Allgäu Alps facts for kids
|German: Allgäuer Alpen|
|Elevation||2,656 m (8,714 ft)|
|Countries||Germany and Austria|
|Region||Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg, Tyrol and Vorarlberg|
|Parent range||Northern Limestone Alps|
|Borders on||Lechtal Alps and Ammergau Alps|
|Type of rock||Sedimentary|
There are relatively high levels of rain and it is the rainiest place in Germany. While there are some permanent snowfields, there are no glaciers. Most mountains have grassy faces on one side, and sheer cliffs on the other. Further south the mountains begin to look Dolomite, as they have crevices and gullies. The main river in the region is the Iller, which splits the mountains in half. The high peaks are all on the east of the Iller. On the west they are usually not taller than 2200m. Many activities occur in them, including hiking and skiing.
The ten highest peaks
The highest peaks of the Allgäu Alps are either on Austrian soil or on the Austro-German border.
|Name||Height||Country / State||Subgroup within the AA|
|Großer Krottenkopf||2657m||Austria / Tyrol||Hornbach chain|
|Hohes Licht||2652m||Austria / Tyrol||Main central chain|
|Hochfrottspitze||2648.8m||Germany / Bavaria + Austria / Tyrol||Main central chain|
|Mädelegabel||2644m||Germany / Bavaria + Austria / Tyrol||Main central chain|
|Urbeleskarspitze||2632m||Austria / Tyrol||Hornbach chain|
|Steinschartenkopf||2615m||Austria / Tyrol||Main central chain|
|Marchspitze||2610m||Austria / Tyrol||Hornbach chain|
|Bretterspitze||2609m||Austria / Tyrol||Hornbach chain|
|Bockkarkopf||2608.5m||Germany / Bavaria + Austria / Tyrol||Main central chain|
|Biberkopf||2599m||Germany / Bavaria + Austria / Tyrol||Main central chain|
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