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The Berchtesgaden Alps are situated at the German-Austrian border. 

The Berchtesgaden Alps border in the east to the Salzkammergut mountains and the Tennen mountains, in the south to the Salzburg Slate Alps, in the southwest to the Kitzbühel Alps and in the west to the Loferer Steinberge and the Chiemgau Alps.

Its highest peak is the Hochkönig at 2'941 metres, which is situated in Austria. Other peaks over 2'500 metres are the Watzmann (2'713 m), Schönfeldspitze (2'655 m), Hochkalter (2'607 m), Grosser Hundstod (2'593 m), Funtenseetauern (2'578 m), Hocheisspitze 2'523 m) and the Hoher Göll (2'522 m).

 

Austria 1935, the Torsäule at Mt. Hochkönig 2'588 m.
The Torsäule is about 500 metres high and located on the eastern flank of the Mt. Hochkönig.

 

Austria 1945 Salzburg stamp Hohensalzburg Casle Salzburger Hochthron Untersberg massif in the background stamp

Austria 1945, Salzburg.
Hohensalzburg Fortress.
A view towards south, the Salzburger Hochthron (1'853 m / Untersberg massif) of the Berchtesgadener Alps in the background.
The stamp was issued in the series "Definitives - Landscapes".

Germany 1999 stamp timbre francobolli Briefmarken Nationalpark Berchtesgaden Watzmann

Germany 1999, "Nationalpark Berchtesgaden".
The Mt. Watzmann is after the Mt. Zugspitze and the Mt. Hochwanner the third highest mountain in Germany.

The Watzmann massif consists of the following peaks: the Watzmann, Kleiner Watzmann (also known as Watzmann Wife) and five lower peaks between Watzmann and Kleiner Watzmann known as Watzmannkinder (Watzmann Children). 

Germany Watzmann stamp timbre Briefmarke francobolli issued by Mozambique 2002

Mozambique 2002
The souvenirsheet depicts the Watzmann massif.
The descripton, Zugspitze, on the stamp is incorrect.
The souvenirsheet was issued in honour of the "International Year of Mountains".

Austria 2002 2003 Steinernes Meer stamp timbre Briefmarke francobolli

Austria 2002/2003, Steinernes Meer.
View from the village Maria Alm to Parsailhorn and Breithorn.

 The Steinernes Meer is a high karst plateau in the Berchtesgaden Alps and covers an area of about 160 square kilometres.

 

 

 

Austria 2006

It shows a view from Bad Reichenhall (Germany) towards the Loferer Steinberge in Austria.
At the left the Wartsteinkopf of the Berchtesgaden Alps and at the right the Rabensteinhorn of the Chiemgau Alps.

 

 

Germany 2013, Berchtesgaden Alps. 

The stamp is showing a view from the Wimbachgries in the Wimbach Valley towards the Hochkalter massif (2'607 m) of the Berchtesgaden Alps. The Wimbach Valley is about 10 kilometres long and situated between the Mt. Watzmann in the east and the Hochkalter massif in the west.  

 

Austria 2013, Stamp Day 2013.
The stamp shows the former Salzkammergut Lokalbahn, a gauge track operating between 1893 - 1957 from Salzburg to Bad Ischl with a branch to Mondsee. In the background a view from the north towards the city of Salzburg with Hohensalzburg Castle and summits of the Göll massif (left) and Untersberg massif (right) of the Berchtesgaden Alps.

 

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