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Karawanken (German) or Karavanke (Slovene) is a mountain range on the border between Sloveniamarker and Austriamarker. With a total length of 120 km, the Karawanken chain is the longest range in Europe.

Together with the Kamnik Savinja Alps, the Karawanken chain forms a natural border between Austria and Slovenia. A number of mountain passes on important trade routes cross the range. One of them, the Loiblpassmarker (German) or Ljubelj (Slovene) at 1370 m has been used since prehistory. Nowadays both railwaymarker and motorwaymarker tunnels are built under the Karavanke, connecting Beljak/Villachmarker and Jesenice.

Karawanken offers a good opportunity for mountaineering with numerous mountain huts. Many of the peaks offer a good view of the Klagenfurtmarker basin on the Austrian side and the Ljubljanamarker basin on the Slovene side. The Austrian side is rocky and precipitous while the Slovenian side is less steep, covered with spruce forests and low bushy pine at lower altitudes with grass higher up.

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