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Nature Hiking Tour

Ossiach Canyon Hike

· 4 reviews · Nature Hiking Tour · Villach - Faaker See - Ossiacher See
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  • Direkt am Wasser
    / Direkt am Wasser
    Photo: Gerhard Hohenwarter, Region Villach - Faaker See - Ossiacher See
  • / Feuersalamander
    Photo: Gerhard Hohenwarter, Region Villach - Faaker See - Ossiacher See
  • / Der Schluchtweg
    Photo: Gerhard Hohenwarter, Region Villach - Faaker See - Ossiacher See
  • / Tauernteich
    Photo: Gerhard Hohenwarter, Region Villach - Faaker See - Ossiacher See
  • / Weg
    Photo: Gerhard Hohenwarter, Region Villach - Faaker See - Ossiacher See
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Short but steep hike up the Ossiacher Tauern.
moderate
3.6 km
2:45 h
398 m
398 m
The hike is steep in the first section and pleasant in the second section.

Author’s recommendation

In the summer it is most comfortable to do the hike in the morning before the sun beats down too hard and there is still cool air left in the canyon from the night before.

After a rainfall you may catch a glimpse of some salamanders!

After the hike you could enjoy a typical Carinthian snack at the "Fischerstüberl".

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Region Villach
Updated: August 25, 2020

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Tauernteich, 897 m
Lowest point
Rappitschbachbruecke, 521 m
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Safety information

The wood and stones near the brook can be quite slippery- especially after a rainfall!

Tips, hints and links

 Region Villach Tourism

 +43 4242 42000

 www.visitvillach.at/en  

Start

Ossiacher Landesstrasse/ Rappitsch Creek Bridge (526 m)
Coordinates:
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46.680654, 13.995756
DMS
46°40'50.4"N 13°59'44.7"E
UTM
33T 423198 5170167
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Destination

Tauernteich (Tauern Pond)

Turn-by-turn directions

From the street, you follow a well-marked path to the east, heading uphill.  On this trail you climb alongside a brook. Always remaining near the water you will be hiking up a steep path.  At some points there will be wooden steps, and there are steel steps towards the top to assist with the steep climb.  Towards the end the climb flattens out and you cross several bridges over a small stream.  You then pass the ruins of an old mill on the last part of the hike before reaching amall pond called Tauernteich.

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

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

To reacht the starting point, take a ÖBB- Postbus from Villach or Feldkirchen to Ossiach - Rappitsch

Getting there

Coming from Villach by car, you have to take the Ossiacher Landesstrasse (L49) and follow the road until your reach the "Fischerstüberl" in Ossiach-Rappitsch.  

From Feldkirchen you can get there on the B84 until Steindorf and from there you have to take the L50 and L49.  

Parking

Right after the Rappitsch Creek Bridge (coming from Feldkirchen) you can park at the campground.  

Coordinates

DD
46.680654, 13.995756
DMS
46°40'50.4"N 13°59'44.7"E
UTM
33T 423198 5170167
w3w 
///cobweb.jetliner.lodger
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Good shoes

Questions & Answers

Question about Stephan Biller · August 17, 2020 · Community
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Ossiacher Schluchtweg
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Answer by Gerlinde Linzer-Obermann · August 17, 2020 · Community
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5.0
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Uli Meier
July 18, 2019 · Community
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Done at July 18, 2019
Stefan Mach
August 08, 2016 · Community
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Done at July 27, 2016
Michael Striednig
July 31, 2016 · Community
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Sonntag, 31. Juli 2016 13:32:22
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Ossiacher Schluchtweg
Sonntag, 31. Juli 2016 13:43:55
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Reviews
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
3.6 km
Duration
2:45h
Ascent
398 m
Descent
398 m
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