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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 mecca for winter sports as well as great vacation and hiking during the summer months.

Europe’s Best Mountain Areas…

Bernese Alps Switzerland

  • Attractions
    • Jungfraujoch
    • Schlithorn
    • Aletsch Glacier
  • Mountains
    • Jungfrau
    • Eiger
    • Mönch
  • Towns / Villages –
    • Grindelwald, Gstaad,  Lauterbrunnen, Mürren,  Wengen
  • Nearest City – Interlaken

Dachstein Alps  Austria

  • Attractions
    • Hallstattersee
    • 5fingers viewing platform
  • Mountains
    • Hoher Dachstein
  • Towns / Villages –
    • Obertraun, Hallstatt
  • Nearest City – Salzburg

Dolomites  Italy

  • Attractions
    • Lake Misurina
    • Tri Cime National Park
  • Mountains
    • Marmolada
    • Tri Cime de Lavardo
      • Cime Piccola
      • Cime Grande
      • Cime Ovest
  • Towns / Villages –
    • Cortina d’Ampezzo
  • Nearest City – Venice

Făgăraș Mountains  Romania

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High Tauren  Austria

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  • Nearest City – Innsbruck

Hrubý Jeseník Mountains  Czechia

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  • Nearest City – Innsbruck

Julian Alps  Slovenia  Italy

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Low Tatras Slovakia

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Mount Blanc Massif  France  Italy Switzerland

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    • Mt. Blanc
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  • Nearest City – Chamonix

Ötztal  Austria

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  • Nearest City – Innsbruck

Sierra Nevada  Spain

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Veľká Fatra Slovakia

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Brechtesgaden Alps – Hockönig  Germany  Austria

  • Attractions
    • Koingsee
    • Eagle’s Nest
  • Mountains
    • Hochkönig
  • Towns / Villages –
    • Brechtesgaden
  • Nearest City – Salzburg

Dinaric Mountains- Profletije  Albania  Montenegro

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  • Nearest City – Innsbruck

Durmitor  Montenegro

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Giant Mountains  Poland  Czechia

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High Tatras  Poland Slovakia

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Jotunheimen Mountains  Norway

  • Attractions
    • Lake Gjende
    • Jotunheimen National Park
  • Mountains
    • Galdhøpiggen
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    • Beitostølen
  • Nearest City – Bergen

Karwendel  Austria

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  • Nearest City – Innsbruck

Malá Fatra Slovakia

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  • Nearest City – Innsbruck

Ortler  Italy

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  • Nearest City – Innsbruck

Pinnine Alps  Italy Switzerland

  • Attractions
    • Gornergrat Alpine Train
    • Great St. Bernard Pass
    • Matterhorn Glacier Express
  • Mountains
    • Dufourspitze
    • Matterhorn
  • Towns / Villages –
    • Zermatt
  • Nearest City – Visp

Saltzgammergut  Austria

  • Attractions
    • Altausee
    • Attersee
    • Mondsee
    • Wolfgangsee
  • Mountains
    • Gamsfeld
    • Schafberg
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  • Nearest City – Salzburg

Stubai Alps  Austria

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The Swiss Alps
Scenic road in the Swiss Alps

 

Mt. Ranges Country Highest Peak Height ft.
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

  1. Maritime Alps
  2. Cottian Alps
  3. Graian Alps
  4. Provence Alps
  5. Dauphiné Alps
  6. Provence Prealps
  7. Dauphiné Prealps
  8. Savoy Alps
 

  1. France, Italy,  Monaco
  2. France, Italy
  3. France, Italy, Switzerland
  4. France
  5. France
  6. France
  7. France
  8. France, Italy, Switzerland
 

  • Monte Argentera
  • Monte Viso
  • Grand Paradiso
  • Tête de l’Estrop
  • Barre des Écrins
  • Haute Cime
  •  l’Obiou
  • Mt. Blanc
 

  • 10,817
  • 12,602
  • 13,323
  • 9,715
  • 13,458
  • 3,257
  • 9,150
  • 15,781
Central Alps

  1. Pennine Alps
  2. Lepontine Alps
  3. Rhaertian Alps
  4. Bernese Alps
  5. Glarus Alps
  6. Swiss Prealps
  7. Bavarian Alps
  8. Lombard Prealps
 

