Gerlitzen Austria

  • Takeoffs: 3
  • Landings: 3
  • Towings: 0
  • Pilots: 5

Hill site for paragliders and hanggliders

Lake Ossiach Tourism GmbH
Töbringer Street 1 A-9523 Villach-Landskron

With its view over the Carinthian lakes, the Gerlitzen is probably one of the most beautiful paragliding mountains in Austria. The summit plateau offers excellent launching opportunities. Hang gliders will also find a ramp in the area of the Alpengasthof. Flying fun is guaranteed at the Gerlitzen at any time of the year. But here, too, it is important to assess the wind situation correctly. In strong westerly winds it is difficult to make progress towards the landing site. It is better to stay on the ground. The same applies to north winds. To get to the landing site, you have to fly over a long ridge before you can turn left towards Annenheim and the landing site at the eastern end of the lake. Attention: at 2,100 meters the entry corridor of the airport in Klagenfurt begins. This is one reason why cross-country flights from Gerlitzen are not too easy. Next to the road in the direction of St. Andrä, you first reach the camping site located on the lake on the left and then the club landing field on the right. A few meters further you will find the flight school and just opposite on the left, the landing area of the flight school. At the flight school, first-time pilots receive a friendly briefing on the terrain. If you turn right a little further from the road to St. Andrä, you will reach the large hang glider landing area. The huge meadow launch site below the summit station can be reached by taking the Gerlitzenbahn. It is located at just under 1,900 meters. Alternatively, you can reach the launch site via a toll mountain road from the back of the Gerlitzen.

Please note the absolute landing ban on the areas of the Ossiachersee campsite!!!
Unauthorized landing on the beach and meadow areas will be punished by the police!

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  • Hang gliders

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