Hahntennjoch

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Hahntennjoch
Hahntennjoch Ost.jpg
View from the Hahntennjoch to the east
Elevation 1,894 m (6,214 ft)
Traversed by Federal Highway B 189
Location Austria
Range Alps
Coordinates 47°17′N 10°39′E / 47.283°N 10.650°E / 47.283; 10.650Coordinates: 47°17′N 10°39′E / 47.283°N 10.650°E / 47.283; 10.650
Hahntennjoch is located in Alps
Hahntennjoch
Hahntennjoch
Location of Hahntennjoch

Hahntennjoch (el. 1894 m.) is a high mountain pass in the Austrian Alps in the Bundesland of Tyrol.

It connects the upper valley of the Inn River with the Lech River valley. The road leads from Imst to Elmen, a distance of 29 km. It is popular with motorcyclists and cyclists.

It is a much shorter route than the Fern Pass or the Flexen Pass over the Arlberg. The road is winding and steep, with grades up to 18.9 percent and is closed to traffic over 14 metric tons. The road is generally closed from November to April.

The pass is prone to avalanches, falling rocks, and mudslides. In 2004, an automatic system was installed that closes the road in case of blockage.

History[edit]

The present road was built in the late 1960s and opened in 1969.

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This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.