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12 Jul 2022
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When from the valley side, incredibly couple of people have the principle of turning the point of view around and approaching the Carnic ridge for. It is no coincidence that at Heinfels in the valley of Drau, which is called Pustertal here, there stands an ancient castle that still seems enhanced. It protects the entrance 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 after that extra east beyond the federal border with Carinthia as soon as again changes its name, and for the next 20 kilometres goes under the name of Lesachtal. At Kötschach-Mauthen the name of the valley adjustments as soon as again, confusingly back to Gailtal, which at Villach at last blood circulations into the Drau.
Seen from above, the Gail or Lesachtal similarly runs in a straight line. There is a clear distinction in appearance in between the northern and southern sides of the valley. N ons side the moderate foothills of the Lienzer Dolomites, with its big alp areas, 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 presently 1.350 m above water level, the area is amongst the best discovered valleys in East Tyrol, which itself is at high elevation.
Some 200 m higher the Kartitscher Sattel is reached, from where you can look down onto Obertilliach and Untertilliach.
“Golzentipp” is the name of the local mountain in this area. A perfect perspective with a grand panorama view, integrating the Hohen Tauern and the Schober group of mountains, the Lienzer Dolomites, the Carnic Alps, the Sextener Dolomites and far into the Pustertal. The chances are exceptional that the view can also be enjoyed, as verified by the numerous years of meteorological records taken in this location, exposing an above-average range of warm days.
Fans of high rocky cliffs will select the south side of the valley and head for amongst the great deals 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 lots of possibilities to inspect your alpine and endurance abilities in the middle of grand mountain landscapes.
[From mountainvillages.at]
When from the valley side, actually couple of people have the principle of turning the point of view around and approaching the Carnic ridge for. It is no coincidence that at Heinfels in the valley of Drau, which is called Pustertal here, there stands an ancient castle that still seems enhanced. At Kötschach-Mauthen the name of the valley adjustments as soon as again, confusingly back to Gailtal, which at Villach at last blood circulations into the Drau.
There is a clear distinction in appearance in between the northern and southern sides of the valley.

Incredibly couple of people have the principle of turning the point of view around and approaching the Carnic ridge for when from the valley side. There is a clear distinction in appearance in between the northern and southern sides of the valley. Truly couple of people have the idea of turning the point of view around and approaching the Carnic ridge for when from the valley side. At Kötschach-Mauthen the name of the valley adjustments as soon as again, confusingly back to Gailtal, which at Villach at last blood circulations into the Drau.