Untere Valentinalm (c) oeav-obergailtal
Welcome at the Unteren Valentinalm

General Information

Nestled amongst the imposing limestone rock face of the Kellerwand, Gams and Mooskofel mountains, lies the Untere Valentinalm (1.205 m). Easily accessible from the main road between Kötschach-Mauthen and the Italian border (Plöckenpass) it is the perfect resting place and/or starting point for hikes or climbing tours along the most picturesque landscape along the KHW. Certainly worthwhile to consider for climbers is the Eiskar – Austria’s southernmost glacier, or the hike to Mauthner Alm, well known for its diversity of flowers and other mountain plants.

KHW 403

Untere Valentinalm is the halfway mark along the KWH. Many hikers decide to exit the KHW here and hike via the ‘Römerweg’ (old Roman trading route) or Mauthner Alm down into the Bergsteigerdorf Mauthen. While the first part of the KHW between Sillian and Untere Valentinalm is the high-alpine section, you will notice the change in scenery from here to Thörl-Maglern, which is dominated by alpine meadows.

Next Stage

Continue on from Untere Valentinalm via the Theresienweg to Plöckenhaus and further on to the ‘Zollnersee hut’.

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Contact: Bruno Neumayr
Tel.: +43 (0)664 8419950
Address: Am Plöcken 6, AT-9640 Kötschach-Mauthen
Opening Times: daily from 8.00 to 20.00
Further Information: KHW Arrival Information
From Bergsteigerdorf Mauthen
- via the main road Plöckenstraße, turn off just after the war memorial/cemetery
- via Römerweg (old Roman trading route) to war memorial/cemetery
- via Mauthner Alm and the Hinterjoch