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Climbing garden Kanzianiberg

Via Ferrata · Villach - Faaker See - Ossiacher See
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  • Kanzianiberg
    / Kanzianiberg
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  • / Klettern am Kanzianiberg
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  • / Klettersteig Kanzianiberg
    Photo: Region Villach, Josef Egarter
  • / Abendstimmung auf der Burgruine Finkenstein
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  • / Kanzianiberg
    Photo: Region Villach, Region Villach - Faaker See - Ossiacher See
  • / Kanzianiberg
    Photo: Region Villach, Region Villach - Faaker See - Ossiacher See
  • / Kanzianiberg
    Photo: Region Villach, Region Villach - Faaker See - Ossiacher See
  • / Faaker See
    Photo: Region Villach, Region Villach - Faaker See - Ossiacher See
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The region around Lake Faak offers numerous unique attractions for active hikers and climbers!

The Kanzianiberg in Finkenstein - Austria's largest and most traditional climbing garden - is located in the immediate vicinity of Lake Faaker See. Not only are there more than 300 climbing routes of all levels of difficulty here, there are also numerous via ferrata on the spectacular rock faces! There are climbing routes of all levels of difficulty, from beginners to advanced, there is something for everyone! There is also a beautiful Kneipp hiking trail around the Kanzianiberg - just the right thing after a strenuous climbing tour.

moderate
Distance 0.1 km
1:00 h
15 m
1 m
696 m
681 m

Author’s recommendation

From Kanzianiberg a hiking trail leads to the nearby castle ruins of Finkenstein - from there you have a wonderful view of Lake Faak and the surrounding region.
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Region Villach
Update: August 16, 2019
Difficulty
C moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Risk potential
Highest point
696 m
Lowest point
681 m
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Safety information

Climbing is a dangerous sport - it is recommended to explore the Kanzianiberg with experienced mountain guides (see further links). Climbing at your own risk! 

Tips and hints

 Region Villach Tourism

 +43 4242 42000

 www.visitvillach.at/en

 

Start

Kanzianiberg near Finkenstein (682 m)
Coordinates:
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Destination

Kanzianiberg near Finkenstein

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

With the ÖBB to Finkenstein and then on foot about 20 minutes to the Kanzianiberg.

Getting there

From Italy on the A2: Take the Villach Warmbad exit and continue via Fürnitz, Gödersdorf to Finkenstein.

From Klagenfurt on the A2: Take the Villach - Faaker See exit and continue via Drobollach and Faak to Finkenstein.

Parking

Parking sport are available.

Coordinates

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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Climbing gear

Basic Equipment for Via Ferratas

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Via Ferratas

  • Via ferrata set
  • Climbing harness
  • Climbing helmet
  • Via ferrata or hard-wearing safety gloves
  • Positioning lanyard / personal anchor system with screwgate carabiners for resting
  • Via ferrata belay kit if required (when accompanying beginners and / or children)
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
C moderate
Distance
0.1 km
Duration
1:00 h
Ascent
15 m
Descent
1 m
Highest point
696 m
Lowest point
681 m
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