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    The joy of summer

      Groppenstein and Rabisch gorges

      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!


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