  1. Italy, Switzerland
  2. Italy, Switzerland
  3. Italy,  Liechtenstein,Switzerland
  4. Switzerland
  5. Switzerland
  6. Switzerland
  7. Austria, Germany
  8. Italy, Switzerland
 

  • Dufourspitze
  • Monte Leone
  • Piz Bernina
  • Finsteraarhorn
  • Tödi
  • Schilthorn
  • Zugspitze
  • Pizzo di Coca
 

  • 15,203
  • 11,657
  • 13,284
  • 14,022
  • 11,857
  • 9,740
  • 9,718
  • 10,010
Eastern Alps

  1. Noric Alps
  2. Dolomites
  3. Carnic Alps
  4. Julian Alps
  5. Karavanks
  6. Salzburg Alps
  7. Austrian Alps
  8. Styrian Alps
  9. Venetian Alps
 

  1. Austria, Slovenia
  2. Italy
  3. Austria, Italy
  4. Italy, Slovenia
  5. Austria, Slovenia
  6. Austria, Germany
  7. Austria
  8. Austria, Slovenia
  9. Italy
 

  • Eisenhut
  • Marmolada
  • Coglians
  • Triglav
  • Hochstuhl/ Stol
  • Hoher Dachstein
  • Hochschwab
  • Hochter
  • Col Nudo
 

  • 8,009
  • 10,968
  • 9,127
  • 9,396
  • 7,336
  • 9,826
  • 7,470
  • 7772
  • 8,110
Apennine Mountains    
  1. Northern
  2. Central
  3. Southern 
  1. Italy
  2. Italy
  3. Italy
  • Corno Grande
  • Monte Amaro
  • Serra Dolcedormeonte
  • 9,554
  • 9,164
  • 7,438
Ardennes Belgium,France,  Luxembourg
  • Signal de Batrange
  • 2,277
Balkan Mts.  Bulgaria, Serbia
  • Botev Peak
  • 7,795
Böhmerwald  Austria, Czechia, Germany
  • Großer Arber
  • 4,777
Cambrian Mts. United Kingdom,   Wales
  • Pen Pumlumon Fawr 
  • 2,467
Cantabrian Spain
  • Torre de Cerredo
  • 8,688
The Caucasus Russia,  Georgia,  Armenia,  Azerbaijan
  • Mt. Elbrus
  • 18,510
Carpathian Mountains    
  1. Outer Western
  2. Inner Western
  3. Outer Eastern
  4. Inner Eastern
  5. Southern
  6. Romanian
  1. Czechia, Poland
  2. Hungary, Slovakia,  Slovakia
  3. PolandRomania, Ukraine
  4. PolandRomania, Ukraine
  5. Romania
  6. Romania
  • Lysá hora
  • Gerlachovský štít
  • Hoveria
  • Pietrosu Peak
  • Moldoveanu
  • Bihorul
  • 4,341
  • 8,711
  • 6,762
  • 6,896
  • 8,346
  • 6,066
Dinaric Alps Albania, Bosnia Hercegovina, Croatia,  Montenegro,  Serbia, Slovenia,Italy
  • Maja Jezerce
  • 8,839
Erzgebirge Czechia, Germany
  • Klínovec
  • 4,081
Grampian  United Kingdom  Scotland (Highlands)
  • Ben Nevis
  • 4,409
Harz Germany
  • Brocken
  • 3,743
Jura  France, Switzerland
  • Crêt de la Neige
  • 5,640
Pindus  Albania, Greece
  • Smolikas
  • 8,652
Pyrenees Andorra, France, Spain
  • Aneto
  • 11,168
Scandinavian Finland, Norway, Sweden
  • Galdhópiggen
  • 8,100
Sierra Morena  Spain
  • Bañuela
  • 4,370
Sierra Nevada Spain
  • Mulhacén
  • 11,411
Sudetes Czechia, Germany, Poland
  • Sněžka
  • 5,259
Taurus Turkey
  • Demirkazik
  • 12,323
Ural Russia,  Kazakstan 
  • Mount Narodnaya
  • 6,217
Vosages France, Germany
  • Grand Ballon
  • 4,671