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Hoher Dachstein

Coordinates: 47°28′31″N 13°36′23″E / 47.47528°N 13.60639°E / 47.47528; 13.60639
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Hoher Dachstein
Hoher Dachstein from the north-west, with the Vorderer Gosausee in the foreground
Highest point
Elevation2,995 m (9,826 ft)[1]
Prominence2,136 m (7,008 ft)[1]
Ranked 8th in the Alps
Isolation47.7 km (29.6 mi) Edit this on Wikidata
Coordinates47°28′31″N 13°36′23″E / 47.47528°N 13.60639°E / 47.47528; 13.60639[1]
English translationhigh roof stone
Language of nameGerman
PronunciationGerman: [ˌhoː.ɐˈdaxʃtaɪn]
Hoher Dachstein is located in Austria
Hoher Dachstein
Hoher Dachstein
LocationUpper Austria / Styria, Austria
Parent rangeNorthern Limestone Alps
Age of rockTriassic
Mountain typeLimestone
First ascent1832 Peter Gappmayr (Gosau side)
Hallstatt-Dachstein Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape
UNESCO World Heritage Site
CriteriaCultural: iii, iv
Inscription1997 (21st Session)

Hoher Dachstein is an Austrian mountain,. It is the second highest mountain in the Northern Limestone Alps. It is at the border of Upper Austria and Styria in central Austria. It is the highest point in each of those states. Parts of it are also in the state of Salzburg. Because of this it is sometimes called the Drei-Länder-Berg ("three-state mountain").

The Dachstein has a rich cave system. The Dachstein is famous for its fossils, including megalodonts.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Europe Ultra-Prominences". Peaklist.org. Retrieved 2013-02-14.

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