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Koefels Rock Slide | Panorama
WI_at010c.jpg Thumbnails Kirchdorf in Tirol  |  Shallow landslide with earth flow

View from Breite Lahn, forming part of the scarp of the prehistoric Koefels Rock Slide which blocked the Oetztal Valley and dammed a lake in the area of today's basin of Laengenfeld (right edge of the image). The Oetztaler Ache eroded the deep Maurach Gorge through the rock slide deposit (right centre). Also the outlet of the Horlachtal Valley (right central background) was shaped by the rock slide and its consequences. The Fundustal Valley with Fundusfeiler (3079 m) is seen in the left part of the image.