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The Biberkopf seen from the northwest, near the Mindelheim Hut
Highest point
Elevation 2599m
Prominence 337 m ↓ Große Steinscharte → Steinschartenkopf
Isolation 3.5 km → Hohes Licht
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Parent range Central ridge, Allgäu Alps
First ascent 1853 during topographical survey
Easiest route Rappensee Hut - marked route (roped in places) - western arête - summit

The Biberkopf is a mountain in the Alps. It is on the border between Germany and Austria. The mountain is 2,599 metres (8,527 ft) high.

The Biberkopf is on the main ridge of the Allgäu Alps. It forms a border between Bavaria, Germany and Tyrol, Austria. It is about 15.5 km southwest of Oberstdorf and about 2.5 km east of the Schrofen Pass. The Biberkopf is sometimes called the most southerly point in Bavaria and Germany. However, its summit is 110 metres further north than the Haldenwanger Eck, which is 4,088 metres to the west. The mountain is made of dolomite.


  • Dieter Seibert, Alpenvereinsführer Allgäuer Alpen und Ammergauer Alpen, Munich 2004, ISBN: 3-7633-1126-2
  • Alpenvereinskarte 1:25,000, Sheet3/2, Lechtaler Alpen, Arlberggebiet (The Biberkopf is right on the northern edge of the map, the Rappensee Hut is off the map)
  • Bayerisches Landervermessungsamt, 1:50.000, Sonderdruck Allgäuer Alpen, Blatt UK L8

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