Karawanken

Description

Hochstuhl Karawanken

The Karawanken constitute the border between Austria and Slovenia. The area is best known with tourists by the Karawanken Tunnel between Villach in Austria and Ljubljana in Slovenia. From this road, you won't see much of these interesting limestone mountains.

The area forms part of the Southern Limestone Alps. To the west you will find the Karnische (Carnic) Alps, and to the east the higher and steeper Kanmik Savinja Alps. To the south are the Julian Alps with Slovenia's highest mountain, Triglav.

Highest summit in the Karawanken is the Hochsthul or Stol, 2.236 m. This summit, and many others in the region, are good for walking, and easily accessible for the experienced hiker, via marked trails.

Map

Map Karawanken

Trails in this region

Books

The Book Depository
United Kingdom
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  • Cicerone Press , United Kingdom
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2014
  • Walking in Austria
  • A comprehensive guide on walking in Austria by Kev Reynolds. 101 routes, day walks and multi-day treks are described, alongside classic hut-to-hut tours. In ten sections by district across the Eastern Alps of Austria, with full information on transport, accommodation, gear and safety issues, plus full details of 135 Austrian mountain huts. Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2013
  • Walking in Slovenia: The Karavanke
  • This guidebook offers 23 walking routes across the 120km Karavanke mountain range, a natural border between Austria and Slovenia. The one and two-day routes cater for all abilities, from low-level walks to high summits. The approaches are mainly from the forested valleys of the Slovenian side, with bases in unspoilt towns and villages. Read more
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United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Slovenia - Walking in The Karavanke - Slovenia's Unspoilt Northern Borders
  • This guidebook offers 23 walking routes set across the magnificent 120km-long Karavanke mountain range, which forms a natural border between Austria and Slovenia. Commonly known as 'the way the Alps used to be', as it is yet to experience the extent of commercial development known by the Western Alps, it is one of the longest ranges in Western... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
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Germany
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelgids Karawanken un Steiner Alpen | Rother verlag |
  • Uitstekende wandelgids met 52 dagtochten in dal en hoger gelegen delen van het gebergte. Met praktische informatie en beperkt kaartmateriaal! Wandelingen in verschillende zwaarte weergegeven in rood/blauw/zwart. Deze wandelgidsen uitgever staat hoog aangeschreven en is een begrip onder de wandelaars! Entlang der Grenze zwischen Kärnten und... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Karavanke: Central Area
  • The central area of the Karavanke range at 1:50,000 in a series of contoured, GPS compatible recreational maps from Planinska zveza Slovenie - Slovenian Alpine Club, covering Slovenia Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Klopeiner See - Karawanken East - Steiner Alps
  • Klopeiner See - Karawanken East - Steiner Alps, spanning the border of Austria and Slovenia, on a detailed, GPS compatible map at 1:50,000 from Kompass with local and long-distance footpaths, cycling routes, accommodation, etc, printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper. On the reverse is a panorama map of the... Read more
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Walking holidays

Sawadee
Netherlands
  • Lakes/Mountains of Slovenia
  • The Julian Alps are the most easterly extension of the great Alpine Range. The jagged limestone peaks hold some of Europe's best scenery and walking, with Mount Triglav (the highest in Slovenia) at the centre of the range, and the glacial lakes of Bohinj and Bled far below. During the week we will enjoy five varied walks, both inside the... Read more
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