The Waidring Alps comprise several single limestone alpenstocks in the states of Tyrol and Salzburg.
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The Waidring Alps belong to the Northern limestone Alps and stretch from Pinzgau in the state of Salzburg to the holiday area of Kitzbühel and surroundings in North Tyrol. Name-giving for this mountain range is the village of Waidring in the Pillersee valley. This is also where the Waidringer Steinplatte mountain is located, which also belongs to the Waidring Alps. Moreover there are further limestone mountain groups such as the Leoganger and Loferer Steinberge mountain chains, which are also described in our mountain section, as well as the Fellhorn mountain range, the Kirchbergstock and the Buchensteinwand and Unterberghorn mountains, which are often considered to be part of the Wilder Kaiser mountain chain, but belong to the Waidring Alps.
Since 2008 the Waidringer Steinplatte (flagstone) mountain boasts a particular highlight: the “Triassic Parc Steinplatte” provides information on primordial oceans, the Tethys, including a miniature primordial ocean of 200 sqm. Moreover nearby there is one of the largest platforms of Austria. The platform boasts the form of a fan coral with transparent floor parts, making you look down into the depth of 70 metres, as well as parts that are not transparent for those who don’t seek the thrill.
Peaks: the highest peaks in the single limestone alpenstocks are the Birnhorn (2,634 m) in the Leoganger Steinberge mountain chain, the Grosses Ochsenhorn (2,511 m) in the Loferer Steinberge mountain chain, the Steinplatte mountain (1,869 m), the main peak of the Unterberghorn (1,773 m), the Wallerberg (1,682 m) in the Kirchbergstock mountain range, the main peak of the Fellhorn mountains (1,765 m) and the Buchsteinwand with 1,462 m asl.
Trails: the Leoganger and Loferer Steinberge mountain chains are not very famous with hikers and climbers. The Steinplatte and Buchensteinwand mountains, however, are popular climbing and skiing areas, which can be reached from the Pillersee valley and the holiday area of Kitzbühel and surroundings.