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Arlberg Austria

Arlberg Austria is the massive mountain range that lies between Vorarlberg and Tyrol in Austria . The highest peak of Arlberg is Mountain Valluga that stands at an altitude of 2,809 meter.
The name Arlberg has been derived from the traditional name of Arlenburg . Arlenburg were foud to have once established themselves on the Tyrolean side of the Arlberg passes at a height of 1,793 meter. Few others believe that the name of Arlberg was coined from the term Arlenbushes , available abundantly in this region of Austria . However, there is no particular mountain of the Arlberg.

Arlberg mountain ranges are located at coordinate 47.130° N 10.211° E. The old pass route is open since the 14th century that initially existed in the form of a narrow mule track. Till many years people avoided the route and took the Fern Pass for trading. The Arlberg was then a very poorly developed region of Austria . The development of the textile industry and postal services led to the building of roads and other infrastructures since 1824.

The 14 km long Arlberg street tunnel was built between Langen and St. Anton in 1970s and was officially opened on December 1, 1978. A peculiarity of the Arlberg tunnel is its feature of being a unique combination of two separate tunnels. On the Tyrolian side, the Arlberg tunnel is built over the Rosanna Gorge.

Another commuting means is the Arlberg Railway that interlinks Innsbruck and Bludenz. It also runs between St. Anton and Langen through the 10.25 km long Arlberg tunnel.

Some of the popular places consists of famous ski resorts in areas of Arlberg are Lech, Zürs, Stuben, St. Anton and St. Christoph.

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