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Pass height

Pass height

Compass direction Northwest southeast
Pass height 1074  m above sea level A.
state Carinthia
Watershed Weißensee , Weißenbach, Drau , Danube Mösernbach, Gössering , Gail , Drau, Danube
Valley locations Greifenburg / Drau Hermagor
expansion Federal road
Mountains Gailtal Alps
Kreuzbergsattel (Austria)
Coordinates 46 ° 42 '33 "  N , 13 ° 15' 20"  E Coordinates: 46 ° 42 '33 "  N , 13 ° 15' 20"  E

The Kreuzbergsattel , also known as Kreuzberg, is 1074  m above sea level. A. high mountain pass in the Gailtal Alps , which run through Upper Carinthia .

The Weißensee Straße B 87, which connects the upper Drautal with the parallel Gailtal , leads over the saddle . It crosses the mountains at an inclined angle of about 45 °, its endpoints are the district capital Hermagor in the southeast and Greifenburg / Drau in the northwest. Because of its low height of only 500 meters above the two valley floors, the route is also a historically significant transport link.

On its north ramp, the road runs between the Weißensee ( 930  m above sea level ) and the rugged Reisskofel ( 2371  m ), of which it offers impressive views. The southern part is flatter and connects the villages of the 15 km long Gitschtal (including Weißbriach and St. Lorenzen ) with the Gailtal and its district town Hermagor.

The pass is also called "Carinthian Kreuzberg" to distinguish it from the South Tyrolean Kreuzbergpass (or Sextener Kreuzberg).

Web links

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

Individual evidence

  1. Kreuzberg and the surrounding area on ÖK 50 , , Federal Office for Metrology and Surveying Austria, Austrian map.