The pass height describes the lowest possible passable point of a mountain ridge , ridge or ridge course between two mountain ranges , e.g. B. a mountain pass . The absolute height of a pass above sea level is given in meters or feet . It represents the highest point of the ideal transition, in this respect it is a minimum and a maximum at the same time, i.e. a saddle point , and always also a watershed .
However, the top of the pass is not always (rarely) the highest point of a transition path. The course of a pass road can lead past it to the side or, for reasons of better accessibility, exceed it, in the case of a tunnel under it it can also be lower ( top tunnel ). The road from Disentis to the Lukmanier Pass reaches its actual culmination point ( peak ) at 1972 m in the gallery north of the actual pass height, which is only 1915 m .
- Mountain pass
- Valley pass
- Erzgebirge passes
- Alpine passes in Valais in Roman times
- List of Alpine passes
- List of mountain passes in France
- List of Alpine passes in Italy
- List of passports in Austria
- List of passports in Switzerland
- List of mountain passes in Namibia
- List of plateaus and mountain passes in Iceland
- Passports in New Zealand