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Thurwieserspitze around 1890
Highest point
Elevation 3,652 m (11,982 ft)
Prominence 301 m (988 ft) [1]
Isolation 1.6 kilometres (0.99 mi)
Coordinates 46°29′45″N10°31′28″E / 46.49583°N 10.52444°E / 46.49583; 10.52444 Coordinates: 46°29′45″N10°31′28″E / 46.49583°N 10.52444°E / 46.49583; 10.52444
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Location in the Alps
Location South Tyrol / Province of Sondrio, Italy
Parent range Ortler Alps
First ascent 20 August 1869 by Theodor Harpprecht and Josef Schnell

The Thurwieserspitze (Italian : Punta Thurwieser; German : Thurwieserspitze) is a mountain in the Ortler Alps on the border between South Tyrol and the Province of Sondrio, Italy.

Italian language Romance language

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