A historically interesting mountain tour up to a peak with great views, directly on the border.
Hike up to the beautiful mountain "Mallestiger Mittagskogel" - one of the favourite hiking tours for locals, which can be done in a half a day. The last bit leads along the history path of the custom officials.
Once you are up you could also go up to the Schwarzkogel (slov: Crni vrh - 1832m).
Updated: February 27, 2020
Safety informationThere is an emergeny shelter at a hut called Mitzl-Moitzl-Hütte which can be used in case of bad weather.
Getting thereFrom the A2 motorway exit Villach - Faaker See drive on the B84 towards Drobollach am Faaker See. In Drobollach turn right to Faak am See and follow the course of the Kohlstattstraße. After you have passed the tourist information office Faak am See , turn right towards Finkenstein and at the roundabout (Harley Davidson sculpture) take the third exit to Latschach. In Latschach, shortly after entering the village, turn right onto the Altfinkensteiner Straße and follow the road up to the Baumgartnerhof.
ParkingThere is a parking area at the Baumgartnerhof - but we would advise you to park at the parking area of the castle Finkenstein below the Baumgartnerhof. However, this adds up 30 minutes of walking time.
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EquipmentHiking boots, rucksack, functional clothes, rain protection, hiking sticks, food, drinking water, map, first aid kit and a smartphone.
For changing the range of view, push the arrows together.