On the top of Hochkar on 1808m
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On the top of Hochkar on 1808m

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In the summertime, the Hochkar is a farmed alpine pasture area at an altitude of 1.380 – 1.808 m and starting point of more than 150 km of marked hiking trails across the Göstling Alps.

You can get to the Hochkar summit by taking the detachable 4-seater chairlift and a 20-min. walk. Lovely views of the picturesque mountain landscape, flowering meadows and deep forests ensure relaxing holidays for the whole family.

Source: http://www.hochkar.com/index.php?id=168&L=1

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