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Pasterze Glacier
The Pasterze at approximately 8.4 kilometers (5.2 mi) in length, is the longest glacier in Austria and in the Eastern Alps. It lies within the Glockner Group of the High Tauern mountain range in Carinthia, directly beneath Austria's highest mountain, the Grossglockner. The length of the glacier currently decreases about 10 m (33 ft) each year. Its volume diminished by half since the first measurements in 1851.

The glacier reaches from its head, the Johannisberg peak at 3,453-metre (11,329 ft), to 2,100 metres (6,900 ft) above sea level (m AA).

The name Pasterze is possibly derived from Slovene: pasti, "pasture". The glacier is part of the High Tauern National Park. The Pasterze is a major tourist destination, accessible via the scenic Grossglockner High Alpine Road and a funicular railway that leads down to its margin. Since its opening in 1963, the edge of the glacier has retracted about 300 m (980 ft) from the lower station./wiki/

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  • Copyright: Piotr Fagasiewicz (PiotrF) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5352 W: 2 N: 10233] (48506)
  • Genre: Luoghi
  • Medium: Colore
  • Date Taken: 2016-09-00
  • Categories: Natura
  • Versione Foto: Versione Originale
  • Date Submitted: 2016-10-07 14:23
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