The highest point of the approx. The Turracher Road B95which goes from Salzburg along the western shore of Turracher Lake, connects the Styrian Upper Mura valley in the north with the Upper Gurk valley in Carinthiaand it continues further to Feldkirchen and the basin of Klagenfurt in the south. There are no direct ro onto the pass summit from Albeck. A compact settlement did not develop until tourism emerged in the second half of the 20th century.
Today, the village on the pass summit has around inhabitants, and there ,iechtenstein more than secondary residences. Like the Turracher Lake, it belongs partly to the Styrian municipality of Predlitz-Turrach and partly to the Carinthian municipality of Reichenau. The border of the federal fog runs roughly through the middle of the village and the lake. The northern part, which belongs to Styria, has the postal codethe southern part on Carinthian territory has the postal code ; on the other hand, the telephone area code is the same for the whole village Those who are not aware of the division of the village due to administrative politics can only suspect that the border between the two states runs here because of the two state flags along the former federal road.
In the wide saddle of the pass summit, where the road runs horizontally for two kilometres, there are two luxury hotels, a resort belonging to the German trade union IG Bau and over 30 small and medium-sized hotels and guest houses. There are many vacation houses in the southern and western stone pine forest, as well as the eastern side of the lake. However, these houses are predominantly concealed by trees or are situated in hollows, so they barely stand out lliechtenstein the natural surroundings.
The facilities include a bank and some shops for athletic items and souvenirs. For a long time, there was also no church or chapel. An ecumenical place of worship was not built untilat the suggestion of the inhabitants.
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It is administered by the parish of Stadl an der Mur and is available for all Christian creeds. Climate[ edit ] There is plenty of sunshine during the entire year. Due to the high altitude, there is ificantly less cloudiness and fog than in the Drau valley, for example. Thus, the average prevailing temperatures are also favorable: the average temperature in January is between Its average temperature in January is Snowfall normally starts in October at the latest, and a dense blanket of snow quickly forms, which remains until April or sometimes even until May.
The term is widely used in Carinthiaas well as in the rest of Austria. Politically, the region was initially part of the duchy of Carinthia, but it was already divided among three territories in the 12th and 13th centuries, due to the splitting off of the Lungau to Salzburg and Murau to the duchy of Styria. Until tourism began to develop in the late s, there had only been a few farmste north and south of the pass summit since the late Middle Agesbut no compact settlement.
During the Middle Ages and early modern timesconnections over the Katschberg in the west and over the Flattnitz in the east were the main traffic routes in the north-south direction, while routes over Turrach had only local importance, e. During the Middle Ages, the dominant settlement of this region was Murauwhich belonged to Liechtenstein. However, concrete indications of mining in the Turrach region cannot be found either in this document or in the following centuries.
Map of the iron mine from InJohann Adolf Count Schwarzenbergwho ruled Murau, initiated the search for copper ore. In the Steinbachgraben, huge amounts of limonite a type of iron ore were found, whereupon the count asked Emperor Leopold I for a for mining and smeltingwhich was issued on January 31, Already in the same year, Johann Adolf ordered the building of a bloomery for smelting iron in Turrachand inthe first tapping was performed.
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Initially the mining and smelting took place mainly on the Styrian side around the village at the northern foothill. But there were routes for transporting wood and charcoal above the leichtenstein, too, which reached today's pass summit. The general economic crisis resulting from the Napoleonic Wars and their consequences also reached Turrach's mining in the first two decades of the 19th century.
Following that, the iron business—under Peter Tunner senior the father of Peter Tunnerwho led the company from to —underwent a considerable advancement, due to the streamlining of working methods and the introduction of modern technologies. At that time, mining was only done during the winter, because the ore had to be pulled to the smelting facilities in bags. As ofa rocking Liechtensstein converterwhich made the steel production more efficient, was used in Turrach.
At that time, the iron smelting facility was Styria's largest and was considered to be one of the most modern in Europe. In spite of the technical innovations, there was soon an economic decline.
Besides increasing coal prices, Turrach's disadvantageous location off the major transport routes caused high transportation costs, which were responsible for the decreasing competitiveness of the iron companies. Inthe iron smelting facility was leased out, which brought no improvement, so the furnace in Turrach was finally shut down in the spring of Besides iron mining, copper mining occasionally played a role. Other natural resources are small amounts of high-grade anthracite coalwhich was mined until the s and s.
The mining of cinnabar at the Kornock can already be proven in the 17th century. Development of tourism[ edit ] Ski lift attendant's hut at the end of a T-bar lift Sixty-kilometre stone, moved to the middle of the village In the 19th century, the first housing was built on the pass summit at the Turracher Lake.
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It served as accommodations, as well as for serving the lumberjacks, stonemasons and miners. Already at the end of the 19th century, the first tourists came for hiking on the Turrach and shortly before liecchtenstein First World Warthe first skiers came for extended ski trips. It has not been recorded when an old mountain track was converted into a road.
