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Beach called the Seebahnhof in Gmunden Austria at Lake Traunsee

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Lake Traunsee in Austria. From here the river Traun runs directly into the big river Danube (78 km). We, three guys, the so called Danube-pirates, go with the Water from here to the black sea (Rumänia) 2200 km harrrrrrrrrr

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A: Gmunden Esplanade7

by Amir Nayebhashem, 90 meters away

Gmunden Esplanade7

B: Gmunden, Traunbrücke, 2005

by Wolfgang Stich, 390 meters away

Gmunden, Traunbrücke, 2005

C: Gmunden, «Jazz on the Steamboat»

by Roberto Scavino, 410 meters away

Gmunden, «Jazz on the Steamboat»

D: Gmunden, sunset over lake Traunsee

by Roberto Scavino, 420 meters away

Gmunden, sunset over lake Traunsee

E: Gmunden Schiffsanlegestelle

by Erwin LEIMLEHNER, 420 meters away

Gmunden Schiffsanlegestelle

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by Bernhard Vogl, 420 meters away

G: Gmunden, Rathausplatz, 2005

by Wolfgang Stich, 430 meters away

Gmunden, Rathausplatz, 2005

H: Gmunden Rathausplatz

by Gerhard Fischer, 430 meters away

Sunny summerday on the Rathausplatz Gmunden, Upper Austria. Take a look on the Traunsee, Gmundnerberg...

Gmunden Rathausplatz

I: Cafe Brandl at Rathausplatz Gmunden

by Bernhard Vogl, 450 meters away

Cafe Brandl at Rathausplatz Gmunden

J: Esplanade, Gmunden am Traunsee

by Michael Fruehmann, 470 meters away

A windy late summer day in Gmunden at the Esplanade. There was a pottery exhibition in Gmunden that w...

Esplanade, Gmunden am Traunsee

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