Dachstein Rieseineishoehle Exit
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Dachstein Rieseineishoehle Exit

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B: Krippenstein Seilbahn Five-Fingers-Blick

by Ralph G. Roeske, 1.7 km away

Krippenstein Seilbahn Five-Fingers-Blick

C: 5fingers on Krippenstein

by Gerhard Fischer, 2.1 km away

Viewpoint "5fingers" on Krippenstein, Upper Austria with view to the Salzkammergut, Lake Hallstatt an...

5fingers on Krippenstein

D: Krippenstein - Five Fingers

by Michael Fruehmann, 2.1 km away

View from the platform "5 fingers" on the mountain "Krippenstein" in Upper Austria.

Krippenstein - Five Fingers

E: Dachstein, View from 5 Fingers

by Bernhard Vogl, 2.1 km away

Dachstein, View from 5 Fingers

F: Krippenstein - Welterbe-Spirale 2

by Michael Fruehmann, 2.2 km away

The new "Welterbe-Spirale" - a monument built in 2010 for the cultural heritage on the 'Krippenstein'.

Krippenstein - Welterbe-Spirale 2

G: Krippenstein - Welterbe-Spirale

by Michael Fruehmann, 2.3 km away

The new "Welterbe-Spirale" - a monument for the cultural heritage on the 'Krippenstein'.Unfortunately...

Krippenstein - Welterbe-Spirale

H: Kulturerbespirale Krippenstein

by Christoph Giebeler, 2.3 km away

Kulturerbespirale Krippenstein

I: Krippenstein Dachstein

by Christoph Giebeler, 2.3 km away

Krippenstein Dachstein

J: Krippenstein Mit Spirale

by Christoph Giebeler, 2.3 km away

Krippenstein Mit Spirale

This panorama was taken in http://www.360cities.net/area/salzkammergut, Europe

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Text by Steve Smith.

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