Chiemgau Alps

Chiemgau Alps
Chiemgau Alps
Geigelstein (1813 m) seen from the southern peak Breitenstein
Country Germany, Austria
States Bavaria, Salzburg, Tirol
Part of Northern Limestone Alps
Highest point Sonntagshorn
 - elevation 1,961 m (6,434 ft)
Geology sedimentary rocks
Orogeny Alpine orogeny
Period Mesozoic and Cenozoic

The Chiemgau Alps (German: Chiemgauer Alpen) are a mountain range in the Northern Limestone Alps and therefore belong to the Eastern Alps. Their major part is situated in Bavaria, Germany and only a small section crosses the Austrian border into the states of Salzburg and Tirol. They reach their highest elevation (1961 m) in the Sonntagshorn, a peak straddling the German-Austrian border.


The Chiemgau Alps stretch from the Inn River in the West to the Salzach River in the East and cover a distance of 60 km in strike direction; their maximum width in North-South direction amounts to about 25-30 km. They are surrounded by the following mountain ranges:

  • Bavarian Prealps in the West
  • Kaisergebirge in the Southwest
  • Leoganger Steinberge in the South
  • Loferer Steinberge in the Southeast
  • Berchtesgaden Alps in the Southeast and East

Their northern edge often drops off quite drastically to the foothills.

Major Peaks

Peaks for rock climbing:

  • Hörndlwand 1684 m
  • Kampenwand 1664 m


This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.

Coordinates: 47°43′N 12°33′E / 47.717°N 12.55°E / 47.717; 12.55

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