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Mountains for sale in the Austrian Alps

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Mountains for sale in the Austrian Alps


Authorities in Austrian are putting two mountains up for sale.

The two peaks, 2,690-metre Grosser Kinigat and 2,600-metre Rosskopf, seem like a bargain, with the Federal Real Estate asking for just 121,000 euros for what amounts to more than a million square metres of land.

Perhaps understandably, many locals are surprised. The mayor of the local Alpine village of Kartitsch in the East Tyrol told Austrian press agency APA “It’s a mystery to me why they want to sell the peaks right now. In Greece they sell islands, in Austria it’s mountains.”

But the BIG real estate agency is giving potential buyers until July 8 to make a bid for what it calls “the most stunning views of the Carnic Alps.” Curiously, BIG bought the two mountains from the federal state 10 years ago for the price of 300,000 euros, more than double what it is asking for them now.

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