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Nature Hiking Tour

A Hike to the Finsterbach Waterfalls

· 2 reviews · Nature Hiking Tour · Villacher Skiberge
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  • Finsterbach Wasserfälle
    / Finsterbach Wasserfälle
    Photo: Region Villach, Region Villach - Faaker See - Ossiacher See
  • / 1. Wasserfall
    Photo: Region Villach - Faaker See - Ossiacher See
  • / Beim Zustieg zum ersten Wasserfall
    Photo: Gerhard Hohenwarter, Region Villach - Faaker See - Ossiacher See
  • / 3. Wasserfall
    Photo: Gerhard Hohenwarter, Region Villach - Faaker See - Ossiacher See
  • / 2. Wasserfall
    Photo: Gerhard Hohenwarter, Region Villach - Faaker See - Ossiacher See
  • / Feuersalamander
    Photo: Gerhard Hohenwarter, Region Villach - Faaker See - Ossiacher See
  • / Finsterbachschlucht
    Photo: Gerhard Hohenwarter, Region Villach - Faaker See - Ossiacher See
m 800 700 600 500 2,0 1,5 1,0 0,5 km Tourismusinformation Sattendorf Schützenhof Ferienwohnungen Schützenhof Ferienwohnungen Finsterbach Wasserfälle Finsterbach Wasserfälle Hotel Sonnenhügel Hotel Sonnenhügel

One of the top trails in the region of Villach - easy hiking trail to three magnificent "Finsterbach" waterfalls.
moderate
2.4 km
1:00 h
185 m
185 m
This hike takes you into the Finsterbach canyon past three waterfalls, all over 20 meters high.  

Author’s recommendation

The waterfalls are ideally visited on the first day after a heavy rainfall.  Despite the paths being more slippery, the waterfalls are at their absolute best on these days.  

 

After rainfall you also may catch a glimpse of salamanders!

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Author
Marc Horbal
Updated: April 24, 2020

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Schleierfall, 698 m
Lowest point
Tourismusinformation Sattendorf, 518 m
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Safety information

Stay on the marked tracks.

Equipment

Good shoes

Tips, hints and links

 Region Villach Tourism

 +43 4242 42000

 www.visitvillach.at/en

 

Start

Sattendorf Elementary School (Volksschule) (517 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.663501, 13.915966
UTM
33T 417069 5168342

Destination

Finsterbach Waterfalls

Turn-by-turn directions

From the elementary school you walk to the former "Gasthof zum Wasserfall."  From here you follow the "Wasserfallweg" (waterfall path) north, slightly upwards until you reach the beginning of the Finsterbach canyon.  After a few minutes you will quickly see the first waterfall .  After taking a few photos, hike up along the left side of the stream around a few curves.  After a few minutes you will already be at the second waterfall.  The path to the third waterfall begins back on the main path, which you follow up until hitting a fork in the road, where you follow the signs to "3. Wasserfall."  This path leads you into the Finsterbach gorge.  After a little bit you cross a few small bridges over a stream and arrive at the third waterfall, the biggest of the three.  

Follow the same route to get back to the starting point.  

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Take a ÖBB train and exit at the station Sattendorf. Follow the way uphill to the elementary school / police station Sattendorf .

Getting there

From villach you take the Ossiacher See highway (B94) until you reach Sattendorf, where you turn left into Dorfstrasse. Follow the Dorfstrasse until you reach the Sattendorf elementary school (Volksschule), which is on your left side.

Coming from Feldkirchen/Steindorf, you take the Ossiacher See highway (B94) until Sattendorf, where you take a right into Dorfstrasse.  Follow the Dorfstrasse until you reach the Sattendorf elementary school (Volksschule), which will be on your left side.

Parking

There is public parking at the elementary school, opposite the police station.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Kompass Nr. 062 - Ossiacher See-Feldkirchen in Kärnten (M1:25000)


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Reviews

4.5
(2)
Anika Birkholz
July 31, 2019 · Community
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3. Wasserfall
Photo: Anika Birkholz, Community
Rainer Heß
July 03, 2019 · Community
Done at July 02, 2019
Photo: Rainer Heß, Community

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
2.4 km
Duration
1:00h
Ascent
185 m
Descent
185 m
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