An impressive walk through an impressive nature reserve called "Schütt".
On the last stage of the Dobratsch hiking trail you can experience unspoilt nature but partly also the negative effects of modern transport due to the proximity to the motorway. Apart from the occasional traffic noise you will come across the unique landscape created by the landslide of 1348 just to discover a antique Roman road in Warmbad Villach. From Arnoldstein it is a short stroll to the beautiful forest at the foot of the Dobratsch where the cows graze near the Gail river and a cozy inn offers local specialties. White sand banks line the river and polished rocks rise from the turquoise water. Two botanical jewels await the hiker near the village Oberschütt. There are two protected meadows called Gladiolenwiese and Weinitzen, both famous for their variety of different flowers. In Federaun there is a castle ruin which shows the former importance of this place. Here the Roman road begins and reminds the hiker of the long gone past. On the way we can also find a spring, called Studenca. During rainy seasons or when the snow melts then you can experience the water rushing out of the rock - no better place for a cool foot bath! From there it is only a short way left to our destination Villach –Warmbad.
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