|Elevation||581 m (1,906 ft)|
|Traversed by||Federal Highway B 18|
It forms the watershed of the Viennese Basin and the Traisen Valley on both sides dewatering to the Danube. In the winter, it can be an important obstacle to traffic, despite the fact that it is not very high.
It is part of the Via Sacra, the pilgrim road from Vienna to Mariazell. It is used as a shortcut between the west Autobahn to Salzburg and the Vienna beltway heading south. For this reason, it has been closed to trucks, except for local traffic.