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Great skiing in the Austrian Alps in Stuhleck

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A: Stuhleck 1783m

Par Zoltan Duray, à 30 mètres

Stuhleck 1783m

B: Stuhleck Summit in Winter

Par Thomas Bredenfeld, à 40 mètres

The Stuhleck (1,782 m asl) is one of the most eastern summits of the alps higher than the forest limi...

Stuhleck Summit in Winter

C: Stuhleck 1643 m

Par Zoltan Duray, A 2.2 km

Stuhleck 1643 m                                                                                      ...

Stuhleck 1643 m

D: Little Grotto in Semmering Area

Par Wolfgang Stich, A 10.0 km

Little Grotto in Semmering Area

E: Rock Gate in Semmering Mountains

Par Wolfgang Stich, A 10.0 km

Rock Gate in Semmering Mountains

F: Preinerwand Summit Rax Lower Austria

Par Thomas Bredenfeld, A 14.6 km

The Preinerwand is a summit with cross at the south east corner of the Rax mountain plateau. The Rax ...

Preinerwand Summit Rax Lower Austria

G: Lower Austria - Enzenreith - Schrammelteich

Par Ernst Michalek, A 15.8 km

This restaurant is located beneath the S6-Motorway in lower Austria. It has been used as filming loca...

Lower Austria - Enzenreith - Schrammelteich

H: Augustine Canon Monastery Vorau

Par Rainer Scheiblhofer, A 20.7 km

homepage Stift Vorauhttp://www.stift-vorau.at/?LNG=en

Augustine Canon Monastery Vorau

I: Schneeberg Elisabeth Chapel

Par Martin Kneth, A 20.8 km

The Elisabeth Chapel ist next to the end-station of the rack-and-pinion railway at about 1800m. It wa...

Schneeberg Elisabeth Chapel

J: Schneeberg Trail 1 Austria

Par Martin Kneth, A 21.3 km

The Schneeberg, with its 2076 m-high summit Klosterwappen, is the highest mountain of Lower Austria, ...

Schneeberg Trail 1 Austria

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