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View of the Schmittenhöhe from Thumersbach
Highest point
Elevation 1,965 m (AA) (6,447 ft)
Coordinates 47°19′45″N 12°44′16″E / 47.32917°N 12.73778°E / 47.32917; 12.73778Coordinates: 47°19′45″N 12°44′16″E / 47.32917°N 12.73778°E / 47.32917; 12.73778
Schmittenhöhe is located in Austria
Parent range Kitzbühel Alps

The Schmittenhöhe is a mountain, 1,965 m (AA) high, on the eastern edge of the Kitzbühel Alps. It is the local mountain of the district capital of Zell am See, from where a cable car was built in 1927 by Adolf Bleichert & Co. that runs to the summit. The cable car system has been renovated several times since. From the summit of the Schmittenhöhe there is a good view of over 30 three-thousanders as well as the lake of Zeller See, the river basin and the whole Saalach valley.

The Schmittenhöhe has pistes for winter sports. From the Schmittenhöhe numerous long-distance flights may be made by paraglider into the Pinzgau region whose straight, east-west orientation enables long flights to be made.[1]


  1. ^ Tourist information about the Schmittenhöhe

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