List of mountain groups in the Alpine Club classification of the Eastern Alps

This list of the mountain groups in the Eastern Alps shows all 75 mountain groups and chains in the Eastern Alps as per the Alpine Club classification of the Eastern Alps (AVE) of 1984.

The Alpine Clubs divide the Eastern Alps into four regions which, in turn, are subdivided into mountain groups. The four regions are the Northern, Central, Southern, and Western (Eastern) Alps. With 27 groups each the Northern and Central regions of the Eastern Alps form the greater part of the Eastern Alps. There are 15 groups in the Southern Eastern Alps and six in the Western Eastern Alps.

The Eastern Alps lie on the territories of six countries: Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Austria, Switzerland and Slovenia. Austria has the largest share with 57 mountain groups within its borders. It is followed by Italy with 23 and Switzerland with ten. There are 7 mountain groups In Germany and 4 in Slovenia. Liechtenstein share part of one group.

The only four-thousander and highest mountain of the Eastern Alps is the Piz Bernina at 4,049 m. The Bernina Group is thus the highest of all the Eastern Alpine groups. Next come the Ortler Alps with the Ortler (3,905 m) as the highest peak in South Tyrol. The third-highest group is the Glockner Group with the highest summit in Austria: the Großglockner (3,798 m). Another 22 groups reach a height of over 3,000 metres. The only group in the Northern Eastern Alps with a three thousander is the Lechtal Alps with its Parseierspitze (3,036 m). Another 39 groups are over 2,000 metres high. Several of the groups exceed 1,000 metres and only one lies below this level: the Vienna Woods. Its highest mountain, the Schöpfl, is only 893 m high.

Legend

  • AVE No.: the numbering of the group based on the Alpine Club classification (AVE). Numbers suffixed with lower case letters are groups that were further subdivided in 1984. These groups were part of a single unit before 1984.
  • Name: name of the mountain group. Where names comprise two groups and where there are 2 articles in Wikipedia, both are shown.
  • Map: Location map of the group in the Eastern Alps
  • Location: the region within with the group falls
  • Country: the country or countries within whose territory the mountain group lies. The country listed first is the one that contains the largest area of the mountain group.
  • Highest mountain: name of the highest mountain in the group. If a group comprises two subgroups, the highest peak of both groups are named. The higher mountain is listed first.
  • Height: height of the highest mountain in metres
  • Image: image of the highest mountain

