Print
GPX
Add to list
 Share
Hiking Trail

Lake Ossiach Trail

Hiking Trail • Villach - Faaker See - Ossiacher See
  • Frühling am Ossiacher See
    / Frühling am Ossiacher See
    Photo: Franz Gerdl, Region Villach Tourismus GmbH
  • Blick vom Turm im Bleistätter Moor - Birdwatching
    / Blick vom Turm im Bleistätter Moor - Birdwatching
    Photo: Region Villach, Pentaphoto - Allesandro Trovato
  • Stift Ossiach
    / Stift Ossiach
    Photo: Region Villach, Adrian Hipp
  • Alpen Adria Kulinarik am Ossiacher See
    / Alpen Adria Kulinarik am Ossiacher See
    Photo: Region Villach, Kärnten Werbung - Edward Groger
  • Schluchtweg Ossiach
    / Schluchtweg Ossiach
    Photo: Allesandro Trovato, Pentaphoto
  • Tauernteich
    / Tauernteich
    Photo: Allesandro Trovato, Pentaphoto
  • Burg Landskron
    / Burg Landskron
    Photo: Region Villach, Region Villach Tourismus GmbH
  • Ossiacher See
    / Ossiacher See
    Photo: Region Villach, Region Villach Tourismus GmbH
  • /
    Photo: Region Villach, Region Villach Tourismus GmbH
  • /
    Photo: Region Villach, Region Villach Tourismus GmbH
Map / Lake Ossiach Trail
600 750 900 1050 1200 m km 5 10 15 20 25 30

This challenging but unique and beautiful hike leads you around the emerald-colored Lake Ossiach.  
difficult
35.2 km
16:00 h
1538 m
1540 m
This hike circles Lake Ossiach.  It is recommended to divide the hike into two days- one day on the north shore and one day on the south shore, then take the ferry back to the starting point.  The routes can also be done clockwise!

Author's recommendation

Shortly before "Gasthaus Matthiasl" there is a path that leads to "Peterlewand," where there is a small pavillion with a beautiful view of the see!  A perfect spot for a picnic! 
outdooractive.com User
Author
Region Villach
Updated: 2017-09-21

Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
1015 m
499 m
Best time of year
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Safety information

The whole tour is difficult and exhausting- it is highly recommended to split this tour into two days!

Equipment

Good shoes, drinking water, and a rain jacket.

Tips, hints and links

Villach-Warmbad • Faaker See •  Ossiacher See Tourismus

Töbringer Straße 1

9523 Villach-Landskron, Österreich

Tel.: 0043 4242 42000 • Fax DW: 42

www.region-villach.at

www.ossiachersee.info

 

Start

Annenheim or Steindorf (511 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.658877 N 13.895264 E
UTM
33T 415478 5167850

Destination

Annenheim

Turn-by-turn directions

Phase 1:

From Annenheim you set off in the direction of “Gerlitzen Kanzelbahn". Before the subwy turn left and cross the road B94. Follow the "Panormaweg", the "Bergstraße" and the "Marhofweg" until you reach the crossing of the hiking trails Nr.2 and Nr. 35. You might want to take a detour to the Finsterbach waterfalls (Nr. 2). If not, then follow the hiking trail Nr. 7, which is quite steep, until reaching Gerlitzen Bergstrasse (shortly before the “Mathiasl” Panorama Restaurant!), where you turn onto path number 3 towards “Winkl-Ossiachberg,” which leads past the “Katrin” tavern.  From here you go up the mountain towards “Golk” and then take path number 41 into the valley towards the Steindorf waterfalls.  After this there is just a short hike until you reach the boat pier/train station in Steindorf.

Phase 2:

From the Steindorf boat pier you follow the causeway (nr. 1) through the Bleistätter nature reserve until you reach Alt-Ossiach.  You then walk across the forest boardwalk where you will reach the entrance to the “Schluchtweg” (canyon path), which is a section of the Alpe-Adria-Trail.  This is a steep hike up the mountain which leads to Tauern Pond.  You now take path number 8 (Obersakoparnig and Oberwinklern) and follow the Ossiach Tauern until you get to “Jungfernsprung” and further to the Landskron castle ruins.  From here you follow the western shore of Lake Ossiach to the north until you get back to Annenheim.  

Public transport

You can reach the north shore with the trains of the ÖBB- the southern shore with the post busses.  

Getting there

The best option for arrival is taking the A10 highway- "Ossiacher See" exit.

Parking

There are plenty of parking spaces in both Annenheim and Steindorf.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

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

Community

 Comment
 Current condition
Publish
  Back to edit
Set point on map
(Click on Map)
or
Tip:
The point is movable directly on the map
Delete X
Edit
Cancel X
Edit
Change geometry on map
Videos
*Mandatory field
Publish
Please enter a title.
Please type a description text under "current condition".
show more

No current conditions found in the area.
Difficulty
difficult
Distance
35.2 km
Duration
16:00 h
Ascent
1538 m
Descent
1540 m
Round tour With refreshment stops Stage tour Cultural/historical value Geological highlights Botanical highlights Faunistic highlights

Statistics

: hrs.
 km
 m
 m
Highest point
 m
Lowest point
 m
Show elevation profile Hide elevation profile
For changing the range of view, push the arrows together.