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Summit from the south
Elevation 3,499 m (11,480 ft)
Location Salzburg, Tyrol, both Austria
South Tyrol, Italy
Range Hohe Tauern
Coordinates 47°4′12″N 12°14′22″E / 47.07000°N 12.23944°E / 47.07000; 12.23944Coordinates: 47°4′12″N 12°14′22″E / 47.07000°N 12.23944°E / 47.07000; 12.23944
First ascent 2 November 1866 by Balthasar Ploner, M. Dorer and I. Feldner

The Dreiherrnspitze (Italian: Picco dei Tre Signori), at 3,499 m (11,480 ft) above mean sea level, is a mountain on the tripoint between the Austrian states of Salzburg and Tyrol (i.e. East Tyrol), and South Tyrol in Italy. It is part of the Venediger Group in the Hohe Tauern range of the Central Eastern Alps and the Alpine divide.

Dreiherrnspitze about 1890, with Lahner glacier

The name is derived from the fact, that upon the 1271 partition within the Tyrolean Meinhardiner dynasty, the territories of the Counts of Tyrol and the East Tyrolean estates of the Counts of Görz bordered on the lands of the Archbishops of Salzburg at the peak.

The summit is characterised by its steep rock faces to the northeast, surrounded by numerous glaciers. A first ascent was documented in 1866.


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