Bergsteigerdorf Mauthen (c) Gerald Köstl
Welcome to Bergsteigerdorf Mauthen

General Information

Bergsteigerdorf Mauthen is situated near Italian border at the end of the upper part of Gailtal and the start of Lesachtal. Embedded in a picturesque area with hills, forests but also the most stunning peaks of the Carnic Alps.

Mauthen offers an amazing historic background dating back to the era of the Roman Empire and has become a popular hiking hotspot.

Kötschach-Mauthen has also gained attention as the base of the world’s 1. Slow Food Travel Region. A concept to allow visitors to explore the original production of foods through a vast number of Slow food producers in this region. Baking bread in Kötschach’s bakery, cheese making on the alpine meadows, learning more about honey, brewing beer in the local craft brewery, etc… For more information visit www.koemau.comj

KHW 403 - Your ideal base camp

As base camp for the KHW we recommend Bergsteigerdorf Mauthen. 

KHW from Vierschach/Sillian to Plöckenpass
Acclimatize in beautiful Kötschach-Mauthen for a couple of days. Then on day one catch a cab to Vierschach, take the cable car to Helm and start your KHW hike. 4 -5 days later you reach Untere Valentinalm from where you take a hike via Mauthner Alm or Römerweg back to the valley and your base camp in Kötschach-Mauthen.

KHW from Plöckenpass to Thörl-Maglern
Same applies to the second part of the KHW. From the valley hike via Römerweg/Plöckenstraße to Plöckenhaus and further on to Zollnersee-Hütte. This part of KHW takes you along alpine meadows with cheese producing huts to Naßfeld and further to Thörl-Maglern.


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Tourismus Information:
Tel. +43 4715 8516
Contact: Sepp Lederer
ÖAV Bergsteigerdörferinfo
Tel.: +43 676 58 58 625
Address: Mauthen 223, 9640 Kötschach Mauthen
Opening Times: all year around
Further Information: KHW Arrival Information
Salzburg - Oberdrauburg - Kötschach-Mauthen
Munich - Oberdrauburg - Kötschach-Mauthen
Vienna - Villach - Kötschach-Mauthen