Hill site for paragliders and hanggliders
Municipality of Spittal an der Drau
A- 9800 Spittal an der Drau
Town Hall, Burgplatz 5
Phone: +43 (0) 4762 5650 - 0
Fax: +43 (0) 4762 5650 - 8126
One of the most beautiful views of Spittal and Lake Millstätter is from the Goldeck. The Goldeck cable car provides access to the take-off sites from Spittal. A toll road also leads to the Goldeck. However, it is better to reach the take-off sites by cable car, because from the Seetal parking lot at the end of the beautiful panoramic road, it takes almost an hour to climb to the summit and the take-off sites. Around the green summit at about 2100 meters above sea level there is a dreamy view of the entire mountain panorama up to the Grossglockner, which makes every pilot's heart beat faster. In northerly or westerly weather, the Goldeck is an ideal alternative to the Tschiernock. If the wind is strong enough, it is possible to take off from almost any direction. The take-off areas are more suitable for hang gliders. On each take-off area there is a wooden ramp. For paragliders, the main take-off area to the north, just above the mountain station, is the most interesting. The Goldeck at the end of the Tauern Valley is an ideal landing spot for north winds. If there is a north wind, you can go back and forth to the summit area. The northern orientation also explains why the Goldeck is not an ideal mountain for distance flying. In addition, the terrain is not easy. Experienced pilots can still attempt routes from here. The most popular routes are those along the northern flanks towards Villach. All other take-off sites require a lot of experience from paragliders, as they have to fly around ridges and mountainsides.
The large landing area is located near the Goldeckbahn departure station in the Spittal-Auen. Please note that this landing area is sometimes used by helicopters.
Note (as of July 20, 2020):
The situation on the Goldeck has changed significantly and sustainably in the last year:
The gondola to the "Goldeck" take-off areas is no longer in operation since a cable break last April and will not be reopened (statement by an employee).
There is another gondola lift about 500 meters to the west. But from the upper station, it is still necessary to walk about 280 meters (about 1.5 hours).
Currently, there are no Flying Initiatives.