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R24 Neue Porze Hütte » Obstansersee Hütte
  |   5h35   |   14 km   |   1185 m   |   801 m

From the Porze hut, walk across entirely high alpine terrain past the Fillmoor-Standschützen hut, where a short rest can be fitted in, to the Obstansersee Hut. The trail starts off below the steeply towering walls of the Porze up to the Heretriegel and through the marshy terrain of the Obere Stuckensee lake, which can heat up to 19 degrees in the summer.

Point Segment
Name Services Information Marking
Neue Porze Hütte
1935 m
| CD  4 km / 1h10
2146 m
| CD  2 km / 0h30
Ob. Stuckensee
2039 m
| CD  1 km / 1h00
2342 m
| CD  3.5 km / 0h55
1932 m
| D  2.5 km / 1h40
2404 m
| D  1 km / 0h20
Obstansersee Hütte
2303 m
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Other long-distance trails and alternative routes
South alpine long-distance trail 03, KGW Carinthian border trail. Geo-trail and peace trail. Variations: from the Porze pass on the Sentiero d´Ambros Corrado via ferrata to the Filmoorsattel pass. From the Filmoor-Standschützen-Hut- Filmoor pass trail 160 to the north north past the Gr. Kinigat/M.Cavallino (can also be climbed, 2,689m) - Pfannspitze/Cma Vanscuro 2,678m - Obstansersee Hut.
Useful topographic maps
  • WK 182, Lienzer Dolomiten, Lesachtal ~ Freytag&Berndt (1:50.000)
  • ÖK 50 195 ~ Bundesamt für Eich-und Vermessungswesen (1:50.000)
  • Nr. 47, Lienzer Dolomiten - Lesachtal - Karnischer Höhenweg ~ Kompass (1:50.000)
  • Nr.017 ~ Tabacco (1:25.000)
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 )
  • Naturkundlicher Führer Via Alpina - Karnischer Kamm, Walter Mair ~ Oesterreichischer Alpenverein (ISBN )
  • Österreichischer Weitwanderweg 03 "Südalpenweg", Sekt. Weitwanderer ~ Sekt. Weitwanderer (ISBN )

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  • Valentine - 2023-07-13
    You have to stop to Filmoor Hütte. It’s a family hut, they are running it for more generations. The place is amazing, the staff is just so nice and the food was the best we had so far (thanks Alberto). We had our best night here, and the schnaps was by far not the only reason :)
  • Julien Trieste Monaco - 2022-08-15
    Left the 403 trail for good at Filmoor Hütte due to bad weather.
    Went to Filmoor saddle and from there to malga Della manze and passo Silvella. Really easy going and doable in bad weather. Ended up at Sesto but you can stop at Malga Nemes.
    Had lunch at Filmoor Hütte as I was running out of food. Best food so far on trail. They prepared a meal that was as good as what is prepared at really good restaurants. And nice staff too.
  • Oliver - 2022-07-21
    Sorry the previous comment should be pass cavalino on the Westside rather than on the Eastside as the gpx indicates.
  • Oliver - 2022-07-21
    The gpx track after Filimoorhut should be considered as a super bad weather alternative. In normal conditions it makes no sense to follow this track at all. Not only does it add 500 unnecessary vertical meters but it also robs you of the splendid view from the Pfannspitze. After Filimoorhut just follow the marked 403 trail following the ridge and pass monte cavalino on the Eastside Rather than descend on the west as the gpx indicates. It is a well maintained path with glorious views and I would only consider skipping it in very bad weather conditions. Also, consider staying at Filimoorhut, it has a super nice team an location.
  • Carsten - 2022-01-10
    After descending on the Italian side in the direction of the end of R24, in continuingly bad weather, I used the app to find a valley route to Sexten; the route turned out to be on hiking trails, forest roads, and occasionally on country roads. There are dozens of signposted trails in the lower regions, off the ridge. I enjoyed a mostly rain-free and at times even sunny day while the ridge was in clouds all day. (I covered a bit more distance as well as elevation gain than the official R24-R26 stages to Sexten do, and walked into Sexten rather than taking a gondola. And I saw some interesting villages rather than clouds only.)
  • Veronique et Bruno - 2018-09-23

    Attention à bien tourner à gauche à hauteur du refuge et à le laisser sur votre droite (il s'agit d'une simple cabane non gardée) Tscharrhütte dans la vallée d’Erschbaumertal.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Be careful to turn left at the height of the refuge and leave it on your right (it is a simple hut not guarded) Tscharrhütte in the Erschbaumertal valley.
  • POPEYE GG - 2018-06-13
    29 juin 2017
    Temps pas très engageant encore aujourd'hui, mais qui s'est amélioré en arrivant au premier refuge (Filmoor-Standschützenhütte), et finalement nous décidons de continuer. A l'arrivée à la Obstanserhütte, un hélicoptère faisait des rotations pour acheminer les matériaux pour l'amélioration de l'unité de traitement des eaux du refuge (du moins, c'est ce que j'ai compris).
    Automatic translation [Google]
    June 29, 2017 Not very exciting time today, but improved on arriving at the first shelter (Filmoor-Standschützenhütte), and finally we decide to continue. Upon arrival at the Obstanserhütte, a helicopter rotated to deliver materials for the improvement of the shelter's water treatment unit (at least that's what I understood).
  • Eva - 2017-09-15
    Filmoor and Obstanersee Hütte have no problem with camping. A bit below the Neue Porzehütte there is a lake, the Klapfsee which has an excellent tenting spot. The GPS track differs from the marked route between Obstanersee and Filmoor. I followed the marks and hiked the ridge trail on the border. Even though it was completely covered with clouds and super windy, it was beautiful. At Filmoor Hütte it was nice and quiet, such a difference with the other places. I sure recommend staying or camping there.
  • tof - 2014-12-25
    Trieste-Monaco le 18/7/14

    Neige dans la descente pour Obstanserseehutte. Petit déjeuner copieux à ce refuge.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Trieste-Monaco on 18/07/14 Snow in the descent Obstanserseehutte. Hearty breakfast at this refuge.
  • Daniel - 2013-09-15
    The Porze- and Obstanzerseehutte are hotel-like huts. If you prefer the small-scale isolated mountain huts, stay at Filmoor.
  • Giovanni Mazzolani - 2011-02-21
    Lo scorso luglio, con mio figlio ho pernottato al Filmoor. Ottima ospitalità e menù abbondanti con varie scelte. Ringrazio il gestore Gunter per l'indicazione dell'itinerario di discesa a valle, avendo mio figlio un trauma a un ginocchio per caduta.
    Giovanni Mazzolani Italia
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Last July, with my son I've been to Filmoor. Great hospitality and abundant menu with several choices. I thank the manager Gunter to indicate the route down to the valley, my son had an injury to a knee drop. John Mazzolani Italy
Last update : 2019-12-15