Karawanken

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Karawanken

 

(German; Slovene, Karavanke), a mountain range in the eastern Alps, in Austria and Yugoslavia. It extends from west to east for about 100 km and rises to an elevation of 2, 558 m. The mountains are composed primarily of limestone and dolomite. The crest of the range is deeply dissected, with steep slopes, trough valleys, and karst. The slopes are covered with broad-leaved forests (oak and beech) and coniferous forests (spruce, fir, and pine). Above 1, 700–1, 800 m there is scrub vegetation and alpine meadows. The Klagenfurt (Austria)-Ljubljana (Yugoslavia) railroad line passes through the Karawanken.

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Contract notice: Consulting And Engineering Services For The Execution Of The Eastern Tube (New Hose) And Reconstruction Of The Western Tube (Old Hose) Karavanke Tunnel.
Triglav National Park, the Karavanke Mountains on the Austria border and the Kranjska Gora skiing area are highlights.
Nowhere is that more evident than Bled, where the glacial lake shelters underneath the towering peaks of the Julian Alps and Karavanke mountain range.
1951), who works on the other side of the Karavanke Alps in Austria, Patrik Greblo.
Nowhere is that more evident than Bled, where the glacial lake shelters underneath the majestic towering peaks of the Julian Alps and Karavanke mountain range.
The Alps--including the Julian Alps, the Kamnik-Savinja Alps, the Karavanke chain, and the Pohorje Massif--dominate northern Slovenia near Austria.
Our first gentle 11-mile trek took us in warm sunshine through the foothills of the Karavanke mountains, whose tree-clad slopes are dotted with meadows.
Our first 11-mile trek took us in warm sunshine through the foothills of the Karavanke mountains, whose tree-clad slopes are dotted with meadows.
Ecological regions and sub - Julian Alps, Western Karavanke - Kamniska Alpe.
Overlooked by Stol, the highest mountain in the nearby Karavanke Alps, Bled undulates its way through avenues of beautiful trees along pristine fairways to testing, undulating greens.
Tucked in between Austria to the north, Italy to the west and Hungary in the north-east, Slovenia falls away from the great heights of the Julian Alps and the sweeping Karavanke Range through a stunning picture-book of contrasting landscapes.