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Tauern railway tunnel, Anlauf valley, Gastein valley, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg, Austria

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Name(s) in local language(s):Tauerntunnel, Anlauftal, Gasteiner Tal, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg, Österreich

Mineralized clefts cut during the construction of the tunnel on the Bad Gastein-Mallnitz line, joining the Gastein valley to the Seebach valley in Carinthia. The entrance is located on the southwestern side of the lower Anlauf valley.
The ca. 8 km long Tauern railway tunnel connects Böckstein (Salzburg) and Mallnitz (Carinthia) and was originally built from 1901-1906; later, during several years around 2000, it was enlarged.

Note: not to be confused with the A10 Highway tunnel (Tauern tunnel), a road tunnel.

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- A. Strasser: Die Minerale Salzburgs, 1989
- Mutschlechner, G. (1973): Der Tauerntunnel als Forschungsobjekt. Mitteilungen der Gesellschaft für Salzburger Landeskunde 112-113, 589-606. []

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