Hiking at the Dreiländereck - Cross-border-tour GRENZgenial

Mountain Hikes · Villach - Faaker See - Ossiacher See
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
7 km
Duration
3:45h
Ascent
911 m
Descent
141 m
In and out Family friendly Cultural/historical value Summit route
This theme hiking tour takes you on a interesting journey through three different countries.
Walk in the footsteps of the past. Go back into times when the borders between the states were still strictly controlled. 13 info boards and stations along the once well-guarded border await you on the theme hiking path from Arnoldstein to the border triangle between Austria, Italy and Slovenia. Embark on the journey and learn more about this unique place where also the largest language families in Europe meet.

Once at the summit, you can enjoy the wonderful view of the Lower Gail Valley, the Villach Basin and the Julian Alps, relax on the comfortable loungers and learn more about the three dirfferent countries you are looking at. A constant companion along the way is "Arni”, who explains the individual experience stations to the children and shows the location with his“ shadow ”.

Author’s recommendation

Places to eat and drink:

Bergrestaurant and Dreiländereckhütte

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Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Risk potential
Highest point
Dreiländereck, 1508 m
Lowest point
Seltschach, 701 m
Best time of year
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Exposition
NESW

Rest Stop

Dreiländereckhütte

Equipment

Hiking shoes, bag, functional wear, rain protection, hiking sticks, map, first aid kit and smartphone.

Start

Seltschach - Dreiländereck mountain railway (685 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.541864, 13.714023
UTM
33T 401400 5155058

Destination

Three-countries-corner - Austria, Italy and Slovenia

Turn-by-turn directions

The theme trail starts at the valley station of the Dreiländereck chair lift and leads on wide, partly steep and rocky paths (path No. 691) up to the mountain restaurant "Drei-Länder-Treff". If you prefer the easy way up, feel free to use the chair lift.

 After a first stop with a view of the Dobratsch landslide area, follow the path (path No. 603) further west to reach the Dreiländereckhütte. At the latest on the way back you should try out Carinthian specialities at this hut, which is also taking part in the HüttenKult. From the Dreiländereckhütte you walk up over lush alpine meadows in a westerly direction to the summit of the Dreiländereck - the intersection of Slovenia, Italy and Austria. The ascent takes you back to the chair lift station of the Dreiländereck. You can either use it to get down quickly or you can follow the same way you came down to the valley station.

Public transport

You can reach Arnoldstein by train and by bus - from the center you need to walk up to the Dreiländereck.

Getting there

You can either take the A2 motorway or the B83 oder B111 to get to Arnoldstein. On the western side of Arnoldstein there are road signs showing the way up to the valley station.

Parking

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Kompass Nr. 062 - Villach Faaker See (M 1:25 000)

Kompass Nr. 064 - Villacher Alpe - Unterdrautal (M 1:50 000)

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Region Villach - Faaker See - Ossiacher See 
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Author
Marc Horbal
Updated: April 30, 2020


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