Rosskopf (Stubai Alps)

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Rosskopf from the west, in the background the Fundres Mountains

Rosskopf from the west, in the background the Fundres Mountains

height 2189  m slm
location near Sterzing , South Tyrol , Italy
Mountains Stubai Alps
Coordinates 46 ° 54 '54 "  N , 11 ° 22' 59"  E Coordinates: 46 ° 54 '54 "  N , 11 ° 22' 59"  E
Rosskopf (Stubai Alps) (South Tyrol)
Rosskopf (Stubai Alps)
Normal way from the mountain station of the Rosskopfseilbahn over the NE ridge

The Rosskopf ( Italian Monte Cavallo ) is the easternmost branch of the Aggls-Rosskopf ridge in the Stubai Alps and the local mountain of the city of Sterzing in South Tyrol , Italy . The grassy summit bears a cross and reaches a height of 2189  m slm


On the summit of the Rosskopf

The climb to the top is easy. Either you first take the path to Sterzingerhaus ( 1930  m ) and from there follow the eastern ridge in 40 minutes to the summit, or you can approach the Rosskopf from the Ochsenscharte ( 2176  m ) over the western ridge in 1 hour. This ascent requires surefootedness and mountain experience. As a ridge crossing, the not entirely easy but marked transition to the Telfer Weißen ( 2588  m ) in approx. 2 hours is recommended.

On the eastern slopes there is a ski area and opportunities for cross-country skiing. The Rosskopf area is also the starting point for various high-altitude hiking trails.

Transmitting location

The broadcasting company Südtirol operates the broadcasting station Rosskopf on the crest of the mountain that descends from the summit in a northeastern direction. It broadcasts various programs (VHF radio and television).


  • Hanspaul Menara , Hannsjörg Hager: South Tyrolean short hiking guide . Athesia, Bozen 1981, ISBN 88-7014-217-5
  • Helmut Dumler: South Tyrol 2. Area guide: Area guide for hikers and mountaineers through the mountain world of the southern Stubai Alps, the Texel Group and the Sarntal Alps , Bergverlag Rother , Munich 1989, ISBN 3-7633-3305-3

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