Dachstein Mountains

Dachstein Mountains
Dachstein Mountains
Country Austria
Regions Upper Austria, Styria, Salzburg
Part of Northern Limestone Alps
Coordinates 47°31′N 13°40′E / 47.52°N 13.66°E / 47.52; 13.66
Highest point Hoher Dachstein
 - elevation 2,995 m (9,826 ft)
Length 50 km (31 mi)

The Dachstein Mountains (German: Dachsteingebirge) are a mountain range in the Alps. The term is a collective name used by the Austrian Alpine Club in categorising the Eastern Alps (AVE No. 14).

It includes:

  • The Dachstein Massif itself with its highest peak, the Hoher Dachstein (2,995 m AA)
  • the Grimming (2,351 m AA) in the east to the upper Styrian Enns valley
  • the Sarstein (1,975 m AA) in the north at the other bank of the River Traun



The Dachstein Mountains are bordered as follows:[1]

  • to the northeast by the Totes Gebirge, which is separated by the line from Sankt Agatha on the Hallstättersee – Pötschenhöhe – Bad Aussee – Kainischtraun – Bad Mitterndorf – Klachau – Grimmingbach to the River Enns
  • to the south by the Rottenmanner und Wölzer Tauern and the Niedere Tauern, which are separated by the River Enns, roughly from Untergrimming to its confluence with the Weißenbach near Haus im Ennstal
  • to the southwest by the Roßbrand in the Salzburg Slate Mountains along the line from Weißenbach – Ramsaubach – Schildlehenbach – Kalte Mandling – Warme Mandling – Marcheggsattel – Fritzbach – Linbach – Neubach  to Lungötz in the Lammer valley
  • to the west the Lammer valley forms the boundary of the mountains with the Tennengebirge
  • to the northwest the Salzkammergut Mountains are separated by a line from Rußbach – Gschütt Pass – Gosaubach – Hallstätter See  to Sankt Agatha


The two individual peaks of Grimming and Sarstein were counted as part of the Dachstein range because both have been broken off the Dachstein limestone block, even though they are quite separate from a hydrographic and orographic perspective. This classification appeared as early as 1924 in the Moriggl Division of the Alps.

The dividing lines are:

  • Hallstättersee and Koppentraun to Sarstein
  • from Bad Mitterndorf on the Salzabach including the Salza Reservoir to Grimming – here the Dachstein Glacier has carved out another valley which is drained by the Kainischtraun to the north and the Grimmingbach to the south, and which forms the natural landscape division with the Totes Gebirge. In between the Salza crosses the valley in a curious way, and forms a narrow gorge (Salzaschlucht) between Grimming and Kemetgebirge, the eastern edge of the Dachstein plateau.


  1. ^ Alpenvereinseinteilung der Ostalpen


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