Zireiner Almen Rofangebirge Muenster
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Brandenberg Alps

The Brandenberg Alps with their famous Zireiner Mountain Huts are also called Rofan Mountains or simply Rofan

The Brandenberg Alps, a subgroup of the Northern Limestone Alps, extend in Tyrol and are bounded by the idyllic Lake Achensee, the Inn Valley and the Bavarian pre-Alps. Often they are referred to as Rofan Mountains, even if this term only defines the elevations between the Brandenberger Ache river and Lake Achensee. In winter, above the lake there's the Rofan Skiing Area, one of three skiing areas around the largest lake of Tyrol.

The Brandenberg Alps or Brandenberger Alpen, how they are called in German, form a long mountain chain, which stretches between the Kotalm Pass and the Rofan Peak. They are bounded by the Bavarian pre-Alps in the north, the Kaiser Mountains in the east, the Kitzbühel Alps in the south, the Tux pre-Alps in the south-west and the Karwendel Mountains in the west.

Peaks: Some of the most famous mountains are called Hochriss (2,299 m a.s.l.), Guffert (2,195 m a.s.l.), Rofanspitze (2,259 m a.s.l.), Pendling (1,563 m a.s.l.) and Vorderes Sonnwendjoch (2,224 m a.s.l.). Also this mountain chain offers a wide selection of outdoor activities, such as hikes and mountain tours in summer, and ski tours and snowshoe hikes in winter.

Trails: Besides climbing the single peaks, there are plenty of hiking paths in the Brandenberg Alps. One of them is the "Rofanrunde", a multi-day tour with possible overnight stays on the Erfurter Refuge or the Dalfázalm, situated in a beautiful position above Lake Achensee. Furthermore, on the eastern and northern side of the Rofan Peak you can explore some challening climbing routes.

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