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Mittagskogel Hiking Tour

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  • Wanderung am Mittagskogel
    Wanderung am Mittagskogel
    Photo: Stefan Leitner, Region Villach - Faaker See - Ossiacher See
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Intermediate hiking tour up to the summit of the majestic Mittagskogel.
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difficult
Distance 8.7 km
5:00 h
1,036 m
1,036 m
2,145 m
1,177 m
This moderately difficult tour starts with either the rather comfortable forest road or the steeper forest ascent to the Berta hut and from there you continue up to the summit of the Mittagskogel.

Author’s recommendation

If you prefer an easier tour, you might as well take the path from the Berta hut to the Ferlacher Spitz. Don´t forget to enjoy a traditional Carinthian snack in the hut.
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Update: May 05, 2022
Difficulty
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Highest point
Mittagskogel, 2,145 m
Lowest point
Parkplatz Schranken, 1,177 m
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Dirt road 5.69%Path 94.30%
Dirt road
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Path
8.2 km
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Safety information

This tour is an alpine hiking tour and has potential dangers (thunderstorms, fog, falling rocks etc.). It requires not only a good physical state but also sure-footedness in the ascent and descent.

Tips and hints

 Region Villach Tourism

 +43 4242 42000

 www.visitvillach.at/en

 

 

Start

Parking area on the forest road to the Berta hut (1,177 m)
Coordinates:
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46.523865, 13.951422
DMS
46°31'25.9"N 13°57'05.1"E
UTM
33T 419576 5152789
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Destination

Parking area on the forest road to the Berta hut

Turn-by-turn directions

With an offroad car you can drive to the parking lot on the forest road to Bertahütte. That's why the described tour starts at the parking lot, just before a gate. Follow the forest road to the barrier and then take either the forest road or the steeper forest path (path no. 680) to reach the saddle at the height of the Berta hut. From here, follow the signposted normal ascent (path no. 680) and cross right at the beginning some gorges on the east flank to the walls of the so called Hühnerkogel. From here in numerous serpentines climb and walk on the 2,070 m high saddle. Walk in a northwesterly direction to get below the summit of the Mittagskogel. The way back is on the same track.

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Unteraichwald can be reached at regular intervals by public transport. If you start the tour at the Hotel Mittagskogel the duration extends considerably.

Click here for timetable information.

Click here for the Carinthia train station shuttle.

Getting there

Coming from Villach or from the Rosental, take the B85 (Rosentalstraße) to Unteraichwald and turn at the Hotel Mittagskogel into the Kopeiner Straße. At the intersection Kopein, leave the road and turn right towards Bertahütte.

Parking

Just before the gate, there are a few parking spaces available.

Coordinates

DD
46.523865, 13.951422
DMS
46°31'25.9"N 13°57'05.1"E
UTM
33T 419576 5152789
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Kompass Nr. 062 - Villach / Faaker See (M 1:25 000)

Equipment

Mountain boots with outsole, backpack, functional underwear, rainwear, hiking poles, food and drink, maps, first aid and mobile phone.

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H. Kili
August 22, 2020 · Community
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When did you do this route? August 20, 2020
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Difficulty
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Distance
8.7 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
1,036 m
Descent
1,036 m
Highest point
2,145 m
Lowest point
1,177 m
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