The Hochreichhart, one of the most popular summits of the Seckau Tauern
|Parent range||Low Tauern|
The Seckau Tauern or Seckau Alps (German: Seckauer Tauern or Seckauer Alpen) are a small subrange of the Low Tauern mountains in the Austrian Central Alps, part of the Eastern Alps. The range is located in the Austria state of Styria.
Boundary and divisions
The Seckau Tauern are the easternmost part of the Low Tauern; they are bounded by the valleys of the Ingeringbach and Liesing streams. Their name comes from the village of Seckau, which lies 5 km north of Knittelfeld and is known for its Benedictine monastery.
The Seckau Tauern are adjacent to the following other Alpine ranges:
- Ennstal Alps (to the north and east)
- Lavanttal Alps (to the south)
- Rottenmann and Wölz Tauern (to the west)
- Sonnleitner Hut: height 1,215 metres, not managed, for self-sufficient guests, 27 mattresses. Base is Gaal, walking time from Gaal 1,5 hours. Road to the hut.
- Triebental Hut: height 1,104 metres, not managed, for self-sufficient guests, 18 mattresses, winter room with AV key. Base is Trieben.
- Hochreichhart Schutzhaus: height 1,483 metres.
The Seckau Tauern are primarily of regional significance for mountain sports throughout the year. Only a few summits, like the Hochreichart and Seckauer Zinken, attract visitors from outside the region as destinations for hiking and ski touring.
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