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Malta Hochalmstrasse, Malta 9854, Austria
+43 4733 296
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The prize at the end of the Malta High Alpine Road

When you are already spoiled by the impressive Austrian nature along the Malta High Alpine Road, at... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Spectacular views

This dam is an engineering marvel, well worth the ride up there. The views are simply spectacular... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2017
Budapest, Hungary
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“great trip” (2 reviews)
“karnten card” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Malta Hochalmstrasse, Malta 9854, Austria
+43 4733 296
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

When you are already spoiled by the impressive Austrian nature along the Malta High Alpine Road, at the end of the road is the main prize, the Kolnbreinsperre with the gigantic reservoir. The Kolnbreinsperre, built in the '70s of last century, is the highest reservoir...More

Thank Hendrik_NL
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

This dam is an engineering marvel, well worth the ride up there. The views are simply spectacular. Make sure to walk around a bit, the road around the lake is beautiful.

Thank laszlovad
Reviewed 9 July 2017

The road up to the Kölnbreinsperre is a nice, scenic road. Up at the end, you see the huge dam of the Kolbreinsperre, a big reservoir at ~1.900 m to store water for power generation in winter, when demand for electricity is high. The tou...More

Thank Stefan_AT_22
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

If you like to see nature and have a great trip go here! Beautiful nature and clear air. Nice hotel where you can take a coffee or small meal.

Thank Nastja H
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Kolnbreinsperre is certainly not on the way to anywhere- you just need to take time to go there specially. But it´s absolutely worth it! To the sight leads the wonderful road called Hochalstrasse, which has spectacular views (mountains, rivers, forest, villages) around it. Kolnbreinsperre is...More

Thank Lena Y
Reviewed 9 August 2016

motorcycle paradise, and great engineering achievement... sky walk to check the fear of heights... We also experienced snow in summer...

Thank Ivan_Surina80
Reviewed 8 August 2016

A visit to the Kolnbreinsperre is a great packagedeal. The winding alpine road (Hochalmstrasse) to the dam as the dam itself (and the 200m high airwalk) are impressive. The impressive road is in excellent and safe condition, where needed traffic is arranged by trafficlights to...More

Thank Sarpa74
Reviewed 30 July 2016

It's a beautiful drive up the road towards the dam and there is many spectacular views along the way, that you can stop and explore. When you reach the top the dam it self it's breathtaking, the size and height of it is really something...More

Thank kasperschultz
Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the area for a few days and this place was recommended to us by our hotel. Using our Karnten Card we got free admission and then took our time taking in all the sights and the wonderful engineering of the roads, tunnels...More

1  Thank Lambers2013
Reviewed 16 June 2016

A beautiful drive along winding scenic, up to the alpine and to Kolnbreinsperre. Stop along the way, wonderful treasure trove at the berg krystal chalet. The Dam is awesome,great Hütte there for gemütlichkeit and traditional Austrian menu.

Thank Britcan58
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