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ST22 AAT: Baumgartnerhöhe - Kranjska Gora

· 11 reviews · Long-Distance Hiking · Region Villach
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    Faaker See
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On this stage you will walk across the Austrian border for the first time: from Carinthia you will come to Slovenia via the Karawanken Mountains. The destination of today’s stage, Krajnska Gora, lies at the entrance to the Triglav National Park in the Julian Alps.
difficult
Distance 21.6 km
8:00 h
1,126 m
1,252 m
1,840 m
779 m
The Baumgartnerhöhe, near the Finkenstein castle arena and high above Lake Faaker See, forms the starting point for this stage along the national border. After a good two hours’ walk you will come to the Jepca Saddle and thus the Austrian-Slovenian border. After spending some time walking along the southern Karawanken you can enjoy the view of the idyllic mountain village of Kranjska Gora, which is the centre of skiing in Slovenia (Alpine skiing and World Cup races, plus cross-country skiing) and the ideal starting point for hiking and cycling tours in summer.

Kranjska Gora is a crossing point – if you go through the Vršič Pass you will come to the Soča Valley and then to the sea, or to Tarvisio in Italy, and via the Wurzen Pass you will come to Villach in Austria. Kranjska Gora is the ideal place to relax and recharge your batteries in summer and in winter, with an extensive range of active enjoyment such as hiking, Nordic walking and cycle tours. There are beautiful natural areas waiting to be discovered in and around the Triglav National Park.

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Alexandra Rieger
Update: July 15, 2022
Difficulty
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Highest point
1,840 m
Lowest point
779 m
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Track types

Asphalt 0.74%Dirt road 17.32%Forested/wild trail 10.23%Path 19.18%Unknown 52.50%
Asphalt
0.2 km
Dirt road
3.7 km
Forested/wild trail
2.2 km
Path
4.1 km
Unknown
11.3 km
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Tips and hints

Kranjska Gora

Tourist information:

Tourist office Kranjska Gora
Kolodvorska ulica 1c
4280 Kranjska Gora
Tel.: +386 4 580 94 40
Fax: + 386 4 580 94 41
E-mail: tic@kranjska-gora.eu 

           info@kranjska-gora.eu

Working hours:

From 1.6. till 30.9.: 8.00 - 20.00

From 1.10. till 31.5.: 8.00 - 18.00

 


Tourist office Dovje-Mojstrana
Savska c.1
4281 Dovje-Mojstrana
Tel.: +386 4 589 13 20
Fax: + 386 4 589 13 20
E-mail: info@mojstrana.com , anita.perger@gmail.com
Internet: www.mojstrana.com

Working hours:

OUT OF SEASON opening hours to 20.6.: Saturday 9:00 to 13:00, Sunday 9:00 to 12:00
SEASONAL opening hours from 20.6. to 30.9.: workdays and Saturdays 9:00-19:00, Sundays 9:00 to 14:00
HOLIDAYS: 01.05. and 2.5. 9:00 to 13:00, 31.12. 9:00 to 13:00, 1.1. 9:00 to 13:00

Tourist office Ratece-Planica
Ratece 22
4283 Ratece-Planica
Tel.: +386 4 587 60 41
Fax: +386 4 587 60 41
E-mail: info@ratece-planica.si
Internet: www.ratece-planica.si

Working hours:
From Monday to Thursday: 7.00 - 15.00; Wednesday: 7.00-17.00, Friday: 7.00-13.00, Tuesday, Saturday, Sunday and Holidays: closed.

Start

Baumgartnerhöhe (918 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.538372, 13.903708
DMS
46°32'18.1"N 13°54'13.3"E
UTM
33T 415938 5154450
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Destination

Kranjska Gora

Turn-by-turn directions

From the Baumgartnerhöhe (919 metres) we follow hiking trail no. 682. This runs partly along the forest road, and parts of it can be shortened by using the steep hiking paths. We go past the former customs hut and at 1,438 metres we reach Slovenia via the Jepca Saddle. We can see the Mittagskogel (2,139 metres) on our left. We go to the west of the Suhi rift valley as far as the Planina Brdca (an Alpine lodge) and from there the trail leads in a westerly direction between the Tislerica and Laskovc mountains, before continuing in a south westerly direction down to Srednji Vrh. Our route then continues on to Frtalez, and then we follow the River Sava as far as Kranjska Gora.

