- Name Karnischer Höhenweg (403)
- Distance de sentier 160 km, 99 milles
- Durée en jours 11 jours
- Début de sentier Sillian
- Fin de sentier Thörl-Maglern
- Classement Traildino SW, Marche fatigante, sentier de montagne
- Classement Traversée de montagne T2, randonnée en montagne
Sillian – Nassfeld - Thörl-Maglern, 160 km, 11 days
The Karnischer Höhenweg is a marked trail following the ridge of the Karnischer Massif. The trail stays high up in the mountains, and often one foot is in Austria while the other is in Italy. On the northern side you might see the Grossglockner when the weather is clear. On the southern side you can view the spectacular Dolomites.
Until worldwar I, also the southern region, known as Süd Tirol, was Austrian. Today still you will find many people speaking German. The worldwars left their mark in the mountains, lucky for us with some good paths cut out of the rocks. The hike is strenuous, not difficult, and the huts are great.
Starting point is the pass over the frontier between Lienz and Brunico. First hut is the Sillianer Hütte. And from there on the trail follows the ridge eastbound. The highest point you reach is the Pfannspitz (2678 m). Much of the trail coincides with the E10, the Austrian Weitwanderweg 03, and the Via Alpina.