- Brief description
The hike goes along the forest roads of the castle Landskron estate. This hike takes you through beautiful woods with plenty of spots to stop and enjoy the view.
- Starting point
The Castle Pond at the Landskron Castle Ruins
- Best season
A very scenic route with plenty of opportunities to take a break and enjoy the different views!
The starting point of this hike is the castle pond. You begin by crossing the pond along the aqueducts until you reach the parking lot and entrance of “Affenberg.” At this point you begin the hike to the “Jungfernsprung,” along a well-developed forest road. At the end of this road you will reach a clearing where you must turn right, then left only a few meters later towards “Jungfernsprung,” which you will reach in about five minutes. The “Jungfernsprung” is the breathtaking view over Lake Ossiach where you can see Villach, the Karavanken, and the Julian Alps. To get from the “Jungfernsprung” back to the return hike, simply take the well-marked path back. Then take a left near a snack stand, which will lead you along a woody path and back to the original route. There will be a short climb, followed by a short descent. At this point, a good landmark to look for is a bomb crater to indicate that you are on the right path. Follow this path downwards to the ground-level, take a left on the forest road and follow it to the “Weiße Wand” junction where you once again turn left. From here there are no more turns, you simply walk along the forest road to the castle pond and back to the starting point.
- Highest point
- 772 m
Burgteich Burg Landskron
Leisure clothing and shoes with slip-resistant soles.
- Safety instructions
The route is well-marked by signs until the end of September. An the "Jungfernsprung" the guard rails are in awful condition! Parents are responsible for their children as there is a great risk of falling!
"Tauernhöhenweg Nr. 2" to the castle pond.
- Additional information
By car you drive from Villach to Landskron and then turn onto Ossiacher Strasse in the direction of Ossiacher See. At the "Schoenwirt" intersection you turn right onto Max-Lauritsch-Strasse and then take the first left to the tollway.
- Public transportation
From Villach to Landskron via Süduferstraße on Ossiacher See and the Max-Lauritsch-Straße stop
There are plenty of parking spots available around the castle pond, which can be reached from the tollway. If you want to stay a half hour longer, park by the toll station and you can reach the "Burgherren Hike" from path number 1- first you walk to the Ossiacher See then after about ten minutes you turn onto the old rowing course to join up with the hike.
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