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Karwendel Mountains | Tirol, Austria


47° 24' 5.7708" N, 11° 29' 20.2308" E
Karwendel Mountains

Engalm - Photo: Klaus Rommel

The Karwendel is the largest range of the Northern Limestone Alps. Four chains stretch from west to east; in addition, there are a number of fringe ranges and an extensive promontory in the north. The term Karwendel describes the part of the Alps between the Isar and Inn rivers and the Achensee.

Hermann von Barth created the tradition of naming the ranges after the valley limiting them in the south: Karwendel Valley, Hinterau Valley and Vomper Loch, Gleiersch Valley, Hall Valley, Inn Valley: Northern Karwendel Range, Hinterautal-Vomper Range (a.k.a. main Karwendel Range), Gleiersch-Halltal Range and Inn Valley Range (a.k.a. Solstein Range or Northern Range). Side ranges are the Erlspitz Group, Soiern Group and VorkarwendelFalken Group, Gamsjoch Group and Sonnjoch Group.

The Birkkarspitze 9017 ft (2749 m) is the highest mountain in the Karwendel range, Austria. It is located within the Innsbruck-Land District of Tirol, Austria.

More infos: Wikipedia

Karwendel Mountains

Achensee, Rofan - Photo: Maria Klingler

Karwendel Mountains

Engalm - Photo: Johannes Schreiber

Karwendel Mountains

Engalm - Photo: PLATTFUS

Karwendel Mountains

Engalm - Photo: Geri221160

SUBMITTED ON 05.14.2013.