Gerichtsberg Pass

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Gerichtsberg Pass
Gerichtsberg Pass is located in Alps
Gerichtsberg Pass
Gerichtsberg Pass
Location of Gerichtsberg Pass
Elevation581 m (1,906 ft)
Traversed byFederal Highway B 18
LocationAustria
RangeAlps
Coordinates48°1′47″N 15°51′27″E / 48.02972°N 15.85750°E / 48.02972; 15.85750Coordinates: 48°1′47″N 15°51′27″E / 48.02972°N 15.85750°E / 48.02972; 15.85750

Gerichtsberg Pass (el. 581 m) is a low mountain pass near to Hainfeld in the Austrian Alps in the Bundesland of Lower Austria.

It connects the Triesting river valley and the Gölsen river valley.

It forms the watershed of the Viennese Basin and the Traisen Valley on both sides dewatering to the Danube. In the winter, it can be an important obstacle to traffic, despite the fact that it is not very high.

It is part of the Via Sacra, the pilgrim road from Vienna to Mariazell. It is used as a shortcut between the west Autobahn to Salzburg and the Vienna beltway heading south. For this reason, it has been closed to trucks, except for local traffic.

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