ST22 AAT: Baumgartnerhöhe - Kranjska Gora

Long-Distance Hiking · Villach - Faaker See - Ossiacher See
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Distance
21.4 km
Duration
8:00h
Ascent
1291 m
Descent
1397 m
Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available
On this stage you will walk across the Austrian border for the first time: from Carinthia you will come to Slovenia via the Karawanken Mountains. The destination of today’s stage, Krajnska Gora, lies at the entrance to the Triglav National Park in the Julian Alps.
The Baumgartnerhöhe, near the Finkenstein castle arena and high above Lake Faaker See, forms the starting point for this stage along the national border. After a good two hours’ walk you will come to the Jepca Saddle and thus the Austrian-Slovenian border. After spending some time walking along the southern Karawanken you can enjoy the view of the idyllic mountain village of Kranjska Gora, which is the centre of skiing in Slovenia (Alpine skiing and World Cup races, plus cross-country skiing) and the ideal starting point for hiking and cycling tours in summer.

Kranjska Gora is a crossing point – if you go through the Vršič Pass you will come to the Soča Valley and then to the sea, or to Tarvisio in Italy, and via the Wurzen Pass you will come to Villach in Austria. Kranjska Gora is the ideal place to relax and recharge your batteries in summer and in winter, with an extensive range of active enjoyment such as hiking, Nordic walking and cycle tours. There are beautiful natural areas waiting to be discovered in and around the Triglav National Park.

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Highest point
1842 m
Lowest point
779 m
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Kranjska Gora

Tourist information:

Tourist office Kranjska Gora
Kolodvorska ulica 1c
4280 Kranjska Gora
Tel.: +386 4 580 94 40
Fax: + 386 4 580 94 41
E-mail: tic@kranjska-gora.eu 

           info@kranjska-gora.eu

Working hours:

From 1.6. till 30.9.: 8.00 - 20.00

From 1.10. till 31.5.: 8.00 - 18.00

 


Tourist office Dovje-Mojstrana
Savska c.1
4281 Dovje-Mojstrana
Tel.: +386 4 589 13 20
Fax: + 386 4 589 13 20
E-mail: info@mojstrana.com , anita.perger@gmail.com
Internet: www.mojstrana.com

Working hours:

OUT OF SEASON opening hours to 20.6.: Saturday 9:00 to 13:00, Sunday 9:00 to 12:00
SEASONAL opening hours from 20.6. to 30.9.: workdays and Saturdays 9:00-19:00, Sundays 9:00 to 14:00
HOLIDAYS: 01.05. and 2.5. 9:00 to 13:00, 31.12. 9:00 to 13:00, 1.1. 9:00 to 13:00

Tourist office Ratece-Planica
Ratece 22
4283 Ratece-Planica
Tel.: +386 4 587 60 41
Fax: +386 4 587 60 41
E-mail: info@ratece-planica.si
Internet: www.ratece-planica.si

Working hours:
From Monday to Thursday: 7.00 - 15.00; Wednesday: 7.00-17.00, Friday: 7.00-13.00, Tuesday, Saturday, Sunday and Holidays: closed.

Start

Baumgartnerhöhe (918 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.538360, 13.903690
DMS
46°32'18.1"N 13°54'13.3"E
UTM
33T 415937 5154449
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Destination

Kranjska Gora

Turn-by-turn directions

From the Baumgartnerhöhe (919 metres) we follow hiking trail no. 682. This runs partly along the forest road, and parts of it can be shortened by using the steep hiking paths. We go past the former customs hut and at 1,438 metres we reach Slovenia via the Jepca Saddle. We can see the Mittagskogel (2,139 metres) on our left. We go to the west of the Suhi rift valley as far as the Planina Brdca (an Alpine lodge) and from there the trail leads in a westerly direction between the Tislerica and Laskovc mountains, before continuing in a south westerly direction down to Srednji Vrh. Our route then continues on to Frtalez, and then we follow the River Sava as far as Kranjska Gora.

 

The view along this stretch is repeatedly striking, and Srednji Vrh is truly magical. On the stretch from Srednji Vrh down into the valley we come across a small chapel, which was built in memory of a girl who died here when she was struck by lightning.

Public transport

By train/bus

The nearest train station is at Jesenice; there, you can board a bus for another 30-minute drive to Kranjska Gora, which is only 20 km away. There is also a train station in Tarvisio, Italy, and in Villach in Austria. From here, you can take a taxi, as both stations are no more than 20 kilometres away.

By plane

A 45 minute drive from Ljubljana Airport (66 km); a mere 40 minute drive from the airport in Klagenfurt (Austria) and an hour and 40 minutes from the airport at Trieste (Italy).

Transport Timetables

Getting there

From the Baumgartnerhöhe (919 metres) we follow hiking trail no. 682. This runs partly along the forest road, and parts of it can be shortened by using the steep hiking paths. We go past the former customs hut and at 1,438 metres we reach Slovenia via the Jepca Saddle. We can see the Mittagskogel (2,139 metres) on our left. We go to the west of the Suhi rift valley as far as the Planina Brdca (an Alpine lodge) and from there the trail leads in a westerly direction between the Tislerica and Laskovc mountains, before continuing in a south westerly direction down to Srednji Vrh. Our route then continues on to Frtalez, and then we follow the River Sava as far as Kranjska Gora.

 

The view along this stretch is repeatedly striking, and Srednji Vrh is truly magical. On the stretch from Srednji Vrh down into the valley we come across a small chapel, which was built in memory of a girl who died here when she was struck by lightning.

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Coordinates

DD
46.538360, 13.903690
DMS
46°32'18.1"N 13°54'13.3"E
UTM
33T 415937 5154449
w3w 
///bottler.dame.charging
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Andrea Heidl
August 19, 2019 · Community
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  • Blick auf den Ossiachersee
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Roswitha Sommer
July 21, 2019 · Community
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Joy Hopkins
June 19, 2019 · Community
  • Kranjska Gora Center
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