Hoher Dachstein

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Hoher Dachstein
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Hoher Dachstein from the north-west, with the Vorderer Gosausee in the foreground
Highest point
Elevation 2,995 m (9,826 ft) [1]
Prominence 2,136 m (7,008 ft) [1]
Ranked 8th in the Alps
Isolation 47.7 kilometres (29.6 mi)
Listing Ultra
Coordinates 47°28′31″N 13°36′23″E / 47.47528°N 13.60639°E / 47.47528; 13.60639Coordinates: 47°28′31″N 13°36′23″E / 47.47528°N 13.60639°E / 47.47528; 13.60639[1]
Naming
Translation high roof stone (German)
Pronunciation German: [ˌhoː.ɐˈdaxʃtaɪn]
Geography
Hoher Dachstein is located in Austria
Hoher Dachstein
Hoher Dachstein
Austria
Location Upper Austria / Styria, Austria
Parent range Northern Limestone Alps
Geology
Age of rock Triassic
Mountain type Limestone
Climbing
First ascent 1832 Peter Gappmayr (Gosau side)
Hoher Dachstein
Painting of Dachstein by Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller (1835)
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Official name Hallstatt-Dachstein Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape
Location Upper Austria, Austria Edit this at Wikidata
Coordinates 47°28′31″N 13°36′23″E / 47.4753°N 13.6064°E / 47.4753; 13.6064
Criteria Cultural: iii, iv
Reference 806
Inscription 1997 (21st Session)
Hoher Dachstein is located in Austria
Hoher Dachstein
Location of Hoher Dachstein

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.