Upper Austrian Prealps

The Upper Austrian Prealps (German: Oberösterreichische Voralpen) is a mountain range in Austria which, according to the Categorisation of the Eastern Alps, covers the region between the valley of the Traun (Gmunden) in the west and the Enns valley in the east, from Steyr in the north. It is usually counted as part of the Enns- and Steyrtal Prealps and Salzkammergut Prealps (separated somewhat by the Steyr valley). Politically it covers the districts of Steyr-Land and Kirchdorf. Large parts are located within the Limestone Alps National Park.

Upper Austrian Prealps
Highest point
PeakHoher Nock
Elevation1,963 m (6,440 ft)
StateUpper Austria
Range coordinates47°51′59.5″N 14°21′7.6″E
Parent rangeNorthern Limestone Alps
Normal routeAVE 17b (classification)

It includes the following mountain groups:

  • Sengsengebirge
  • Reichraminger Hintergebirge

Other well-known peaks are the:

The Totes Gebirge range in the south is no longer counted as part of the Prealps, but the Upper Austrian Limestone High Alps. The AVE classifies it as its own group.

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