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ST10 AAT: Hühnersberg - Gmünd

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  • 3-Täler-Blick am Hühnersberg
    3-Täler-Blick am Hühnersberg
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Attention: The route is currently only possible via the ALTERNATIVE ROUTE - the Drachenschlucht suspension bridge is closed until the end of May 2022!!!

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The stage takes us from Hühnersberg in pleasant rural tranquillity to the mountain village of Altersberg and on via the spectacular suspension bridge Drachenschlucht (open from the beginning of June to mid-September) to the award-winning artists' town of Gmünd, whose liveliness causes culture lovers in particular to be amazed.

 

moderate
Distance 13.9 km
4:30 h
284 m
595 m
1,129 m
735 m

This stage leads, on largely traffic-free routes with no climbs, to Gmünd, the Artists’ Town.

From the start point you hike via the parishes of Hintereggen and Zelsach to Altersberg. The small village of Altersberg is at 940m above sea level. Here you can look round the small, elongated Filialkirche St. Lucia, mentioned for the first time in 1513. The present-day appearance is mostly from the 18th century. ”Altersberger Augenwasser" water is widely known for its healing properties for diseases of the eye. It emerges as a trickle of water that comes up in the church. (Access to the church is only possible on request)

At the "Allesbauer" (Prize-winning family-run place to eat) in Altersberg you can have a short break.

From Neuschitz you go on Gmünd, the Artists’ Town.

As an outstanding European travel destination, recognised with the EDEN 2011 European Tourism Prize and wonderfully located at the point of intersection of the Hohe Tauern National Park and the Nockberge Biosphere Park, Gmünd, the Artists’ Town in Carinthia offers an unusually wide range of cultural amenities, with the emphasis on visual arts and various handicrafts: exhibitions, museums, sculpture gardens, artists’ studios and numerous galleries make art and culture become an experience for every age and every taste. The liveliness of this small town will enthral you.

Places of interest in Gmünd: medieval town centre with town gates, town wall, town tower, Alte Burg, Kalvarienbergkirche, Schloss Lodron with the Porsche Park, Mariä Himmelfahrt parish church with the gothic ossuary, the Divided Church, Pankratium Gmünd “House of Amazement“, Porsche Car Musuem, and much more.

Author’s recommendation

Enjoy the peacefulness and let yourself be enchanted by the natural beauty of the valley.

We recommend you to take a snack and drinks.

Opportunity for a rest: "Allesbauer" - Prize-winning family-run place to eat.

 

Options for spending the night in Altersberg / Trebesing and in Gmünd, the Artists’ Town


Allesbauer Preis, Tel.: +43 4732 3868 | www.allesbauer.at

Märchenschlössl Altenstein, Tel.: +43 4732 3000 | www.maerchenschloessl.at

 

Accomodation at Gmünd, Tel.: +43 4732 2215 14 | www.stadtgmuend.at

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Author
Alexandra Rieger
Update: May 03, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Hühnersberg, 1,129 m
Lowest point
Künstlerstadt Gmünd, 735 m
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Track types

Asphalt 57.41%Dirt road 24.17%Forested/wild trail 0.38%Path 8.97%Road 9.04%
Asphalt
8 km
Dirt road
3.4 km
Forested/wild trail
0.1 km
Path
1.2 km
Road
1.3 km
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Rest stops

Gasthof Pension Kolmwirt
Gasthof Kohlmayr
Alte Burg Gmünd
Hotel - Restaurant Platzer in Gmünd
Gasthof Prunner

Safety information

Tips and hints

Information:

Gästeinformation Gmünd

9853 Gmünd in Kärnten, Hauptplatz 20

Tel.: +43 4732 2215 14

elisabeth.ott@ktn.gde.at

Start

Hühnersberg - Gasthof Kolmwirt (1,049 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.847313, 13.443036
DMS
46°50'50.3"N 13°26'34.9"E
UTM
33T 381294 5189373
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Destination

Künstlerstadt Gmünd - Untere Vorstadt

Turn-by-turn directions

Our hike begins by the Hühnersberg at Gasthof Kolmwirt - Tel: +43 4762 3218. We hike via the parishes of Hintereggen and Zelsach to Altersberg. Here on request we can look round the Filialkirche St. Lucia with the "healing water" for diseases of the eye.

After sustenance at the  "Allesbauer" - Tel: +43 4732 3868, we hike hike along the "Oberallach" connecting road to the junction on the "Old Roman road /L 10" (Höhe Rachenbach) to the settlement of Trebesing. Continuevia the roundabout in the direction of the centre of the village, past the Protestant church, the parish office and the primary school until on the “Radl” hill you again meet the sign-posted Alpe-Adria-Trail.

Pass the filling station / warehouse and the chapel of the Holy Trinity, and after the flyover keep left to the town.

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Public transport

https://www.postbus.at/en

Getting there

Parking

Coordinates

DD
46.847313, 13.443036
DMS
46°50'50.3"N 13°26'34.9"E
UTM
33T 381294 5189373
w3w 
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Nicole Gissing
September 04, 2022 · Community
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Jeff Miller
July 04, 2022 · Community
the dragon Bridge is a can't miss attraction....175 meters long
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June 25, 2022 · Community
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
13.9 km
Duration
4:30 h
Ascent
284 m
Descent
595 m
Highest point
1,129 m
Lowest point
735 m
Multi-stage route Scenic Family-friendly Cultural/historical interest

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