Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointRötspitze (3496 m/11,470 ft)
CountriesAustria (58%), Italy (42%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
States/ProvincesTirol (58%), Trentino-Alto Adige (42%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area1,550 sq km / 599 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent37 km / 23 mi North-South
64 km / 40 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long46° 53' N; 12° 21' E
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Map of Defereggengebirge
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Defereggengebirge.
Tirol AlpenLevel 4 (Parent)
         Otzaller AlpenLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Stubai AlpenLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Tuxer VoralpenLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Zillertaller AlpenLevel 5 (Sibling)
         DefereggengebirgeLevel 5
                 RieserfernergruppeLevel 6 (Child)

Major Peaks of the Defereggengebirge

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange6
3.Monte Nevoso335811,017Rieserfernergruppe
6.Großer Fensterlekofel317110,404Rieserfernergruppe
7.Cima Dura313510,285 
8.Schwarze Wand310510,187Rieserfernergruppe
9.Große Ohrenspitze310110,174Rieserfernergruppe
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NamemftRange6

Photos of Peaks in the Defereggengebirge

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Hochgall seen from the west. To the left the pre-summit Graues Nöckl, on the right side Wildgall (3273) (2017-10-11). Photo by Johannes Lö.
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Via ferrata near the peak of Fernerköpfl (2007-08-19). Photo by Szaniszló Uherkovich.
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Weisse Spitze
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The ultimate vision of gravity-defying courage and perfect body control: Roger Rabbit, striking his most elegant pose on the final west ridge approach to the summit of Weiße Spitze, leaving a lasting impression on everyone already up there eagerly awaiting his imminent arrival. Behind him: Weiße Spitze's slightly lower twin peak Rote Spitze and the snow-capped 3,000ers of the Rieserferner range (2016-07-15). Photo by Habakuk Tibatong.
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