Brandenberg Alps

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Brandenberg Alps
Highest point
Peak Hochiss
Elevation 2,299 m (7,543 ft)
Geography
Country Austria
State/Province Tyrol
Range coordinates 47°32′N 11°53′E / 47.54°N 11.88°E / 47.54; 11.88Coordinates: 47°32′N 11°53′E / 47.54°N 11.88°E / 47.54; 11.88
Parent range Northern Limestone Alps

The Brandenberg Alps (German: Brandenberger Alpen) are a sub-group of the Northern Limestone Alps, that run in front of the Eastern Alps for their whole length. They lie entirely in Austria between Achensee in Tyrol, the Inn Valley and the Bavarian Prealps.

They are widely known in German as the Rofangebirge, although the actual Rofan (also Sonnwendgebirge) is only the western part of the area between the Brandenberger Ache stream and the Achensee lake. It consists of a central mountain group and three individual mountains. The Guffert (2,195 m), which is located outside the central group, forms a distinct mountain block. It is located north of Kramsach, between the Tegernsee Blauberge and the central Rofan. The Unnütze, at the northern end of the Achensee east of Achenkirch, and the Ebener Joch (1,957 m) east of Maurach at the southern end of the Achensee, are also outside the central mountain range.

Neighbouring mountain ranges[edit]

The Brandenberg Alps border on the following other sub-groups in the Alps:

Central Group[edit]

The Dalfazer Wände in the Rofangebirge
The Dalfaz Alm
Main Rofan group seen from the southwest (Ebner Joch). Left to right: Dalfaz Walls; Streichkopf, Hochiss, Spieljoch, Seekarlspitze, Haidachstellwand, Rofanspitze, Sagzahn, Vorderes Sonnwendjoch

Summits on the Rofan main ridge (Rofan-Hauptkamm) from west to east[edit]

Summits on the Dalfaz Walls from north to south[edit]

  • Dalfázer Joch (2,233 m)
  • Dalfázer Köpfln (2,208 m)
  • Dalfázer Wand (2,210 m)
  • Dalfázer Roßkopf (2,143 m)
  • Rotspitze (2,067 m)

Summits on the ridge starting south of the Rofanspitze[edit]

Summits in the Brandenberg Alps from northeast to southwest[edit]

  • Pendling (1,563 m), southwest of Kufstein
  • Köglhörndl (1,645 m)
  • Hundsalmjoch (1,637 m)
  • Kienberg (1,786 m), northeast of Brandenberg

Waterbodies[edit]

The Zireiner See in front of the east face of the Rofanspitze

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