Amazing natural park where you can enjoy the gorgeous scenery and peace.

Villacher Alpenstrasse is a part of the beautiful Dobratsch natura park in the state of Carinthia. This panorama road is 16,5km long and you can drive up to 1732m by car. On the way up there are seven lookout platforms where you can stop and enjoy the landscape.

The route is open the all year round. It begins from Villach – Möltschach where the pay disk is located. During the winter season there won’t be any charge for the entry but from mid April to mid November are these charges valid:

  • own car 17€ /day or 24€ / 30 days
  • motorbike 10,50€ /day or 17€ / 30 days
  • groups: adults 3,50€ / person and children 1,50€ / person
  • season ticket 48€, valid mid April – mid November

During the winter season you will get the information about current road condition (closure, snow chains) by traffic signs at the beginning of the road.

You can also go by bus instead of using your own car. The schedule for Postbus during the summer season 2017: will be announced later 2017

While driving up you can have a dinner our something to drink in a three different places.

1) Aichingerhütte

  • open 11.30 -21 (weather may effect on this during the winter season)
  • possibility to stay overnight
  • pets allowed
  • http://www.aichingerhuette-dobratsch.at/

2) Die Rosstratten

  • open during winter season klo 10-17 (weather may effect on this during the winter season) and during summer season
  • 1732m above the sea level
  • pets allowed
  • horses and cows during the summer season
  • playground for the kids
  • http://www.rosstratte.at/

3) Dobratsch Gipfelhaus

  • you must walk from the park place. The walking trail is safe and while walking you can enjoy the spectacular scenery.
  • 2143m above the sea level
  • open 8-22.00 (weather may effect during the winter season)
  • closed during April – May approximately 2-3 weeks, depending on the weather.
  • possibility to stay overnight
  • pets allowed
  • https://www.gipfelhaus-dobratsch.a/

On the top there are located two of the highest pilgrimage churches in the east-Alps, the German Maria am Stein and the Wendish Chapel.

It takes approximately 1,5 hours to walk to the top from the parking place.

Also you can find the Alpine Garten at P6. It is an alpine garden that has nearly 800 different alpine plants. The garden is open from the beginning of June until the end of August between 9-16.

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