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Remains of the day

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Gamsgrubenweg is a hiking trail that begins on Franz Josephs Hohe. The trail was severly damaged by a stone fall in 1999, and was reopened 6 years later. Most the damaged section could not be repared, and was replaced by 5 tunels. This short section of the trail is between the 2nd and 3rd tunel. On both sides you can see what remained of the original path.

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