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Leogang's past

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The Riedlalm (above) is a mountain hut at the foot of the Birnhorn in the Leoganger Steinberge. After an enjoyable hike up to it last Friday, I was researching the Badhaus that we passed on the way there and came across a booklet online describing the history of Bad Leogang. Although it is about 90 pages in German, there are enough pictures of Leogang's skiing past and past skiers that I thought it worth posting the link here. There are, for example, photos of the first skilift in Leogang, 1952, a rope tow not on the Asitz where we ski now but at Gut Schrattenegg on the Leoganger Steinberge side of the valley. And, among the skiers, Herbert von Karajan (well, I have at times been a conductor too - but on the buses Laughing). For those who can read German, there is even more of interest, e.g. a list of tours possible in 1927 (even over to Saalbach - described then as the "Skieldorado Salzburgs"; I'm not sure I could manage that without any lifts!).

Here you can find the Bad Leogang booklet by Alois Schwaiger.
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