Karnischer Höhenweg – Etappe 8: Dolinza Alm – Thörl-Maglern

Level of difficulty: Difficult
  • 19 km
  • 7 h
  • 661 vm
    Lowest elevation
  • 1751 vm
    Highest elevation
  • 1030 vm
  • 1830 vm

Karnischer Höhenweg – Etappe 8: Dolinza Alm – Thörl-Maglern

The Karnische Höhenweg is about 150 km long from Sillian to Arnoldstein and can be divided into 8-11 daily stages, a descent into the valley is (almost) possible at any time. Overnight stays in managed huts are sufficiently available.

The somewhat longer section east of the Plöckenpass offers a gentle mountain landscape with extensive alpine meadows and easy hiking mountains. West of the Plöckenpass, the more interesting alpine section stretches along the highest peaks of the Carnic Ridge. The alpine long-distance hiking trail leads through a scenically extremely beautiful and varied area.

In addition to the conventional route, summit ascents can also be included. Especially recommended are the local mountain Oisternig and Starhand.
Checklist tips:
  • Sturdy shoes (hiking boots or mountain boots)
  • (Hiking) Clothing for all weather conditions: rain protection, hats, gloves, ... (according to the season)
  • First aid kit
  • Money
  • Cell phone or radio
  • Hiking maps
  • Backpack
  • Sun protection and sunglasses
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • Catering (drinks, water bottles and possibly food)
  • Toiletries
  • ev. hiking poles
  • ...
from Vorderberg approx. 9 km approach


The KHW in the direction of Thörl-Maglern leads through Italian territory back to Austria and on to the Feistritzer Alm. The Feistritzer Alm is one of the last stations of the Karnischer Höhenweg. From here, the route continues along the Achomitzer-, the Göriacher-Alm and the following forest road to Maglern, your destination at the end of the Karnischen Höhenweg.

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The Nassfeld-Pressegger See holiday region lies in the Austrian province of Carinthia, directly next to the Italian border.

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