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  • Kitzlochklamm
    Kitzlochklamm
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  • Kitzlochklamm - the memorial
    Kitzlochklamm - the memorial
    by jojes
  • Kitzlochklamm
    Kitzlochklamm
    by jojes

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    by jojes Written Apr 9, 2014

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    The Kitzlochklamm in Taxenbach makes for a nice walk, but you have to keep in mind that there are a lot of stairs to climb.
    The entire walk - to the end and return - takes about 90 minutes.

    The river Rauriser Ache is the one responsible for the creation of the gorge.
    Along the way you pass a cave where a hermit has lived.

    At one point of the walk you can look up to the 'Himmelsloch' (the heaven's hole).

    The gorge if about the deepest one we've been to.
    I forgot the exact number of stairs, but I think it's over 400 in total.

    When you reach the end of the gorge you can see a memorial. This was erected to remember a tragedy that happened there in July 1974: a group of 30 schoolgirls went for a walk in the gorge. When they reached the bridge - near where the memorial is - they wanted to take a picture with the entire group on the bridge. Some sat on the banister, other stood in front of them on the bridge. The bridge collapsed under the total weight ... everyone fell down in the gorge ... 8 girls died, a lot of the others were heavily injured. The gorge was closed for 2 years while they build new and reinforced bridges.

    Entrance price 2014
    Adults - 4,50 euros
    Adults with guest card - 4,00 euros
    Kids 6-18 y. - 2,50 euros
    free entrance with Salzburgerland Card and Hohe Tauern Card

    ample free parking space

    Kitzlochklamm Kitzlochklamm Kitzlochklamm - one of the caves Kitzlochklamm - Himmelsloch Kitzlochklamm - the memorial
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    by balhannah Updated Mar 29, 2012

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    I have climbed the steps quite high up into the Gorge, and now are entering a Cave. This isn't the only cave, there were several that I passed through. Once emerging, I could see, there still was a lot more walking to do!
    More fabulous views, more photos, and then it was time for me to head back, at least it was mostly downhill on the way back.
    I thought this Gorge was wonderful, and definitely worth all the steps!

    Kitzlochklamm gorge Kitzlochklamm gorge Kitzlochklamm gorge Kitzlochklamm gorge Kitzlochklamm gorge
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    by balhannah Updated Mar 29, 2012

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    The next notice board I come across is "Marienrast," another I don't know the meaning of!
    What I can see from here, is the numerous amount of stairs that I will have to climb soon - all uphill going!

    In this area were some people attempting "canyoning." I stopped and watched them for a while - bbbrrr, they looked a little cold!

    Another notice, the "Teufel-Schlucht," a very narrow Canyon.

    The website if you are interested in CANYONING is..............
    http://www.raftingcenter.com/canyoning.htm

    Marienrast Marienrast Teufel-Schlucht Teufel-Schlucht Teufel-Schlucht
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Taxenbach Off The Beaten Path

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    by balhannah Updated Mar 29, 2012

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    Goldegg Castle was painted white and sat in a very nice postion overlooking a lake.

    The castle was built in 1323 by the "Lords of Goldecke." In medieval times, the castle served to make the roads leading from the Pongau to Pinzgau safe, making it the main role of the Castle until the 16th century.
    The name of Goldegg came about, as a gentlemen by the name of von Goldegg, lived here until he died - he was last in line of the Goldegg family.

    Now, the Castle is a fairly large cultural center of Salzburg, used for assembly and congress.

    Goldegg is a pretty town by a lake and with the Castle.
    It's located about 15kms from Taxenbach.

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