Kater Mountains

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Kater Mountains
Highest peak Rosskopf ( 1659  m above sea level )
part of Salzkammergut mountains
Kater Mountains (Austria)
Kater Mountains
Coordinates 47 ° 41 '22 "  N , 13 ° 34' 34"  E Coordinates: 47 ° 41 '22 "  N , 13 ° 34' 34"  E

The Katergebirge (also Kattergebirge ) is a steep mountain range between Bad Ischl , Bad Goisern and the Wolfgangsee in Upper Austria . It is part of the Salzkammergut Mountains in the northern part of the Gamsfeld Group and is part of the Northern Limestone Alps .


  • Katrin 1544  m with Kaiser-Franz-Josef summit cross (erected in 1910 on the occasion of the 80th birthday of the monarch) and ORF broadcasting mast
  • Elfer- or Katerkogel (summit cross) 1603  m
  • Hainzen 1639  m
  • Rosskopf 1659  m
  • Feuerkogel 1461  m

Alpine pastures

  • Katrinalm (managed) near the mountain station.
  • Ahornfeldalm ( 1601  m ): Jungviehalm with a hut ( follow-up herding ). The transition to the Alm from the mountain station takes approx. 1.5 hours, the unmarked ascent from Nussensee approx. 2.5 hours.

Tourism and development

Bad Ischl ( 469  m ) to the Katrinalm ( 1415  m ), a cable car runs. This was opened in 1959 and operated all year round until 2010. In winter there were ski slopes with a length of 6 km. In 1962 the Austrian Alpine Ski Championships were held here. From 2011 the cable car will only be operated in the summer season between May and the beginning of November.

Marked ascent routes start in Bad Ischl at the valley station, in Lauffen, in Bad Goisern (Weißenbach) and at the “Zur Wacht” inn on the main road to Strobl . The Katergebirge can be crossed in an east-west direction from the mountain station over all the ridge peaks to the Ahornfeldalm.


Individual evidence

  1. Katrin - more than just a girl's name! In: katrin cable car. 2012, accessed May 28, 2012 .