Gipslöcher Nature Preserve - Lechtal
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
N 47° 13.350 E 010° 07.725
32T E 585456 N 5230508
Quick Description: The Gipslöcher or "Gypsum holes" are a geological formation of deep holes in a soft Gypsum rock layer near the alpine resort town of Lech. It is a Nature Preserve and has several species of orchid and other special flora.
Location: Vorarlberg, Austria
Date Posted: 1/14/2007 9:13:03 AM
Waymark Code: WM14QM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
Views: 62

Long Description:
The holes were formed in a "karst" like process in which ground water seeped into the gypsum layer and followed cracks widening them into caves/chambers. The caves then collapsed forming the holes.

There is a educational path which leads through the area with interpretive signs in German.

This makes a nice 1/2 day hike from the town of Lech when combined with a ride up/down the chair lift.
Waymark is confirmed to be publicly accessible: yes

Public Transport available: yes

Website reference: [Web Link]

Parking Coordinates: Not Listed

Access fee (In local currency): Not Listed

Requires a high clearance vehicle to visit.: Not Listed

Requires 4x4 vehicle to visit.: Not Listed

Visit Instructions:
No specific requirements, just have fun visiting the waymark.
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