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Granatspitze Group

 
Granatspitze Group

Page Type: Area/Range

Location: Tyrol / Salzburg, Austria, Europe

Lat/Lon: 47.07370°N / 12.58790°E

Object Title: Granatspitze Group

Elevation: 10604 ft / 3232 m

 

Page By: Mathias Zehring, Jurgen

Created/Edited: Jan 12, 2006 / Oct 23, 2010

Object ID: 170963

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Overview

Geographical classification: Eastern Alps > Hohe Tauern GROUP > Granatspitze Group
 
Granatspitze Group
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The Granatspitze Group is a narrow mountain range between the Glockner Group and Schober Group (east), and the Venediger Group (west). It is one of the less known and smallest mountains ranges in the Hohe Tauern Group. The range starts north at the Zwölferkogel (2446m) and ends almost 40 kilometers south at the Rotenkogel (2762m). The reason why this range is less familiar is probably because of the alltitude of the mountains. The highest mountain is the Muntanitz and not the Granatspitze after wich the range is named at. The Muntanitz (3,232m/10,604ft) is fairly lower than it's more known neighbours like the Grossglockner (12461 ft / 3798 m) or Grossvenediger (12015 ft / 3662 m).

The range is slightly glaciated, the most important glaciers are the Granatspitz glacier, Prägrat glacier and the Sonnblick glacier, all around the Granatspitze and Stubacher Sonnblick. The Granatspitze Group is a perfect range for people who'd like to avoid the busy mountain areas. There are few mountain huts and the route are pretty long compared to nearby mountain areas. The most famous routes is the St Pöltner Weg. It runs from the Neuer Prager hütte(Venediger Group) via the St Pöltner hütte to the Rudolfs-Hütte (Alpine center) on the Weissee. The Matreier Tal and Kalser Tal, are noted for their beautiful lakes (Hintersee, Grünsee, Weissee, Tauernmoossee) and beautiful forests.

The most important villages are Matrei in Ost-Tirol (west), Kals (east) and Mittersill and Uttendorf in Salzburg (north).

Getting there / Maps

The Granatspitze Group is located in the center of the Hohe Tauern. The range can be diveded into a few valleys: The Felber Tal, Stubachtal, Matreier Tal and Kalser Tal. Getting there depends on in which valley you want to start your activities. The two following maps should help you getting there, or please see the excellent Hohe Tauern Group page on SP.


On the map below you can get a good impression of the Granatspitze Group area. As you can see the range is pretty narrow.




Main Mountains

The following table contains all the main mountain in the Granatspitze Group. I've selected the mountains, so it is very subjective. Please help let me know if I've missed a main mountain.
Some of the main mountains already have a page on SP, but not all of them. Especially the main mountains deserve a page. So if you have the knowledge you are invited to contribute.

MountainElevationStarting Point
Muntanitz3232m / 10604ftSudetendeutsche Huette (2650 m)
Luckenkogel3100m / 10171ftLandeggalm (1687m), Kalsertauern Haus (1754m)
Stubacher Sonnblick3088m / 10131ftRudolfshuette (2311m), Karl-Fuerst-Huette (2629m)
Kendlspitze3088m / 10131ftSudetendeutsche Huette (2650 m)
Granatspitze3086m / 10125ftRudolfshuette (2311m), Karl-Fuerst-Huette (2629m)
Gradoetzspitze3063m / 10049ftSudetendeutsche hut (2650m)
Hohe Fürleg2943m / 9656ftRudolfshuette (2311m), Karl-Fuerst-Huette (2629m)
Hochgasser2922m / 9587ftGrünseehütte (2235m), St. Pöltner Hütte (2481m)
Riegelkopf2920m / 9580ftGrünseehütte (2235m), St. Pöltner Hütte (2481m), Karl-Fuerst-Huette (2629m)
Landeggkopf2900m / 9514ftKarl-Fuerst-Huette (2629m)
Rotenkogel2762m / 9062ftKals-Matreier-Törlhaus (2207m), Matreier cable car station (2190m)
Blauspitze2575m / 8448ftKals-Matreier-Törlhaus (2207m), Kalser Cable car station (2305m)
Zwölferkogel2446m / 8025Bräu-Hochalm (1822m), Dürrstein-Hochalm (1610m)



Granatspitze

Muntanitz

Kendlspitze

Zwölferkogel

Mountain Huts

The Granatspitze Group has a low density of mountain huts, especially compared to the neighbour mountain ranges. Most of the summits can be reached in a day from one of these huts. The huts are usually closed in winter while some (mainly deeper down in the valleys) remain open for the wintertimes. The following table lists the mountain huts according to their height.

Mountain hutElevationAccesContact
Sudetendeutsche Hütte2650m / 8694ftMatrei-Glanz (1545m), Felbertauernstrasse (Stüberl: 1160m)+43/720/347802
Karl-Fürst-Hütte2629m / 8625ftFelbertauernstrasse (Landecktal: 1420m)+43/2742/310311
St. Pöltner Hütte2481m / 8140ftAussergschlöss (1691m), Felbertauernstrasse (Hintersee-Duldental: 1300m)+43/6562/6265
Berghotel Rudolfshütte2315m / 7595ftEnzinger Boden (1480m), Cable car to the hut!+43/6563/8221
Grünsee Hütte2235m / 7333ftMatreier Tauernhaus (1512m)+43/4875/5337
Kals-Matreier-Törl-Haus2207m / 7241ftMatreier cable car station (2190m), Kals (1325m), Matrei (975m), Kalser Cable car station (2305m)+43/664/9256806
Kalser Tauern Haus1755m / 5758ftKals-Tauerer (1521m+43/664/9857090



Karl-Fürst Hütte

Sudetendeutsche Hütte

Berghotel Rudolfshütte


Red tape

No limitations of alpine activity, though most of the group is part of the national park. Normal rules like: stay on paths, take your garbage with you, no camping, etc.

See this page for more information and rules of the National Park Hohe Tauern

Maps and (Guide)books

Map 1:25 000:
  • Granatspitzgruppe
    Alpenvereinskarte 39
Map 1:50 000:
  • Glocknergruppe, NP Hohe Tauern
    Kompass Map WK39
    ISBN-10: 3854910444
Map 1:50 000:
  • Matrei - Defereggen - Virgental
    Freytag & Berndt WK 123
Online Map:Guidebook:
  • Glockner-, Granatspitz-, Venedigergruppe
    Willi End / Hubert Peterka
    Alpenvereinsführer
    Rother Verlag
    ISBN: 978-3-7633-3237-3
To order Kompass maps or guidebooks: www.kompass.at
To order Freytag & Berndt maps: www.freytagberndt.at
To order the Rother Wanderführer: www.rother.de

External Links

* Weather forecast
* Avalance Bulletin
* Time Table Bus
* Time Table Train

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This page was empty for almost three years. I've adopted the page and try to full it with usefull information. Any additions or corrections? Thanks!
Posted Jan 20, 2009 4:11 am

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