E Biken im Pillersee Tal
E Biken im Pillersee Tal

Leogang Mountains

The Leogang Mountains are a typical karst mountain chain and therefore characterised by a series of caves

The Leogang Mountains, or Leoganger Steinberge in German, belong to the Northern Limestone Alps and stretch in Tyrol and Salzburg. The 1,202 m high Römersattel pass divides the neighbouring Lofer Mountains from this mountain range. The Leogang and Lofer Mountains are listed in the division of the Eastern Alps by the Austrian Alpine Club as one related subgroup.

The Leogang Mountains are characterised by a series of caves. The largest one is the so-called Lamprechtsofen, which has been known for centuries. About 700 m of the 51 km long cave have been established as show cave. In North Tyrol, the Leongang Mountains stretch to the Pillersee Valley, located between Mt. Steinplatte, the Lofer and Leogang Mountains and the Kitzbühel Alps.

Peaks: Most of the significant peaks are located in the state of Salzburg, some of which are the 2,634 m high Birnhorn with its 1,300 m high impressive rock face - the highest peak of the Leogang Mountains -, Mt. Hochzint (2,243 m a.s.l.) and Mt. Kuchelhorn (2,500 m a.s.l.).

Trails: The neighbouring Kitzbühel Alps have a more important role to play in alpine sports than the Leogang Mountains. Two mountain huts of the Austrian Alpine Club are located in the Leogang Mountains, one of which is the Passau Mountain Hut at 2,051 m a.s.l. Furthermore, from Hochfilzen in the Pillersee Valley, a great tour on the Griessener alpine pastures and to the Griessener high moor starts. The latter is a protected area and bird reserve.

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