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Hiking on the Gerlitzen Alp - Hike'n'Ride Hüttersteig

Mountain Hike · Villach - Faaker See - Ossiacher See
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This is the traditional route up on the southern side of the Gerlitzen Alp. It can be extended up to the summit and shortened on the way back by taking the cable railway back down to the valley.
difficult
6.6 km
3:15 h
984 m
61 m
Starting at the valley station of the cable railway the path leads up to the so called Kanzelhöhe and from there to the mountain station.
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Region Villach
Updated: September 07, 2019
Difficulty
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Highest point
Kanzelbahn Bergstation, 1,495 m
Lowest point
Kanzelbahn Talstation, 516 m
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Exposition / cardinal direction
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Rest Stop

Sunn Alm Gerlitzen

Safety information

The Hüttersteig is a steep climb which has some safety measures on short sections (but no via ferrata!) and requires physical fitness and . If you want to use the cable railway on you way back, please check the operating hours of the Gerlitzen Kanzelbahn beforehand.

Tips, hints and links

Region Villach Tourism

 +43 4242 42000

 www.visitvillach.at

Start

Annenheim - Kanzelbahn Valley Station (516 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.658900, 13.901893
DMS
46°39'32.0"N 13°54'06.8"E
UTM
33T 415986 5167845
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Destination

Kanzelbahn Mountain Station

Turn-by-turn directions

Starting from the parking area at the valley station of the Kanzelbahn, follow the B94 in a westerly direction, past the petrol station to the Sonnenweg junction. Follow this uphill until you reach the first bend. From here, a small path branches off towards Julienhöhe / Treffen (path no. 2). Follow this path for a few minutes until the trail branches off to Hütter Alm (trail no. 176). Follow the Hüttersteig until the path leads into a forest road at a left turn. The forest road leads now to the hunting lodge Hütter at 1,025 m. Shortly after the hut, the trail branches off again from the forest road ands the trail leads up to approx. 1,400 m. From here, the path tuns roughly towards north-east and you can reach the Kanzelhöhet at altitude of the hotel Almresort without major differences in altitude. From here you follow either the asphalt road or the parallel forest path to the mountain station of the Kanzelbahn. The descent back to the starting point in the valley can be done the easiest by using the Gerlitzen Kanzelbahn. The tickets for the descent are available at the ticket office "Waldtratte" or directly at the Kanzelbahn mountain station.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Annenheim can be reached at regular intervals by public transport.

Click here for the timetable information.

More information about the Carinthian Station Shuttle.

Getting there

Annenheim can best be reached via the A10 motorway exit "Villach-Ossiacher See".

Parking

There are enough parking spaces available around the valley station.

Coordinates

DD
46.658900, 13.901893
DMS
46°39'32.0"N 13°54'06.8"E
UTM
33T 415986 5167845
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Kompass Nr. 62 - Ossiacher See - Feldkirchen in Kärnten (1:25 000)

Equipment

Hiking boots, backpack, functional underwear, rainwear, hiking poles, food and drink, maps, first aid and a mobile phone.

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
6.6 km
Duration
3:15h
Ascent
984 m
Descent
61 m
Public transport friendly Scenic Secured passages Refreshment stops available

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