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Erzberg Mountain Trail: Schwandnock - Hachelnock

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  • Bad Bleiberg
    Bad Bleiberg
    Photo: Arthur Mrsel, Region Villach - Faaker See - Ossiacher See
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This section of the Erzberger Höhenweg trail lead to the three peaks of the "Bleiberger Erzgebirge" and offers beautiful views of the Drautal valley and the majestic mountains of the  Hohe Tauern.
moderate
Distance 10.1 km
4:00 h
600 m
600 m
1,511 m
912 m
The circular route consists of well-marked and technically simple paths of the Austrian Alpine Association.
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Region Villach
Update: March 03, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Risk potential
Highest point
Schwandnock, 1,511 m
Lowest point
Bad Bleiberg, 912 m
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Cardinal direction
NESW

Track types

Asphalt 17.92%Dirt road 6.06%Path 8.82%Unknown 67.19%
Asphalt
1.8 km
Dirt road
0.6 km
Path
0.9 km
Unknown
6.8 km
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Tips and hints

 Region Villach Tourism

 +43 4242 42000

 www.visitvillach.at/en

 

Start

Tourist information office Bad Bleiberg (912 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.625848, 13.676132
DMS
46°37'33.1"N 13°40'34.1"E
UTM
33T 398652 5164438
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Destination

Tourist information office Bad Bleiberg

Turn-by-turn directions

From the car park in front of the tourist information office, follow the road to the Kurzentrum Bad Bleiberg. At the level of the Kurzentrum, follow the way to the east until you get to the junction of the paths 15A & 288. Take the path no. 288 to the 1,517 m high Schwandnock which is also the highest point of the tour until you reach the Erzberger Höhenweg (trail no. 288A) and follow the course of the path to the west and you will get to the Lahnernock and the Hachelnock (1442 m),

On a clear day you will be able to admire the glaciers of the 3,360 m Hochalmspitze. To get back to the starting point, take the path no. 289. Before you will reach path no. 13/13A, you have to walk around the "Traninger Wand" (steep cliff) on its western side. Follow no 13/13A until you get back to the tourist information in Bad Bleiberg.

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Bad Bleiberg can be reached at regular intervals by public transport.

Click here for timetable information.

Click here for the Carinthia train station shuttle.

Getting there

Bad Bleiberg can be reached via the A2 (exit Hermagor) or via A10 (exit Villach West). Then follow the signs to Bad Bleiberg.

Parking

Parking spaces are available in front of the tourist information office.

Coordinates

DD
46.625848, 13.676132
DMS
46°37'33.1"N 13°40'34.1"E
UTM
33T 398652 5164438
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Kompass Nr. 064 - Villacher Alpe / Unteres Drautal (M 1:50 000)

 

Equipment

Mountain boots with profile sole, backpack, functional clothes, rainwear, walking sticks, food and drink, map material, first aid, mobile phone

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
10.1 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
600 m
Descent
600 m
Highest point
1,511 m
Lowest point
912 m
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