Alpengarten Villacher Alpe - Dobratsch - KaerntenSign In or Register to add photos
It was raining when we went up the Dobratsch mountains to see the Alpine Garden. However, armed with umbrellas and jackets and with our cameras dying to defy the weather, we left the bus and braved the rain. Some of us were wet and some others were sheviring, too. It wasn't really cold but since it was raining, it gave the impression that it was cold. It was really romantic up there. Well, I find everything good in almost every situation anyway.
Dobratsch, opened at the beginning of the 1970s and is situated at an altitude of 1,500 meters. Covering an area of 1.2 hectares, one could find flowers with all the splendors of S?dalpenflora. It also offers an impressive panorama of the Julian Alps. In summer many of the most beautiful alpine flowers bloom here. Volunteers work here and are very much willing in introducing the visitors to the world of Alpine flowers which grow in Dobratsch.
The park experiences full bloom in late June and early July.
Dobratsch Butterflies could also be seen fluttering around here. Some students even saw some butterflies despite the rain. I would say that despite being wet, nobody complained.