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Hochstaufen is a remarkable pyramid on the northern boarder of Bad Reichenhall valley. It is the second-highest point of a east-western chain of mountains between river Saalach in the East and river Traun in the West. Highest point of the chain is Zwiesel ( 1782 m, 5702 ft), also walk up , but less remarkable then Staufen.

From Padinger Alm ( inn ), 667 m,2134 ft situated northern above Bad Reichenhall on marked path to hut " Reichenhaller Haus "less below the top. Hut only opened in summer. 3 1/2 st. From the hut in 10 minutes on the top. Magnificent view. In summer very hot, no water on the mountain . Caution of thunderstorm !

Elevation (feet): 5,667
Elevation (meters): 1,773
Continent: Europe
Country: Germany
Range/Region: Bavarian Alps
Latitude: 47.739092
Longitude: 12.860527
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Nearest major airport: Salzburg
Convenient Center: Bad Reichenhall

Thanks to peter lyssy for adding this peak.

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