Elevation (feet): 6,921
Elevation (meters): 2,110
Continent: Europe
Country: Austria
Range/Region: Austrian Alps
Latitude: 47.532502
Longitude: 13.125572
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: not known, however sure end of 19th century
Nearest major airport: Salzburg
Convenient Center: Golling a. d. Salzach

Thanks to peter lyssy for adding this peak.

Tristkopf is a peak in the mountain group Hagengebirge ( undergroup of Berchtesgaden Alps.) Hagengebirge is a square limestone carstic highland, it breaks down to all sides with steep or vertical walls with a height of approximately 5000 ft. The carstic highland is one of the most remote regions of Eastern Alps, large parts are inaccessible, they look like a huge grater.

Tristkopf is an exeption because it is on the border of the Highland.

Map : German Alpine Club, 1:25 000, Hochkönig, Hagengebirge, available in every book-shop.

Coming from Salzburg or Golling, you leave the Tauernhighway at exit Paß Lueg. Follow the parallel mainroad direction Werfen some 1 1/2 miles to the access at right to a quarry( appr. 1710 ft.)From here you have a marked, small path to the top. 4 1/2 -5 h. Descent o n l y like ascent !

Don´t forget, when returned to car, to visit the gorge Salzachöfen. On the named mainroad ( not on the highway ) direction Salzburg to Paß Lueg, a little saddle. Descent 20 minutes on a broad way to the view point of the gorge, named " The Dome". Back upward 1/2 h. Paß Lueg is one of the greatest canyons of the Alps, it may be broad appr. 1500 ft and the walls on both sides arise to 5600 ft.

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