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Kummersee circular route

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Map / Kummersee circular route
m 1400 1350 1300 1250 4,0 3,5 3,0 2,5 2,0 1,5 1,0 0,5 km
Distance 4.2 km
1:20 h
187 m
187 m
1,440 m
1,293 m
The lake that is no more
Easy circular hike suitable for families

From the car park opposite the church, descend briefly to the first fork in the road and turn right, following the signs. The entire circular trail is well signposted at every turn. There are various ways to enter the circular trail, and it is best to park your car in Rabenstein. During the last ice age, a glacier formed the deep valley incision in which Rabenstein lies. The movement of the ice left behind steep lateral moraines. Again and again, mudslides occurred in the valley basin around Rabenstein and finally, in 1401, the valley was completely displaced by a landslide south of the present village. This is how the legendary Kummersee lake was formed, of which nothing can be seen today. Eight rest and information stations offer interesting information on various topics concerning the former lake and its surroundings. The history of the settlement of the Hinterpasseier is covered as well as mining on the Schneeberg, the habitat of Lake Kummersee and the eight eruptions of the lake,


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