Northern Styrian Alps

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Northern Styrian Alps
Steirische Nordalpen
The Hochtor, in the foreground the Hesshütte
Highest point
Peak Hochtor
Elevation 2,369 m (7,772 ft)
Coordinates 47°33′44″N 14°38′01″E / 47.56222°N 14.63361°E / 47.56222; 14.63361Coordinates: 47°33′44″N 14°38′01″E / 47.56222°N 14.63361°E / 47.56222; 14.63361
SOIUSA-Alpi Orientali-sezione26.png
Northern Styrian Alps (section nr.26) within Eaestern Alps
Country Austria
States of Austria Styria, Upper Austria and Lower Austria
Parent range Alps
Borders on Styrian Prealps, Eastern Tauern Alps, Salzkammergut and Upper Austria Alps and Northern Lower Austria Alps
Orogeny Alpine orogeny
Type of rock Sedimentary rocks[1]

The Northern Styrian Alps (Steirische Nordalpen in German) is the proposed name for a subdivision of mountain ranges in an as-yet-unadopted classification of the Alps located in Austria.


Administratively the range belongs to the Austrian state of Styria and, marginally, to Upper Austria and Lower Austria. The whole range is drained by the Danube river.

SOIUSA classification[edit]

According to SOIUSA (International Standardized Mountain Subdivision of the Alps) the mountain range is an Alpine section, classified in the following way:[2]


The range is divided in two Alpine subsections:[2]

These subsections are further subdivided in supergroups as it follows:

Notable summits[edit]

Panorama from near the peak (Windberg) of the Schneealpe

Some notable summits of the range are:

Name metres feet
Hochtor 2,369  7,770
Hochschwab 2,278  7,472
Klosterwappen 2,076  6,809
Hohe Veitsch 1,981  6,498
Messnerin 1,835  6,019


  1. ^ The Northern Limestone Alps, Gesaeuse National Park; article on, accessed on April 2012
  2. ^ a b Marazzi, Sergio (2005). Atlante Orografico delle Alpi. SOIUSA (in Italian). Priuli & Verlucca. ISBN 978-88-8068-273-8.