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Seppl Hütte Circuit

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Medium-length circular hiking trail from the mountain station of the Kanzelbahn to the Seppl Hütte and back again.
moderate
Distance 8.2 km
2:45 h
444 m
444 m
1,692 m
1,418 m
From the mountain station of the Kanzelbahn, the path leads east over the Waldtratte to the Seppl Hütte. This offers Carinthian specialties and loungers for relaxing on the large sun terrace. After a short break, you pass the Schönfeldsiedlung. From there you hike comfortably back to the starting point.

Author’s recommendation

This hike is near the Alpa-Adria-Trail- in case you want more information about how to experience this unique long-distance hiking trail, visit  www.alpe-adria-trail.com
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Region Villach
Update: March 16, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,692 m
Lowest point
1,418 m
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Track types

Asphalt 19.21%Dirt road 9.15%Forested/wild trail 41.86%Path 22.66%Unknown 7.09%
Asphalt
1.6 km
Dirt road
0.7 km
Forested/wild trail
3.4 km
Path
1.8 km
Unknown
0.6 km
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Rest stops

Pöllinger Hütte

Safety information

Check the weather conditions in the mountains before hiking!

Tips and hints

 Region Villach Tourism

 +43 4242 42000

 www.visitvillach.at/en

 

Start

Gondola Middle Station (1,442 m)
Coordinates:
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46.681473, 13.899709
DMS
46°40'53.3"N 13°53'59.0"E
UTM
33T 415854 5170356
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Destination

Gondola Middle Station

Turn-by-turn directions

From the mountain station of the Kanzelbahn, follow the path (path no. 52) to the upper part of the Waldtratte, where you join the path in the direction of Pöllingersiedlung or Pöllinger Hütte (path no. 176). Follow this road two hairpin bends uphill and just before the third hairpin bend, turn right again slightly downhill in the direction of Seppl Hütte (path no. 37).

The forest road, which is easy to walk on, narrows before and after crossing the Finsterbach (beware of the risk of slipping when wet!). After crossing the Finsterbach, the narrow path leads back into a wide forest road, which leads slightly downhill to a signposted crossroads. Here you branch off onto the path in the direction of the Schönfeldsiedlung and Seppl Hütte (path no. 7) and, after a few minutes' walk, you reach another crossroads. Here you turn east and reach the Seppl Hütte after a few minutes (path no. 42).

After a well-deserved rest and refreshment, follow the path (path no. 42) back to the crossroads and follow the path to the Schönfeldsiedlung im steady uphill (path no. 7). The path joins the left edge of the ski slope and you follow the lanes in the ski slope further uphill. Shortly below the Schönfeldsiedlung, the path branches off to the left into the ski way. Below the Schönfeldsiedlung, turn left again in the direction of Pöllinger Hütte (path no. 33).

The further path leads past the Finsterbach source and without any significant differences in altitude to a fork in the road. Basically, both ways are possible here. If you are planning a detour to the Pöllinger Hütte, it is better to choose the upper path, which leads to the hut with slight inclines. The way back to the starting point is more direct via the lower path (path no. 33), which leads down to the Pöllingersiedlung and there joins the road (path no. 176).

Follow this downhill via the well-known section back to Waldtratte and from there back to the starting point of the hike at the Kanzelbahn mountain station.

Note


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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

The Gerlitzen gondola is best reached by taking ÖBB train S2 and getting out at Annenheim.  You then take the gondola to the middle station.

Getting there

Annenheim is best reached by taking the A10 highway and exiting at "Villach-Ossiacher See."  From there you take the gondola to the middle station.  

Parking

There are plenty of parking spots in the valley station (Annenheim Kanzelbahn).  

Coordinates

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46.681473, 13.899709
DMS
46°40'53.3"N 13°53'59.0"E
UTM
33T 415854 5170356
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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 shoes, drinking water, rain jacket, etc.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
8.2 km
Duration
2:45 h
Ascent
444 m
Descent
444 m
Highest point
1,692 m
Lowest point
1,418 m
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