obstansersee huette und obstanser see
obstansersee huette und obstanser see

Hike to the Obstansersee-Hütte mountain hut

This hiking tour in the Carnic Alps leads to the beautiful Lake Obstans 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 Obstansersee Mountain Hut (Obstansersee-Hütte), where we enjoy our deserved lunch. Right behind the mountain hut, the beautiful Lake Obstans 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 hike, please take information about the weather and the current conditions of the trail on site!


Starting point: Kartitsch, parking space at the sports grounds
Route: sports grounds - waterfall - Prince Henry Chapel - Lake Obstans
Markers: Obstansersee-Hütte, 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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