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ST03 AAT: Döllach - Marterle

· 15 reviews · Long distance hiking trail · Holiday Region Hohe Tauern National Park
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  • Döllach
    / Döllach
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  • / Beim Gartlwasserfall
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  • / Am Wiesenweg zwischen dem Weiler Stampf und Mörtschach
    Photo: Andreas Kleinwächter, Alpe-Adria-Trail
  • / Kirche St. Leonhard in Mörtschach
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  • / AAT bei Mörtschach
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  • / Mörtschach
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  • / Schmutzerhaus in Mörtschach
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  • / Auf den "Kreuterwiesen"
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  • / Kreuterwiesen
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  • / Geschickte Wegführung durch das steile Gelände im Bereich der Haselwand
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  • / Haselwand
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    Photo: Günther Eckhard, Community
  • / Brunnen nahe am Marterlen
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  • / Gehöfft kurz vorm Marterle
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  • / GH Marterle
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  • / Morgenstimmung
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  • / Alpenwiese und Gehöfft entlang des Weges
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m 2400 2200 2000 1800 1600 1400 1200 1000 800 600 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Alpe-Adria-Trail Infopoint Döllach Wallfahrtskirche Marterle … Rangersdorf Ortszentrum Döllach Kirche St. Leonhard Mörtschach Gartlwasserfall
On a pilgrimage path to the most elevated sanctuary church in Carinthia
moderate
Distance 18.3 km
7:00 h
1,168 m
318 m
1,877 m
934 m

The Carinthian dialect word “Marterl” actually refers to a wayside cross. But because the present-day pilgrimage church was erected at the beginning of the 20th century at the place where one of these wayside crosses stood, it kept the name “Marterle”. Interestingly, it is the highest situated pilgrimage church in Austria.

Be it for religious motives or the sheer pleasure of hiking in stunning surroundings: those who walk along this stage will be rewarded by a varied route along a river, through villages, on forest tracks and towards the end on wonderful, skilfully laid-out paths. The view is varied too, with fabulous views back to the Glockner mountain range, the craggy 3.000-metre peaks of the Schober massif, the Lienz Dolomites and, finally, the wild Kreuzeck range opposite.

Author’s recommendation

Besuchen Sie das Schmutzerhaus in Mörtschach, wo verschiedene Produkte rund um das Thema Wolle erworben werden können. https://www.handwerkstube.at

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Hohe Tauern - die Nationalpark-Region in Kärnten / Andreas Kleinwächter
Update: July 14, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Haselwand, 1,877 m
Lowest point
Weiler Stampf bei Mörtschach, 934 m
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Rest Stop

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Start

Döllach im Mölltal (1,007 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.972725, 12.894867
DMS
46°58'21.8"N 12°53'41.5"E
UTM
33T 339876 5204284
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Destination

Wallfahrtskirche Marterle

Turn-by-turn directions

We start in the village centre of Döllach, cross the main road and walk across the festival grounds to the River Möll and cross it on a footbridge. On the right hand bank of the river as you look at it, we reach the Glockner cycle path that we follow as far as the hamlet of Stampfen (municipality of Mörtschach). A short but rewarding detour leads to the Gartlwasserfall waterfall.

In Stampfen we leave the cycle path, cross the River Möll on a pretty wooden bridge and then take the main road. After a very short stretch along the road, we turn left and follow a meadow track (partly on wooden walkways) to the village of Mörtschach. We walk through the village as far as the church of St. Leonhard. The path is almost flat up to this point, but it starts to get a bit steeper now. First we follow a farm access road, then we walk uphill to the left, always following the signposting of “Rundweg Guggenberger” until we cross the Kolmitzenbach stream. Shortly after crossing the stream, we get to another farm access and turn right after a forest road, which takes us in several turns across the “herb meadows” at an altitude of approx. 1.500 m. Here we turn into another footpath, which takes us to a wayside cross near the Haselwand. The last part of this path is particularly interesting, with its steep terrain crossed very cleverly. The route continues to a forest road that we leave again immediately and walk uphill to the left, through a mystical “enchanted forest” and, almost on the flat, we reach the day’s destination, the “Marterle” pilgrimage church.

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Public transport

Several public bus connections every day from Spittal/Drau or Lienz to Döllach.
Information on timetables: https://www.postbus.at/en   

Getting there

From the direction of Lienz/Felbertauern: from Lienz first across the Iselsberg to Winklern, from here on the Grossglockner-Bundesstrasse (B107) directly to Döllach

From the direction of Spittal/Drau or A10 Tauern motorway (Lendorf exit): on the Mölltal-Bundesstrasse (B106) to Winklern, continue as above

From the north (Zell am See): on the Grossglockner High Alpine Road (toll road) to Heiligenblut and on the Grossglockner-Bundesstrasse (B107) for approx. 12 km further on to Döllach

Parking

Several parking areas in Döllach

Coordinates

DD
46.972725, 12.894867
DMS
46°58'21.8"N 12°53'41.5"E
UTM
33T 339876 5204284
w3w 
///mellow.attainment.brigade
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Long-Distance Hikes

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Camping Equipment

  • Tent (3- or 4-season)
  • Stove (including fuel and utensils)
  • Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
  • Food
  • Toiletries and medication
  • Toilet paper

Things to Bring if Staying in a Mountain Hut

  • Toiletries and medication
  • Quick-drying towel  
  • Ear plugs
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleepwear
  • Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
  • Coronavirus mask and hand sanitizer
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Rating

3.9
(15)
Lisa D
August 04, 2021 · Community
Insgesamt ein sehr schöner Weg. Die ersten 7 km gingen entlang des Flusses auf asphaltierten Wegen und ab da nur noch bergauf. Zuerst stetig auf einem Forstweg, der sich sehr gut laufen ließ und die letzten 3 km dann durch den Wald und teilweise auch über und unter umgefallene Bäume durch. Leider war es sehr bewölkt und man konnte nichts sehen oder die Aussicht genießen. Bisher sehr abwechslungsreiche Etappen.
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Mittwoch, 4. August 2021, 16:44 Uhr
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Mittwoch, 4. August 2021, 16:45 Uhr
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Mittwoch, 4. August 2021, 16:45 Uhr
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Mittwoch, 4. August 2021, 16:45 Uhr
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Agnes Agnes
July 19, 2021 · Community
Der Hauptweg von Mörtschach nach Martele ist bereits wieder offen. Die Umleitungsschilder hängen zwar noch, aber man hat bei Gemeinde nachgefragt und es geht wieder auf dem schönen Weg durch den Wald. An einzelnen Stellen sind noch Schnee-Bruch-Bäume zu übersteigen. Schöner Weg!
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
18.3 km
Duration
7:00 h
Ascent
1,168 m
Descent
318 m
Highest point
1,877 m
Lowest point
934 m
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