List of mountain groups in the Alpine Club classification of the Eastern Alps

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This list of the mountain groups in the Eastern Alps shows all 75 mountain groups and chains in the Eastern Alps as per the Alpine Club classification of the Eastern Alps (AVE) of 1984.

The Alpine Clubs divide the Eastern Alps into four regions which, in turn, are subdivided into mountain groups. The four regions are the Northern, Central, Southern, and Western (Eastern) Alps. With 27 groups each the Northern and Central regions of the Eastern Alps form the greater part of the Eastern Alps. There are 15 groups in the Southern Eastern Alps and six in the Western Eastern Alps.

The Eastern Alps lie on the territories of six countries: Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Austria, Switzerland and Slovenia. Austria has the largest share with 57 mountain groups within its borders. It is followed by Italy with 23 and Switzerland with ten. There are 7 mountain groups In Germany and 4 in Slovenia. Liechtenstein share part of one group.

The only four-thousander and highest mountain of the Eastern Alps is the Piz Bernina at 4,049 m. The Bernina Group is thus the highest of all the Eastern Alpine groups. Next come the Ortler Alps with the Ortler (3,905 m) as the highest peak in South Tyrol. The third-highest group is the Glockner Group with the highest summit in Austria: the Großglockner (3,798 m). Another 22 groups reach a height of over 3,000 metres. The only group in the Northern Eastern Alps with a three thousander is the Lechtal Alps with its Parseierspitze (3,036 m). Another 39 groups are over 2,000 metres high.Seve of the groups exceed 1,000 metres and only one lies below this level: the Vienna Woods. Its highest mountain, the Schöpfl, is only 893 m high.

Legend[edit]

  • AVE No.: the numbering of the group based on the Alpine Club classification (AVE). Numbers suffixed with lower case letters are groups that were further subdivided in 1984. These groups were part of a single unit before 1984.
  • Name: name of the mountain group. Where names comprise two groups and where there are 2 articles in Wikipedia, both are shown.
  • Map: Location map of the group in the Eastern Alps
  • Location: the region within with the group falls
  • Country: the country or countries within whose territory the mountain group lies. The country listed first is the one that contains the largest area of the mountain group.
  • Highest mountain: name of the highest mountain in the group. If a group comprises two subgroups, the highest peak of both groups are named. The higher mountain is listed first.
  • Height: height of the highest mountain in metres
  • Image: image of the highest mountain
AVE classification of the Eastern Alps: .

AVE 1984[edit]

By clicking the symbol in the header of a given column, the table will be sorted by that column.

