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through the Asten, a rocky gorge about 2 M. in length, in which the Ache
forms a series of cascades. At the entrance is the Kessel Fall, at the end
the Baren Fall. Below the latter the stream which drains the Pochhard-
See falls into the ravine over a precipice 260 ft. high, forming the graceful
Schleier Fall ('veil-fall'). By the bridge, 5 min. farther on, the path enters
the "Nassfeld, a sequestered green valley, 27z M. in length and i'/a M. in
breadth, surrounded by massive mountains, amongst which the Schareck
is conspicuous. Near the last bridge (8 min.) stands the Erzherzogin Marie
Valerie Schutzhaus of the German Alpine Club (5121 ft.; Inn in summer).
Fkom Bockstein to Obek-Vellach ovee the Mallnitzek Taueisx,
9 hrs. (guide unnecessary in fine weather). From the Nassfeld-Haus to the
Reck-Hiitte at the S.E. end of the Nassfeld, 3/4 hr. The bridle-path, indicated
by stakes, winds up a steep slope to the (272 hrs.) Mallnitzer, or Niedere
Tauern (7920 ft.). A few hundred paces below the saddle stands the Mall¬
nitzer Tauernhaus (7455 ft.; Inn, bed 1 fl.). The path descends via, the
Mannhart-Alp to (272 hrs.) Mallnitz (3890 ft.; "Drei Gemsen), whence a
carriage-road runs to (2 hrs.) Ober-Vellach ("Post), in the pleasant Mbllthal,
41/2 hrs. from the station of Sachsenburg (p. 173; carr. 3'/2 fl.).
Feom the Nassfeld to Kolm-Saigcrn over the Pochhaed-Schaete
(7490 ft.), an attractive route of 472-5 hrs. (guide from Gastein 572 fl), see p.121.
12. From Zell am See to Krimml. Upper Pinzgau.
Comp. Map, p. 124.
3772 M. Diligence from Zell am See to Mittersill twice daily in summer
in 33/4 hrs. (fare 1 fl, 50 kr.); from Mittersill to Neukirchen twice daily
in 174 hr. (1 fl.); from Neukirchen to Krimml once daily in I72 hr. (60 kr).
— Carriage from Zell to Mittersill with one horse 10, with two horses
14 fl.; from Mittersill to Krimml 6-7 or 12 fl.; carr. and pair from Zell to
Krimml and back 32 fl. — The scenery of the Upper Pinzgau is somewhat
monotonous, but the Krimml waterfalls are well worth seeing.
Zell am See, see p. 122. The road skirts the lake and then turns
to the right. It is soon joined on the left by the Bruck and Zell
road, and farther on, at the (2 M.) so-called Wegscheide, by the
Bruck and Mittersill road and the new road to Kaprun (p. 122).
33/4 M. Fiirth. To the left, at the entrance to the valley of Kaprun,
are the village and castle of that name, commanded by the Kitzstein-
horn (10,510 ft.). Farther on, at (1 M.) Piesendorf, the Hohe Tenn
and Wiesbachhom come into view on the S.E. Passing Walchen,
we reach (5V4 M.) Niedemsill (Tiefenbacher's Inn 'Zum Hackl).
Near (3M.) Uttendorf (2535 ft.; "Bichlwirth, 3/4 M. from the village)
opens the Stubach - Thai, with the Schneewinkelkopf (11,190 ft.).
Above Uttendorf the whole valley was formerly occupied by the
river and its numerous stony islands, but much of this area has
lately been reclaimed. The road leads to (4y2 M.) —
19V2 M. Mittersill (2560 ft,; *Post, on the left bank; *Sehwaiger,
Gruntner, Rothbacher, all three on the right bank), the principal
village in the valley (600 inhab.). The well-preserved old Chateau,
on a height on the left bank, 600 ft. above the river, is fitted up in
the old-German style and commands a view to the S. extending
through the Velber-Thal. — Over the Pass Thurn to Kitzbiihel,
see p. 124.
The road crosses the Salzach and next reaches (23/4 M.) Hollers-
bach, at the mouth of the valley of that name. In the distance rises