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Wandern in Wernberg - Slow Trail Wernberg - Drauschleife

Hiking route · Villach - Faaker See - Ossiacher See
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    Photo: Marc Horbal, Region Villach - Faaker See - Ossiacher See
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    Photo: Marc Horbal, Region Villach - Faaker See - Ossiacher See
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    Photo: Marc Horbal, Region Villach - Faaker See - Ossiacher See
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    Photo: Marc Horbal, Region Villach - Faaker See - Ossiacher See
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The Carinthian Slow Trails stand for "slow motion" instead of "high speed" and offer leisurely, relaxed hiking in a careful approach to the landscape and to yourself. In terms of technique and difficulty, they are easy to walk, and at the same time very well-maintained quality trails and lead to scenic spots on the beautiful Carinthian lakes.
easy
2.6 km
0:45 h
49 m
118 m
The Slow Trail leads over partly natural paths from the historic 3-story Renaissance building with attached agriculture to an ornithologically interesting area - the Drauschleife.
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Region Villach
Updated: November 02, 2020
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Kloster Wernberg, 566 m
Lowest point
Drauschleife, 486 m
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Start

Kloster Wernberg (557 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.621351, 13.930571
DMS
46°37'16.9"N 13°55'50.1"E
UTM
33T 418123 5163643
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Destination

Drau

Turn-by-turn directions

Starting from the monastery gate directly at the parking lot of the Wernberg monastery, you walk downhill in a few minutes to the two idyllic monastery ponds, which are managed by the Villach sports and breeding fishing association. Already here it is advisable to pause briefly with a view of the venerable monastery walls. Numerous species of fish are bred in the ponds and later released in rivers, streams or lakes. Accompanied by numerous themed panels on local fauna, you reach the bank of the Drauschleife after two stream crossings. The hammock invites hikers to relax and let their gaze wander over the water. The further path leads up a narrow zigzag path to a small vantage point. The most strenuous part would have been done, because now it's only downhill and after a few minutes' walk you reach the viewing platform. With a good pair of binoculars, the numerous bird species can be perfectly observed and discovered. Descending now goes again to the bank of the Drauschleife and without further differences in altitude you reach the Drau with an ornithologically interesting still water. In addition to the Drauschleife, this is a valuable habitat for breeding birds as well as migrating bird species. The indicated walking time only refers to the route from Kloster Wernberg to Drau. You should plan another 1 hour for the way back. Note: The path leads to the pier for the Drauschifffahrt, which has been pausing since the beginning of 2020 and which should have served hikers as a connection to Villach city center. We hope for a comeback of the Drauschifffahrt in the form of a hydrogen ship on the Drava. Ahoy!

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Getting there

Starting from the city center of Villach you can reach the center of Wernberg via the B83. Shortly after the Eurospar, turn right into Poststrasse and follow the course of the road to Gottestaler Strasse. At the intersection with the Klosterweg there is already a sign "Kloster Wernberg".

Parking

Sufficient parking spaces are available at Wernberg Monastery.

Coordinates

DD
46.621351, 13.930571
DMS
46°37'16.9"N 13°55'50.1"E
UTM
33T 418123 5163643
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Kompass Nr. 62 - Ossiacher See - Feldkirchen in Kärnten (M 1:25000)

 

Equipment

Trekking shoes, casual wear, binoculars, camera, food and drink

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
2.6 km
Duration
0:45h
Ascent
49 m
Descent
118 m
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