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Part stroll, part climb- this hike takes you past beautiful farms and courtyards to the center of Carinthia.  
Open
moderate
Distance 10.8 km
4:00 h
527 m
527 m
1,325 m
845 m
An easy but gorgeous hike through the original agricultural environment.  

Author’s recommendation

If you want a shorter hike, you can drive all the way to the parking lot near the middle point.  
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Gerhard Hohenwarter
Update: August 10, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
Mittelpunkt Kaerntens, 1,325 m
Lowest point
Parkplatz Arriach, 845 m
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 Region Villach Tourism

 +43 4242 42000

 www.visitvillach.at/en

 

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Arriach (844 m)
Coordinates:
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46.726492, 13.849326
DMS
46°43'35.4"N 13°50'57.6"E
UTM
33T 412074 5175413
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Destination

The middle point of Carinthia

Turn-by-turn directions

From the parking lot hike up a narrow road to the Catholic church.  From there you follow the clearly-marked signs north towards "Mittelpunkt Kärntens" (middle-point of Carinthia).  At the end of the village, take a left and hike past a few farms until you reach a fork in the road.  Here you follow the marked path to the right up into the forest.  Later you will get to a prairie in the mountains and hike on the right side to "Hof Orter."  Soon you will be back on a road- after the parking lot, take a right towards "Mittelpunkt Kärntens."  You will walk through a prairie and a small trench, after which the trail goes through a series of bends until you reach the middle point.  

 

In order to get back, hike to the parking lot you passed on the way to the middle point.  After this you have several options.  One option is to take the exact same route back.  However, it is recommended to take a right after the parking lot.  Follow the street until you get to a small trench.  From here you head down to a natural monument called "Kandelaberfichte," or the Spruce Candelabra.  You then follow a paved road down past "Weiler Laastadt," or the Hamlet of Laastadt, until you reach Arriach, where you will be back to the starting point in no time.  

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

By bus from Villach main train station (bus station) to Arriach.

Click here for timetable information.

Click here for the Carinthia train station shuttle.

Getting there

From Villach: Take the B98 and the L46 to Arriach.  

From Feldkirchen: Take the B95 and then the L46 to Arriach.

Parking

There is a big parking slot just before the town center, clearly marked.  

Coordinates

DD
46.726492, 13.849326
DMS
46°43'35.4"N 13°50'57.6"E
UTM
33T 412074 5175413
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Training shoes or walking shoes

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Status
Open
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
10.8 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
527 m
Descent
527 m
Highest point
1,325 m
Lowest point
845 m
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