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Charcoal Burning

In the 19th century, charcoal burning was widely practiced in the Logar Valley. It was used by the locals at smithies and was also exported elsewhere, mostly to Bad Eisenkappel. Charcoal burning changed the appearance of the valley, as a lot of beech trees in the natural forests were cut down.

In commemoration of those times, a charcoal-burner’s hut has been erected by the Trail through the Logar Valley above the Mountaineers’ Hut. Each year, a charcoal burner sets up a charcoal pile out of beech logs, covers it with pine branches and dirt, lights a fire inside it and burns charcoal while carefully regulating the airflow.