| 3,798 m (12,461 ft)|
Central Eastern Alps
| Austria and Italy|
| Tyrol, Carinthia, Salzburg, Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol,|
Eastern Rhaetian Alps
Southern Rhaetian Alps
Carnic and Gailtal Alps
Eastern Tauern Alps
Northern Salzburg Alps
Tyrol Schistose Alps
The Western Tauern Alps (German: Westliche Tauernalpen, Italian: Alpi dei Tauri occidentali) are a mountain range of the Central Eastern Alps.
Western Tauern Alps Wikipedia
The range is bound by the Salzach river in the north; in the south the upper Drava and the Rienz in the Puster Valley form the border with the Southern Limestone Alps. In the west the Wipptal Valley up to the Brenner Pass and the course of the Eisack (Isarco) river separate it from the Eastern Rhaetian Alps. Administratively the Western Tauern Alps belong to the Austrian states of Tyrol, Salzburg and Carinthia and, in the southwest, to the Italian region of Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol.
According to SOIUSA (International Standardized Mountain Subdivision of the Alps) the mountain range is an Alpine section, classified in the following way:main part = Eastern Alps
major sector = Central Eastern Alps
section = Western Tauern Alps
code = II/A-17
The range is divided into four Alpine subsections:Zillertal Alps (German: Zillertaler Alpen; Italian: Alpi Aurine) - SOIUSA code: II/A-17.I,
High Tauern (German: Hohe Tauern; Italian: Alti Tauri) - SOIUSA code: II/A-17.II,
Villgraten Mountains (German: Villgratner Berge or Deferegger Alpen; Italian: Alpi Pusteresi) - SOIUSA code: II/A-17.III,
Kreuzeck group (German: Kreuzeckgruppe; Italian: Gruppo del Kreuzeck) - SOIUSA code: II/A-17.IV.
Some notable summits of the rang are: