Venediger group

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Venediger group
Location of the Venediger group

Location of the Venediger group

View from the northwest

View from the northwest

Highest peak Großvenediger ( 3657  m above sea level )
location Tyrol , Salzburg , South Tyrol
part of Hohe Tauern
Classification according to AVE 36
Coordinates 47 ° 6 ′  N , 12 ° 18 ′  E Coordinates: 47 ° 6 ′  N , 12 ° 18 ′  E
Venediger group

The Venediger Group is a mountain group in the central Eastern Alps . Together with the Ankogel Group , the Goldberg Group , the Glockner Group , the Schober Group , the Kreuzeck Group , the Granatspitz Group , the Villgraten Mountains and the Rieserferner Group , the Venediger Group forms the large group of the Hohe Tauern . Austria with the federal states of Salzburg and Tyrol and Italy with the province of South Tyrol have a share in the Venediger Group . Tyrol ( East Tyrol ) has the largest share in the mountain group. The highest peak of the Venediger group is the eponymous Großvenediger ( 3657  m above sea level ).

The Venediger group includes the main ridge of the Hohe Tauern in the western part. The Felbertauernstraße runs on the east side of the group. The Venediger group is the most glaciated mountain group in the Hohe Tauern. The fame of the group's main summit, the Großvenediger, makes the other areas and mountains take a back seat. The group offers a large number of peaks, mountain trails (such as the Venediger Höhenweg ) and huts. The origin of the name is not clear. According to a legend, local shepherds saw the huge, shiny ice mass of these mountains for the first time and believed they saw a lake with a city ("Venice"), but the name is also attributed to the Venediger .

Neighboring mountain groups

The Venediger Group borders the following other mountain groups in the Alps:


In the north, the Oberpinzgau forms the border from Krimml down the Salzach to Mittersill . In the east, the border from Mittersill runs southwards along the Felber Bach, over the Felber Tauern and further along the Tauernbach to Matrei in East Tyrol . From there, the border follows the Isel further south to the town of Huben. In the south, the Defereggental forms the border from Huben up the Schwarzach to the Jagdhausalm and Klammljoch . From the Klammljoch it goes down again along the Klammlbach and through the Reintal to Sand in Taufers . In the west, the border runs along the Ahrntal from Sand in Taufers to the Birnlücke and through the Krimmler Achental to Krimml.

The Birnlücke connects the Venediger group with the Zillertal Alps. The Klammljoch creates the connection to the Rieserferner group. The Felber Tauern connects the Venediger group with the Granatspitz group.

While side ridges regularly lead north from the main ridge, the ridges fan out to the south and form their own subgroups, such as the Durreck group , the Panargen ridge and the Lasörling group .

Between the heavily glaciated main ridge and the Lasörling group is the Virgental, the only permanently inhabited valley in the middle of the Venediger group.

Major parts of the Venediger group on the Austrian side belong to the core zone of the Hohe Tauern National Park , on the Italian side to the Rieserferner-Ahrn Nature Park .

Mountain ridges


All named three-thousanders in the Venediger group:

Panargen Ridge:

Lasörling group:


The Venediger Group is well developed for tourism. In addition to a myriad of managed alpine pastures and inns, there are also a large number of mountain huts run by the Alpine clubs :


Web links

Commons : Venedigergruppe  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ÖK50