6 Mountain Passes to Explore in Carinthia

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Southernmost Austrian state. Situated within the Eastern Alps, it is noted for its mountains and lakes.

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Mountain Passes to Explore in Carinthia

Flattnitz Pass

Flattnitz Pass is a high mountain pass in the Austrian Alps. It was located in the state of Carinthia, connecting Glödnitz in the Gurk valley with Stadl on the Mur river, beyond the border with Styria. The pass height comprises a dispersed settlement with a high-altitude sanatorium and an Alpine lake. It is a popular destination for hikers and for cross-country skiers in winter.


Hochrindl is a mountain pass and alpine ski resort in the Austrian Alps located between Reichenau and Albeck. The pass was largely uninhabited and used as pasture land until the late 20th century when it became a location for summer and winter tourism.

Katschberg Pass

Katschberg Pass is a high mountain pass in the Central Eastern Alps in Austria between Rennweg am Katschberg in the state of Carinthia and Sankt Michael im Lungau in Salzburg. It includes 16 lifts that cover 70 km of slopes with 100% snow-making facilities from Tschaneck until Sankt Margarethen im Lungau.

Klippitztörl Pass

Klippitztörl is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.642m above the sea level, located in the Bundesland of Carinthia, in Austria. The pass road is 28 km and goes south at Bad St. Leonhard from Federal Highway B78 over the pass to Lölling-Graben, where it joins Federal Highway B92 south of Hüttenberg. There is a ski resort at the Hohenwart, with a number of lifts. Along the road, there are many hotels and rental chalets.

Naßfeld Pass

Nassfeld Pass is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.534m above the sea level, located on the Italian-Austrian border. The pass is 24.2 km long, running north-south from Tröpolach to Pontebba. During the Middle Ages, it was important trade route between the Duchy of Carinthia and the Republic of Venice.

Turracher Höhe Pass

Turracher Höhe is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.795m above the sea level, located in the Gurktal Alps in Austria. The road to the pass has a maximum gradient of 23%. During the 20th century, the region was gradually developed for tourism. Efforts are being made to maintain the diversity of flora and fauna of the Turracherhöhe by means of landscape conservation areas and careful and nature-oriented extension of the tourist facilities.

Map of Mountain Passes to explore in Carinthia