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ST13 AAT: Millstätter Alpe - Döbriach

· 8 reviews · Long-Distance Hiking · Bad Kleinkirchheim-Millstätter See-Nockberge
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The hike across the lush Alpine meadows along the Millstätter Summit Trail is one for all the senses. Let yourself be inspired by the fabulous view of the picturesque Lake Millstätter See as you follow the hill paths paved with garnet pebbles until you reach your destination in the evening – the romantic, auspicious shore of Lake Millstätter See.
moderate
Distance 23 km
7:30 h
516 m
1,726 m
2,100 m
590 m
The tour starts at the Alexanderhütte mountain lodge at 1,786 metres, and leads over gently rolling Alpine meadows to the Millstätter Törl, from where there is a view of the Ankogel group with the majestic Hochalmspitze. After a short ascent you come to the Kamplnock, which offers a fabulous view of Lake Millstätter See which stays with hikers and keeps them fully entranced for the next few kilometres. As well as the special viewpoints on the Millstätter Alpe, at the Obermillstätter Alpine cross and the Stana Mandl, the Garnet Gate in particular is fascinating:

The cubist designs of ancient Roman and Greek architecture inspired the idea of paying homage to the stock of garnets in the region (incidentally the largest such stock in Europe) with this majestic gate. Although the geometrical shape of the gate seems to defy nature, the earthy colour of the gate creates a harmonious, appealing scene in the landscape. The trail continues on to the Lammersdorfer Hütte lodge – a special highlight in terms of Alps-Adriatic cuisine. From here after a short ascent you will reach the summit at the Jufekreuz cross, before descending across gentle Alpine meadows towards Sappleralm and on through old larch and spruce forests with romantic clearings to Matzelsdorf. From here the trail continues past the Hohe Wand viewpoint to the longed for destination of today’s stage, Döbriach.

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Alexandra Rieger
Update: October 31, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,100 m
Lowest point
590 m
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Track types

Asphalt 18.96%Dirt road 1.99%Forested/wild trail 32.23%Path 23.88%Road 4.09%Unknown 18.82%
Asphalt
4.4 km
Dirt road
0.5 km
Forested/wild trail
7.4 km
Path
5.5 km
Road
0.9 km
Unknown
4.3 km
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Rest stops

Millstätter Hütte
Lammersdorfer Hütte
Matzelsdorfer Hof
Charly's Seelounge

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Start

Alexanderhütte (1,801 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.835966, 13.585798
DMS
46°50'09.5"N 13°35'08.9"E
UTM
33T 392156 5187906
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Destination

Bike-Rastplatz Döbriach

Turn-by-turn directions

We start our hike at the Alexanderhütte lodge at an altitude of 1,786 metres and hike via a wide roadway towards Kamplnock. The route leads past gently rolling Alpine meadows to the Millstätter Törl, from where there is a view of the Ankogel group with the majestic Hochalmspitze. After a short ascent we reach the Kamplnock, which is the highest point of today’s hike at 2,101 metres. From the summit we enjoy a fabulous view of Lake Millstätter See, which will constantly accompany us as we continue our hike. A hill path paved with garnet pebbles now leads us via the Millstätter Alpe and the Obermillstätter Alpine cross to the Garnet Gate. The cubist designs of ancient Roman and Greek architecture inspired the idea of paying homage to the stock of garnets in the region (incidentally the largest such stock in Europe) with this majestic gate. Although the geometrical shape of the gate seems to defy nature, the earthy colour of the gate creates a harmonious, appealing scene in the landscape. We continue to follow the hill path to the Stana Mandl, and then along a roadway down towards the valley as far as the Lammersdorfer Hütte mountain lodge. From there, after a slight ascent lasting around 40 minutes, we reach the summit at the Jufenkreuz cross at 1,802 metres. The trail then leads on over gentle Alpine meadows back down towards the valley in the direction of the Sappleralm. There we follow the Hasensteig path towards Matzelsdorf. The route leads us through old, scented larch and spruce forests with several clearings which are used as pasture or grazing land. After about 1 ½ hours we reach Matzelsdorf, a village with a church on the high plateau above Lake Millstätter See, where we take hiking trail number 76 via Starfach towards Döbriach.

In Starfach we come to the Hohe Wand viewpoint, which is also called the Jungfernsprung. Legend has it that a beautiful farm girl fleeing from a monk leaped from this rock into Lake Millstätter See and reached the shore alive. However, the monk, who plunged after her, is said to have drowned.

After a further 20 minutes’ walk we reach the tourist information office on the B98 road, which is our arrival point on this stage.

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Coordinates

DD
46.835966, 13.585798
DMS
46°50'09.5"N 13°35'08.9"E
UTM
33T 392156 5187906
w3w 
///settle.limited.cower
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Weiterführende kostenpflichtige  Literatur für Wanderungen in Kärnten:

5639 Wanderführer Kärntner Seen mit Karte, Karten Kompass, 978-399121-048-1

1322 Dein Augenblick Kärnten, 4/22, Karten Kompass, 978-399121-307-9

Genusswandern in Kärnten: Leichte Touren zum Schauen, Staunen und Entdecken, 5/21, Styria Verlag, 978-3222136595

 

Weiterführende kostenlose Literatur für Wanderungen in Kärnten

Alpe-Adria-Trail Tourenbuch https://www.alpe-adria-trail.com/de/service/prospekte/prospekte)

Produktflyer Nockberge-Trail und Via Paradiso

Author’s map recommendations

Kostenloses Wanderkartenmaterial erhalten Sie in den Tourismusbüros oder online unter

www.millstaettersee.com/prospkete oder www.badkleinkirchheim.at/ oder nockberge.at/

 

Kostenpflichtiges Info- und Wandermaterial erhalten Sie z.B. bei Karten Kompass. Wir empfehlen folgendes Kartenmaterial: 

63 Millstätter See, Nockgebiet,1:50000, Karten Kompass, ISBN 978399044-718-5

063 Bad Kleinkirchheim, Nockberge 1:25000, Karten Kompass, 978399121-334-5, erscheint neu 3/22

66 Biosphärenpark Kärntner Nockberge, Liesertal, Karten Kompass,1:50000, 978399121-248-5

066 Millstätter See 1:25000, 978399044-717-8, Karten Kompass, erscheint  4/22 neu mit neuer ISBN 978399121-434-2

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Rating

4.1
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Jeff Miller
July 06, 2022 · Community
beautiful up top. the long descent to the lake was very challenging for me.
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When did you do this route? July 05, 2022
Lena GT
August 26, 2021 · Community
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Donnerstag, 26. August 2021, 18:55 Uhr
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Bianca Stich
June 10, 2021 · Community
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
23 km
Duration
7:30 h
Ascent
516 m
Descent
1,726 m
Highest point
2,100 m
Lowest point
590 m
Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly

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