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The Rosaliengebirge (here with the Burgberg von Schwarzenbach and the distinctive wooded hilltop of the Sieggrabener Kogel) extends in the east to the Sieggrabener Sattel

The Rosaliengebirge (here with the Burgberg von Schwarzenbach and the distinctive wooded hilltop of the Sieggrabener Kogel ) extends in the east to the Sieggrabener Sattel

Highest peak Heuberg ( Rosalienkapelle ) ( 748  m above sea level )
location Lower Austria / Burgenland border , Austria
part of Edge mountains east of the Mur , Alps
Classification according to Alpine club division of the Eastern Alps
Rosaliengebirge (Austria)
Coordinates 47 ° 42 '  N , 16 ° 18'  E Coordinates: 47 ° 42 '  N , 16 ° 18'  E
rock Gneiss , mica slate ; above it limestone
Lanzenkirchen , in the background the Rosaliengebirge

The Rosaliengebirge ( Hungarian : Rozália-hegység , Croatian Gorje Rozalija ) is a foothill of the Alps on the Lower Austrian - Burgenland border. The Rosaliengebirge rises in its north-south extension near Neudörfl , reaches its highest elevation on the Heuberg (often also referred to as Rosalia ) and then falls back down to Weppersdorf . The Leithagebirge to the north of it is separated by the Wiener Neustädter Pforte .

From a geological point of view, the Rosaliengebirge is part of the Bucklige Welt . The landscape border between the Bucklige Welt and the Rosaliengebirge forms from north to southeast the valley of the Klingfurther Bach , in which the municipality of Klingfurth, which belongs to Walpersbach, and the Hochwolkersdorfer Rotte Rosenbrunn are located. The border then continues over the valley of the Hochwolkersdorfer Rotte Alm , over the so-called Totengraben into the Essengraben and then further over the Graben into the Schwarzenbachtal .

In the east, the Ödenburger Gebirge adjoins the Rosaliengebirge. The border between the two is formed from north to south by the Marzau , the Sieggrabener Sattel and the Sieggrabenbachtal.

The following elevations are located in the northern Rosaliengebirge:

The northern and southern Rosaliengebirge are separated from each other by the Wulkatal , the Heuberg (highest elevation of the Rosaliengebirge near the Rosalienkapelle ) and a ridge that extends from the Heuberg over the Auerberg and the Hochwolkersdorfer Rotte Hollerberg to the Hochwolkersdorfer Rotte Fernblick .

The following elevations are located in the southern Rosalien Mountains:

Similar to the Leithagebirge, the Rosaliengebirge consists of gneiss , mica schist and limestone . The ridge is heavily forested. The highest mountain is the Heuberg with the Rosalienkapelle , which reaches a height of 748 m. Also is on him ORF - transmitter Heuberg for northern Burgenland. Forchtenstein Castle is located on the steep limestone cliffs at the eastern foot . The mountains are drained by the Wulka , the Leitha and the Schwarzenbach . Part of the mountain is located in the protected Rosalia-Kogelberg Nature Park .

The Rosaliengebirge can only be crossed by a road from Mattersburg in Burgenland to Hochwolkersdorf in Lower Austria. In the transverse valleys, fruit and wine are widely grown due to the favorable weather . A well-known place is the health resort Bad Sauerbrunn at its northern foot.


  • Franz K. Bauer, Rudolph Oberhauser (ed.): The geological structure of Austria. Federal Geological Institute, Springer-Verlag, Vienna / New York 2008, ISBN 3-211-81556-2 , p. 326ff .

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