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The Salzburg Alps

The Salzburg Alps and their surroundings

The Austrian city of Salzburg is not only Mozart's place of birth, it is also without doubt one of the most beautiful cities in the Alps.

Most of the Salzburg province is covered with mountains. Along its border, in the Hohe Tauern Range, stand the country's highest peaks (the Grossglockner at 3798m and the Grossvenediger at 3660m) as well as smaller, more undulated pre-alpine terrain and their countless lakes (the Salzkammergut region).

Forests, grazing fields and pastures make up more than 80% of its agricultural land. East of Salzburg, where the Salzburg's state meets the Styria and Upper Austria states, is the strongly karstic Dachstein massif (3000m). There lies the northernmost glacier of the Alps, which seems to have been spared the effects of global warming. It has quite distinctive features, very similar to those of the Dolomites, with its high rocky faces and towers.

Highlights

  • Salzburg, the most beautiful alpine city
  • Numerous lakes
  • The high rocky summits of the Dachstein massif and the "Hohe Tauern"

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