Page Type Page Type: Mountain/Rock
Location Lat/Lon: 46.89033°N / 12.94016°E
Additional Information Elevation: 8034 ft / 2449 m
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Leitenkopf from EbeneckZellinkopf and Leitenkopf from Ebeneck
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Geographical Classification: Eastern Alps - Hohe Tauern - Goldberg GROUP - Laitenkopf Laitenkopf is a mountain that lies in the southern ridge of the Goldberg GROUP. The ridge lies between the valleys of Winklern-Rangersdorf and Winklern-Mörtschach.The mountain has an height of 2449m and offers an exciting view to several mountain groups: Schobergroup, Glocknergroup, Goldberggroup, Kreuzeckgroup, Lienzer Dolomites... When you climb it a path will take you through the wood and at the end a steep climb will bring you to the top. There are 2 crosses on the top. The smallest has been set there only a couple of years ago, in 2001.

How to get there?

From Obervellach: follow direction Winklern, when you pass Rangersdorf there wille be a direction-arrow at the right side of the road with 'Marterle' on it. From there it's 12 km up on the mountain. There you can park your car. From Winklern: follow direction Obervellach, after 4km you will see the direction-arrow with 'Marterle' on it.


Marterle is a church that lies at 1836m. They started building the church in 1902 and it was completely finished in 1903. The church is still visited as a pilgrimage-church. Up on the mountain there are also huts. So sleeping is possible there. Rangersdorfer Hütte 9833 Rangersdorf Nr. 6 Tel. 0043 4823 455

Climbing route

Leitenkopf map Source - Kompass online.
Climbing starts mostly from Marterle. There is a gate next to the parking of the Rangersdorfer Hütte. You pass that gate and then you have to follow the left path. From there direction-arrows will point the right direction to the top of the Laitenkopf. The first part of the ascent runs through the wood. And after one hour I think you will exit the wood. From there it will take another hour I think to the top. Maybe it can take less time. I forgot to look at my wacth. The last part of the ascent takes you over a steep slope where you have to "scramble" a little bit. It is really not dangerous, even beginners can make it. After reaching the top, enjoy the magnificent view! Update by Vid Pogachnik: I added the map on the left and a few pictures. Seba, if you find it inappropriate, please update the page again. From Marterle the following round tour is very popular: Marterle - Ebeneck - Zellinkopf - Leitenkopf - Marterle. It can be done in any direction. If you go in the clockwise direction, then you go as described above. From Marterle you first ascend through the woods on a plateau below Ebeneck, then you ascend much more steeply by the W ridge on its summit, 2283 m. Good 1 h till here. From Ebeneck you continue by the main ridge towards the NE. The first part is easy, by those slopes also a ski tour goes down towards Marterle. So you reach Zellinkopf, 2449 m. The continuation is more demanding - but still a medium difficult hike, with a few more exposed places. From Leitenkopf, 2597 m, you continue by the ridge a bit more towards the SE, and then turn right down towards Marterle.

Maps and books

  • Kompass Wanderkarte nr: 49 Mallnitz - Obervellach (1:50000)
  • Freytag&Berndt WK225 Wander-,Rad- und Freizeitkarte: Mölltal-Kreutzeckgruppe-Drautal (1:50000)

Top view

This area is ment for pictures taken from the top. The top offers a panorama towards different mountain groups:
  • Lienzer Dolomites
  • Glockner Group
  • Goldberg Group
  • Schober Group
  • Kreuzeck Group
When you climb it when you have really good weather then it's a wonderful experience!!!



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