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Rotschitza Via Ferrata

· 6 reviews · Via Ferrata · Villach - Faaker See - Ossiacher See · open
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Distance 0.8 km
3:00 h
290 m
290 m
Renovated in 2009, this via ferrata is an exciting and challenging adventure for the whole family with the difficulty B. After a short hike you can reach the small gorge and follow the brook "Rotschitza".

Author’s recommendation

Be careful in the entry area at the waterfall because of rockfall - NEVER get in after or in heavy rain! Highly recommended are the guided climbing tours through the alpine schools listed below.
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Region Villach
Updated: June 22, 2021
Difficulty
B/C moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Risk potential
Highest point
1,192 m
Lowest point
957 m
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Exposition / cardinal direction
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Access
200 m, 0:45 h
Climbing length
90 m, 0:50 h
Descent
290 m, 0:40 h

Safety information

ATTENTION! Rockfall is possible - helmet and good equipment are required!

Tips and hints

 

Region Villach Tourism

 

+43 4242 42000

 

www.region-villach.at/en

 

Start

Baumgartnerhöhe (957 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.533292, 13.906508
DMS
46°31'59.9"N 13°54'23.4"E
UTM
33T 416145 5153883
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Destination

Baumgartnerhöhe

Turn-by-turn directions

From the Baumgartnerhof a hiking trail (about 35 minutes) leads to the Rotschitza waterfall - follow the red markings. You will reach a forest road on which you go downhill to your left and then before the bridge turn right uphill into the forest. Turn left at the junction for the access path to the waterfall. Then you descend down to the creek and follow it uphill to the entrance of the small waterfall. Walk back on trail 683 to Baumgartnerhöhe (about 40 minutes)

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Getting there

A2 to Villach, exit "Villach Süd / Warmbad", B85 to Finkenstein. In the town centre turn right towards Burgarena Finkenstein, pass the arena to Baumgartnerhöhe. 

Parking

There are enough parking spaces at the Baumgartnerhöhe.

Coordinates

DD
46.533292, 13.906508
DMS
46°31'59.9"N 13°54'23.4"E
UTM
33T 416145 5153883
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Via ferrata set, helmet, medium-strength mountaineering boots, safety rope for children and beginners.

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Säsch Lay
July 19, 2021 · Community
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When did you do this route? July 19, 2021
Sandra Jedlińska
July 30, 2018 · Community
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poniedziałek, 30 lipca 2018 7:53:30 PM
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Difficulty
B/C moderate
Distance
0.8 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
290 m
Descent
290 m
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