Chiemgau Alps


Chiemgau Alps
Chiemgau Alps
Range
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.

Geography

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

References

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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