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Karnische Alpen

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A Tarred or paved road
B Dirt track
C Mule trail
D Mountain trail
E Equipped trail (cables, ladders)
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R25 Obstansersee Hütte » Sillianer Hütte
  |   4h20   |   12.5 km   |   549 m   |   403 m

The trail leads you from the Obstansersee Hut initially over rocky, pine-strewn terrain. There are several peaks to climb before reaching the Sillianer Hut, such as the Eisenreich, which, standing at an altitude of 2,665m, is the highest point of the Karnischer Höhenweg (Carnic alpine trail). Continue over the Schöntalhöhe and the Demut before arriving in the Hochgränten Joch pass, where a military cemetery is situated.

Point Segment
Name Services Information Marking
Obstansersee Hütte
2303 m
| D  3.2 km / 1h25
2607 m
| D  2.1 km / 0h30
2577 m
| D  1 km / 0h30
2528 m
| D  1.2 km / 0h25
2537 m
| D  1.9 km / 0h45
Hollbrucker Spitze
2537 m
| D  2.1 km / 0h30
2468 m
| D  1 km / 0h15
Sillianer Hütte
2433 m
Detailed route description
Natural and cultural heritage
Other long-distance trails and alternative routes
South alpine long-distance trail 03, KGW Carinthian border trail. Geo-trail and peace trail.
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. 010/017 ~ 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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  • Oliver - 2022-07-18
    If you plan to do a longer stopover/resupply in Sexten you can consider skipping Silianer and just continue down to Sexten or to the cable car station. Both options are about 6:00 from Obstansersee.
  • Lolo - 2018-08-12
    Le refuge Sillianer est actuellement en travaux, on ne peut pas y dormir
    Automatic translation [Google]
    The Sillianer hut is currently under construction, we can not sleep there
  • POPEYE GG - 2018-06-13
    30 juin 2017
    Il fait une température de 5°C au départ de cette journée.
    Temps mitigé, il y a même du vent en descendant sur le refuge Silianerhütte, où nous croisons d'intrépides cyclistes! Enfin, chacun son plaisir!
    Automatic translation [Google]
    June 30, 2017 The temperature is 5 ° C at the start of this day. Mixed weather, there is even wind down the Silianerhütte refuge, where we meet intrepid cyclists! Finally, everyone's pleasure!
  • Rambler51 - 2017-12-29
    Has anyone written up this section.
  • Eva - 2017-09-15
    At Sillianer Hütte near the bunker, there's a good spot for camping (out of the wind). Super friendly staff at Sillianer Hütte and free WiFi (!).
  • tof - 2014-12-25
    Trieste-Monaco le 18/7/14

    Voulant éviter Sillianer et faire une pause, je prends la direction de Sexten. Petits budgets, passez votre chemin ! Le camping (à 10 minutes de bus du centre) est loué pour un emplacement à 50 euros pour 2 jours. Moustiques inclus.
    A Sexten, tous ravitaillements possibles.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Trieste-Monaco on 18/7/14 Wanting to avoid Sillianer and take a break, I take the direction of Sexten. Budget, go your way! Camping (10 minutes from the center of the bus) is leased to a location 50 euros for 2 days. Mosquitoes included. A Sexten all possible supplies.
  • Daniel - 2013-09-15
    Stay at the Sillianer Hutte. The Hahnhutte most probably does not have any accomodation, and from the Sillianer Hutte you have plenty of time to reach the first cable car down at 8.30 am.
Last update : 2019-12-15