VELDES. 30. Route. 203
the left. — 121/2 M. Bischoflack. — 18 M. Krainburg.(1165 ft,;
"Neue Post; "Alte Post), a small town (2060 inhab.) on a hill, at the
influx of the Kariker into the Sau.
The valley contracts. 24l/2 M. Podnart-Kropp. The train crosses
the Save and enters a tunnel. 30 M. Radmannsdorf, at the union of
the Wurzener Save and the Wocheiner Save. — 31i/2 M. Lees-Veldes
(1655 ft.; Rail. Restaurant; *Wucherer; Zum Triglav).
From stat. Lees-Veldes a road (diligence in summer from every train
in 1/2 hr., 25 kr.; one-horse carr. 1 fl.) leads to the W., crossing the Save,
to (3 M.) Veldes (1640 ft.; "Hdtel Mallner, "Louisenbad, both on the lake ;
"Erzherzog Sigismund, or Petran, 3/i M. farther on; "Jekler; Dane, Poschnik,
in the village; Rikli's Natur-Heilanstalt), a favourite watering-place, charm¬
ingly situated on the * Veldeser See (1570 ft.). On an islet in the lake rises
the pilgrimage-church of St. Maria im See. On a precipitous rock on the
N. side stands the picturesque Schloss Veldes. Swimming-bath in the lake,
adjoining the garden of the Louisenbad.
The Valley of the Wocheinee Save (or 'Savitza', little Save) affords
a favourite excursion from Veldes (one-horse carr. to the Wocheiner See
and back 5 fl.; light post-conveyance to Feistritz twice daily 1 fl.). The
road crosses the low ridge between the lake of Veldes and the valley of
the Save, and continues, via Vellach, Neuming, and Witnach, to (13 M.) Feistritz
(1660 ft.; "Post; Schoglitz), the chief village in the Wochein, situated in a
basin at the junction of the Feistritzbach with the Save. The sequestered
Wocheiner See (1730 ft.) lies 31/2 M. to the W.; its lower end (Touristen-
Hotel, R. 1 fl.) is enclosed by wooded hills, and its upper end by lofty
walls of rock (to the upper end by boat in 1 hr., 1-2 pers., there and back
2 fl.). From the chalets at the head of the lake a narrow road ascends
to the (I1/4 hr.) "Savitza Fall, the picturesque source of the Save. The
infant river is precipitated from an aperture in the rock, 180 ft. in height,
into a dark-green pool at the bottom of a narrow ravine enclosed by huge
perpendicular cliffs. — The ascent of the "Terglou or Triglav (9395 ft.), the
highest peak of the Julian Alps, should be undertaken only by climbers
free from dizziness. The ascent is usually made from Moistrana, on the
N. side (see below). From the Wochein valley we ascend to the (6 hrs.)
Deschmann-Hutte (7220 ft.), and thence via the Little Terglou and the narrow
arete (about 80 yds. long) to the (2-2V2 hrs.) summit of the Great Terglou.
Most extensive "View.
The line now approaches the S. base of the Karawanken, amongst
which the Stou (7345 ft.) is conspicuous. — 38i/2 M. Jauerburg
(1855 ft.; Kolbl); 40i/2 M. Assling; 46 M. Lengenfeld (2305 ft.;
Jansa). On the opposite bank of the Save lies (i/4 hr.) Moistrana
(*Schmerz), at the mouth of the Urata-Thal, li/4hr. up which is the
"Perischnik Fall, a picturesquely situated cascade. Ascent of the
Terglou, see above. — 54 M. Kronau (2665 ft.; Urbani), at the mouth
of the picturesque Pischenza Valley. — 59 M. Ratschach-Weissenfels
(2850 ft.), on the watershed between the Save and the Drave. The
village of Ratschach (Kirchmair) lies I1/2 M. to the E., Weissenfels
(2590 ft.; *Post; Touristenhaus, near the Schloss-Park), 2i/4 M. to
Charming walk to the (1 hr.) two "Weissenfels Lakes (3080 ft.). The
Rudolfs-Felsen (3220 ft.), between the lakes, commands the best survey ot
the imposing head of the valley with the towering Mangart (8785 ft.).
The train crosses the Weissenbach by a viaduct (125 ft. high) and
then the rocky ravine of the Schlitza (bridge 160 ft. high).
64 M. Tarvis, and thence to (80i/2 M.) Villach, see p. 206,