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05 Jul 2022
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Extremely couple of individuals have the concept of turning the point of view around and approaching the Carnic ridge for when from the valley side. It is no coincidence that at Heinfels in the valley of Drau, which is called Pustertal here, there stands an ancient castle that still appears to be strengthened. It secures the entryway to 2 valleys: the Villgratental and the Tyrolean Gailtal.
This frontier line leaves the Pustertal in Kartitsch and follows the Tyrolean Gailtal, which to the east of the Kartitscher Sattel is called the Tilliacher Tal, and then additional east beyond the federal border with Carinthia once again alters its name, and for the next 20 kilometres goes under the name of Lesachtal. At Kötschach-Mauthen the name of the valley modifications once again, confusingly back to Gailtal, which at Villach at last circulations into the Drau.
Seen from above, the Gail or Lesachtal likewise runs in a straight line. There is a clear difference in look in between the southern and northern sides of the valley. N ons side the mild foothills of the Lienzer Dolomites, with its large alp locations, on the other side the rocky shapes of the Carnic ridge towering above thick mountain forest and marking the state border with Italy.
In Kartitsch we are currently 1.350 m above water level, the location is among the greatest found valleys in East Tyrol, which itself is at high elevation.
Some 200 m greater the Kartitscher Sattel is reached, from where you can look down onto Obertilliach and Untertilliach.
“Golzentipp” is the name of the regional mountain in this location. An ideal viewpoint with a grand panorama view, incorporating the Hohen Tauern and the Schober group of mountains, the Lienzer Dolomites, the Carnic Alps, the Sextener Dolomites and far into the Pustertal. The opportunities are excellent that the view can likewise be taken pleasure in, as affirmed by the several years of meteorological records taken in this area, revealing an above-average variety of warm days.
Fans of high rocky cliffs will choose the south side of the valley and head for among the lots of side valleys of the Carnic ridge. Pfannspitze, Großer Kinigat, Porze, Cima Manzon, Gamskofel, Hochspitz, Steinkarspitz– in between the Obstanser See and the Luggauer Scharte there are many chances to check your endurance and alpine capabilities in the middle of grand mountain landscapes.
[From mountainvillages.at]

Really couple of individuals have the concept of turning the point of view around and approaching the Carnic ridge for when from the valley side. It is no coincidence that at Heinfels in the valley of Drau, which is called Pustertal here, there stands an ancient castle that still appears to be strengthened. At Kötschach-Mauthen the name of the valley modifications once again, confusingly back to Gailtal, which at Villach at last circulations into the Drau.
There is a clear difference in look in between the southern and northern sides of the valley.