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 Grünau im Almtal is an Upper Austrian town of about 2,100 inhabitants and is located in the district of Gmunden in Upper Austria to the south on the border to Styria. The 230 km² are a very beautiful part of the Salzkammergut region. 75% of the area is forest. At the beginning of the second millennium AD, the area along the Alm (main river in Almtal) was cleared. In addition to the winter and summer tourism, with well over one hundred thousand nights is also the forestry and wood processing a great economic importance to the Almtal.
Landmarks in Grünau: Almsee including surrounding nature reserve, baroque parish church, Cumberland Wild Animal Park, Kasbergalm - Skiarea, Ödseen, from mid June to mid September, every Wednesday at the famous alpine lake echo bubbles, Jacob's Well.
Activities in Grünau : hiking, mountaineering, cycling, cross country skiing, ice skating, curling, skiing, snowboarding, skiing, horseback riding, tennis, fishing, swimming with beach volleyball, bowling, rock climbing, horse riding, paragliding.

The 0.9 square km alpine lake - Almsee - is situated 13km south of Grünau im Almtal. Since 1965, the area around the alpine lake is a nature reserve. The lake at the northern end of the alps “Totes Gebirge” (Dead Mountains) is max. 2.3 km long and 700m wide. By a huge landslide in the area Hetzau at the end of the Ice Age was the beginning of the alpine lake. The maximum water temperature is almost never more than 14-16 degrees and we see other than the swans and wild geese only a few swimmers in the alpine lake.

In addition to the native fish species are the wild geese mainly well-known. The ethologist Konrad Lorenz spent much time on the alpine lake - Almsee, where he made fundamental observations on them. The outflow of the alpine lake is also the source of the Alm. The Alm is one of the cleanest rivers in Austria and is therefore used for fish farming.

 The ski area KASBERG – GRÜNAU is at an altitude between 620m and 1.600m. Of the 40 km of ski runs 20 km are difficult, 17 km medium difficulty and 3 km easy. 80% of the slopes can be covered with artificial snow.
At the ski resort Kasberg - Grünau there are 2 cable cars, 1 chair lift with weather protection hoods, 8 drag lifts, 2 magic carpets, 1 Schirotondo (carousel), and 2 rope tows. From the top station of the Ochsenboden 4-seater car there is a very good view over the alps - Totes Gebirge - to the Dachstein glacier. You can reach the ski area quickly and safely over the motorway connections Ried im Traunkreis and Vorchdorf.


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