Summit from the south
|Elevation||3,499 m (11,480 ft)|
|Location||Salzburg, Tyrol, both Austria
South Tyrol, Italy
|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.
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.
- Willi End: Alpenvereinsführer Venedigergruppe, Munich 2006, ISBN 3-7633-1242-0
- Eduard Richter, Hrsg.: Erschließung der Ostalpen, III. Band, Verlag des Deutschen und Oesterreichischen Alpenvereins, Berlin 1894
- Alpenvereinskarte 1:25.000, Sheet 36, Venedigergruppe
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