AVE 1984

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AVE-
No.
Name Map Location Country Highest mountain Height (m) Image
1 Bregenz Forest Mountains Northern Limestone Alps Austria Glatthorn 2,134
2 Allgäu Alps Northern Limestone Alps Germany
Austria
Großer Krottenkopf 2,657
3a Lechquellen Mountains Northern Limestone Alps Austria Große Wildgrubenspitze 2,753
3b Lechtal Alps Northern Limestone Alps Austria Parseierspitze 3,036
4 Wetterstein and Mieminger Chain Northern Limestone Alps Austria
Germany
Zugspitze
Hochplattig
2,962
2,768
5 Karwendel Northern Limestone Alps Austria
Germany
Birkkarspitze 2,749
6 Brandenberg Alps (Rofangebirge) Northern Limestone Alps Austria Hochiss 2,299
7a Ammergau Alps Northern Limestone Alps Germany
Austria
Daniel 2,340
7b Bavarian Prealps Northern Limestone Alps Germany
Austria
Krottenkopf 2,086
8 Kaisergebirge Northern Limestone Alps Austria Ellmauer Halt 2,344
9 Leogang and Lofer Mountains Northern Limestone Alps Austria Birnhorn
Großes Ochsenhorn
2,634
2,511
10 Berchtesgaden Alps Northern Limestone Alps Austria
Germany
Hochkönig 2,941
11 Chiemgau Alps Northern Limestone Alps Germany
Austria
Sonntagshorn 1,961
12 Salzburg Slate Alps Northern Limestone Alps Austria Hundstein 2,117
13 Tennen Mountains Northern Limestone Alps Austria Raucheck 2,430
14 Dachstein Mountains Northern Limestone Alps Austria Hoher Dachstein 2,995
15 Totes Gebirge Northern Limestone Alps Austria Großer Priel 2,515
16 Ennstal Alps Northern Limestone Alps Austria Hochtor 2,369
17a Salzkammergut Mountains Northern Limestone Alps Austria Gamsfeld 2,027
17b Upper Austrian Prealps Northern Limestone Alps Austria Hoher Nock 1,963
18 Hochschwab Group Northern Limestone Alps Austria Hochschwab 2,277
19 Mürzsteg Alps Northern Limestone Alps Austria Hohe Veitsch 1,981
20 Rax-Schneeberg Group Northern Limestone Alps Austria Klosterwappen 2,076
21 Ybbstal Alps Northern Limestone Alps Austria Hochstadl 1,919
22 Türnitz Alps Northern Limestone Alps Austria Großer Sulzberg 1,400
23 Gutenstein Alps Northern Limestone Alps Austria Reisalpe 1,399
24 Vienna Woods Northern Limestone Alps Austria Schöpfl 893
25 Rätikon Central Eastern Alps Switzerland
Austria
Liechtenstein
Schesaplana 2,964
26 Silvretta Central Eastern Alps Switzerland
Austria
Piz Linard 3,411
27 Samnaun Alps Central Eastern Alps Austria
Switzerland
Muttler 3,294
28 Verwall Central Eastern Alps Austria Hoher Riffler 3,168
29 Sesvenna Range Central Eastern Alps Switzerland
Italy
Austria
Piz Sesvenna 3,204
30 Ötztal Alps Central Eastern Alps Austria
Italy
Wildspitze 3,768
31 Stubai Alps Central Eastern Alps Austria
Italy
Zuckerhütl 3,507
32 Sarntal Alps Central Eastern Alps Italy Hirzer 2,781
33 Tux Alps Central Eastern Alps Austria Lizumer Reckner 2,884
34 N Kitzbühel Alps Central Eastern Alps Austria Kreuzjoch 2,558
35 Zillertal Alps Central Eastern Alps Austria Hochfeiler 3,510
36 Venediger Group Central Eastern Alps Austria Grossvenediger Großvenediger 3,666
37 Rieserferner Group Central Eastern Alps Italy
Austria
Hochgall 3,436
38 Villgraten Mountains Central Eastern Alps Austria
Italy
Weiße Spitze 2,962
39 Granatspitze Group Central Eastern Alps Austria Großer Muntanitz 3,232
40 Glockner Group Central Eastern Alps Austria Großglockner 3,798
41 Schober Group Central Eastern Alps Austria Petzeck 3,283
42 Goldberg Group Central Eastern Alps Austria Hocharn 3,254
43 Kreuzeck Group Central Eastern Alps Austria Mölltaler Polinik 2,784
44 Ankogel Group Central Eastern Alps Austria Hochalmspitze 3,360
45a Radstadt Tauern Central Eastern Alps Austria Weißeck 2,711
45b Schladming Tauern Central Eastern Alps Austria Hochgolling 2,862
45c Rottenmanner and Wölzer Tauern Central Eastern Alps Austria Rettlkirchspitze 2,475
45d Seckau Tauern Central Eastern Alps Austria Geierhaupt 2,417
46a Gurktal Alps Central Eastern Alps Austria Eisenhut 2,441
46b Lavanttal Alps Central Eastern Alps Austria
Slovenia
Zirbitzkogel 2,396
47 Prealps East of the Mur Central Eastern Alps Austria Stuhleck 1,782
48a Ortler Alps Southern Limestone Alps Italy
Switzerland
Ortler 3,905
48b Sobretta-Gavia Group Southern Limestone Alps Italy Monte Sobretta 3,296
48c Nonsberg Group Southern Limestone Alps Italy Laugenspitze 2,434
49 Adamello-Presanella Alps Southern Limestone Alps Italy Presanella 3,556
50 Garda Mountains Southern Limestone Alps Italy Monte Cadria 2,254
51 Brenta Group Southern Limestone Alps Italy Cima Tosa 3,173
52 Dolomites Southern Limestone Alps Italy Marmolata 3,343
53 Fleimstal Alps Southern Limestone Alps Italy Cima d’Asta 2,847
54 Vicentine Alps Southern Limestone Alps Italy Cima Dodici 2,336
55 until 1984: Bellunes Alps1
56 Gailtal Alps Southern Limestone Alps Austria Große Sandspitze 2,770
57a Carnic Main Crest Southern Limestone Alps Italy
Austria
Hohe Warte 2,780
57b Southern Carnic Alps Southern Limestone Alps Italy Cima dei Preti 2,706
58 Julian Alps Southern Limestone Alps Slovenia
Italy
Triglav 2,864
59 Karavanks and Pohorje Southern Limestone Alps Austria
Slovenia
Italy
Hochstuhl
Črni Vrh
2,237
1,543
60 Stein Alps Southern Limestone Alps Slovenia
Austria
Grintovec 2,558
61 Extra-Alpine regions in Austria2
62 Extra-Alpine regions in Germany2
63 Plessur Alps Western Limestone Alps Switzerland Aroser Rothorn 2,980
64 Oberhalbstein Alps Western Limestone Alps Switzerland
Italy
Piz Platta 3,392
65 Albula Alps Western Limestone Alps Switzerland Piz Kesch 3,418
66 Bernina Group Western Limestone Alps Italy
Switzerland
Piz Bernina 4,049
67 Livigno Alps Western Limestone Alps Italy
Switzerland
Cima de’ Piazzi 3,439
68 Bergamasque Alps Western Limestone Alps Italy Pizzo di Coca 3,052
  • 1 In 1984, counted as part of the Dolomites (52) and the Southern Carnic Alps (57b).
  • 2 Regions that do not describe the Eastern Alps. The AVE number was used by the German and Austrian Alpine Clubs in the sorting key of their hut guides.

Literature

  • Franz Graßler: Alpine Club classification of the Eastern Alps (AVE). In: DAV, OeAV, AVS (ed.): Berg '84. Alpine Club Yearbook, Vol. 108, 1984, pp. 215–224,
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