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The Mountains

The mountain ranges of Europe are a big impact on its climate and ecosystem. Their melting snow is the source of Europe’s most important rivers and waterways. The mountains are also a destination for summer and winter activities.

In winter many of these areas are meccas for winter sports like skiing, snowboarding and more. There are many resorts that provide some of the worlds best skiing. Resorts with plenty of runs and lifts to accommodate the skills of beginners or pros.

In summer these areas may attract just as many if not more visitors because of their natural beauty. Hiking trails provide miles of paths that offer incredible scenery and alpine wildlife. Many mountain villages offer accommodation for the traveler who just wants to get away from the busy cities.

Europe’s Popular Mountain Areas…

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ANDORRA

Cities / Villages: Grandvalira

🇦🇹 AUSTRIA

Cities / Villages: Bad Gastein, Ellmau, Engelberg, Hallstatt, Innsbruck, Ischgl, Kitzbühel, Lech am Arlberg, Saalbach and Hinterglemm, Saas-Fee, Saint Anton am Alberg, Saint Wolfgang, Salzburg, Seefled, Zell am See
Sights: Altausee, Attersee, Eisriesenwelt Cave, Großglockner Alpine Road, Hohenwerfen Castle, Mondsee , Schafberg, Wolfgangsee, Zeller See

🇧🇬 BULGARIA

Cities / Villages: Bansko

🇨🇿 CZECHIA

Cities / Villages:

🇫🇷 FRANCE

Cities / Villages: Albertville, Alpe D’huez, Annecy, Chamonix, Châtel, Courchevel, Grenoble ,La Plagne, La Chinaillon, Les Deux Alpes ,Les Houches, Mègve ,Méribel, Morzine, Notre dame de Bellecombe, Rougen, Saint Gervais les Bains, Saint Jean d’Arves, Samoens, Tignes, Val-d’sère, Val Thorens
Sights: Mount Blanc

🇩🇪 GERMANY

Cities / Villages: Brechtesgaden,
Füssen, Garmisch-Partenkirchen
, Mittenwald
Sights: Koingsee, Neuschwanstein & Hohenschwangau Castles, Zugspitze

🇮🇹 ITALY

Cities / Villages: Bardonecchia, Bormio, Breuil Cervina, Canazei, Cavalese, Cortina d’Ampezzo, Courmayeur, Leeco, Livigno, Madonna di Campiglio, Merano, Moena, San Martino di Castrozza, Tarvisio, Val de Funes, Val Gardena
Sights: Lake Misurina, Tri Cime National Park

🇲🇪 MONTENEGRO

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NORWAY

Cities / Villages: Beitostølen, Flåm, Geiranger, Lillehammer, Narvik, Olden, Reine, Undredal
Sights: Flåm Railway, Geirangerfjord, Hardangerfjord, Jostedalsbreen Glacier National Park, Jotunheimen National Park, Lake Gjende, Lysefjorden & Pulpit Rock, Sognefjord, Trolltunga, Vøringfossen Falls

🇵🇱 POLAND

Cities / Villages: Zakopane
Sights: Szczeliniec Wielki

🇵🇹 PORTUGAL

Cities / Villages: Sintra

🇷🇴 ROMANIA

Cities / Villages: Brab, Cheia, Pestera, Predeal, Sinaia, Viscri
Sights: Bran Castle, Făgăraș Mountains, Poenari Castle, Transfagarasan Road

🇸🇰 SLOVAKIA

Cities / Villages: Jasná Nízke Tatry

🇸🇮 SLOVENIA

Cities / Villages: Bled
Sights: Kranjska Gora, Lake Bled, Lake Jasna, Soca River, Triglav National Park

🇪🇸 SPAIN

Cities / Villages: Arties, Baqueira-Beret, Covagonga, Granada, Ronda, Torla

🇸🇪 SWEDEN

Cities / Villages: Åre

🇨🇭 SWITZERLAND

Cities / Villages: Andermatt, Basse-Nendaz, Davos, Grindewald, Gruyére, Gstaadt, Guarda, Interlaken, Lucerne, Murren, St. Moritz, Wengen, Zermatt, Zürich
Sights: Bernina Express, Furkas Pass, Great St. Bernard Pass,
Jungfraujoch, Lauterbrunnen Valley, Matterhorn, Mount Pilatus, Schlithorn

The Swiss Alps
Scenic road in the Swiss Alps

The Alps

The Alps are comprised of many different ranges and groups of mountains. Historically these have been classified differently by countries and organizations. The Partizione delle Alpi of 1926 is used in this table. A SOIUSA plan has been proposed but, not made official.

