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Garnet's Gate - Nightsky Above Lake Millstatt

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A: In The Woods Of Millstatt Alps

by René Pirker, 5.0 km away

Taken during a little walk in the woods. There are two small ponds too, very idyllic.

In The Woods Of Millstatt Alps

B: Millstatt Cathedral Chapter Lenten Veil

by René Pirker, 5.0 km away

Visited the wonderful Cathedral Chapel on March 3rd, 2013.

Millstatt Cathedral Chapter Lenten Veil

D: Church in Millstatt

by Anton Possegger, 5.0 km away

Church in Millstatt

E: Old Mill in Dellach am Millstättersee

by Anton Possegger, 5.2 km away

Old Mill in Dellach am Millstättersee

F: Mill II Dellach am Millstättersee

by Anton Possegger, 5.2 km away

Mill II Dellach am Millstättersee

G: Neues Panorama 2

by Anton Possegger, 5.2 km away

Neues Panorama 2

H: Mills Trail Kaning I

by René Pirker, 6.7 km away

Taken at the "Mühlenwanderweg" in Kaning on April 24th, 2013. Haven't been there for months during wi...

Mills Trail Kaning I

I: Welcome To Paradise

by René Pirker, 7.0 km away

Taken in our garden during sunset on a warm summer day in 2012. You can see there some flowers, fruit...

Welcome To Paradise

J: Millstaetter Sea

by Peter Thomas, 7.1 km away

Millstaetter Sea

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