Zillertal Alps

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Zillertal Alps

(tsĭl`ərtäl'), range of the E Alps astride the Austro-Italian border and extending 35 mi (56 km) NE into the Tyrol. The range rises to 11,555 ft (3,522 m) in the Hockfeiler, on the international line. The Brenner Pass forms the divide between the Zillertal Alps and the Ötztal Alps. The Zillertal is noted for its magnificent scenery.
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Zillertal Alps

 

a range of the Eastern Alps in Austria and Italy. The Zillertal Alps are about 60 km long and rise to 3,510 m at Hochfeiler (Gran Pilastro). The mountains are composed primarily of gneisses and schists. Forests of beech, spruce, and fir occur to elevations of 2,000–2,200 m; brush, meadows, talus, cliffs, snowfields, and glaciers occur at higher elevations. The mountains are a center of tourism, mountain climbing, and winter sports.

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