The Groppenstein and Rabisch gorges link the two National Park Municipalities of Mallnitz and Obervellach. Together they offer the longest gorge footpath in Carinthia.
Wildly romantic mountain-rockslide scenery, fantastic waterfalls, fascinating potholes – a total, real-life experience, under the gaze of picturesque Groppenstein castle!
Info on the walking tour:
Starting place: Mallnitz railway station, or the little car park immediately by the entrance to the gorge, in the village of Räuflach near Obervellach
Walking time: 3 hours (from Mallnitz downhill), or 4 hours (from Räuflach uphill)
Altitude difference: 500m
Degree of difficulty: not very difficult, but you will need a bit of stamina if walking uphill
Special features: walking tour along the valley bottom, sturdy shoes are essential –the walkway through the gorge is wet in places!
Suitability for families: not for small children
Best season: middle of April to the end of October
Stop for refreshments/meals: "Zur Guten Quelle" (award-winning restaurant on the path between the two gorges), “Buschenschenke Walter” (seasonal wine tavern in Räuflach), “Hotel Alpengarten” and “Gasthof Siegelbrunn” (in Mallnitz)
Tip: “NACHTBILDER” performing arts (in August) and other cultural events
The Hohe Tauern National Park has many other alluring gorge and waterfall footpaths! For an overview of the WILD WATERS click here!