Time period

2019 – 2020

Managed by the Trail Angels Info & Booking Center since 2020


Development of the eastern part of the Karnischen Höhenweg into a bookable hiking trail.
Official Karnische Milchstraße Information & Booking Center since 2020.

Project partner

NLW Tourismus Marketing GmbH
The long-established and promoted Karnische Höhenweg is one of the most well-known long-distance hiking trails in Austria. While the more demanding western part up to the Plöckenpass is very popular, the gentler eastern part is still less known, although it is perfectly suited for long-distance hiking with its beautiful alpine landscape. Based on the Karnische Höhenweg and the regional development project “Karnische Milchstraße”, which focuses on the touristic development of the high-alpine dairy farms, a long-distance hiking trail has been established, which makes the Karnische Höhenweg from the Wolayerseehütte eastwards bookable on a slightly modified route and at the same time incorporates the stories of the project “Die Karnische Milchstraße”.



The best cheese is made from the milk of happy cows! The cows of the Gailtal valley spend the summer in a natural paradise along the Carnic Milky Way. ©Daniel-Zupanc/NLW
On the Dellacher Alm near Nassfeld: Steeply towering limestone peaks guard the green mountain cauldrons with their dairy farms. ©NLW
Slow Food and sustainable travel at its best: Stop for a bite to eat on the dairy farms of the Carnic Milky Way! ©NLW
Slow Food and sustainable travel at its best: Stop for a bite to eat on the dairy farms of the Carnic Milky Way! ©NLW
A landscape that can be addictive: Lake Zollnersee on the Carnic Milky Way ©Daniel Gollner/NLW
New perspectives: The wavy sea of peaks in the western part of the Carnic Milky Way! ©NLW
At the very end, a highlight awaits you: the picturesquely situated Wolayersee hut next to the lake of the same name! ©NLW
Enchanting worlds of their own, high above the valley: the alpine villages along the Carnic Milky Way; pictured here: The Egger Alm ©NLW

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