AVE-
No.
Name Map Location Country Highest mountain Height (m) Image
1 Bregenz Forest Mountains Northern Limestone Alps Flag of Austria Austria Glatthorn 2,134 Glatthorn (2,134 m)
2 Allgäu Alps Northern Limestone Alps Flag of Germany Germany
Flag of Austria Austria
Großer Krottenkopf 2,657 Großer Krottenkopf (2,657 m)
3a Lechquellen Mountains Northern Limestone Alps Flag of Austria Austria Große Wildgrubenspitze 2,753 Große Wildgrubenspitze (2,753 m)
3b Lechtal Alps Northern Limestone Alps Flag of Austria Austria Parseierspitze 3,036 Parseierspitze (3,036 m)
4 Wetterstein and Mieminger Chain Northern Limestone Alps Flag of Austria Austria
Flag of Germany Germany
Zugspitze
Hochplattig
2,962
2,768
Zugspitze (2,962 m)
5 Karwendel Northern Limestone Alps Flag of Austria Austria
Flag of Germany Germany
Birkkarspitze 2,749 Birkkarspitze (2,749 m)
6 Brandenberg Alps (Rofangebirge) Northern Limestone Alps Flag of Austria Austria Hochiss 2,299 Hochiss (2,299 m)
7a Ammergau Alps Northern Limestone Alps Flag of Germany Germany
Flag of Austria Austria
Daniel 2,340 Daniel (2,340 m)
7b Bavarian Prealps Northern Limestone Alps Flag of Germany Germany
Flag of Austria Austria
Krottenkopf 2,086 Krottenkopf (2,086 m)
8 Kaisergebirge Northern Limestone Alps Flag of Austria Austria Ellmauer Halt 2,344 Ellmauer Halt (2,344 m)
9 Leogang and Lofer Mountains Northern Limestone Alps Flag of Austria Austria Birnhorn
Großes Ochsenhorn
2,634
2,511
Birnhorn (2,511 m)
10 Berchtesgaden Alps Northern Limestone Alps Flag of Austria Austria
Flag of Germany Germany
Hochkönig 2,941 Hochkönig (2,941 m)
11 Chiemgau Alps Northern Limestone Alps Flag of Germany Germany
Flag of Austria Austria
Sonntagshorn 1,961 Sonntagshorn (1,961 m)
12 Salzburg Slate Alps Northern Limestone Alps Flag of Austria Austria Hundstein 2,117 Hundstein (2,117 m)
13 Tennen Mountains Northern Limestone Alps Flag of Austria Austria Raucheck 2,430 The Tennen Mountains. Centre: the Raucheck (2,430 m)
14 Dachstein Mountains Northern Limestone Alps Flag of Austria Austria Hoher Dachstein 2,995 Aerial photograph of the Hoher Dachstein (2,995 m)
15 Totes Gebirge Northern Limestone Alps Flag of Austria Austria Großer Priel 2,515 Großer Priel (2,515 m)
16 Ennstal Alps Northern Limestone Alps Flag of Austria Austria Hochtor 2,369 Hochtor (2,369 m)
17a Salzkammergut Mountains Northern Limestone Alps Flag of Austria Austria Gamsfeld 2,027 Gamsfeld (2,027 m))
17b Upper Austrian Prealps Northern Limestone Alps Flag of Austria Austria Hoher Nock 1,963 Hoher Nock (1,963 m)
18 Hochschwab Group Northern Limestone Alps Flag of Austria Austria Hochschwab 2,277 Hochschwab (2,277 m)
19 Mürzsteg Alps Northern Limestone Alps Flag of Austria Austria Hohe Veitsch 1,981 Hohe Veitsch (1,981 m)
20 Rax-Schneeberg Group Northern Limestone Alps Flag of Austria Austria Klosterwappen 2,076 Schneeberg (2,076 m)
21 Ybbstal Alps Northern Limestone Alps Flag of Austria Austria Hochstadl 1,919 Hochstadl (1,919 m)
22 Türnitz Alps Northern Limestone Alps Flag of Austria Austria Großer Sulzberg 1,400 Großer Sulzberg (1,400 m)
23 Gutenstein Alps Northern Limestone Alps Flag of Austria Austria Reisalpe 1,399 Reisalpe (1,399 m)
24 Vienna Woods Northern Limestone Alps Flag of Austria Austria Schöpfl 893 Schöpfl (893 m)
25 Rätikon Central Eastern Alps Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
Flag of Austria Austria
Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein
Schesaplana 2,964 Schesaplana (2,964 m)
26 Silvretta Central Eastern Alps Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
Flag of Austria Austria
Piz Linard 3,411 Piz Linard (3,411 m)
27 Samnaun Alps Central Eastern Alps Flag of Austria Austria
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
Muttler 3,294 Muttler (3,294 m)
28 Verwall Central Eastern Alps Flag of Austria Austria Hoher Riffler 3,168 Hoher Riffler (3,168 m)
29 Sesvenna Range Central Eastern Alps Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
Flag of Italy Italy
Flag of Austria Austria
Piz Sesvenna 3,204 Piz Sesvenna (3,204 m)
30 Ötztal Alps Central Eastern Alps Flag of Austria Austria
Flag of Italy Italy
Wildspitze 3,768 Wildspitze (3,768 m)
31 Stubai Alps Central Eastern Alps Flag of Austria Austria
Flag of Italy Italy
Zuckerhütl 3,507 Zuckerhütl (3,507 m)
32 Sarntal Alps Central Eastern Alps Flag of Italy Italy Hirzer 2,781 Hirzer (2,781 m, left)
33 Tux Alps Central Eastern Alps Flag of Austria Austria Lizumer Reckner 2,884 Lizumer Reckner (2,884 m)
34 N Kitzbühel Alps Central Eastern Alps Flag of Austria Austria Kreuzjoch 2,558 Kreuzjoch (2,558 m)
35 Zillertal Alps Central Eastern Alps Flag of Austria Austria Hochfeiler 3,510 Hochfeiler (3,510 m)
36 Venediger Group Central Eastern Alps Flag of Austria Austria Grossvenediger Großvenediger 3,666 Großvenediger (3,666 m)
