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View from Vienna to Schneeberg
According to a legend, the name "Iron Gate" is said to derive from an "iron door" attached to the highest tree of the summit, behind which, secured, there was a picture of a saint and "where pilgrimages went (Wikipedia).
The Sina-Warte was founded in 1856 by the Viennese banker Simon Freiherr von Sina.
July 17, 2017
The Hohe Lindkogel, also called Iron Gate or Cold Mountain, is an 834 m above sea level. A. high excursion mountain in the southern Wienerwald and west of Baden near Vienna, in the municipality of Alland and Bad Vöslau.
The Hohe Lindkogel dominated by its height and extent the eastern Wienerwald edge between Baden near Vienna and Bad Vöslau. Extensive pine forests cover its broad flanks.
At the summit is the Schutzhaus Iron Gate of the Austrian Tourist Club with the built in 1856 lookout tower Sina-Warte.
According to a legend, the name "Iron Gate" is to be derived from an "iron door" attached to the highest tree of the summit, behind which, secured, there was a picture of a saint and "for which pilgrimages went"
The banker Simon Freiherr von Sina, who owned the property Fahrafeld Waldbesitz on the Lindkogel, had the 14-meter-high tower build and gave him a year later the beautification committee of the city of Baden with the obligation to make it accessible to the public hold. Archduke Albrecht, who had made paths on the Hohe Lindkogel and was therefore called in his honor the summit area "Albrechtshöhe", agreed to pay for the maintenance of the lookout tower. However, the associated designation of the building as "Albrechtsturm" has not been able to assert itself historically.
Located on the summit of the Hoher Lindkogel and directly to the Sina-Warte attached shelter is operated by the ÖTK, section Baden. Except for a multi-week holiday in summer, the shelter is open all year, with the standard Monday is the day of rest. From the numerous climbs to the refuge, those from Helenental have to overcome the greatest difference in altitude (about 560 meters in altitude).
September 27, 2019
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