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Sölk Pass

Sölk Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.793m (5,882ft) above the sea level, located in the Austrian Alps in the Bundesland of Styria. Since the late Bronze Age, the pass  was used by people and later it worked as an important trade route.

The road over the pass is asphalted. This is an exquisite winding mountain drive with sharp and blind curves and hairpin switchbacks leading the traveler over the mountains. Even in the ancient times was delivered salt from the North by the hemmers via the Sölkpass to Italy and transported in return wine and spices, cereals and citrus fruits from South. It is generally closed during the winter months and will be reopened round May again. The pass links the villages of Schöder (in the district of Murau) and Gröbming (in the district of Liezen). The steepest parts reach 15%.
Pic: David Hrstka

 

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