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Salzsteig - Steinwenderhütte - Hütter

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Quiet but demanding circular hiking tour with the Steinwenderhütte as a great stop on the way.
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Distance 16.7 km
6:00 h
1,019 m
1,019 m
1,511 m
538 m
The ascent of this tour leads over the so called Salzsteigweg to the charming Steinwenderhütte and goes down to valley on the popular Hüttersteig. On the way you come across old mountain farms and you can enjoy beautiful views of the Julian Alps.

Author’s recommendation

Discover the Steinwenderhütte, one of the oldest managed huts on the Gerlitzen and the many other HüttenKult huts (www.huettenkult.at).
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Update: June 30, 2022
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Steinwenderhütte, 1,511 m
Lowest point
Treffen, 538 m
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Start

Treffen / Ossiacher See (538 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.667819, 13.855811
DMS
46°40'04.1"N 13°51'20.9"E
UTM
33T 412474 5168886
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Destination

Treffen / Ossiacher See

Turn-by-turn directions

Starting at the market square in front of the municipial building of Treffen am Ossiacher See, you follow the Markstraße slightly uphill (path no. 109) in the direction of the Steinwenderhütte. On the Mühlenweg you cross the small brook "Treffner Bach" and follow the road to the Gerlitzenstraße. Follow this road upwards and before crossing the stream again, branch off onto the forest path, which is quite steep at the beginning.

Then you continue your hike to Pölling via the farms "Baumgartner", "Wieser" and "Steinwender". From the "Steinwender" farmstead, the steepness of the hiking trail decreases a bit. You follow and cross forest roads on pleasant forest paths and after approx. 2 3/4 hours (from Treffen) you reach the Steinwenderhütte.

After a well-deserved and, above all, great culinary break, the tour leads onwards to the Waldtratte (path no. 31) at the mountain station of the Kanzelbahn without any significant differences in altitude. At the mountain station, you can either follow the road or the parallel hiking trail to get in 15 minutes to the car park at the Kanzelhöhe.

Keep to the right here and follow the road in the direction of Kanzel (path no. 176). Before you start the demanding and long descent, on which you can stop off at the Edelweisswirt again. After a few pleasant flat sections on the forest road, the Hüttersteig then branches off at the Julienhöhe at 1,366 meters above sea level, finally turning downhill.

At the former Hütter hunting lodge, follow the forest road to the Annenheim and Treffen junction. Here you stay on the forest road (path no. 3) which leads onto the Gerlitzenstraße. Descending down the valley along the toll road, a few minutes' walk after the bend, you will come to the "Jägersteig - Treffen" junction. Via the Treffner Jägersteig (path no. 3 and 2) it is now the last stretch to Treffen and via the Franz Steiner Weg and the Marktstraße back to the starting point.

After this round, a visit to the Treffner parish church of St. Maximillian is recommended and you can calmly review this hike.

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Annenheim can be reached at regular intervals by public transport.

Click here for timetable information.

Click here for the Carinthia train station shuttle.

Getting there

Meeting is best reached via the A10 exit "Villach-Ossiacher See". At the roundabout, follow the B98 Millstätter Straße to Treffen.

Parking

There are enough parking spaces in the area surrounding the market town of Treffen.

Coordinates

DD
46.667819, 13.855811
DMS
46°40'04.1"N 13°51'20.9"E
UTM
33T 412474 5168886
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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

Hiking boots with profiled soles, rucksack, functional underwear, rainwear, hiking poles, food and drink, maps, first aid and mobile phone

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Status
closed
Difficulty
difficult
Distance
16.7 km
Duration
6:00 h
Ascent
1,019 m
Descent
1,019 m
Highest point
1,511 m
Lowest point
538 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available

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