Hiking on the Gerlitzen Alp - From the summit to the mountain station

Hiking Trail · Villach - Faaker See - Ossiacher See
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
3.1 km
Duration
1:30 h
Ascent
0 m
Descent
468 m
Public transport friendly In and out Scenic With refreshment stops Family friendly Cultural/historical value Botanical highlights Summit route
An easy and family-friendly hiking tour from the summit of the Gerlitzen down to the montain station of the Kanzelbahn.
This is an easy hike, suitable for families with children and beginners. It is always going downhill and right before the end you can take one of the mountain karts or you can visit the nearby Adventure Park Gerlitzen.

Author’s recommendation

Take a break in one of the many great huts and restaurants.
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Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Gerlitzen, 1909 m
Lowest point
Kanzelbahn Bergstation, 1441 m
Best time of year
Jan
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Rest Stop

Gerlitzen Gipfelhaus
Pöllingerhütte
Sunn Alm Gerlitzen

Equipment

Light hiking boots, backpack, rain gear, hiking poles, food and drink, maps, first aid and a mobile phone

Tips, hints and links

Region Villach Tourismus

 +43 4242 42000

 www.visitvillach.at

Start

Summit of the Gerlitzen (1908 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.694978, 13.914391
UTM
33T 416997 5171841

Destination

Kanzelbahn Mountain Station

Turn-by-turn directions

From the summit of the Gerlitzen, you will pass paragliders and model airplanes on the hiking trail (path no. 176) to the Pöllingerhütte. From there, you can already see the start of the Gerlitzen mountain karts (called Pistenflitzer). A small path leads on the right edge of the slopes down. If you would like to enjoy a fun ride down to the Kanzelhöhe take one of the mountains karts to the mountain station where you will find in summer a fun park and places to eat and drink.

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Annenheim can be reached at regular intervals by public transport.

Click here for the timetable information.

Here you can get information about the Carinthian Station Shuttle.

Getting there

Annenheim is best reached via the A10 motorway exit "Villach-Ossiacher See". From there you take the Gerlitzen Kanzelbahn up to the summit.

Parking

There are enough parking spaces available at the valley station.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Kompass Nr. 62 - Ossiacher See - Feldkirchen in Kärnten (1:25 000)

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Updated: September 06, 2019


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