Lavanttal Alps
Seetal Alps with Mt. Zirbitzkogel
Highest point
Elevation2,396 m (7,861 ft)
Coordinates47°3′0″N 14°34′0″E / 47.05000°N 14.56667°E / 47.05000; 14.56667
CountriesAustria and Slovenia
StatesStyria and Carinthia
Range coordinates47°4′N 14°57′E / 47.067°N 14.950°E / 47.067; 14.950
Parent rangeCentral Eastern Alps
Carinthian-Styrian Alps (Noric Alps)

The Lavanttal Alps (German: Lavanttaler Alpen, Slovene: Labotniške Alpe) are part of the Central Eastern Alps in Austria and Slovenia, between the river Mur in the north and the Drava in the south.

The mountains are named after the central valley of Lavanttal and the Lavant River which runs in their midst. Historically they were also viewed, along with the neighbouring Gurktal Alps range, as part of the larger "Noric Alps", but that grouping had no geological basis.[1]


The main ranges of the Lavanttal Alps are:


  1. ^ Noric Alps in Austria-Forum (in German) (at AEIOU); hence also the AVE No. 46b (and 46a for the Nock Mountains, the eastern Gurktal Alps) which goes back to the old group 46 of Moriggl's classification of 1924