- Central Eastern Alps
Central Eastern Alps RangeVenediger group of the Hohe Tauern Countries Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Slovenia States Vorarlberg, Tyrol, Salzburg, Carinthia, Styria, Graubünden, South Tyrol, Lombardy Part of Eastern Alps Highest point Piz Bernina - elevation 4,049 m (13,284 ft) - coordinates Geology Gneiss, Slate Orogeny Alpine Period Mesozoic, Tertiary
The Central Eastern Alps (German: Österreichische Zentralalpen, Austrian Central Alps) comprise the main chain of the Eastern Alps with its highest peaks, located between the Northern Limestone Alps and the Southern Limestone Alps, from which they differ in geological composition.
Mainly located in Austria, they extend from the foot of the Bergamo Alps at Lake Como and the Bernina Range in the Graubünden canton of eastern Switzerland along the Liechtenstein shore of the Rhine in the west as far as to the lower promontories east of the Mur river including the Hochwechsel in Austrian Styria. The valleys of the rivers Inn, Salzach and Enns mark the northern, the Drava (roughly corresponding with the Periadriatic Seam) the southern border.
Ranges of the Central Eastern Alps according to the Alpine Club classification (from east to west):
The southwestern Albula, Plessur, Oberhalbstein, Livigno, Bernina and Bergamo ranges (17-22) are also subsumed under the Western Limestone Alps division.
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