20 Highest Mountains in Austria

The mountains of Austria are a famous tourist attraction. Mountain recreation activities such as skiing, hiking, and climbing are popular among local tourists. Austria has many mountains, the majority of which are higher than 2,000 metres. The highest mountains listed below are listed in order of elevation (height from sea level).

1. Grossglockner (3,798 m)

The Grossglockner is Austria’s highest mountain, located between Carinthia and East Tyrol. At the summit, the Grossglockner and Kleinglockner pinnacles are located, with the Grossglockner being the tallest. The road to the towns at the bottom of the mountain is a famous tourist route with spectacular views.
Prominence: 2,423 m (7,949 ft)

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2. Wildspitze (3,770 m)

The second highest peak in Austria, as well as the highest in the Otztal Alps, is located in North Tyrol, Austria. Leander Klotz and a fellow local farmer were the first to ascend the peak in 1848. Ascending the peak is hard for beginners because it is covered in ice and glaciers on all sides. The months of July, August, and September are ideal for climbing the peak. At the summit, there are two pinnacles, or summits, measuring 3768 metres and 3770 metres, respectively. It is a highly glaciated mountain.
Prominence: 2,261 m (7,418 ft)

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3. Weisskugel (3,739 m)

Weisskugel (Weißkugel), also called Palla Bianca (an Italian word), is the third highest mountain in Austria, and the second in the Otztal Alps. The mountain is located on the border between Tyrol in Austria and South Tyrol in Italy. Weisskugel is first climbed in 1845, the easiest way to climb over the south ridge. In short, the mountains are good to climb in the summer season from July to September. Camping for climbers is possible in the Melag Valley and other valleys.
Prominence: 565 m (1,854 ft)

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4. Glocknerwand (3,721 m)

Weisskugel, also known as Palla Bianca (an Italian term), is Austria’s third highest peak and the second highest in the Otztal Alps. The mountain forms the border between Austrian Tyrol and Italian South Tyrol. The simplest method to ascend the south ridge, Weisskugel, was first climbed in 1845. In a nutshell, the mountains are best climbed during the summer months of July through September. Climbers can camp in the Melag Valley and other nearby valleys.
Prominence: 125 m (410 ft)

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5. Grossvenediger (3,662 m)

Grossvenediger is a mountain in Salzburg and East Tyrol, Austria, that lies nearly at the heart of the Venediger Group. The peak, which is covered with glaciers, is easily reached on foot. When summer arrives, the ice on the mountain will begin to melt. The first ascent of the peak took place in 1941. Several mountain huts have been constructed, making it simpler to remain overnight. Climbing is best from July to September, and skiing is best from March to May.
Prominence: 1,185 m (3,888 ft)

RankHighest MountainsHeight(Sea Level)Coordinates
1Grossglockner3798 metres47°04′27″N 12°41′40″E
2Wildspitze3770 metres46°53′07″N 10°52′02″E
3Weisskugel3739 metres46°47′52″N 10°43′35″E
4Glocknerwand3721 metres47°04′45″N 12°41′12″E
5Grossvenediger3662 metres47°06′33″N 12°20′47″E
6Hinterer Brochkogel3635 metres46°46′24″N 10°54′53″E
7Hintere Schwarze3628 metres46°53′10″N 10°50′59″E
8Similaun3599 metres46°45′49″N 10°52′51″E
9Vorderer Brochkogel3565 metres46°52′29″N 10°51′03″E
10Grosses Wiesbachhorn3564 metres47°09′23″N 12°45′19″E
11Rainerhorn3559 metres47°06′03″N 12°21′51″E
12Grosser Ramolkogel3550 metres46°50′48″N 10°57′32″E
13Schalfkogel3540 metres46°48′06″N 10°57′33″E
14Hochvernagtspitze3535 metres46°52′53″N 10°47′46″E
15Watzespitze3533 metres46°59′22″N 10°47′44″E
16Langtauferer Spitze3529 metres46°48′17″N 10°44′45″E
17Mutmalspitze3528 metres46°46′59″N 10°54′28″E
18Weisseespitze3518 metres46°50′48″N 10°43′02″E
19Fineilspitze3514 metres46°46′49″N 10°49′55″E
20Hochfeiler3510 metres46°58′20″N 11°43′40″E

Interesting facts:

  • Over 150 mountains are 3,000 metres above sea level.
  • The mountains are popular for Skiing and Hiking for locals and tourists.

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