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“From summer to winter in 30 minutes”
Review of Kolnbreinsperre

Kolnbreinsperre
Ranked #1 of 18 things to do in Malta
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed December 8, 2014

Driving from a warm summers day in Gmünd up the road to Kolnbreinsperre is a special experience. The road is narrow an winding but feels very safe.
It´s a half hour drive to the top , where there is plenty of parkingspace.
Once there you have the enourmous in front of you. It´s really awesome..
Plenty of photo opportunities there.
As we were there the temperature dropped to a couple of degrees and it started snowing.
There is a restaurant and a big souvenire shop.
But there cash is king if you want to buy something.
Cards are not accepted.
In all this place is certainly Worth the Sidetrip

1  Thank borsgarde
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Reviewed October 13, 2014

The dam is worth a visit on a sunny day, as you have a great view from the airwalk into Malta valley. Trip can be combined with a visit of the waterpark or city of Gmund, which is an artist city

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Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful view of the highest dam of austria. too bad it is almost always cloudy. The road to the dam is also very nice. It leads across a few waterfalls and some great views!

Thank Marcel v
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Reviewed August 1, 2014

Maybe the most beutiful Place in Austira. Fantastic panoroama, for all enginners, mc drives, nature lovers, romanticers, etc....

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Reviewed July 11, 2014

Kölnbrein Dam is one of the highlights of our recent trip to Austria. First things first - buy a Kaernten Card if you are likely to doing the touristy thing in the area as you will get free entry to this and so many great attractions (and some less great ones).

The drive towards the dam is a spectacle in itself with twisty roads, tunnels and waterfalls to keep you amused. There is one stretch of the road which is one-way, so time it wrong and you can be waiting twenty minutes at traffic lights before it's your turn to use the road.

As you climb every closer you feel the air temperature drop and then you catch glimpses of the dam which is truly spectacular. We parked in the car park at the top and went into the visitor attraction which was a bit lame and didn't seem to be working in the most part but that was not why we were there. The views of the reservoir, dam and valley are amazing and are a great photo opportunity. We had a drink in the restaurant which is on a deck high above the dam and worthy of a visit for the vantage point if nothing else.

The air-bridge is interesting and fine if you are okay with heights and perhaps one to avoid if you are not. Bizarrely, the glass deck is not as disconcerting as the metal grate you stand-on to get to the glass plate so if it is busy - just look down where you stand!

A great trip out and a well worth the drive for the views at the dam.

2  Thank Phil J
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