Lofer Mountains

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Lofer Mountains
Loferer Steinberge Panorama Süd-West.jpg
Loferer Steinberge panorama from Sankt Ulrich am Pillersee
Highest point
Peak Großes Ochsenhorn
Elevation 2,511 m (8,238 ft)
Geography
Country Austria
States Tyrol and Salzburg
Range coordinates 47°32′N 12°39′E / 47.53°N 12.65°E / 47.53; 12.65Coordinates: 47°32′N 12°39′E / 47.53°N 12.65°E / 47.53; 12.65
Parent range Northern Limestone Alps

The Lofer Mountains[1][2][3][4] or Loferer Mountains[5][6] (German: Loferer Steinberge, lit. "Lofer Rock Mountains") are a mountain range in the Northern Limestone Alps in the Eastern Alps of central Europe. They are located in Austria in the federal states of Tyrol and Salzburg. The Lofers are separated from the Leogang Mountains to the southeast by a 1,202 m high saddle known as the Römersattel.

Summits in the Lofer Mountains[edit]

  • Ulrichshorn 2,032 m (AA)
  • Großes Ochsenhorn 2,511 m (AA)
  • Mitterhorn (Großes Hinterhorn) 2,506 m (AA)
  • Großes Reifhorn 2,480 m (AA)
  • Breithorn 2,413 m (AA)
  • Großes Rothorn 2,409 m (AA)
  • Rothörnl 2,394 m (AA)
  • Geislhörner 2,291 m (AA)
  • Seehorn 2,155 m (AA)
  • Zwölferhörnl 2,104 m (AA)

Valley settlements[edit]

Neighbouring mountain ranges[edit]

The Lofer Mountains border on the following other mountain ranges in the Alps:

Photos[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lofer Mountains at www.summitpost.org. Accessed on 10 Feb 2013.
  2. ^ Sander, Bruno (1951). Contributions to the study of depositional fabrics: rhythmically deposited triassic limestones and dolomites, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, University of California, pp. 22 and 113.
  3. ^ Various, The Monthly packet of evening readings, Vol. X, Mozley, London, 1870, p. 411
  4. ^ Lichtenberger, Elisabeth (2000). Austria: society and regions, Austrian Academy of Sciences, p. 173. ISBN 978-3-7001-2775-8.
  5. ^ Arnold, Rosemarie (2009). Austria, Baedeker, p. 425. ISBN 978-3-8297-6613-5
  6. ^ Heuss, Theodor (1955). Preludes to life: early memoirs, University of Michigan, p. 143.

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