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Nassfeld - Die historische Meile Nassfeld

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A journey through time into the fascinating history of this border region
moderate
Distance 2.9 km
0:53 h
97 m
97 m
1,627 m
1,530 m
The hike leads from the state border to the Watschiger Alm and back via the sulphur spring. The visitor gets to know botanical and geological features, but also dives into the long history of this area with the main focus on World War I. It is a way to reflect and should remind us how grateful we can be for a united Europe. The Nassfeldkirche - created during the war - became a symbol of international understanding and peaceful coexistence, at the same time an important mission for the future.

The Nassfeld formed an important regional building block on the way to a common, peace-keeping Europe. European history was indeed written here. Follow these traces. And tell others about it.

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Nassfeld - Pressegger See
Update: August 24, 2020
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1,627 m
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1,530 m
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Preface by the authors:

In 2016 the Nassfeldkirche and Nassfeldstraße will be 100 years old - a reason to commemorate the past of this area in a special way in the form of a historic mile. The history of mankind is also one of weapons - here they were already used 9000 years ago - for hunting. So this bow stretches in the figurative sense from the Stone Age to the 30.5 cm mortar in the 1st WK. The hike leads from the state border to the Watschiger Alm and back via the sulphur spring. The visitor gets to know botanical and geological peculiarities, but also dives into the long history of this area with the focus on the 1st World War. It is a way to reflect and should remind us how grateful we can be for a united Europe. The Nassfeldkirche - created during the war - became a symbol of international understanding and peaceful coexistence, at the same time an important mission for the future. The Nassfeld formed an important regional building block on the way to a common, peace-keeping Europe. European history was indeed written here. Follow these traces. And tell others about it.

Dr. Hermann Verderber

Leopold Salcher

Start

Nassfeld - Staatsgrenze Österreich/ Italien (1,530 m)
Coordinates:
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46.560190, 13.275690
DMS
46°33'36.7"N 13°16'32.5"E
UTM
33T 367837 5157735
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Destination

Nassfeld - Staatsgrenze Österreich/ Italien

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Waypoints Historical Mile Nassfeld:
  • Border crossing Nassfeld
  • Stone Age hunting ground
  • The Iron Wulfenia as a monument to friendship
  • The course of the border between Austria and Italy after World War I
  • The Nassfeldkirche
  • dig trenches
  • A landmark tellsarms roared
  • The first Nassfeldhütte of the Alpenverein
  • Stone memorial on the Watschigeralm Road
  • The second Nassfeldhütte of the Alpine Club
  • The Austrian military camp under the Auernig
  • The Wulfenia
  • KOOTHRAPPALI Soldiers on the Watschiger Alm
  • The construction of the Nassfeldstraße during the 1st World War
  • The sulphur spring

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Journey to Tröpolach by public transport possible.

www.nassfeld.at/mobilitaet

Getting there

A2 south motorway to exit Hermagor / Gailtal, continue to Hermagor and direction Kötschach-Mauthen, junction Nassfeld, Nassfeld main road to the Nassfeld

 

from Italy

Motorway to Udine and continue towards Austria, exit Pontebba, through the village of Pontebba the Italian pass road to the Nassfeld (Passo di Pramollo) (Distance Udine - Nassfeld: 85 km)

Parking

You can park your car at the public car park directly at the starting point at the state border.

Coordinates

DD
46.560190, 13.275690
DMS
46°33'36.7"N 13°16'32.5"E
UTM
33T 367837 5157735
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Broschüre "Nassfeld - die historische Meile" - Herausgeber Tourismusinfo Nassfeld - Pressegger See, Wulfeniaplatz 1, 9620 Hermagor

Bestellung unter: info@nassfeld.at


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
2.9 km
Duration
0:53 h
Ascent
97 m
Descent
97 m
Highest point
1,627 m
Lowest point
1,530 m
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