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ST13 AAT: Millstätter Alpe - Döbriach

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  • Granattor
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  • / Millstätter Alpe
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  • / Almsee auf der Millstätter Alpe
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  • / Sonnenuntergang auf der Millstätter Alpe
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  • / Jause auf der Millstätter Alpe
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  • / Alexanderhütte
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  • / Granatstein
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  • / Lammersdorfer Alm
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m 2500 2000 1500 1000 500 20 15 10 5 km Granattor Matzelsdorf, … Himmelfahrt Kamplnock Jufenkreuz Matzelsdorf
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 22.8 km
7:30 h
516 m
1,726 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.

Author’s recommendation

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,100 m
Lowest point
591 m
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Rest Stop

Lammersdorfer Hütte
Millstätter Hütte
Charly's Seelounge
Matzelsdorfer Hof

Tips and hints

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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Getting there

Parking

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

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Long-Distance Hikes

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Camping Equipment

  • Tent (3- or 4-season)
  • Stove (including fuel and utensils)
  • Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
  • Food
  • Toiletries and medication
  • Toilet paper

Things to Bring if Staying in a Mountain Hut

  • Toiletries and medication
  • Quick-drying towel  
  • Ear plugs
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleepwear
  • Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
  • Coronavirus mask and hand sanitizer
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Rating

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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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Jufekreuz
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Sabine Prantner
September 10, 2019 · Community
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Dienstag, 10. September 2019, 17:06 Uhr
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Dienstag, 10. September 2019, 17:07 Uhr
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Donnerstag, 26. August 2021, 18:55 Uhr
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Jufekreuz
Dienstag, 10. September 2019, 17:06 Uhr
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
22.8 km
Duration
7:30 h
Ascent
516 m
Descent
1,726 m
Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly

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