Radstadt Tauern

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Radstadt Tauern
Alpen Oostenrijk - panoramio.jpg
Tauern Autobahn near Flachau
Highest point
Elevation2,711 m (8,894 ft)
Coordinates47°09′46″N 13°23′38″E / 47.16278°N 13.39389°E / 47.16278; 13.39389
Radstadt Tauern is located in Austria
Radstadt Tauern
Location in the Austrian Alps
Range coordinates47°09′00″N 13°23′00″E / 47.15000°N 13.38333°E / 47.15000; 13.38333Coordinates: 47°09′00″N 13°23′00″E / 47.15000°N 13.38333°E / 47.15000; 13.38333
Parent rangeCentral Eastern Alps
Low Tauern

The Radstadt Tauern[1][2][3][4][5] (German: Radstädter Tauern) are a subrange of the Central Eastern Alps in Austria. Together with the Schladming Tauern, the Rottenmann and Wölz Tauern and the Seckau Tauern the Radstadt Tauern form the major range of mountains known as the Low Tauern; the mountains are found in the southeast of the Austrian state of Salzburg, between the upper reaches of the Enns and Mur rivers.



The Radstadt Tauern form the westernmost part of the Low Tauern range, they are bounded to the southwest by the High Tauern, to the northwest by the Salzburg Pongau region, and to the east by the Schladming Tauern. Their name is derived from the historic town of Radstadt in the Enns valley.

Neighbouring ranges[edit]

The Radstadt Tauern border on the following other mountain ranges of the Alps:


According to the Alpine Club classification of the Eastern Alps (AVE), the mountains are bounded by the following line, in a clockwise direction:[6] Wagrainer Bach from its confluence with the Salzach – Wagrainer Höhe – Litzlingbach to its confluence with the Enns – Enns to RadstadtNorthern Taurach valley – ObertauernSouthern Taurach valley – Mauterndorf – Neuseß – Mur – Murtörl Pass – Kreealpenbach – Großarlbach to its confluence with the Salzach – Salzach to its confluence with the Wagrainer Bach.


The eastern edge of the Radstadt Tauern is crossed by the Radstädter Tauern Pass (1,738 m above sea level (AA)) and, since 1975, by the Tauern Road Tunnel of the Tauern Autobahn (A10).

In the north and south of the range, the Enns Valley and Mur Valley Railway lines, as well as parallel federal roads (Bundesstraßen) run along the upper Enns and upper Mur valleys.


Its highest summits are the Weißeck (2,711 m above sea level (AA)), the Hochfeind (2,687 m above sea level (AA)) and the Mosermandl (2,680 m above sea level (AA)).


Tappenkarsee Hut

Alpine huts[edit]

Ski regions[edit]

Skiing in the Radstadt Tauern is concentrated around the village of Obertauern and in the ski areas in the north and northwest, near Altenmarkt-Zauchensee or Flachau; the Radstadt Tauern are also well known for their ski touring terrain.


  1. ^ Outline of the geology of Austria and selected excursions, Volumes 34-35. Geologische Bundesanstalt (Austria), 1980. p. 60ff. ISBN 978-3-9003-1207-7.
  2. ^ Comite national francais de geologie (1980), Geology of the European countries: Austria, Federal Republic of Germany, Ireland, The Netherlands, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Dunod, Univ. of Michigan, 1980, pp. 35ff. ISBN 978-0-8601-0261-8
  3. ^ Karl Baedeker (1879). The eastern Alps, including the Bavarian highlands, the Tyrol, Salzkammergut, Styria, and Carinthia, Baedeker, p. 328.
  4. ^ Fodor (1992). Fodor's Austria, Fodor, pp. 309/10, D. McKay.
  5. ^ The Schladming Tauern at travel.michelin.com. Accessed on 10 Mar 2013.
  6. ^ http://www.bergalbum.de/alpeneinteilung_2.htm

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