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The magic flower of Lendorf

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Distance 6 km
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236 m
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798 m
579 m
Background: the yellow rhododendron, also known as the “magic flower of Lendorf” is a botanical rarity that grows in bushes in the west of the municipality’s territory (this is the only site in Austria where Rhododendrum luteum Sweet grows). It grows in a few other areas in East Europe and on the mountains to the south of the Black Sea. Its yellow-orange flower remains in bloom from mid-May to the start of June. Different hypotheses have been proposed on the provenance of the Lendorf magic flower: it may be a relic of an ice age, it could have been planted here at the time of the Romans by a citizen of Teurnia, or its seeds may have been brought here by migrating birds. Since 1937 the plant has been on the list of protected species and it has been declared a natural monument

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Lookout points: yellow rhododendron, the magic flower
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Millstätter See Tourismus GmbH
Update: November 19, 2018
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798 m
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579 m
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The most important emergency numbers in Austria

 

144 ambulance service

140 alpine emergency call

112 European emergency number

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Gasthof Trattler (584 m), Lendorf (579 m)
Coordinates:
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46.835330, 13.426280
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46°50'07.2"N 13°25'34.6"E
UTM
33T 379990 5188067
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Destination

Gasthof Trattler (584 m), Lendorf

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Getting there

By car to Lendorf.

Coordinates

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46.835330, 13.426280
DMS
46°50'07.2"N 13°25'34.6"E
UTM
33T 379990 5188067
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Erlebniskarte See- und Bergberührungen® rund um den Millstätter See - Millstätter See Tourismus Der Millstätter See Höhensteig. Verborgene Bergberührungen® - Millstätter See Tourismus

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Kompass 066 Millstätter See Freytag & Berndt WK 221 Liesertal - Maltatal - Millstätter See

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An important condition for the success of a hike is the study of the maps and optimal equipment. The basic equipment is fitting climbing boots and a water repelling and windproof jacket and trousers (rain shelter). Sun glasses, mobile phone and a first aid package should be in your backpack.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
6 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
236 m
Descent
236 m
Highest point
798 m
Lowest point
579 m
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