|Elevation||2,340 m (7,680 ft)|
|State||Bavarian / Tyrolian border|
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).
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:
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|
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
The Ammergau Alps border on the following other mountain ranges in the Alps:
- Allgäu Alps (to the west)
- Lechtal Alps (to the southwest)
- Wetterstein mountains and Mieminger Chain (to the south)
- Bavarian Prealps (to the east)
To the north the Ammergau Alps border on the Alpine Foreland.
- Ettal / Graswang / Linderhof
- Saulgrub / Altenau / Wurmansau
- Bad Kohlgrub
- Bad Bayersoien
- Dieter Seibert: AVF Allgäuer Alpen und Ammergauer Alpen, Rother Verlag München 2004, ISBN 3-7633-1126-2
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- Tours and summit in the Ammergau Alps at steinmandl.de (German)
- Panorama portal for the Ammergau Alps (German)