Nationalpark Hohe Tauern

Heiligenblut
Herb Trail

An old saying has it that ‘whatever the ailment, there’s always a herb to treat it’. And anyone taking part in the regional herbs guided tour at Heiligenblut’s ‘Kräuterwand’ area has the opportunity to find out which ones precisely. The Kräuterwand is a steep and very arid slope with a south-eastern orientation located above the Möll gorge. Many of the plants that normally thrive only on rocky grassland and in crevices do very well at this site.



  • Brief description of the tour:

    From the Ibex House the trail follows the old Glocknerstrasse up to the Himmelschleife. It then continues across the Haritzersteig to the Kräuterwand and, from there, across the Sattelalpe to the Briccius Chapel, which takes 1.5 hours to reach. The trail leads through a well maintained and unspoilt cultural landscape comprised of steep mountain meadows resplendent with flowers. In early summer, the grazing pastures and larch meadows with their abundance of flowers and blossoms are a delightful sight to behold. The fabled Briccius Chapel is said to be situated in a site imbued with natural energy. According to popular belief, the local spring has a curative effect for eye ailments. Also along the way is the Briccius cheese dairy at the Sattelalm (1,606 m), a perfect spot for a break.

    Special features:

    The Kräuterwand (approx. 1,600 m) is a steep escarpment accessed via a Steig or steep path. Rocky ridges exposed to the sunshine alternate with more shaded and well irrigated spots, creating a mosaic of micro-habitats. The diversity of rocks and boulders, the exposure to the sun, and the open forest structure provide the perfect environment for a vast array of plant species (distinctive flora: pinnate violet).

    Important information:

    We recommend sturdy footwear, warm and weather-proof clothing, sunscreen and a backpack with drinks and snacks. Option of stopping off at the Briccius cheese diary at Sattelalm along the way.

    Suitable for children aged 6 or over.

    Dogs on a lead are allowed.

    The tours will be held in German. 

    Anmeldung und Information:

    Venue:
    9844 Heiligenblut

     

    Meeting Point:

    9.30 a.m., Welcome Center "House of the Ibex" 


    When:
    Every Wednesday from 23 June 2021 to 8 September 2021

     

    Duration:
    Approx. 6 hours, incl. 3 hours of hiking

     

    Costs:
    Adults EUR 20.00

    children EUR 13.00

    free guided tour with the NP Carinthia Card

     

    Registration:
    required until 16.00 p.m. the day before 

    +43 (0) 4824 / 2700-20
    +43 (0) 4825 / 6161

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  • With the car

    From Klagenfurt:

    A2 to Villach, A10 from Villach to Spittal - Motorway exit Lendorf – Möllbrücke, further on B100 Drautalstraße, turn right into Möllvalley (Mölltal) at the exit Lurnfeld/Möllbrücke; take B106 Mölltalstreet to Winklern, than turn right on B107 Großglockner Straße to Heiligenblut;

    From Salzburg:

    Per  Großglockner High Alpine Road (only from Mai to Oktober, toll road!): München - Kufstein - Pass Thurn - Mittersill - Bruck - Fusch – Großglockner High Alpine Road – Heiligenblut;

    parking available at the car park next to Welcome Center „Haus der Steinböcke“

     

    With public transport*

    From Vienna:

    via Salzburg, Bischofshofen and Böckstein to Mallnitz-Obervellach train station; take the bus 5108 via Obervellach and Winklern to Heiligenblut in Ktn Hotel Glocknerhof; 2 minutes of walking to the destination;

    From Klagenfurt:

    via Villach  to Spittal/Drau; from there take bus 5108 to Heiligenblut via Obervellach and Winklern; Station: Heiligenblut in Ktn Hotel Glocknerhof; 2 minutes of walking to the destination;

    From Lienz in Osttirol:

    with bus 942 to Winklern im Mölltal busterminal, go on with bus linie 5108 to Heiligenblut in Ktn Hotel Glocknerhof; 2 minutes of walking to the destination;

     

    From Heiligenblut to Rangersdorf

    To reach the best starting points für your journeys into nature, a "Hikingcab" is available in the upper Möllvalley.

    Tel.: +43 (0) 664 / 3836311

     

    *All Information from the ÖBB website. We assume no liability for possible misrepresentations.

    Further informationen and exact timetables: http://fahrplan.oebb.at and https://www.postbus.at .

  • Registration for: Heiligenblut Herb Trail