Mountains Gailtal Alps

The foothills of the Gailtal Alps (German: Gailtaler Alpen) are located in southern Austria in Carinthia and South Tyrol. It consists of several distinct mountain ranges. The most important are the Lienz Dolomites, which are named after the capital of East Tyrol, Lienz. It is a limestone mini-mountain, and the highest peak of the entire Gailta Alps, the Grosse Sandspitze, can be found here.

This mountain is also reached by the very difficult Ari Schübel trail. This massif is followed by the Reisskofelkette group. Unlike the Linz Dolomites, this has a much more idyllic landscape. Another attraction of the Gailta Alps is the Wiessensee lake, which is considered one of the cleanest in Europe. The Weissensee Berge group is situated next to this lake.

The highest mountain

Grosse Sandspitze 2 772 m above see level

List of major mountain peaks

Spitzkofel 2 717 m, Hochstadel 2 681 m, Riesskofel 2 371 m, Torkofel 2 275 m, Latschur 2 236 m

Gailtal Alps is divided

Lienz Dolomites; Reisskofelkette; Weissensee Berge; Villacher Berge

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It's part of the system: Southern Limestone Alps
It is in the countries: Austria
Predominant rocks: dolomite; limestone