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Chiemgau Alps
Geigelstein (1808 m) seen from the southern peak Breitenstein
Highest point
Elevation1,961 m (6,434 ft)
CountriesGermany and Austria
StatesBavaria, Salzburg and Tirol
Parent rangeNorthern Limestone Alps
OrogenyAlpine orogeny
Age of rockMesozoic and Cenozoic
Type of rocksedimentary rocks

The Chiemgau Alps (German: Chiemgauer Alpen) are a mountain range in the Northern Limestone Alps and belong to the Eastern Alps. Their major part is situated in Bavaria, Germany and only a small section crosses the Austrian border into the states of Salzburg and Tirol. They reach their highest elevation (1961 m) in the Sonntagshorn, a peak straddling the German-Austrian border.


The Chiemgau Alps stretch from the Inn River in the West to the Salzach River in the East and cover a distance of 60 km in strike direction; their maximum width in North-South direction amounts to about 25–30 km. They are surrounded by the following mountain ranges:

Their northern edge often drops off quite drastically to the foothills.

Major peaks

Peaks for rock climbing:

47°43′N 12°33′E / 47.717°N 12.550°E / 47.717; 12.550