This stage of the trail is like taking a trip back to the “good old days”. At first the trail leads downhill from Innerfragant to the Möll Valley. Then after a longer ascent to the Staneralm Alpine pasture, the crowning glory of this stage awaits you in the form of a crossing with many beautiful views as we head towards Mallnitz, the Alpine pearl of the National Park!
Distance 23.3 km
Over the centuries, mountain farming during the summertime has left its mark on the Alpine cultural landscape of the Möll Valley. But there have also been and still are farms here which are inhabited all year round and are situated at a substantial altitude, far above the valley floor. Today if you visit the Himmelbauer, an idyllic Alpine guesthouse on the route from Flattach to Mallnitz, you can only guess what privations must once have existed for the inhabitants with no access road and no car to reach the valley, or how difficult it must have been for the children to get to school. Life on a remote Alpine mountain farm probably had very little in common with our romantic image of Alpine mountain lodges. And yet when we visit a farm like this today, we still long for the “good old days”.
Recht lange Etappe mit längerem Aufstieg (Flattach - Staneralm rund 2,5 h) im Mittelteil - rechtzeitiger Aufbruch daher empfehlenswert!
AuthorHohe Tauern - die Nationalpark-Region in Kärnten
Update: November 08, 2021
Rest StopHotel Flattacher Hof
Hotel-Restaurant Bergkristall**** Mallnitz
Safety informationKurze, etwas ausgesetzte Stelle wenige Minuten nach dem "Himmelbauer" Richtung Mallnitz.
Tips and hintsWeitere Angebote des Alpe-Adria-Trail Buchungscenters...
Getting thereBei Kleindorf (Gemeinde Flattach) zweigt die Zufahrtsstraße zum Mölltaler Gletscher von der Mölltal-Bundesstraße (B106) ab. Über diese Straße direkt in die Ortschaft Innerfragant.
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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)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Blister kit
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
- Tent (3- or 4-season)
- Stove (including fuel and utensils)
- Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
- 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
- Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
- Coronavirus mask and hand sanitizer
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