The Tscheppa Gorge

A day out to the Tscheppa gorge in southern Carinthia includes impressive waterfalls, a ‘fairy meadow’ and a barefoot walking trail.

A gorge walk can often be a welcome diversion on a hot summer day. The hiking trail through the Tscheppaschlucht climbs steadily uphill over paths, ladders and bridges. Highlights of the family-friendly trail, which takes around two hours to complete, include the impressive spiral staircase, the suspension bridge and, of course, the thunderous, 26-metre-high Tschauko waterfall.

The Tschauko waterfall
© Carnica Region Rosental | Wolfgang Ehn

Children love the barefoot trail, on which they can feel the cool forest floor, earth and stones with their feet. A detour to the Bodental valley at the end of the Tscheppa gorge is recommended.

Here the newly signposted hiking trail “Märchenhafte Augenblicke” (Fairytale Moments) leads to a mysterious emerald-green pool and to the “Fairy Meadow” with a view of the steep rock faces of the Karawanken.

The Tscheppaschlucht gorge is open daily from 09 May to 26 October 2020.

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