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Bavarian Alps

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointZugspitze (2962 m/9718 ft)
CountriesGermany (91%), Austria (9%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
States/ProvincesBavaria (91%), Tirol (9%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area21,305 sq km / 8,226 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent201 km / 125 mi North-South
205 km / 127 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long48° 7' N; 12° 4' E
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Map of Bavarian Alps
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Bavarian Alps.
Northern AlpsLevel 3 (Parent)
         Berner OberlandLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Urner AlpsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Glarus AlpsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Saint Gallen AlpsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Western Austria AlpsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Bavarian AlpsLevel 4
         KitzbuhelLevel 4 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Bavarian Alps

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange5
1.Zugspitze29629718 
2.Schneefernerkopf28759432 
3.Hochplattig27689081 
4.Birkkarspitze27499019 
5.Hochwanner27449003 
6.H√∂llentalspitzen27438999 
7.Grosser Bettelwurf27268944 
8.Grosser Lafatscher26968845 
9.Leutascher Dreitorspitze26818796 
10.Hohe Munde26628734 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.



Photos of Peaks in the Bavarian Alps

Zugspitze

In 1993 the summit area of the Zugspitze was a mess of construction (1993-08-07).
Mahnkopf
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Mahnkopf doesn't look to far from here... but oh it is (2011-05-21). Photo by Graziano Coppa.
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Rehleitenkopf
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Rehleitenkopf looks quite inaccessible from the bottom of the valley (2011-03-06). Photo by Graziano Coppa.
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