Gerlos Pass

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Gerlos Pass
Gerlospass 2008c.jpg
Elevation 1,500 m (4,921 ft)
Traversed by Federal Highway B 165
Location Austria
Range Alps
Coordinates 47°14′35″N 12°6′37″E / 47.24306°N 12.11028°E / 47.24306; 12.11028Coordinates: 47°14′35″N 12°6′37″E / 47.24306°N 12.11028°E / 47.24306; 12.11028
Gerlos Pass is located in Austria
Gerlos Pass
Gerlos Pass

Gerlos Pass (elevation 1,500 m, 4,921 ft) is a mountain pass in the Austrian Alps between the Oberpinzgau region in the state of Salzburg and the Zillertal valley in Tyrol. The old road leads from Wald im Pinzgau to Gerlos in the Zillertal valley. It is closed to trucking and not always open in winter. A new toll road that is open all year was built in the 1960s from Krimml to Gerlos.[1]

History[edit]

The first road across the Gerlos Pass was built in 1630. The Gerlosstraße road via Filzsteinalm pasture and the Gerlos plain was completed in 1962. The Durlaßboden reservoir and the Tauernkraftwerke power stations are situated on the western slope.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Gerlospass". AEIOU. Retrieved 6 January 2013.