Hike Frantschach-St.Gertraud – Theißenegg in the Lavanttal: Position on map

Hike Frantschach-St.Gertraud – Theißenegg

Frantschach-St.Gertraud – Theißenegg


Min: 1654 ft
Max: 3740 ft
Uphill: 2425 ft
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last update on Sep 12, 2016
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Distance: 4.35 miles
Duration:2 h
Min: 1654 ft
Max: 3740 ft
Uphill: 2425 ft

Trail characteristics

Forest track
Hiking trail

Route description

From Frantschach to St. Gertraud
From Frantschach to St. Gertraud

Starting at the Kirchenwirt, you'll be first passing the Pfarrkirche (church) and then turn right after appr. 300 m (328 yards) into the hiking path no. 551a/8. From here you'll follow the ascending path for appr. 1.2 km (0.75 miles) until you reach the farm Jakl. You'll continue on a so-called Hohlweg (hiking path) and follow the way through the mixed forest ahead of you until you get to the farm Raffling. Then follow the street leading further downhill to the fork in the road. Here you'll turn right and carry on following the signs depicting Theißenegg/ Stoffhütte/ Hebalm. After 400 m (437 yards) turn left into the direction of the farm Konrad and follow then the signage leading towards Theißenegg/ Lavanttaler Höhenweg. Next, you'll be hiking on a gravel road for about 1.2 km (0.75 yards) until you reach the sign Lavanttaler Höhenweg/ 551/ Theißenegg/ Wanderung/ 1/5/1a, where you'll turn left. After 20 minutes of further hiking you'll reach Theißenegg, the final destination of the tour.

Suitable for dogs
Suitable for kids
Eating options available

Interesting facts

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  • You're traveling a distance of 4 miles on this easy trail. The hike is therefore not too long. Average length of all hikes in Carinthia is 9 miles.
  • You're facing an uphill climb of 739 vertical meters on this hike. This makes the hike one of the 5 hikes with the most ascent in Carinthia. The high point of the hike is located at an elevation of 3740 ft.
  • This easy hike is perfect for the whole family. The hike is also perfect if the kid’s wanna bring their dog on the trip. (See all dog friendly hikes in Carinthia.)
  • Hiking boots are not required, but the hike might be more enjoyable with sturdy footwear (especially in wet conditions). If you get hungry along the way, there are places to rest and get food. Nevertheless it’s recommended to also have enough water and food in your backpack when hiking or biking.

Highlights of the tour

Theissenegg is known for its wonderful flower decoration. 


Weather-proof clothing and solid footwear. Hiking boots are not necessarily needed. 

Getting here

By car: 

Take the A2 Südautobahn (motorway), exit at Wolfsberg Nord. Turn left after 2 km (1.2 miles) into the direction of Frantschach-St.Gertraud.

Alternatively, take the route via Obdach using the B78 and B70.


Guesthouse Kirchenwirt in St.Gertraud


Gasthof Kirchenwirt
St. Gertraud
St. Gertraud
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