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21.07.14 16:30

Freizeittipp ORF Salzburg

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history and formation of the "Lammerklamm"

Even before the glacial period the river "Lammer" started to dig its way through the mountain like a very narrow valley. Actually you can say it was like a valley within a valley.
You will find out that the upper part of the canyon is determined by steep walls of rocks which are several hundred metres high. 10.000 years ago the glacier started to melt and the tremendous amounts of water created the "Lammerklamm". At some parts of the canyon it seems like the rocks touch each other.
The "Lammerklamm" are a wonderful example for the erosive power of the water. And nowhere else in the county of Salzbourg you will find something simeliar. Since 1978 the "Lammerklamm" was declared to be a natural monument.
The "Lammerklamm" was probably already hiked through during the medivial times. At that time the river was used to transport wood. The wood out of the area of "Abtenau" was brought to "Hallein" and was used to build the tunnels in the salt mines as well as to heat the mines. Up to 1920 the river was that kind of mean of transportation.
1984 the "Lammerklamm" was equipped with stairs and opend to the public.
The "Lammerklamm" was probably already hiked through during the medivial times. At that time the river was used to transport wood. The wood out of the area of "Abtenau" was brought to "Hallein" and was used to build the tunnels in the salt mines as well as to heat the mines. Up to 1920 the river was that kind of mean of transportation.
1984 the "Lammerklamm" was equipped with stairs and opend to the public.

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