Mountains Salzkammergut

The Salzkammergutberge (Salzkammergutberge in Czech) is a beautiful region spanning three federal states - Upper Austria, Salzburg and Styria. The whole area is rich in lakes, which are surrounded by deep forests and rocky peaks towering above them. For this reason it is a very popular tourist destination.

The highest area, the Osterhorngruppe, is the closest to Salzburg and the highest peak in the entire mountain range, the Gamsfeld at 2 028 m. Above the beautiful Lake Wofgangsee rises the Schafberg 1 780 m above sea level. To the east of the lake is another mountain range, the Höllengebirge, with the Grosser Höllkogel 1 862 m above sea level. There are a large number of holiday resorts in the area.

The highest mountain

Gamsfeld 2 028 m above see level

List of major mountain peaks

Rinnkogel 1 823 m above see level, Ketergebirge 1 659 m above see level, Schlenken 1 648 m above see level, Hoher Zinken 1 764 m above see level, Schafberg 1 780 m above see level.

Salzkammergut is divided

Osterhorngruppe; Schafberg; Höllengebirge; Salzach-Vorberge; Gamsfeld

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Belongs to the system: the Northern Limestone Alps
It is in the countries: Austria
Predominant rocks: limestone