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 Like other valleys in Austria the Ennsvalley was also named like the largest river in the valley. The river Enns is a 254 kilometers long tributary of the Danube. It rises in the province of Salzburg in the Radstätter Tauern. From Salzburg flows the Enns eastwards through Styria. Between Admont and Hieflau in Upper Styria, the Enns flows through a narrow valley - the Gesäuse in the Ennstal Alps before it flows north to Upper Austria. In the last section is the Enns, the boundary between Upper and Lower Austria. Between the villages of Mauthausen and Enns empties the Enns, as 100m wide river, into the Danube.

The Ennsvalley is one of the bigest valleys in Austria, and forms the geological boundary between the Northern Limestone Alps and the Central Alps south of the river Enns. The mountains of the northern Limestone Alps are often very steep and less forested than the south of the Central gentler mountains are more accessible for hikers. Where the mountains from east to west are becoming increasingly burdensome. The upper Ennsvalley at the border between the Austrian provinces of Salzburg and Styria, the Enns river flows south past the Dachstein glacier. The Dachstein 2.995m is the highest mountain in Styria. The people in the Ennsvalley live mainly from tourism and agriculture. The largest winter sports region can be found around Schladming, Dachstein Tauern Region. Who the mass tourism is not so wish, you can resort to the small ski areas further east, such as in Gröbming (Stoderzinken) Donnersbach (Planneralm, Riesneralm) and Admont (Kaiserau). Beautiful country skiing areas are available in Ramsau am Dachstein, Tauplitzalm, Liezen / Pyhrn, Admont / Kaiserau. This provides the upper and middle Ennstal for ski touring, snowshoe hiking, or simply seeking relaxation many wonderful tours and lonely remote valleys.

In the spring, summer and autumn there are many hiking trails, bike trails and mountain bike tours in the Ennsvalley. The Ennsvalley is thus a wonderful holiday destination for skiers, snowboarders, ski mountaineers, skiers and those seeking relaxation in the winter, and many tourists come in summer, at the Enns valley to hiking, climbing, mountaineering, mountain biking and exploring by bicycle on one of the many cycling the beautiful Alpine area . The Gesäuse is popular with rafting and kayaking. In the Ennsvalley, many protected areas were created. Such as "Naturpark Sölktäler", Gesäuse National Park and the Limestone Alps National Park.

The impressive mountain Grimming is a 2351m high in Upper Styria between the Enns Valley and the Region Salzkammergut - Ausseerland. Because of its imposing appearance, the highest freestanding mountain in Europe has long been regarded as the highest mountain in Styria. From the summit of the Ennstal Grimming rises steeply around 1700m. Geologically, the Grimming belongs to the Dachstein massif and consists of Dachstein limestone.

The most popular routes on the Grimming are from Trautenfels or Niederstuttern the South-variant on the Grimming hut. From Kulm in Tauplitz / Bad Mitterndorf behind the ski flying facility starts the northern route. And from Trautenfels you can also go first to Multereck and eastern pre-peak 2176m and then to the Grimming on the eastern route. The Grimming is not an easy mountain to hike. It is more for climbing. Depending on your condition should be scheduled for a mountain tour of the Grimming about 5-8 hours, you should be dizzy and very slippery. Beginners should take at best, an experienced mountain guide and set up a helmet because of the danger of falling rocks. On all the mountain climbing tours are technically difficult passages.

The Grimming hut is the only farmed hut on Grimming and is located in the south of the summit on the Enns valley side at an altitude of 996m. Continuous opening times from June to September and on Saturday, Sunday from May to October. With children the easy hike from Trautenfels to the Grimming hut is creating in the specified time of 1h15min. The Grimming hut can also be used as quarters for the night before and after an ascent of Grimming.

The Grimmingtor on the southern side in Enns valley is worth seeing specificity. The Grimmingtor is about 50 meters high and 15m wide wall cavity which is closed above from a ledge. According to a legend, hidden behind the Grimmingtor untold treasures. On Corpus Christi will be a legend to open the gate and give the treasure hunters intake. A small or dwarf male leads here through the interior of Grimming. Who will not return before the lunch bell and leaves the Grimming will be trapped for a year.

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