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Traunkirchen Promenade Traunsee April 2009

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A: Traunkirchen, the small harbor

by Roberto Scavino, 20 meters away

Traunkirchen, the small harbor

B: Traunkirchen, view of Traunsee

by Roberto Scavino, 100 meters away

Traunkirchen, view of Traunsee

C: View of Traunsee from Traunkirchen

by Roberto Scavino, 170 meters away

View of Traunsee from Traunkirchen

D: Parish church «Coronation of Mary», Traunkirchen

by Roberto Scavino, 200 meters away

Parish church «Coronation of Mary», Traunkirchen

E: Traunkirchen Traunsee Ortseinfahrt April2009

by Ralph G. Roeske, 270 meters away

Traunkirchen Traunsee Ortseinfahrt April2009

F: Grosser Sonnstein, Ebensee, Salzkammergut

by Michael Fruehmann, 2.5 km away

The mountain "Grosser Sonnstein" in Ebensee/Traunkirchen, Upper Austria. Taken on a late fall day 201...

Grosser Sonnstein, Ebensee, Salzkammergut

G: Ebensee - Coast

by, 3.4 km away

Ebensee - Coast

H: Ebensee - Dock

by, 3.5 km away

Ebensee - Dock

I: Wintermorning at Ebensee

by Bernhard Vogl, 3.6 km away

Wintermorning at Ebensee

J: Rindbach/Ebensee, Traunsee near Gmunden

by Michael Fruehmann, 3.8 km away

Late fall afternoon (Nov. 20th) in Rindbach/Ebensee. People are kitesurfing on lake Traunsee all spri...

Rindbach/Ebensee, Traunsee near Gmunden

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