Gailtal Alps - Things to Know Before Visiting
Gailtal Alps, 9640, Austria
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The Gailtal is a valley running from East Tyrol to Carinthia . It starts in Kartitsch and ends in Villach . The Gailtal does not form a hydrogeographical unit: the majority of the valley is drained by the Gail towards the east, where it flows into the Drava at the village of Maria Gail ; the westernmost section of the valley, on the other hand, is drained by the Gailbach towards the west. The Kartitscher saddle is the valley watershed.
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The Pal Piccolo is a mountain of Alps high 1866 m, located near the Pass of Monte Croce Carnico, on the border between Italy and Austria. Although it is a secondary peak, it owes its importance to the fighting that took place there inWorld War I, between 1915 and 1917; today on the top of the mountain there is an open-air museum, where it is possible to visit the remains of the trenches and barracks used by the Italian and Austro-Hungarian troops during the conflict.
The Plöckenpass, 1357 m above sea level. A is a 37 km long pass in the Carnic Alps on the route from Kötschach-Mauthen in Gailtal to Timau in Friuli, Italy. From there the road goes south to Tolmezzo and Udine. West of the top of the pass is the Frischenkofel, to the east the Kleine Pal. Both mountains are part of the open-air museum on the Plöckenpass, which illustrates the fortifications from the mountain war of 1915-1918.
The Mount Coglians, with its 2,780 m above sea level, is the highest peak in the Carnic Alps and the Friuli-Venezia Giulia. During the First World War, the summit was permanently occupied by Italian troops, who used it as an observation point: the remains of some posts dating back to the Great War are still visible on the top. It can be reached via two routes: the normal, easier route, which starts from the Giovanni e Olinto Marinelli refuge, on the south side, or the via Ferrata on the north s
The Wolayer See is a mountain lake on the Carinthian side of the Carnic main ridge near the Plöckenpass . It is the center of the nature reserve Wolayer See and the surrounding area. The lake is 1951 m above sea level and is 3.8 hectares in size. It lies in a sinkhole that is tectonically formed and shaped by the Wolayer Glacier during the Ice Age The lake's underground water feeds two sources: one on Austrian territory, the second on Italian territory south of the Lambertenghi hut.
The Lake Bordaglia is a small alpine lake situated 1,750 m s.lm in the municipality of Forni Avoltri. Considered one of the most beautiful lakes in Carnia, it is part of the Bordaglia-Flèons wildlife oasis established by the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region in 1968. Surrounded by ancient larch and pine woods, it has a rather varied flora, with protected species such as gentians and a precious variety of orchids; it is rich in shrub vegetation where the black woodpecker, the collared blackbird, a
The upstream Crostis is a mountain of the Carnic Alps, 2,251 m high, in the Alpine region of Carnia, in the province of Udine. The destination for many hikers, as from its top you can enjoy a view of all the Carnic Alps, up to the Julian Alps to the east and the Dolomites to the west, the Panoramica delle Vette road is very interesting.at the end of the climb from Tualis.
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Southernmost Austrian state. Situated within the Eastern Alps, it is noted for its mountains and lakes.