Forstsee Runde - Slow Trail Römerschlucht

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    © Region Wörthersee-Rosental Tourismus GmbH


From the Velden landing stage, walk through the town to the Franzosenkirche church. From the Franzosenkirche take path number 1 through the Roman Gorge. The ascent goes along a stream to the Roman bridge. There you turn right to the idyllically situated Forstsee. Before you get to the Forstsee, you go to the lookout point, where you can enjoy a magnificent view over Velden, Lake Wörthersee and the Karawanken. The circular path around the Forstsee always goes along the shore and you will notice that it is not a natural lake. Together with the Forstsee show power station (still operational for peak times), the Forstsee forms the oldest pumped-storage power station in Austria (built 1923 -1925). The way back follows along the path with the number 1 to the Franzosenkirche and through the village back to the starting point.

If you want to spare yourself the walk through the village, start at the Franzosenkirche. Parking spaces are available. The tour then has about 7 kilometers and about 200 meters of altitude.