right at the first fork in the path in order to get to Lake Aichwald.  After the lake, you follow the path a few more meters and follow a sharp-left curve further up the mountain.  This path leads to Untergreuth, where you take a right towards “Samonighof.”  From there you walk downhill to Altfinkensteiner Strasse, which you leave after a short distance in favor of a forest trail that will lead you to the Finkenstein Castle.  There is a forest trail north of the castle ruins, on the Alpa-Adria-Trail, which takes you to Pogöriach, and from there back to the starting point.  

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Public transport

You can reach Faak with the postal busses and trains of the ÖBB.

Getting there

You can reach Lake Faak with the A2 or A11 highway ("Faaker See" or "St. Niklas" exit).  

Parking

There are free parking spaces by the Faak Tourist Information Center.  

Coordinates

DD
46.566170, 13.907560
DMS
46°33'58.2"N 13°54'27.2"E
UTM
33T 416276 5157535
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Good shoes and drinking water

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
16.4 km
Duration
4:30h
Ascent
557 m
Descent
557 m
Loop Scenic Refreshment stops available Family friendly Cultural/historical value

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