Hike to the Obstanserseehütte mountain hut

This hiking tour in the Carnic Alps leads to the beautiful Obstanser See lake at 2,300 m a.s.l. above Kartitsch.

The ideal starting point for this hike is the parking space at the sports grounds of Kartitsch. We walk on the forest path for about 2 km through the Winklertal valley to the waterfall. Here the trail along the rocks starts which overcomes about half of the height metres in a short time and leads us to the Obstanser Boden. This is a small high landscape with alpine meadows, also a shelter and the small Prince Henry Chapel can be found here.

After passing through the meadow, the route continues in serpentines through the rocky landscape up to 2,300 m a.s.l. We walk past the ice cave and finally reach the Obstanserseehütte mountain hut, where we enjoy our deserved lunch. Right behind the mountain hut, the beautiful Obstanser See lake is located. On beautiful days even the Großvenediger and Großglockner mountains are visible. For our way back we take the same route.

Author: AT

If you want to do this hiking tour, please take information about the current conditions on site!

Starting point: Kartitsch, parking space at the sports grounds
Route: sports grounds – waterfall – Prince Henry Chapel – Obstanser See lake
Markers: Obstanserseehütte, no. 466
Distance: 5.5 km (each direction)
Walking time: about 2.5 hours ascent, 1.5 hours descent
Altitude difference: approx. 900 m
Altitude level: between 1,410 and 2,310 m a.s.l.
Rest points: Obstanser Seehütte mountain hut
Experienced in: September 2018

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