37 Rieserferner Group Central Eastern Alps Flag of Italy Italy
Flag of Austria Austria
Hochgall 3,436 Hochgall (3,436 m)
38 Villgraten Mountains Central Eastern Alps Flag of Austria Austria
Flag of Italy Italy
Weiße Spitze 2,962 Weiße Spitze (2,962 m, links)
39 Granatspitze Group Central Eastern Alps Flag of Austria Austria Großer Muntanitz 3,232 Großer Muntanitz (3,232 m)
40 Glockner Group Central Eastern Alps Flag of Austria Austria Großglockner 3,798 Großglockner (3,798 m)
41 Schober Group Central Eastern Alps Flag of Austria Austria Petzeck 3,283 Petzeck (3,283 m)
42 Goldberg Group Central Eastern Alps Flag of Austria Austria Hocharn 3,254 Hocharn (3,254 m)
43 Kreuzeck Group Central Eastern Alps Flag of Austria Austria Mölltaler Polinik 2,784 Mölltaler Polinik (2,784 m)
44 Ankogel Group Central Eastern Alps Flag of Austria Austria Hochalmspitze 3,360 Hochalmspitze (3,360 m)
45a Radstadt Tauern Central Eastern Alps Flag of Austria Austria Weißeck 2,711 Weißeck (2,711 m)
45b Schladming Tauern Central Eastern Alps Flag of Austria Austria Hochgolling 2,862 Hochgolling (2,862 m)
45c Rottenmanner and Wölzer Tauern Central Eastern Alps Flag of Austria Austria Rettlkirchspitze 2,475 Rettlkirchspitze (2,475 m)
45d Seckau Tauern Central Eastern Alps Flag of Austria Austria Geierhaupt 2,417 Geierhaupt (2,417 m)
46a Gurktal Alps Central Eastern Alps Flag of Austria Austria Eisenhut 2,441 Schwarzsee with Eisenhut (2,441 m) in the background
46b Lavanttal Alps Central Eastern Alps Flag of Austria Austria
Flag of Slovenia Slovenia
Zirbitzkogel 2,396 Zirbitzkogel (2,396 m)
47 Prealps East of the Mur Central Eastern Alps Flag of Austria Austria Stuhleck 1,782 Summit cross on the Stuhleck (1,782 m)
48a Ortler Alps Southern Limestone Alps Flag of Italy Italy
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
Ortler 3,905 Ortler (3,905 m)
48b Sobretta-Gavia Group Southern Limestone Alps Flag of Italy Italy Monte Sobretta 3,296 Monte Sobretta (3,296 m)
48c Nonsberg Group Southern Limestone Alps Flag of Italy Italy Laugenspitze 2,434 View from the Laugenspitze looking E
49 Adamello-Presanella Alps Southern Limestone Alps Flag of Italy Italy Presanella 3,556 Presanella (3,556 m)
50 Garda Mountains Southern Limestone Alps Flag of Italy Italy Monte Cadria 2,254
51 Brenta Group Southern Limestone Alps Flag of Italy Italy Cima Tosa 3,173 Cima Tosa (3,173 m)
52 Dolomites Southern Limestone Alps Flag of Italy Italy Marmolata 3,343 Marmolata (3,343 m)
53 Fleimstal Alps Southern Limestone Alps Flag of Italy Italy Cima d’Asta 2,847 Cima d’Asta (2,847 m)
54 Vicentine Alps Southern Limestone Alps Flag of Italy Italy Cima Dodici 2,336 Cima Dodici (2,336 m)
55 until 1984: Bellunes Alps1
56 Gailtal Alps Southern Limestone Alps Flag of Austria Austria Große Sandspitze 2,770 Große Sandspitze  (2,770 m)
57a Carnic Main Crest Southern Limestone Alps Flag of Italy Italy
Flag of Austria Austria
Hohe Warte 2,780 Hohe Warte  (2,780 m)
57b Southern Carnic Alps Southern Limestone Alps Flag of Italy Italy Cima dei Preti 2,706 Cima dei Preti (2,706 m)
58 Julian Alps Southern Limestone Alps Flag of Slovenia Slovenia
Flag of Italy Italy
Triglav 2,864 Triglav (2,864 m)
59 Karavanks and Pohorje Southern Limestone Alps Flag of Austria Austria
Flag of Slovenia Slovenia
Flag of Italy Italy
Hochstuhl
Črni Vrh
2,237
1,543
Hochstuhl (2,237 m)
60 Stein Alps Southern Limestone Alps Flag of Slovenia Slovenia
Flag of Austria Austria
Grintovec 2,558 Grintovec (2,558 m)
61 Extra-Alpine regions in Austria2
62 Extra-Alpine regions in Germany2
63 Plessur Alps Western Limestone Alps Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Aroser Rothorn 2,980 Aroser Rothorn (2,980 m)
64 Oberhalbstein Alps Western Limestone Alps Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
Flag of Italy Italy
Piz Platta 3,392 Piz Platta (3,392 m)
65 Albula Alps Western Limestone Alps Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Piz Kesch 3,418 Piz Kesch (3,418 m)
66 Bernina Group Western Limestone Alps Flag of Italy Italy
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
Piz Bernina 4,049 Piz Bernina (4,049 m)
67 Livigno Alps Western Limestone Alps Flag of Italy Italy
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
Cima de’ Piazzi 3,439 Cima de’ Piazzi (3,439 m)
68 Bergamasque Alps Western Limestone Alps Flag of Italy Italy Pizzo di Coca 3,052 Pizzo di Coca (3,052 m)
  • 1 In 1984, counted as part of the Dolomites (52) and the Southern Carnic Alps (57b).
  • 2 Regions that do not describe the Eastern Alps. The AVE number was used by the German and Austrian Alpine Clubs in the sorting key of their hut guides.

Literature[edit]

  • Franz Graßler: Alpine Club classification of the Eastern Alps (AVE). In: DAV, OeAV, AVS (ed.): Berg '84. Alpine Club Yearbook, Vol. 108, 1984, pp. 215–224,

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