Hochgolling (2,862 m)
|Elevation||2,863 m (9,393 ft)|
|States||Salzburg and Styria|
|Parent range||Central Eastern Alps|
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Important mountain pass roads include Radstadt Tauern Pass 1,738 m (5,702 ft)), Sölk Pass (1,788 m (5,866 ft), and Triebener Tauern Pass (1,274 m (4,180 ft)). The range is also crossed by the Tauern Autobahn (A10) through the Tauern Road Tunnel.
In the west and south the Murtörl mountain pass and the Mur River separate them from the Hohe Tauern mountain range, while in the east and north the Enns River and the Schober Pass marks the border to the Northern Limestone Alps.
Alpine Club classification
According to the Alpine Club classification of the Eastern Alps, the Low Tauern may be divided into four subgroups (from west to east):
The four groups listed above (the Radstadt Tauern, Schladming Tauern, Rottenmann and Wölz Tauern and Seckau Alps) are considered Alpine subsections.
Some notable summits of the range are:
|Großes Gurpitscheck||2,526||Schladming Tauern|
|Großer Knallstein||2,599||Schladming Tauern|
|Rettlkirchspitze||2,475||Rottenmann and Wölz Tauern|
|Großer Bösenstein||2,425||Rottenmann and Wölz Tauern|
|Seckauer Zinken||2,389||Seckau Alps|
Geology and environment
The Niedere Tauern mark the approximate eastern limit of the continuous ice sheet in the Alps during the Würm glaciation. Eastern parts of the group were therefore unglaciated, and served as an important refugium for silicicolous plants.