In and outScenicWith refreshment stopsBotanical highlightsFaunistic highlightsSummit route
This trail leads from the Lärchenboden parking area to the Schwarzseehütte and then takes you to the Amberger Alp, to the the Palnock, Lahnernock and Rindernock and finally to the Mirnock.
Enjoy panoramic views all along the broad and comfortable way - always walking over the lovely mountain pastures of the Nock mountains.
If you are really motivated then you could prolong your tour to the mountain Türdl (2023 metres above sea level). From there you can go onwards to the Hochalmhütte (open from June until end of September). Pick up point is then the Kohlweißhütte. This extension will add another two hours to your walking time. Of course you could also start your tour here and then spend more time at the lovely Schawarzseehütte.
Mirnock, 2110 m
Lärchenboden, 1320 m
Best time of year
This tour takes quite long and you will need good weather and a decent level of fitness. Orientation is quite easy because you always have the Mirnock in sight.
Trekking shoes, bag, functional clothing, rain protection, hiking sticks, food and drinks, map, smartphone and first aid kit.
From the starting point Verditz - Lärchenboden you walk along the trail no. 27 and no. 180 to the Schwarzseehütte (hut at 1750 m). After a short break for drinks and snacks, it is only a few minutes' walk to the Schwarzsee (a big pond at 1792 m) with a huge landscape picture frame. Follow the trail (path no. 29 and 180) in north-west direction, Enjoy the beauty of the landscape and cool your feet in one of the many ponds on the way to the Friesneralpe. Via the Friesneralpe you reach the Palnock (1901 m). If you you are exhausted or the weather is about to change, then please turn around at this point.
The further path leads downwards to approx. 1728 m, followed by a ascent to Lahnernock (1861 m) and Rindernock (2024 m). From the cattle shed there are still about 100 meters of altitude to the summit of the Mirnock (2110 m) with the countless Steinmandln (stone pillars), stone walls and resting places.The summit of the Mirnock lies at the intersection of two geomantic lines - the monastery line and the cult line. The monastery line is located exactly between the Grossglockner and the Hochobir, the cult line lies between the Monte Lussari (Italy) and the castle Rosenau near Zwettel.
A wonderful place to pause, rest and gather, while enjoying the impressive landscape. A very special view is probably the glacier area of the "Tauernkönigin (3360 m) or Hochalmspitze to the north. The recommended and direct descent to the Kohlweißhütte and the Wieserhütte on approx. 1600 m leads over way no. 184 (for approx. 1 hour). At about 2030 m, a path branches off south-east directly to the Kohlweißhütte, which is the pick up point (please reserve the day before your hike).
From Villach main station (bus 5150) to Afritz am See centre of town at 06:05 - Villach Klagenfurter Straße 06:06 - Villach Gh Zehenthof (Triester Straße) 06:07 - Villach Neulandskron 06:08 - Meeting centre of town 06:17 - Meeting old people's home 06:18 - Meeting Klamm/Abzw Arriach 06:25 - Afritz am See Trübenbichl/De Zordo-Säge 06:26 - Afritz am See Verditzbahn valley station 06:27 - Afritz am See village centre 06:28Mon - Sat, not on general holiday
From Villach main station (bus 5150) to Afritz am See centre of town at 07:45 - Villach Klagenfurter Straße 07:47 - Villach Gh Zehenthof (Triester Straße) 07:49 - Villach Neulandskron 07:51 - Meeting centre of town 08:02 - Meeting old people's home 08:03 - Meeting Klamm/Abzw Arriach 08:10 - Afritz am See Trübenbichl/De Zordo-Säge 08:11 - Afritz am See Verditzbahn valley station 08:12 - Afritz am See village centre 08:13
Mon - Fri, not on general holiday
From the Tauernautobahn A10 - exit Villach/Ossiacher See, via the B94 (Ossiacher See Bundesstraße) and the B98 (Millstätter Bundestraße) to Afritz. Between Strobls Backstube and the Sporthotel Mirnock the Verditzer Straße branches off following the road to Lärchenboden.
Some parking spaces are available at the Lärchenboden.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
Author’s map recommendations
Kompass Karte Nr. 64 - Villacher Alpe, Unterdrautal