Austrian Alps

The Alps of Austria are generally considered part of the Eastern Alps. Though generally lesser in height than the Alps to the south and west, they tend to be less crowded. Austria offers a tremendous variety of mountain terrain, including rock climbs of varying grades, snow and ice climbing, and excellent walks and scrambles through fantastically scenic valleys. In northwestern Austria, the Austrian-German border is comprised of several limestone ranges that are collectively referred to as the Bavarian Alps. These include Zugspitze (9,718 ft.), the highest mountain in Germany, located a short distance northwest of Innsbruck, Austria. Due south, along the Austrian-Italian border, the Otztal Alps include several 3,000 meter peaks, the highest of which is Wildspitze (3,772 m / 12,375 ft.), Austria's second highest peak. The highest peak in Austria, Grossglockner (12,461 ft.), and the third highest Grossvenediger (12,054 ft.), rise east of the Otztal Alps in the Hohe Tauern, whose name is Ancient Austrian for "high passes". The Hohe Tauern is a long crescent ridge with a spectacular outline, rising north of the border. It is now contained within the Hohe Tauern National Park. Further east along this same frontier, the Julian Alps are a wild and scenic collection of sheer cliffs and sharp ridges and peaks, located in the region where the Austrian-Italian border meets that of western Slovenia.

Peaks of Austrian Alps

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