200 Route 29. LAVANT-THAL. From Marburg
Schloss Rothwein; to the right, on the opposite bank of the Drave, is
the village of Gams, prettily situated on vine-clad hills. — 6 M.
Feisttitz, opposite which is the chateau of Wildhaus; 9 M. Mariaratt.
The line crosses the Lobnitz, passes through a tunnel, and reaches
(I2V2 M.) Faal, with a chateau and park of Count Zabeo. — 16 M.
St. Lorenzen; the village is 2l/4 M. to the S.W.; 221/2 M. Reifnig-
Fresen. — 28 M. Wuehern-Mahrenberg (p. 193); 33i/2 M. Salden-
hofen, on the Feistritz, opposite Hohenmauthen.
4OV2M. TJnter-Drauburg (1195 ft.; Rail. Restaurant), at the
influx of the Miesbach into the Drave.
A road (diligence twice or thrice daily in 17< hr.) leads hence to the
S.E. through the Missling-Thal to (672 M.) Windischgrat* (1340 ft.; Gitnlher;
Goll), a small town with iron-works and the chateau of Rottenthurm. The
Crsulaberg (5664 ft.) is ascended hence in 472-6 hrs.; extensive view from
the top, on which is a pilgrimage church.
From TJnter-Drauburg to Wolpsbero. 24 M., railway in l»/4 hr.,
through the fertile Lavant-Thal. The train crosses the Mies and the Drave.
672 M. Lavamiind. 14 M. St. Paul (1310 ft.; Fischer; Klingbacher), a prettily-
situated village, is commanded by an extensive Benedictine abbey, founded
in iObl, with a Romanesque church and valuable collections. — 18 M.
St. Andra (1420 ft.; Pongratz; Fischer), a small town prettily situated, was
the residence of the prince-bishops of Lavant down to It 59, when they
removed to Marburg. — 241/2 M. Wolfsberg (1510 ft.; "Pfundner; Schellander),
the largest place in the Lavant-Thal, with 2100 inhab., is finely situated
at the base of the Koralpe. Above the town rises the handsome modern
"Schloss of Count Henckel von Donnersmark, in the Tudor style, with a
fine view. Near the chateau is the sumptuous "Mausoleum of the late
Countess (d. 1857), with a marble statue of the deceased by Kiss. To the
N.W. is (1/4 hr.) Schloss Kirchbiichl, the property of Baron Herbert. The
ascents of the Koralpe (1025 ft.; 5-6 hrs., see p. 193) and of the Grosse Sau-
alpe (6828 ft.; 51/2 hrs.) and other excursions may be made hence.
The railway now quits the Drave and turns to the S. into the
pretty wooded Miesthal, passing (46 M.) Gutemtein and (471/2 M.)
Prevail (1400 ft.; Uranschegg; Zimmerl), a busy iron-manufacturing
place. The Miesthal contracts, and the train runs at a considerable
height on its N. side; it then turns to the right into the Langstcg-
Thal, passes through two tunnels, and descends to (57 M.) Bleibnrg
(1655 ft.; Rail. Restaurant). The small town ("Elephant; Nemets),
with a chateau of Count Thurn, lies on the Libuska, II/2 M. to the
N. To the S. rises the isolated Petzen (6935 ft.). The Jaunthal,
an upland plain between the Drave and the mountains, for the most
part covered with woods, is now traversed to (63 M.) Kiihmdorf
(1415 ft.; Leitgeb; Reiter), whence a fine view is enjoyed: to the S.
the long chain of the Karawanken, from the Ursulaberg and Petzen
to the Mittagskogl near Villach; to the X. the green hills of the
Saualpe and Koralpe.
A diligence plies twice daily in 23A hrs. via Eberndorf and Miklauzhof
(•Inn) to (121/2 M.) Eisenkappel (1830 ft.; "Niederdorfer), a large village at
the influx of the Ebriach-Bach into the Vellach-Bach, good headquarters
for the exploration of the Karawanken and Sannthal Alps (see Baedeker's
Eastern Alps.) An interesting excursion, especially for mineralogists, is
the ascent of the "Hochobir (7025 ft.; 41/2 hrs.); near the top is the Rainer
Refuge Hut. — The road goes on to (2 hrs.) the Vellacher Bad and over the
Seeberg (3995 ft.) to (27« hrs.) Ober-Seeland and (7 hrs.) Krainburg (p. 202).