Hiking in Finkenstein- A Family Wellness Path from Kanzianiberg to the Finkenstein Castle Ruins

Nature Trails · Villach - Faaker See - Ossiacher See
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
6.9 km
Duration
2:00h
Ascent
267 m
Descent
267 m
Loop Scenic Family friendly Cultural/historical value Insider tip
The "Familien Erlebnis und Gesundheitsweg-Kanzianiberg-Finkenstein" (Family Wellness Path from Kanzianiberg to Finkenstein) is a pleasant hiking trail for the whole family.  
The "Familien Erlebnis und Gesundheitsweg-Kanzianiberg-Finkenstein" (Family Wellness Path from Kanzianiberg to Finkenstein)- designed and erected by Alarich Warmuth- is a very interesting hiking route for recreational hikers, families and nature lovers.  The pleasant path takes you around the "Kanzianiberg" where you will encounter idyllic churches and excellent climbing areas.  

Order of the Stations:

1.      Auf der Heide (quick rest stop)

2.      Viktorhöhe (quick rest stop))

3.      Fuchsgraben (quick rest stop))

4.      Schöne Aussicht (beautiful view)

5.      Gratzl Rast (quick rest stop)

6.      Raststätte Biotop (foot bath)

7.      Magdalena Quelle (foot bath)

Along the route there are also some worthwhile spots to experience:

Erklärung des St. Georgs Brauches auf der Schönen Aussicht (The Declaration of St. George on the "Schönen Aussicht")

Bergbauernleben der Familie Warum in Wort und Bild (The Life of Mountain Farmers in Words and Pictures)

Biotop Rundweg (Biotope Hiking Path)

Kirche Kanzianiberg (Kanzianiberg Church)

Peter´s Dom und Sitzplatz Oisternig Blick (Peter's Cathedral and a view of Oisternig)

 

Author’s recommendation

The "Kneippstationen" (quick rest stops) and ideal places for a short break to rest!
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Difficulty
easy
Technique
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Highest point
786 m
Lowest point
563 m
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Equipment

Good shoes and a towel 

Tips, hints and links

 Region Villach Tourism

 +43 4242 42000

 www.visitvillach.at/en

 

Start

"Auf der Heide" Parking Lot (563 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.561103, 13.880744
UTM
33T 414213 5157001

Destination

"Auf der Heide" Parking Lot

Turn-by-turn directions

The route is well-marked. The "Blaue Wassertropfen" signs will guide you.  

Public transport

You can reach Finkenstein with the trains and busses of the ÖBB.

Getting there

Finkenstein is easily reached with the A2 highway.

If you are coming from Italy, exit at "Villach-Warmbad."  If you are coming from Salzburg or Klagenfurt, exit at "Villach-Faaker See."

Parking

There are plenty of parking spots near the starting point.  
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
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Updated: August 14, 2019


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