 

The view along this stretch is repeatedly striking, and Srednji Vrh is truly magical. On the stretch from Srednji Vrh down into the valley we come across a small chapel, which was built in memory of a girl who died here when she was struck by lightning.

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Public transport

By train/bus

The nearest train station is at Jesenice; there, you can board a bus for another 30-minute drive to Kranjska Gora, which is only 20 km away. There is also a train station in Tarvisio, Italy, and in Villach in Austria. From here, you can take a taxi, as both stations are no more than 20 kilometres away.

By plane

A 45 minute drive from Ljubljana Airport (66 km); a mere 40 minute drive from the airport in Klagenfurt (Austria) and an hour and 40 minutes from the airport at Trieste (Italy).

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Getting there

From the Baumgartnerhöhe (919 metres) we follow hiking trail no. 682. This runs partly along the forest road, and parts of it can be shortened by using the steep hiking paths. We go past the former customs hut and at 1,438 metres we reach Slovenia via the Jepca Saddle. We can see the Mittagskogel (2,139 metres) on our left. We go to the west of the Suhi rift valley as far as the Planina Brdca (an Alpine lodge) and from there the trail leads in a westerly direction between the Tislerica and Laskovc mountains, before continuing in a south westerly direction down to Srednji Vrh. Our route then continues on to Frtalez, and then we follow the River Sava as far as Kranjska Gora.

 

The view along this stretch is repeatedly striking, and Srednji Vrh is truly magical. On the stretch from Srednji Vrh down into the valley we come across a small chapel, which was built in memory of a girl who died here when she was struck by lightning.

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Coordinates

DD
46.538372, 13.903708
DMS
46°32'18.1"N 13°54'13.3"E
UTM
33T 415938 5154450
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Questions and answers

Question from Lore Beiglböck · 2 days ago · Community
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Answered by Bazni tabor / Base Camp · 2 days ago · Community
Dear Lore, there are no huts or lodges or anything on this stage, until you come to the valley, to the village of Gozd Martuljek. From there you have less than one hour to the end of the stage in Kranjska Gora, where you have everything: bars, restaurants, shops, etc. Enjoy your hike, kind regards, Boštjan
Question from Christina Zebedin · August 13, 2022 · Community
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Answered by Claudia Berger · August 28, 2022 · Community
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Answered by Ingrid Walther · June 22, 2022 · Community
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Rating

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Bazni tabor / Base Camp
September 03, 2022 · Community
One of the most difficult stages of AAT. It's both the 22nd stage by itself and R7 of the Faaker See round circle. Looks like it's going to be exposed over the narrow ridge of Karavanks between AT and SI, but the trail avoids the very ridge. Pure pleasure between Drava river and the wild section of Julian Alps above Gozd Martuljek. Ena najtežjih etap AAT. Hkrati 22. etapa in del R7 krožne poti od Baškega jezera. Videti je, da bo pot čez ozki greben Karavank med AT in SI izpostavljena, a se vendar vedno ogne grebenu. Čisti užitek med Dravo in divjim delom Julijskih Alp nad Gozd Martuljkom.
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Video: Bazni tabor / Base Camp, Tržiško (The Upper Carniola region of Tržič)
Jeff Miller
July 11, 2022 · Community
An impressive stage. Walking on the border crest of Austria and Slovenia was great. Beautiful views from the cross on top. It was a long and tough downhill for me.
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Julia H. 
July 11, 2022 · Community
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When did you do this route? July 11, 2022
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
21.6 km
Duration
8:00 h
Ascent
1,126 m
Descent
1,252 m
Highest point
1,840 m
Lowest point
779 m
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