Leoganger Steinberge mountain chain
The Leoganger Steinberge mountains are a typical karst mountain chain and are therefore characterised by a series of caves.
The Leoganger Steinberge mountains belong to the Northern Limestone Alps and stretch in Tyrol and Salzburg. The Römersattel pass (1,202 m asl) divides the neighbouring Loferer Steinberge mountain chain from this mountain range. The Leonganger and Loferer Steinberge are by the way listed as subgroups that belong together. The Leoganger Steinberge mountain chain is delimited by the Loferer Steinberge mountains in the north west, the Kaiser mountain chain in the west, the Kitzbühel Alps in the south and the Salzburg Schistose Alps in the south east, while in the east there are the Berchtesgaden Alps.
The Leoganger Steinberge mountains are characterised by a series of caves. The largest cave of the mountain chain is the so-called “Lamprechtsofen” (oven = cave), which is known for centuries. About 700 m of the 51 km long cave have by the way been established as show cave. In North Tyrol the Leonganger Steinberge mountain chain stretches to the Pillersee valley, located between the Loferer and Leoganger Steinberge mountains and the Kitzbühel Alps.
Peaks: most of the significant peaks of the Leoganger Steinberge mountains are located in the state of Salzburg, some of which are the 2,634 m high Birnhorn, the Hochzint (2,243 m) and the Kuchelhorn (2,500 m).
Trails: the neighbouring mountains such as the Kitzbühel Alps have a more important role to play in alpine sports than the Leoganger Steinberge mountain chain. Two mountain huts of the alpinists’ association AVS are located in the Leoganger Steinberge mountains, one of which is the Passauer mountain hut at 2,051 m asl. From Hochfilzen in the Pillersee valley, a great tour on the Griessener alpine pastures and to the Griessener high moor starts, a protected area and bird reserve.