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A11 Eisenkappler Hütte » Riepl
  |   5h50   |   18.6 km   |   829 m   |   1173 m

After a morning climb to the Hochobir that you really won’t regret, follow the trail 03 eastwards from the Eisenkappler hut down to Bad Eisenkappel, the southernmost market town in Austria. The Obirhöhlen caves also offer a top class visit opportunity before continuing through the Lobnig rift across meadows and woodland to vlg. Riepl.

Point Segment
Name Services Information Marking
Eisenkappler Hütte
1559 m
| C  1.3 km / 0h20
1456 m
| C  1.6 km / 0h25
1394 m
| C  4.8 km / 1h45
Bad Eisenkappel
548 m
| B  3.4 km / 1h10
Wh. Schlöschitz
881 m
| B  3.2 km / 1h00
1136 m
| B  4.3 km / 1h10
1241 m
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Other long-distance trails and alternative routes
Südalpiner Weitwanderweg 03, Climb up the 2,139m high Hochobir peak, the local mountain of Bad Eisenkappler. From the Tschemer and Riepl farmsteads at the Luscha pass, follow trail 641 to the Topitza (1,649m) and continue to the Ojstra (1,557m), trail 671. Take the descent either to the Wögel farmstead (trail 671) or to Bad Eisenkappel (trail 671 and 648).
Useful topographic maps
  • WK 232 Jauntal, Völkermarkt, Klopeiner See, Turner See ~ Freytag&Berndt (1:50.000)
  • Nr. 65 Klopeiner See - Karawanken ~ Kompass (1:50.000)
  • ÖK 50 204, 212, 213 ~ Bundesamt für Eich- und Vermessungswesen (1:50.000)
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  • Berta - 2019-06-27
    Angenehme Nächtigung , einfache Zimmer mit Gemeinschaftsbad, schöne Terasse mit toller Aussicht und guter Musik zum entspannen. Ausgesprochen gutes Essen und feines Frühstück. Nette Leute.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Pleasant overnight stay, simple rooms with shared bathroom, nice terrace with great views and good music to relax. Extremely good food and fine breakfast. Nice people.
  • Mountain Girl - 2013-10-21
    Ghf Riepl is a charming spot with great sun deck, good food & friendly hosts. Note: only 3 rooms for rent.
    En route to Riepl, a stop at Sadovnik memorial museum is worthwhile. The memorial is being expanded to a museum that tells the story of a partisan farm family, massacred in the closing days of WWII. Very moving exhibit.
  • Henri ROUSSELLE - 2013-08-26
    La Gasthof Riepl est bien ouverte en 2013 et ofre un bon service pour y faire étape
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Gasthof Riepl is opened in 2013 and ofer a good service for them to step
  • Gert - 2013-05-14
    Bad Eisenkappel shows the train symbol, however, there is no train station
  • Roger Caffin - 2012-09-13
    Ghf Riepl is now open and very nice.
  • Hans Diem - 2011-04-26
    Etappe A11 geändert: Eisenkappler Hütte - Bad Eisenkappel, 7 km (kein Quartier in Riepl).
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Section A11 changed: Eisenkappler hut - Eisenkappel, 7 km (no quarter in Riepl).
Last update : 2011-05-17