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Karnische Alpen

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R19 Naßfeld » Zollnersee Hütte ehm. Dr. Steinwender Hütte
  |   6h15   |   22.5 km   |   990 m   |   791 m

On the trail from Naßfeld to the Dr. Steinwender hut, you will repeatedly come upon evidence of the past. The old war-time roads and cliff forts from World War 1 are reminders of the disputes over the border area. Apart from this, the section is characterised by magnificent alpine landscape. In poor weather conditions or when snow is on the ground, however, caution is advisable here.

Point Segment
Name Services Information Marking
1533 m
|   1.6 km / 0h35
1721 m
| C  3 km / 1h05
1934 m
| D  4.7 km / 1h05
Rattendorfer Sattel
1781 m
|   3.8 km / 0h55
1705 m
| C  2.7 km / 0h40
Straniger Alm
1499 m
|   5.2 km / 1h30
1771 m
| C  1.5 km / 0h25
Zollnersee Hütte ehm. Dr. Steinwender Hütte
1739 m
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Other long-distance trails and alternative routes
Other names of the Carnic high-alpine trail no. 403: Friedensweg (Peace trail), south alpine long-distance trail 03, KGW Carinthian border trail; intersecting trail: Weg der Stille / Sentiero del Silenzio (Silence trail) from Unterwölbiling via the Dr. Steinwender Hut, the Zollner Törl pass/Pso Pecol di Chiaula to Paularo;
Useful topographic maps
  • WK 223, Naturarena Kärnten, Gailtal, Gitschtal, Lesachtal, Weissensee, Oberes Drautal ~ Freytag&Berndt (1:50.000)
  • ÖK50 198 u. 197 ~ Bundesamt für Eich- und Vermessungswesen (1:50.000)
  • Nr. 09 ~ Tabacco (1:25.000)
  • Nr. 60, Gailtaler Alpen - Karnische Alpen ~ Kompass (1:50.000)
Useful guidebooks
  • Kulturweg Alpen Bd 1, Gerhard Stürzlinger ~ Pichler (ISBN 3-85431-288-1)
  • Karnische Alpen u. Friaul, Ingrid Pilz ~ Styria (ISBN )
  • AV-Führer Karnischer Hauptkamm, P. Holl ~ (ISBN )
  • Österreichischer Weitwanderweg 03 "Südalpenweg", Sekt. Weitwanderer ~ Sekt. Weitwanderer (ISBN )
  • Kärntner Grenzweg ~ Heyn (ISBN 3-7084-0129-8)

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  • flautix - 2023-08-21
    Eine lange aber sehr schöne Etappe, die dem Namen Höhenweg alle Ehre macht!
    Wir haben dank der +Card Holiday, die man im Alpenhof Plattner beim Checkin ausgehändigt bekommt und die die kostenlose Benutzung der Sommerbergbahnen mit einschließt etwas abgekürzt und sind mit dem Sessellift zur Madritsche hochgefahren. So spart man ein paar Höhenmeter und ca. 2 km ein. Bei heißem Wetter ausreichend Wasser mitnehmen. Wir haben an diesem Tag gut 4 l pro Person getrunken!
    Die Zollnerseehütte bekommt 5 Sterne von uns: Superteam, hervorragende Küche, Halbpension mit Viergänge-Menü inklusive Salatbuffet, Frühstück ebenfalls in Buffetform, beheizter Trockenraum, warme Dusche mit Münzeinwurf. Besser geht Hütte nicht!
  • Julien Trieste Monaco - 2022-08-15
    There is a Bivacco right below rudniksaddel, on the Italian side: Bivacco Lomasti.
    2 streams flowing on each side of the Bivacco on 10th of August. The Bivacco can accommodate 4/6 people but there is not so many visitors,except on weekends. Possibility to charge devices via 2 USB plugs.
    And the most important : incredible sunset!
    Straniger alm sells cheese and it's way cheaper than the one in egger alm.
  • Oliver - 2022-07-18
    A fantastic trek from nassfeld. The path is well marked and easy to walk on. The views and the surrounding are to die for. There are multiple Alms on the way that offer food and rooms, if the weather or sore legs catch up on you ;) One of my favorite episodes so far.
  • POPEYE GG - 2018-06-13
    24 juin 2017
    Un chemin plutôt escarpé, à faire de préférence par beau temps.
    Arrivée à la Zollnersee Hütte sous l'orage, heureusement il y a une "Trockenraum", où les chaussures et les vêtements sèchent la nuit!
    Accueil vraiment chaleureux et repas excellent.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    June 24, 2017 A rather steep path, preferably in good weather. Arrival at the Zollnersee Hütte under the storm, fortunately there is a "Trockenraum", where shoes and clothes dry at night! Really warm welcome and excellent meal.
  • Eva - 2017-09-15
    About 7K from the Zollnersee Hütte there is the super nice Straniger Alm. Again, very friendly people and good fresh food. I camped above the hut, great place with a nice view and at 6 in the evening and morning it's cow watching time! In Naßfeld there is an (expensive) grocery store.
  • Tof - 2014-12-25
    Trieste-Monaco le 11/07/14

    Bel accueil au refuge. Etape assez longue. Zone de tourbière intéressante et guidée.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Trieste-Monaco on 11/07/14 Beautiful home at the shelter. Step quite long. Interesting and guided bog area.
  • Elisabeth - 2012-12-06
    De l'avis général, il faut ajouter 2 heures au temps de marche indiqué. Le refuge Zollersee est très "cosy".
    Automatic translation [Google]
    The general view, add 2 hours running time indicated. The refuge Zollersee is very "cozy".
  • Alpinisten - 2011-09-08
    In Naßfeld gibt es gegenüber vom Hotel Berghof (wegen Renovierung im Sommer 2011 geschlossen) an der Bushaltestelle einen Geldautomaten! Liegt direkt auf der Route.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    (Closed for renovation in summer 2011) in Nassfeld there across from the Berghof at the bus stop an ATM! Lies directly on the route.
  • Jean-Luc - 2010-03-10
    Cette étape marque réellement l'entrée dans les alpes Carniques, si sauvages et si attachantes. L'arrêt a Zollnersee Hütte est obligatoire. Demandez à Andreas de vous y jouer un air d'accordéon
    Automatic translation [Google]
    This marks actually entering the Carnic Alps, so wild and so engaging. Judgment Zollnersee Hütte is mandatory. Andreas ask you to play the accordion
Last update : 2019-12-15