Naturpark Dobratsch

Naturpark Dobratsch, Villach: Address, Phone Number, Naturpark Dobratsch Reviews: 4.5/5

Naturpark Dobratsch
4.5
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Rainbowtravelgirl
Amsterdam, The Netherlands308 contributions
Sep 2020
An unplanned first timer climb to the the summit on a changing weather after our lunch. Truly Austrian views as in " Sound of Music " as you hike. Halfway through the hiking, thick clouds hovered our way. Feeling like immersed in the cloud with a meter visibility walk. I almost give up.Perseverance paid -off after a 2.5 hours ascent. Upon reaching the top at 2167 meters, the clouds lifted up. The most beautiful, stunning panoramic 360 degrees views unfolded before my eyes. The clouds seemingly were beneath my feet. Wow, almost a ladder-away to heaven. Magical horizon where mountains curvatures added breathtaking views. There are 2 pilgrimages churches considered the highest in Austria's Eastern Alps. The German built Church " Maria am Stein " and Wendisch Chapel " Mariahimmelfart " (Assumption). A Cross on the highest point is a nice symbol. Cows and donkeys around. There is a restaurant with accommodation. Food is good. Next to it is a huge TV tower. Descending was awesome with blue skies, green, green hills, lakes at a distance, villach city from above. Just a lovely place for mountain hiking even for beginners. A good mountain shoes is advisable though. An entrance fee of 18. euro for our car to enter this park. This is a recommendable park when one is in Villach, Austria. Spend a day or even an overnight to experience nature's beauty from sunrise to sunset. A good weather is a plus factor. A bucket-list checked ! Hope to be back !
Written September 28, 2020
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SimFra
Brno, Czech Republic10 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
Beautiful nature park with a foot path going all the way to to the peak. Also suitable for unexperienced tourists.
Amazing soup and strudel in the cottage at an altitude of 1730m.
Written August 23, 2020
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Viviana S
Bratislava, Slovakia289 contributions
Aug 2020
Really with visiting! We went up there with a car, which was a bit costly, but worth it and good alternative if you have limited time or some other restraint. To the top it took us 2 hours and the view was amazing.
Written August 18, 2020
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wolf O
Bergheim, Austria34 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
We have been there with our daughter (1year).
Drove the whole road up (ok the extra charge for the street is a bit price but the vie at the top pays for it...
Written August 17, 2019
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vvnntrvls
Villach, Austria13 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
The walk up from the last parking lot is easy. Maximum 1 1/2 hours. The way isnt to steep and when you arrive at the top you will see, it was definitely worth it! Amazing view. Also very nice for sunset and sunrise!
Written June 4, 2019
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globetrotter4989
Nijverdal, The Netherlands143 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
Beautiful area with great walks around, even with little kids there's plenty to do. Nice views al over the place, and easy to access also.
Written September 28, 2018
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Chris S
Portschach am Worther See, Austria85 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
Absolutely fascinating park area with 100 of plants (all of them with name tags, or so it seems). We enjoyed the visit tremendously
Written August 20, 2018
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Hendrik_NL
Vlaardingen, The Netherlands7,155 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
Dobratsch Nature Park is accessible from parking P11 at the end of the Villacher Alpenstrasse. You can walk to the viewing platform or to the summit of the Dobratch, where a small church and a restaurant can be visited. We chose to limit our walk to the artificial viewing platform. But anyway, bring sturdy shoes, because the foot paths are covered with loose stones; a stumble or a sprained ankle is just round the corner. The walk leads along splendid nature and quiet spots. See my pictures I added to this review. Disappointing were the many free running dogs. At the start of the path into the Dobratch Nature Park, on many places and many message boards, dog owners are instructed and pressed again to keep their dog(s) on a leash, otherwise animals may be disturbed (and human beings as well, seeing some fierce dogs on the loose). Hopefully the "dogs on the leash" rule will be actively upheld by the authorities in the near future with appropriate fines. But apart from this dog scare, time at the Dobratch Nature Park is well spent.
Written August 9, 2018
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Frieda C
43 contributions
Sep 2016
Nice area of Austria. Large mountains of Austria Slovenia Italy. If you like walking this is the place to come. On the top is a very old church. A new cafe with rooms to rent. Other places to ester lower down. Nice place to eat with super bored is located in the parking area of the most top area. Good food restrooms and parking. Area with signs of all the mountains with information. Large seats to set on and enjoy the view and sunshine. You meet lots of people from others countries You have to check on the weather before you to make sure you can drive up. If you want you can walk or bike cycle up.
Written August 15, 2017
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Nikola L
5 contributions
Jan 2017 • Family
Ideal for hiking in hot summer days. The path is quite easy, so it's not a problem to go with small children. In winter there is heaven. And the air is always clear!
Written July 11, 2017
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