|Elevation||2,863 m (9,393 ft)|
|Native name||Niedere Tauern|
|States||Salzburg and Styria|
|Parent range||Central Eastern Alps|
|Borders on||Western Tauern Alps, Northern Salzburg Alps, Salzkammergut and Upper Austria Alps, Northern Styrian Alps, Styrian Prealps and Carinthian-Styrian Alps|
Important mountain pass roads include Radstädter Tauern Pass (1,738 m (5,702 ft)), Sölk Pass (1,788 m (5,866 ft)), and Triebener Tauern Pass (1,274 m (4,180 ft)). The range is also crossed by the Tauern Autobahn (A10) through the Tauern Road Tunnel.
In the west and south the Murtörl mountain pass and the River Mur separate them from the Hohe Tauern mountain range, while in the east and north the River Enns and the Schober Pass marks the border to the Northern Limestone Alps.
Alpine Club classificationEdit
According to the Alpine Club classification of the Eastern Alps, the Lower Tauern may be divided into four subgroups (from west to east):
The four groups listed above (the Radstadt Tauern, Schladming Tauern, Rottenmann and Wölz Tauern and Seckau Alps) are considered Alpine subsections.
Some notable summits of the range are:
|Großes Gurpitscheck||2,526||Schladming Tauern|
|Großer Knallstein||2,599||Schladming Tauern|
|Rettlkirchspitze||2,475||Rottenmann and Wölz Tauern|
|Großer Bösenstein||2,425||Rottenmann and Wölz Tauern|
|Seckauer Zinken||2,389||Seckau Tauern|
Geology and environmentEdit
The Lower Tauern mark the approximate eastern limit of the continuous ice sheet in the Alps during the Würm glaciation. Eastern parts of the group were therefore unglaciated, and served as an important refugium for silicicolous plants.