Western Alps…

Range

Maritime Alps

Cottian Alps

Graian Alps

Provence Alps

Dauphiné Alps

Provence Prealps

Dauphiné Prealps

Savoy Alps

Countries

🇫🇷 France 🇮🇹 Italy 🇲🇨 Monaco

🇫🇷 France 🇮🇹 Italy

🇫🇷 France 🇮🇹 Italy 🇨🇭 Switzerland

🇫🇷 France

🇫🇷 France

🇫🇷 France

🇫🇷 France

🇫🇷 France 🇮🇹 Italy 🇨🇭 Switzerland

Highest Point

Monte Argentera 10,817

Monte Viso 12,602

Grand Paradiso 13,323

Tête de l’Estrop 9,715

Barre des Écrins 13,458

Haute Cime 3,257

 l’Obiou 9,150

Mt. Blanc 15,781

Central Alps…

Range

Pennine Alps

Lepontine Alps

Rhaertian Alps

Bernese Alps

Glarus Alps

Swiss Prealps

Bavarian Alps

Lombard Prealps

Countries

🇮🇹 Italy 🇨🇭 Switzerland

🇮🇹 Italy 🇨🇭 Switzerland

🇮🇹 Italy 🇱🇮 Liechtenstein 🇨🇭 Switzerland

🇨🇭 Switzerland

🇨🇭 Switzerland

🇨🇭 Switzerland

🇩🇪 Germany

🇮🇹 Italy 🇨🇭 Switzerland

Highest Point

Dufourspitze 15,203

Monte Leone 11,657

Piz Bernina 13,284

Finsteraarhorn 14,022

Tödi 11,857

Schilthorn 9,740

 Zugspitze 9,718

Pizzo di Coca 10,010

Eastern Alps…

Range

Noric Alps

Dolomites

Carnic Alps

Julian Alps

Karavanks

Salzburg Alps

Austrian Alps

Styrian Alps

Venetian Alps

Countries

🇦🇹 Austria 🇸🇮 Slovenia

🇮🇹 Italy

🇦🇹 Austria 🇮🇹 Italy

🇮🇹 Italy 🇸🇮 Slovenia

🇦🇹 Austria 🇸🇮 Slovenia

🇦🇹 Austria 🇩🇪 Germany

🇦🇹 Austria

🇦🇹 Austria 🇸🇮 Slovenia

🇮🇹 Italy

Highest Point

Eisenhut 8,009

Marmolada 10,968

Coglians 9,127

Triglav 9,396

Hochstuhl/ Stol 7,336

Hoher Dachstein 9,826

Hochschwab 7,470

Hochter 7772

Col Nudo 8,110

The Carpathian Mountains…

Range

Outer Western

Inner Western

Outer Eastern

Inner Eastern

Southern

Romanian

Countries

🇨🇿 Czechia 🇵🇱 Poland

🇭🇺 Hungary 🇸🇰 Slovakia

🇵🇱 Poland 🇷🇴 Romania 🇺🇦 Ukraine

🇵🇱 Poland 🇷🇴 Romania 🇺🇦 Ukraine

🇷🇴 Romania

🇷🇴 Romania

Highest Point

Lysá hora 4,341

Gerlachovský štít 8,711

Hoveria 6,762

Pietrosu Peak 6,896

Moldoveanu 8,346

Bihorul 6,066

The Apennine Mointains…

Range

Northern

Central

Southern

Countries

🇮🇹 Italy

🇮🇹 Italy

🇮🇹 Italy

Highest Point

Corno Grande 9.554

Monte Amaro 9,164

Serra Dolcedormeonte 7,438

Other European
Mountains…

Range

The Ardennes

Balkan Mountains

Böhmerwald – Bohemian Forest

Cambrian Mountains

Cantabrian Mountians

The Caucasus


Dinaric Alps



Erzgebirge – Ore Mountains

Grampian Mountains

Harz Highland

Jura Mountains

Pindus Mountians

The Pyrenees

Scandinavian Mountains

Sierra Morena 

Sierra Nevada

The Sudetes

Taurus Mountains

Ural Mountains

The Vosages

Countries

🇧🇪 Belgium 🇫🇷 France 🇱🇺 Luxembourg

🇧🇬 Bulgaria 🇷🇸 Serbia

🇦🇹 Austria 🇨🇿 Czechia 🇩🇪 Germany

🇬🇧 United Kingdom 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Wales

🇪🇸 Spain

🇦🇲 Armenia 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan 🇬🇪 Georgia 🇷🇺 Russia

🇦🇱 Albania 🇧🇦 Bosnia Herzegovina 🇭🇷 Croatia 🇮🇹 Italy 🇲🇪 Montenegro 🇷🇸 Serbia 🇸🇮 Slovenia

🇨🇿 Czechia 🇩🇪 Germany

🇬🇧United Kingdom 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Scotland

🇩🇪 Germany

🇫🇷 France 🇨🇭 Switzerland

🇦🇱 Albania 🇬🇷 Greece

🇦🇩 Andorra 🇫🇷 France 🇪🇸 Spain

🇫🇮 Finland 🇳🇴 Norway 🇸🇪 Sweden

🇪🇸 Spain

🇪🇸 Spain

🇨🇿 Czechia 🇩🇪 Germany 🇵🇱 Poland

🇹🇷 Turkey

🇷🇺 Russia

🇫🇷 France 🇩🇪 Germany

Highest Point

Signal de Batrange 2,277

Botev Peak 7,795

Großer Arber 4,777

Pen Pumlumon Fawr  2,467

Torre de Cerredo 8,668

Mt. Elbrus 18,510


Jezerce 8,839



Klínovec 4,081

Ben Nevis 4,409

Brocken 3,743

Crêt de la Neige 5,640

Smolikas 8,652

Aneto 11,168

Galdhópiggen 8,100

Bañuela 4,370

Mulhacén 11,411

Sněžka 5,259

Demirkazik 12,323

Mount Narodnaya 6,217

Grand Ballon 4,671