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14: K.u.k. Soldaten auf der Watschiger Alm

Historical Site · Nassfeld-Lesachtal-Weissensee · 1,626 m
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On a photo and postcard from 1917, military buildings can be seen next to the alpine pasture objects. The mountain pasture was not at its present location, but north of it at the foot of the Reppwand. As the military camp had been destroyed by avalanches in 1916, a new building was constructed in a safe location in the area of the Watschiger Alm. There is nothing left of it, the terrain was considerably altered by ski slope constructions after 1970. At Easter 1917 the enormous amounts of snow meant that in some cases only the chimneys were still sticking out of the snow. Today's alpine pasture building dates back to the interwar period, when many alpine huts were rebuilt due to the war and avalanche damage. Alm management was and is for the farmers. Here, among other things, the famous Gailtaler Almkäse is produced.
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Update: August 24, 2020


46.565592, 13.288610
46°33'56.1"N 13°17'19.0"E
33T 368840 5158314
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