The Mieming Range, called Mieminger Kette in German, is overshadowed by the much more popular Wetterstein Mountains
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The Mieming Range is a mountain chain in the Northern Limestone Alps and extends in the province of North Tyrol. While the central part is rather calm, the areas round the Coburg Refuge and Lake Drachensee in the west as well as Mt. Hohe Munde in the east are much more lively and popular with hikers. Mt. Hohe Munde is also a popular and challenging ski tour destination.
The Mieming Range is bounded by the Oberinntal valley in the south, the Fern Pass in the west, the Gaistal valley in the north and the Seefeld Saddle in the east. Also from a geological point of view, the mountain group is an interesting area, as this chain is characterised by sandstones, argellite, hornstone as well as volcanic tuff and dates back to the geologic eras of Triassic and Jurassic.
Peaks: Some of the most famous mountains are Mt. Hohe Munde (2,662 m a.s.l.), the Griesspitzen (2,747 m a.s.l.) and Mt. Wanning (2,493 m a.s.l.). Moreover there are Mt. Ehrwalder Sonnenspitze, called the "Matterhorn of Ehrwald", and the 2,370 m high Tschirgant with three summit crosses.
Trails: The lakes pertaining to this area are Lake Drachensee and Lake Seebensee, famous destinations for hikers and nature lovers. In the surroundings of the Marienbergjoch ridge there is a destination for winter sports enthusiasts, the Marienbergbahnen Biberwier Skiing Area.