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Untersulzbach Valley

It is completely uninhabited and of special scenic beauty.

In the Untersulzbach Valley, of course, numerous interesting, varied, leisurely, challenging and demanding hikes and tours are waiting for you as well!

Well worth a visit – the natural monument Untersulzbach waterfall!

The Untersulzbachfall is a 50m high, easily accessible waterfall that is beautifully embedded in the forest landscape.

Things to know

The Untersulzbach valley is known for its wealth of minerals. Rock crystal, sphene, apatite, aquamarine and adular are just a few of them. The occurrence of epidote in the Knappenwand is world-famous and unique in size, beauty and richness of form.

Historically and geologically interesting is the former copper mine at Hochfeld, which was closed in 1857. Copper was mined here for 500 years. Part of the mine was reconstructed and now about 1.2 km are open to visitors with a guided tour in the show mine.

The Untersulzbach Valley has been placed under the highest protection by the Province of Salzburg according to the Special Protection Area Ordinance. In September 2019, the Sulzbach Valleys are awarded the highest distinction worldwide by the IUCN, namely recognition as a wilderness area with category Ib.


Summits:

  • Großer Wartkopf (2.640 m)
  • Keeskogel (3.291 m)
  • Schwarzes Hörndl (3.100 m)
  • Pillewizer (3.000 m)
  • Großvenediger (3.674 m)
  • Kleinvenediger (3.471 m)
  • Hohe Fürleg (3.244 m)
  • Habachspitze (3.062 m)

 

Transitions:

  • via Bettlerscharte (2,050 m) into the Obersulzbach valley
  • via Zwischensulzbachtörl (2,918 m) to Obersulzbachkees only possible with complete ice equipment and rope

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