Lake Kammersee

Kammersee is located in the Styrian Salzkammergut region. This small lake is less than 0.1 square kilometres, has a depth of only 7 meters and lies at an altitude of 719 meters.

The Kammersee, together with Grundlsee and Toplitzsee form a chain of lakes. The only ouflow of the Kammersee is an underground connection with the Toplitzsee.

Particularly impressive is the breakthrough from the Kammersee to the Toplitzsee which was established in the 18th century under the rule of Empress Maria Theresia.

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Hence, the transport of timber from the steep hills on the Kammersee to Bad Aussee could be significantly simplified.
The enormous demand for wood was due to the large number of evaporation huts built in the Saline Bad Aussee. This Styrian salt mine is located near the Kammersee.