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View of the Gaisberg from Leopoldskron.
Elevation 1,288 m (4,226 ft)
Location Austria
Range Northern Limestone Alps
Coordinates 47°48′20″N 13°06′45″E / 47.80556°N 13.11250°E / 47.80556; 13.11250
Easiest route road

Gaisberg is a mountain to the east of Salzburg, Austria. It belongs to the Osterhorngruppe (a part of the Limestone Alps) between the Lammertal valley and the Wolfgangsee. A public bus route starting from the Mirabellplatz square links the popular destination for winter sport, hiking, mountain biking, and paragliding to the city centre. A 100 m high FM and TV transmitter facility, the Gaisberg Transmitter, which was built in 1956, is located on its top. From 1887 until 1928 a rack railway, the Gaisbergbahn, provided easy access from the city to the top of the mountain until it was replaced in 1929 by a road.

Paraglider flying eastwards from the top of the Gaisberg.

Gaisberg race[edit]

The Gaisberg road became the venue of a car and motorcycle hillclimb race between 1929 and 1969, which was part of the European Hillclimb Championship.

Rudolf Caracciola, Manfred von Brauchitsch and Hans Stuck were among the 83 drivers of the first race on September 8, 1929 and contestants of later races included Luigi Fagioli, Carlo Felice Trossi, Wolfgang Graf Berghe von Trips, Jean Behra, Jochen Rindt, Rolf Stommelen and Niki Lauda.

Since 2003 the historical race has been revived and celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2004. [1].

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