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Rundtour Etappe 7 AAT: Kranjska Gora - Faaker See / Baumgartnerhöhe

· 3 reviews · Long-Distance Hiking · Upper Carniola
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  • Blick von der Baumgartnerhöhe auf den Faaker See
    Blick von der Baumgartnerhöhe auf den Faaker See
    Photo: Alexandra Rieger, Alpe-Adria-Trail
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On this stage you cross the border again while climbing the mountains, called Karawanken. The destination of this stage is the Baumgartnerhöhe, from where you can enjoy a wonderful view over the turqoise lake Faak (Faaker See).
difficult
Distance 21.4 km
8:30 h
1,212 m
1,090 m
1,833 m
779 m
The tourist resort Kranjska Gora is the starting point for this border-crossing stage and is in winter as well as in summer popular for a wide range of possible activities - whether hiking, nordic walking or cycling. Very close by is the Triglav National Park . From Kranjska Gora , the path leads up to the Karawanken . Along an old border path the way leads uphill towards the " Jepzasattel" - always with a great view of the surrounding mountains and lakes . From the peak of this stage it takes another two hours to reach the destination, the Baumgartnerhöhe high above the turquoise lake Faak.

Author’s recommendation

If you are afraid of hights, then this stage is not for you! Take special care at the Trupejevo poldne!
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Alexandra Rieger
Update: April 22, 2022
Difficulty
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Highest point
1,833 m
Lowest point
779 m
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Track types

Dirt road 10.21%Nature trail 2.37%Path 9.83%unknown 77.58%
Dirt road
2.2 km
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0.5 km
Path
2.1 km
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16.6 km
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Safety information

In summer the weather can change very quickly in the mountains - please follow the weather forecast! 

Tips and hints

Start

Kranjska Gora (811 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.484360, 13.783377
DMS
46°29'03.7"N 13°47'00.2"E
UTM
33T 406619 5148584
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Destination

Faaker See / Baumgartnerhöhe

Turn-by-turn directions

From Kranjska Gora , follow the river Sava and towards Frtalež . Walking past the "rock" continue past  to the small farms called " Smolej" and " Hlebanja". From there we go to the Srednji vrh (960 m ) and from there it goes to Hudi hlevi and uphill through the Železnica valley. The hightest point of this stage is the Techantinger Mittagskogel / Trupejevo poldne ( 1,931 m), followed by the Mallestiger Mittagskogel / Maloško poldno ( 1,828 m) and the Schwarzkogel ( 1,751 m). From there we follow an old border path to the east, always along the border between Slovenia and Austria , The path leads to the Jepzasattel ( 1,438 m), a mountain pass, and from there through the forrest on the trail 682 to the Baumgartnerhöhe (919 m).

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Getting there

You can reach Kranjska Gora from Carinthia only by car. Drive to Fürnitz and follow the signs "Wurzenpass".

Coordinates

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46.484360, 13.783377
DMS
46°29'03.7"N 13°47'00.2"E
UTM
33T 406619 5148584
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Equipment

Hiking equipments, good hiking shoes and water.

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5.0
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Anupama Upadhyay
July 15, 2022 · Community
Definitely difficult as specified in the app. some very steep uphills and steep downhills on the way down. You will have to walk on the mountain ridge for sometime so be prepared if you are scared of heights. The views are breathtaking.
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When did you do this route? June 01, 2022
Pauline Tomassen
September 18, 2018 · Community
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Josef Hiesberger
August 31, 2018 · Community
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
21.4 km
Duration
8:30 h
Ascent
1,212 m
Descent
1,090 m
Highest point
1,833 m
Lowest point
779 m
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