Ammergau Alps

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Ammergau Alps
Eibsee und Ammergauer Alpen.jpg
View from the Zugspitze over the Ammergau Alps. In the foreground is the Eibsee lake
Highest point
Peak Daniel
Elevation 2,340 m (7,680 ft)
State Bavarian / Tyrolian border
Range coordinates 47°25′59″N 10°52′48″E / 47.4331°N 10.88°E / 47.4331; 10.88Coordinates: 47°25′59″N 10°52′48″E / 47.4331°N 10.88°E / 47.4331; 10.88
The Daniel: Highest peak in the Ammergau, seen from the Zugspitze.
The Kreuzspitze (2,185 m) from the south
The Hohe Straußberg (1934 m) from the Tegelberg

The Ammergau Alps (German: Ammergauer Alpen or Ammergebirge) are a mountain range in the Northern Limestone Alps in the states of Bavaria (Germany) and Tyrol (Austria). They cover an area of about 30 x 30 km and begin at the outer edge of the Alps. The highest summit is the Daniel which has a height of 2,340 metres (7,680 ft).


Surrounding area[edit]

To the north the Alpine Foreland forms the boundary from the river Lech to the river Loisach. The Lech forms the boundary in the west from its exit into the Alpine Foreland downstream as far as Reutte. The Loisach borders the Ammergau Alps in the east, southeast and south from its exit into the Alpine Foreland upstream as far as the Ehrwald Basin. To the southwest the valley of the Zwischentoren forms the link between the Ehrwald Basin and the Reutte Basin (Talkessel).

The Zwischentoren valley forms a barely noticeable pass that links the Ammergau Alps to the Lechtal Alps.


The Alpine Club guide, Alpenvereinsführer Allgäuer Alpen und Ammergauer Alpen, divides the Ammergau Alps into the following sub-groups:

  • Trauchberge (highest peak is the Hohe Bleick, 1638 m)
  • Klammspitzkamm (highest peak is the Klammspitze, 1924 m)
  • Laber-Hörnle Group (highest peak is the Laber 1686 m)
  • Hochplatten-Tegelberg Group (highest peak is the Hochplatte 2082 m)
  • Säuling Group (highest peak is the Säuling, 2047 m)
  • Kreuzspitz Group (highest peak is the Kreuzspitze, 2185 m)
  • Kramer Group (highest peak is the Kramer, 1985 m)
  • Southern Hauptkamm (Danielkamm) (highest peak is the Daniel, 2340 m)

The Kreuzspitz Group with its Kreuzspitze and the Geierköpfen are the most alpine part of the Ammergau Alps. The highest peaks in the Ammergau are found on the main, southern, crest (the Daniel ridge or Danielkamm). The most diverse and touristically interesting part of the Ammergau Alps is in the Hochplatten-Tegelberg Group.


The ten highest peaks of the Ammergau Alps:

1. Daniel 2,340 m 6. Kreuzspitze 2,185 m
2. Upsspitze 2,332 m 7. Pitzenegg 2,179 m
3. Plattberg (Hochschrutte) 2,247 m 8. Geierköpfe 2,164 m
4. Kohlbergspitze (Zigerstein) 2,202 m 9. Kleines Pfuitjöchle 2,145 m
5. Großes Pfuitjöchle 2,197 m 10. Kesseljoch 2,131 m

Other peaks
In the Ammergau Alps there are just under 200 named peaks with spot heights. Amongst the better known are (in order of height):

Neighbouring mountain ranges[edit]

The Ammergau Alps border on the following other mountain ranges in the Alps:

To the north the Ammergau Alps border on the Alpine Foreland.



  • Dieter Seibert: AVF Allgäuer Alpen und Ammergauer Alpen, Rother Verlag München 2004, ISBN 3-7633-1126-2


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