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Hochtannbergpass
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Hochtannbergpass

The Hochtann Mountain Pass, also known as Hochtannbergpass, is a mountain pass in the state of Vorarlberg, Austria. Before the pass was built in 1954, there was already a bridle path in place on the same route since the 15th century. The Hochtannbergpass connects the villages of Warth in the […]

Hochiss Tyrol
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Hochiss

With 2.299 metres above sea level, the Hochiss is the highest mountain of the Rofan, which is part of the Brandenberg Alps. Located in the state of Tyrol, Austria, the Hochiss is made up of main dolomite and Plattenkalk. It is popular for hiking and climbing in summer and ski […]

Olpererhütte Schlegeisstausee
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Olpererhütte

The “Olpererhütte” is a managed mountain hut in the “Zillertal” in Tyrol, Austria. The word “Hütte” in “Olpererhütte” translates to “hut”, whereas the word “Tal” in “Zillertal” translates to “valley”. Therefore the places are sometimes called “Olperer hut” and “Ziller valley” in the Englisch language. Most of the time, however, […]

Krimml waterfalls
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Krimml waterfalls

The Krimml waterfalls can be found near the village of Krimml in Salzburg, Austria. With a height of 380 metres, the waterfalls are the highest ones in Austria. The Krimml waterfalls are a tired waterfall and plunge downward in three stages. The upper stage has a drop of 140 metres, […]

Klammsee, Kaprun
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Sigmund-Thun Gorge

The Sigmund-Thun Gorge is located next to the town of Kaprun, Salzburg, Austria. The area around Kaprun is mainly known as skiing and hiking destination. The gorge can be found at the end of the Klammsee, a reservoir that dams the Ache of Kaprun river. Over 14.000 years ago the […]

Großglockner High Alpine Road
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Großglockner High Alpine Road

The Großglockner High Alpine Road is a 48 kilometres long mountain pass road that connects Bruck in the State of Salzburg with Heiligenblut in the State of Carinthia. 36 bends lead up to its highest point, which is lies at an elevation of 2.504 metres above sea level. The Großglockner […]

Hohenwerfen Castle
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Hohenwerfen Castle

Hohenwerfen Castle is a medieval rock castle located in the Pongau district of Salzburg, Austria. Nestled between the northern Limestone Alps it is similar in its construction to Hohensalzbug Castle, which was built at about the same time. Hohenwerfen Castle was built between 1075 and 1078 atop a 113 metres […]

Mauterndorf
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Mauterndorf

Mauterndorf is a market town in the district of Tamsweg in Salzburg, Austria. Located at 1.123 metres above sea level it is nestled between fascinating mountains and home to more than 1650 people. Mauterndorf is known for its castle and for being a popular destination for skiing during winter. Mauterndorf […]

Nockalm road
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Nockalm Road

The Nockalm road is a 35 kilometres long alpine toll road in Carinthia, Austria, that runs between Innerkrems in the north and Ebene Reichenau in the south. The Nockalm road was completed in 1981 and winds up and down through 52 bends and offers amazing views of the Nockberge and […]