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Sesvenna Alps

A popular walk takes you from Nauders in North Tyrol to the tri-border Boundary Stone beneath the 2,808 m high Piz Lad

About two thirds of the Sesvenna Alps are located in Swiss state territory, while one third belongs to South Tyrol and a corner to North Tyrol. They are a subgroup of the Central Alps and are called Münstertal Alps in Switzerland, which has the lion's part of these mountains. In Tyrol, the Sesvenna Alps are located in the extreme north-east of North Tyrol, close to Nauders and the Reschenpass.

Various mountain passes delimit the Sesvenna Alps, such as the Finstermünz Pass and the Swiss Fuorn Pass, which represents the connection of the Sesvenna Alps and the Ortles Alps. Moreover, they are delimited by the Reschenpass, connecting them with the Oetztal Alps. Neighbouring mountain ranges are the Silvretta Alps, the Oetztal Alps and the Livigno Alps.

Peaks: The highest peak is the 3,204 m high Piz Sesvenna in the Swiss canton Engadine, which is name-giving for the mountain chain. Mt. Piz Lad (2,808 m a.s.l.), however, marks the northernmost point of the Sesvenna Alps. Other important peaks are Mt. Piz Pisoc (3,174 m a.s.l.), Mt. Piz Rasass (2,941 m a.s.l.) and Mt. Elferspitze (2,926 m a.s.l.) in the Val Venosta valley in South Tyrol in Italy.

Trails: A popular walk takes you from Nauders in North Tyrol to the Boundary Stone underneath Mt. Piz Lad, where Italy, Austria and Switzerland meet. Moreover, the Red Trail of the Via Alpina snakes across the Sesvenna Alps in two stages. Also the only national park in Switzerland with its stunning landscapes, the Swiss National Park, covers major areas of the Sesvenna Alps.

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