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47 M. Lend (2070 ft.; Turri'slnn). The village (*Straubinger;
*Post) lies on the opposite bank. — Road to Gastein, see p. 124.
Below the village (V2 M.) a fine "Waterfall is formed by the Gasteiner
Ache just before it joins the Salzach.
Above Lend the line crosses the Salzach twice, in order to
avoid the Eschenauer Plaike and the Embacher Plaike (slopes of loose
stones), and then penetrates the Unterstein, a spur of slate-rock on
the left bank, by a tunnel, 352 yds. long. We next skirt the Salzach
and reach (511/2 M.) Rauris-Kitzloch, at the entrance of the Rauris-
Thal, 1/2 M- t0 the E' of Taxenbach.
"Kitzlooh-Klamm. A visit to this picturesque ravine (H/g hr. there
and back) is strongly recommended. We cross the Salzach to the "Re¬
staurant Embacher, and then the Rauriser Ache (leaving the Restaurant Tax-
tcirth to the left), and ascend the right bank of the latter to the (25 min.)
Kesselj into which the Ache is precipitated in four leaps from a height
of 330 ft. ("Kitzloch Fall). We cross the bridge and aseend in zigzags and
by wooden steps, and at the top we turn to the right and pass through
three tunnels, one of which is 58 yds. long. This point commands a
striking view of the chasm. We may either turn here or follow the foot¬
path farther to the (D/2 hr.) village of Rauris.
The shortest route to the Eauris, a valley once noted for its gold-mines,
leads through the Kitzloch-Klamm, the new road being ll/i M. longer. —
6 M. Rauris or Gaisbach (3110 ft.; "Bran; Post) is the chief place in the
valley, which at Worth, about 3 M. farther on, divides into the Seitenwinkel-
Thal (right) and the Huttenwinkel-Thal (left). About 3 hrs. up the former
lies the Tauernhaus (4965 ft.; rustic Inn), whence we may proceed to
(272 hrs.) the Hochthor of the Heiligenblut-Rauriser Tauern (8440 ft.) and
(ls/< hr.) Heiligenblut; see Baedeker's Eastern Alps. — A bridle-path ascends
the Huttenwinkel-Thal via (1 hr.) Bucheben (Inn) to (3 hrs.) Kolm-Saigurn
(5240 ft.; Inn), with gold-mines worked by a French company, in a grand
situation, and to (2i/2 hrs. farther) the Knappenhaus am Hohen Goldberg
(7680 ft.), situated on the margin of the Goldberg Glacier, which has
covered part of the old mines. The interesting ascent of the "Sonnblick
(10,180 ft.; splendid view) may be made from the Knappenhaus in 3-372 hrs.,
with guide. On the top is the Zittelhaus, an inn and meteorological station.
Descent to Heiligenblut, see Baedeker s Eastern Alps. — From Kolm-Saigurn
to the Gasteiner Kassfeld via the Pochhard-Scharle, see p. 127.
Immediately beyond Rauris-Kitzloch the train traverses a tun¬
nel (297 yds.) under the Taxenbach Schlossberg. — 53 M. Taxenbach
(2330 ft.; *Post; *Taxwirth; Restaurant Kitzloch, at the station). The
village, on an eminence 3/4M. to the E., has two castles, the newer
of which, below the village, on a rock above the Salzach, is the
seat of the district-court. — The valley now expands. To the right,
on a hill near (56 M.) Gries, is the church of St. Georgen (2705 ft.), a
fine point of view. On the left the ice-clad Hohe Term (11,080 ft.)
rises from the Fuscher-Thal. The train crosses the Salzach and the
59 M. Bruck-Fusch (2475 ft.; *H6tel Kronprinz, at the station;
*Brau; *Lukashansl) lies opposite the entrance to the Fuscher-Thal.
To the N.W. (i/4 hr.) rises Schloss Fischhorn (11th cent.), the property
of Prince Liechtenstein, tastefully restored.
The most attractive and the most frequented approach to Heiligenblut
from the N. leads through the beautiful "Tuscher-Thal. A road ascends
from Bruck to the (172hr.) village of Fusch (2645 ft.; "Zum Imbachhorn.
Eiedelsperger) and thence on the E. side of the valley to (I72 hr.) Fuscher-