Today’s destination and highlight is the cone-shaped Danielsberg. This unique mountain in the middle of the M ö ll Valley is one of the oldest places of worship in all Carinthia. Thanks to the hardness of its rock, this mountain was not eroded by ice-age glaciers, and has had a cultural significance spanning over 6,000 years. The oldest human relic is the Celtic-era “Schalenstein” (bowl stone). In Roman times, the mount housed a temple dedicated to Hercules, whose foundations are still visible in the walls of St. George’s catholic church on the peak.
From Spittal/Drau or Winklern on the Mölltal-Bundesstrasse (B106).
From Penk or Kolbnitz in the Möll Valley on municipal roads to the broad dip to the north of the Danielsberg, here in a few turns (asphalted but narrow) as far as Herkuleshof inn.