Austria/Styria: Above Schladming
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Austria/Styria: Above Schladming

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If you go from Schladming to Ramsau by car, you will pass this vantage point. Here you can look down to Schladming and see the great Dachstein.

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A: Styria- Schladming - City View

by Ernst Michalek, 870 meters away

A view over Schladming (famous as wintersport region) from Ramsauer Street- with cow

Styria- Schladming - City View

B: Hotel Kobalthof, Vorberg, Austria

by Jozef Kokes, 3.6 km away

Hotel Kobalthof, Vorberg, Austria

C: Austria/Styria: Roadsterdriving in Ramsau

by Ernst Michalek, 3.9 km away

You should try yourself to explore the mountain roads around Schladming and ramsau by convertible or ...

Austria/Styria: Roadsterdriving in Ramsau

D: On the Dachstein, near Schladming, Austria

by Lothar Scherer, 4.6 km away

On the Dachstein, near Schladming, Austria

E: Seilbahn Dachstein Unten

by Alexander Ruttgers, 7.1 km away

View from the base of the "hoher dachstein". 

Seilbahn Dachstein Unten

F: Styria - Dachstein - Glös-Alm

by Ernst Michalek, 7.1 km away

A cow took a break beneath the street uphill the Dachstein (Styrias highest montain)

Styria - Dachstein - Glös-Alm

G: Dachsteinstrasse

by Jan Koehn, 7.3 km away

Dachsteinstrasse

H: Starry night at Untertal

by Jan Koehn, 7.3 km away

Starry night at Untertal

I: Skywalk Dachstein

by Alexander Ruttgers, 8.2 km away

Million dollar view from the "skywalk-platform" on 2650m.

Skywalk Dachstein

J: Dachstein Skywalk

by Jan Koehn, 8.2 km away

Dachstein Skywalk

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