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View from the Fuscher Törl to the Edelweißspitze

View from the Fuscher Törl to the Edelweißspitze

height 2572  m above sea level A.
location Salzburg , Austria
Mountains Glockner group / Hohe Tauern
Dominance 1.13 km →  Kendlkopf
Notch height 84 m ↓  notch to the Kendlkopf
Coordinates 47 ° 7 '25 "  N , 12 ° 49' 52"  E Coordinates: 47 ° 7 '25 "  N , 12 ° 49' 52"  E
Edelweißspitze (State of Salzburg)

The Edelweißspitze is 2572  m above sea level. A. high summit of the Glockner group , northeast of the Großglockner , in the Hohe Tauern .


It forms the highest point of the toll Grossglockner High Alpine Road , which can be reached via the Edelweißstraße as a cul-de-sac from the Dr.-Franz-Rehrl-Haus (Restaurant Fuschertörl), a little below the Fuscher Törl .


The summit was originally 2577  m high and was previously called Poneck , Leitenkogel or Bergerkogel . In the west, the Piffkarschneide, a narrow ridge, runs from the summit down towards the Ferleitental. Under this ridge there is a steep wall called the edelweiss wall . The southeast slope of the Edelweißspitze towards the Fuscher Törl, on which the Edelweißstraße was built, was named Edelweißleite in 1935 .

When the Edelweißstrasse was being built, the client, Franz Wallack , came up with a name for the Poneck summit and, based on the two existing Edelweiß names, came up with the current name Edelweißspitze .

Summit development

The observation tower

At the highest point, a stone tower with an oval base was built next to a parking lot, from which you have an excellent all-round view of 37 three-thousand-meter peaks and 19 glacier fields in good weather. There is a "Bikers Point" for motorcyclists in this observation tower. Boards in four languages ​​provide information about the three international Großglockner automobile and motorcycle races in the 1930s.

The Edelweißspitze originally had a height of 2577  m , the difference to today's height was removed when the summit car park was built.

To the northwest below the summit is the Edelweißhütte , a restaurant with accommodation.

There is also a webcam on the Edelweißspitze that sends live images.


From the Dr.-Franz-Rehrl-Hütte , which is at the junction of the Großglockner High Alpine Road - Edelweißstraße at 2,450  m , a steep footpath leads to the Edelweißspitze in about half an hour.

From the Edelweißspitze you can get to the northeast in about 2½ hours via the Kendlkopf ( 2587  m ) to the Baumgartlkopf ( 2623  m ).

Panorama photo from the summit of the Edelweißspitze: Left view back to the Fuschertörl and the last ascent on the Obere Naßfeld, behind it the pyramid of the Brennkogel ( 3018  m above sea level ) with Kloben ( 2938  m above sea level ) - behind it would be the Glockner. In the middle and right above the Käfertal the Fuscherkarkopf ( 3331  m above sea level ), Breitkopf ( 3151  m above sea level ) and the Hohe Dock ( 3348  m above sea level ).

Web links

Commons : Edelweißspitze  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. according to amap.at and Sagis
  2. ^ Willi End , Hubert Peterka : Alpine Club Leader Glockner and Granatspitz Group . Bergverlag Rudolf Rother , Munich 1990, ISBN 3-7633-1258-7 (margin number 1502).