Petzen - Top of Südkärnten

Hiking on the Petzen

The Petzen offers hiking tours for the whole family – there are short pleasure hiking trails for large and small explorers, but also challenging mountaineering routes. The following tour descriptions will guide you for an adventurous and unforgettable hike. For your safety, we recommend that you only move on the marked paths. So that we can continue to admire and enjoy our natural resources in the future, we ask you to spare the alpine flora, to treat nature with respect and not to throw away waste.


Observe also the general rules of conduct for hiking in the mountains. Please ensure proper equipment, wear suitable footwear and also pack rain and cold protection. In addition, you should only undertake larger hiking tours in favorable weather conditions. The Alpine associations, their branch associations and officials as well as Petzen Bergbahnen GmbH assume no liability for any dangers or accidents arising from the use of the hiking paths or Petzenstraße.



The most beautiful hiking trails

The times apply to average good hikers. The breaks are not included.



Siebenhütten - Unterort Base station

Duration: about 3-4 hours
The approximately 12 km long Petzenstraße leads with only a slight gradient through beautiful and idyllic mixed and deciduous forests downhill. The trail is easy and at the same time an excellent mountain bike trail.



Siebenhütten - Base station / Feistritz

Trail: 603, P7, P3
Duration: about 3 hours
From the cable car mountain station to the west, the descent takes place past the Speichersee to the hunting lodge in Krischa-Kar. We continue along the red-white-red marked path 603 through mixed and deciduous forests towards the valley station-cabin railway.



Oberer Petzen-Rundmarsch

Trail: 603, P3, P4
Duration: about 4 hours
From seven huts through the light larch forest past the St. Anna Chapel uphill to the tree line. Climb to the Knieps saddle. Afterwards we first go to the summit cross of the Hochpetzen and continue over the Neubersch-Steig (P4) into the Krischa-Kar, which next meets the hunting lodge on the path 603 coming from the valley. After a slight ascent of about 0.5 hours, you reach the cable car mountain station after the Speichersee.



Große Petzenrunde

Trail: 603, P3, P4, P7
Duration: approx. 7 hours, day tour
From seven huts through the light larch forest past the St. Anna Chapel uphill to the tree line. Climb to the Knieps saddle. Not far from the Hochpetzen, the path 603 (Karawanken hiking trail) branches off to the southwest to the Luscha saddle. Continue along the path 640 over the wide and juicy alpine pastures downhill to the Wackendorfer Alm, which is only managed on a case-by-case basis. Along the path 640, you leave this next one to a hunting lodge on the Dickenberg (1,167 m) and follow a narrow path no. 7, which leads to the east. At the exit of the Kolsche-Graben you will meet a freight road that leads in an easterly direction and ends at the valley station cable car.



Trail: P6
Duration: about 2-3 hours
From the mountain station to the east, past the Mountain Inn Siebenhütten and the Bergwacht, you go to the Zollhütte. Afterwards, the trail leads along the ski slope downhill (crossing of Petzenstraße 1) to the so-called Spitzkehre of the Petzenstraße. Immediately after the Spitzkehre, the descent of the migratory bird continues on the left. Once you have managed this relatively steep section, you cross the Petzenstraße again and continue downhill into the descent. At the entrance you keep to the east, hike through a mixed forest and after about 15 minutes you reach the family descent. Along this valley to the so-called 3-er boden (obviously at the newly built pump house). Once again you cross the ski slope and stop west towards the valley. After about 30 minutes you reach the managed Mosthütte. Continue along the ski slope to the valley station cabin lift.



Hiking map & tours

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Hiking tips for the alpine terrain

  1. Only fit in the mountains and not only "fit through the mountains"
  2. No mountain hike without careful tour planning
  3. For the planned tour the right equipment and nothing unnecessary with you.
  4. Suitable footwear is essential! Only with mountain boots into the terrain!
  5. Get information about the tour and the weather conditions.
  6. Take a ten-minute break every two hours.
  7. Drink and eat extensively during the tour.
  8. Never leave the marked path.
  9. In case of danger or worsening of the weather, cancel the tour in time.
  10. Emergency equipment (first aid box, mobile phone and flashlight) belongs in every backpack.
  11. In case of emergency, stay calm and communicate the mountain rescue. Alpine emergency signal, Euro emergency call: 112, mountain rescue: 140



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