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Village Walk Bodensdorf

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This walk leads you through the village of Bodensdorf and helps you to get to know to this small, picturesque village.
Open
easy
Distance 6 km
1:30 h
122 m
122 m
624 m
502 m
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Region Villach
Update: March 21, 2022
Difficulty
easy
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Highest point
Tratten, 624 m
Lowest point
Bodensdorf, 502 m
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Asphalt 75.90%Forested/wild trail 8.14%Path 0.18%Road 5.83%Unknown 9.94%
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4.5 km
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0.5 km
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0.3 km
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0.6 km
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Tips and hints

 Region Villach Tourism

 +43 4242 42000

 www.visitvillach.at/en

 

Start

Tourist information office Bodensdorf (517 m)
Coordinates:
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46.685563, 13.973662
DMS
46°41'08.0"N 13°58'25.2"E
UTM
33T 421515 5170734
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Destination

Tourist information office Bodensdorf

Turn-by-turn directions

This walk starts at tourist information office Bodensdorf and leads in a north-westerly direction along the 10. Oktober Straße. After a few minutes you will pass on the left hand the well-known parish church of St. Josef of Bodensdorf, which was built in 1929.

At the fire station, the 10. Oktober Straße branches off to the right and goes over into St. Josefstraße. This still leads slightly to the church of Saint Joseph. The church, which was first mentioned between 1656 and 1667, was the parish church of Bodensdorf until the construction of the new church in 1929. Today it is a well-known pilgrimage church.

At the end of the St. Josefstraße you have to cross the toll road Gerlitzen Alpenstraße. The Gerlitzen Alpe is famous for its many hiking trails. Follow the road to the right and then turn right into the Tschöraner Weg, which will continue in the Burgweg. After a few meters you will reach the Protestant church Tschöran, which was erected in 1803. Now follow the Burgweg until you reach the starting point of the walk to the Peterlewand. At the time of the Counter-Reformation, the Peterlewand was a strategically important point and is also described in the book of Gustav Renker "The People Without Home". In addition to the impressive view of the Bleistätter, the Peterlewand also offers numerous possibilities for beginners and advanced skiers for sports climbers and climbers. At the end of the route, a culinary stop at the restaurant Urbani is recommended. Seasonal as well as traditional dishes guarantee that there is something for every taste. Cross the B94 Ossiacher See road and, after crossing the railway, walk to the St. Urban path, which is also part of the R2 cycle path, which leads around the lake. The lakeside promenade leads along the lakeside to the "Park am See", a public area with numerous play equipment, cafe, miniature golf course and numerous seating possibilities with a dreamlike view of lake Ossiacher See. The Ossiacher See is with 10,79 km² and a max. depth of 52.6 m the third largest lake in Carinthia. There are about 21 species of fish in the water. The main fish in Lake Ossiach is the bream, which accounts for about 30% of the total stock.

The Ossiach Abbey is a former Benedictine monastery on the southern bank of Lake Ossiach. Little is known about the origins of the monastery, since no documents were handed down. According to a legend since 1521, the Polish king Boleslaus is said to have spent his last years as a "dull penitent" in the monastery and was buried on the north side of the monastery church. During a trip to Ossiach, the visit of the Stiftskirche shall not be missed.

In the historical walls is now also the CMA – the Carinthian Music Acadamy. The CMA sees itself as a meeting place for all, who either make music themselves or simply like to listen to it. One of the musical highlights of the region is the music festival “Carinthischer Sommer”. The Ossiacher See Schifffahrt offers its guests not only various boat trips but also theme trips. Follow the path to and the cycle path R2 until you get to the Helmut Wobisch Weg. On the right hand is the small train station of Bodensdorf. After a few minutes you will reach the federal road again. Follow the road in an easterly direction and you will  reach the tourist information office Bodensdorf.

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Take the ÖBB train line S2 to go to Bodensdorf by public transport.

Click here for timetable information.

Click here for the Carinthia train station shuttle.

Getting there

Take the A10 motorway exit "Villach - Ossiacher See" and follow the B94 along the lake towards Feldkirchen.

Parking

There are enough parking spaces around the tourist information office in Bodensdorf.

Coordinates

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46.685563, 13.973662
DMS
46°41'08.0"N 13°58'25.2"E
UTM
33T 421515 5170734
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Kompass Ossiacher See - Feldkirchen in Kärnten - Karte Nr. 62 (M 1:25000)

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Status
Open
Difficulty
easy
Distance
6 km
Duration
1:30 h
Ascent
122 m
Descent
122 m
Highest point
624 m
Lowest point
502 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical interest Suitable for strollers

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