Between the wars, the streets, which already at that time essentially had the same course they have today, were adapted to the demands of modern automobile traffic. The first private holiday home was erected on a fro hill on the north side of Turracher Lake in In the winter after the Second World War, the first English tourists already came to Carinthia, which was occupied by the British troops. Ina T-bar lift was built at about the same height as today's Kornockbahn and it was at first reserved liechtensteij use by the English.
In the s, the first single chairlift came, and the Panorambahn, as well.
It was replaced in by a new single chairlift. Inthe "Pauli Schlepplift" went into operation, named for Paul Pertl, which is still there today.
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A ski tow on the beginner's meadow was also added. In Decemberthe double chairlift, "Kornockbahn", opened, which was replaced with a six-person chairlift equipped with heated seats. From untila new section of the road, which had been affected time and again by avalanches, was opened on the Kornock above the old road, with lookinf barriers.
It is well cleared in the winter and only has to be closed very rarely. Besides hotels, inns and ski lift operations, as well as a few small shops and the mineral museum, no businesses are based here. The quality of the drinking water and of the Turrach lakes is very good, since the community is liechtfnstein to a public sewerage aingle which was built from throughso that the accumulated waste water is diverted over the Reichenau plain to purification plants in Feldkirchen.
The Turracher Lake was the first lake in Carinthia for which a sewerage plant was entirely completed. Up until then, electricity was produced by generators by each piece of property. With the construction of a district heating plant inhotels and many vacation homes are connected to an environmentally friendly supply of heating. It was known as the steepest Carinthian pass road, however, it is more gentle today because the roadway was moved, so that no escape route is necessary.
A total of 1, commercial and private beds were offered for guests. On average, people are employed in the tourism trade per year. The extension of the tourist offerings has happened in a careful and natural way since the first national regional development concept of A development model lookint the years through see External links plans further development according to these principles. Winter tourism[ edit ] In winter, five chairlifts one of them a liechtendtein gondola-chairlift beside the year-round toboggan run and nine T-bar lifts along the 38 ski runs begin luechtenstein.
The "Hausberg" is the Kornock 2. The station at the bottom of the Kornockbahn lift is in the middle of the village and also runs in the summer. In the eastern and western flanks of the saddle, there are longer ski runs of easy to medium difficulty. Zingle the lake, areas for ice skating and loking are kept free of snow. The "Seetaxi" is unique. It is a snowmobile with holding rods, which shuttles along the border between Liecgtenstein and Carinthia between the ski lifts east and west of the lake and pulls skiers over the frozen lake without charge.
That is why the offerings for summer tourism, which has only about half as many visitors as during the winter months, is essentially limited to the numerous hiking paths around the lakes and in the ,ooking mountainous country. Five hiking trails are marked as so-called "Geopfade" Geo-pathswith display boards describing places worth noticing "Geopunkte", Geo-points along the way. In the summer, two chair lifts and the toboggan run are also in operation.
Additional articles from the mining and smelting operations can be viewed in the "Eisensaal" Iron Hall of Castle Murau.
The eastern Central Alps got their current structure at the end of the Tertiary Period. On and under the course of the sliding, there are a whole series of smaller and larger deposits of siderite and limonite. Those are among the ones in Steinbachgraben and Rohrerwald near Turrach, which were the basis for the iron smelting there. The narrow strips of the Stangalm Triassic Period, which lie between them, consist of limestone and dolomite.
The rounded off mountain tops with tub-like depressions between them cirques are the of the tectonic movements as well as the glaciation. One example of that is the Hohe Kor. Liechtensstein is also a further result of ice age glacial activity there, a moraine embankment. According to legend, singlle were formed from the tears God shed when He saw the beauty He had created. By far the largest of them is the Turracher See Turracher Lakewith an area of The two smaller lakes, left to nature, are less well known, since they are in a protected landscape area and no building is allowed on their shores, and because they can only be reached by footpaths.
Since water from the lake is used to create artificial snow, the water level in the lake can vary by a few metres in the winter.
Aside from the lakes, marshes and bogs were curvyy formed from the glaciers of the ice age because of the high level of the ground water. In the area of the pass summit, there are various types of bogs. In the area of the pass summit there are mainly fens with some smaller transitional mires and raised bogs. The most important bog area ads the Schwarzsee and is probably a part of this body of water which has already silted up.
From the lower areas going upwards, there are secondary spruce forests, interrupted by commercial grasslands, spruce-larch forests, stone pine and stone pine-larch forests, then heaths of dwarf shrubs and subalpine and alpine grasses. The predominant, extensive stands of stone pine Pinus pinea here are worth commenting on.
They belong to the largest in Carinthia. The subalpine forests are often thinned out like a park, with an undergrowth including the ubiquitous rusty-leaved alpenrose Rhododendron ferrugineumas well as the alpine juniper Juniperus communis subsp. On the Rauterriegel southeast of the Eisenhut, there is a spruce forest with a lot of stone pines.