A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols. The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position; alternatively, a geographic position may be expressed in a combined three-dimensional Cartesian vector. A common choice of coordinates is latitude, longitude and elevation. To specify a location on a plane requires a map projection.
The Wattentaler Lizum (locally also Wattener Lizum) is the name of the head of the Wattental valley which branches off the lower Inn valley near Wattens. Lizum' means "alpine pasture at the head of the valley" in Tyrolese. The Wattentaler Lizum lies at the eastern end of the valley in the municipality of Wattenberg.
The Wattental is a southern side valley of the Inn valley.
The Inn is a river in Switzerland, Austria and Germany. It is a right tributary of the Danube and is 518 kilometres (322 mi) long. The highest point of its drainage basin is the summit of Piz Bernina, at 4,049 metres (13,284 ft). The Engadine, the valley of the En, is the only Swiss valley whose waters end up in the Black Sea.
Wattens is a market town of the Innsbruck-Land District in the Austrian state of Tyrol. It is chiefly known as home of the Swarovski crystal glass company.
The military training area of Lizum-Walchen has an area of over 50 km² and is the second largest in Austria after the Allentsteig Training Area. It covers the area of the Wattentaler Lizum and the Mölstal valley to the west. It belongs to the Austrian Armed Forces and puts up to 40,000 soldiers each year through military Alpine training. There are two military camps in the training area: Lager Walchen (1,410 m) and, four kilometres further south, Lager Lizum (1,995 m).
The Austrian Armed Forces are the military forces of the Republic of Austria and the main military organisation responsible for the national defence.
The Wattentaler Lizum is a base for walks and ski tours in the relatively gently, but sometimes avalanche-prone slopes in the surrounding ring of mountains. The area is highly suitable for professional Alpine training all year round due to its numerous descents (depending on the snow conditions) and summits as well as the infrastructure, both civil and military). During military exercises, walking in the region is sometimes restricted. On firing days, hikers must have passed the check points by 8:45 am and left the out-of-bounds area.
In the Lizum in the Wattental valley is a mountain hut, the Lizumer Hut ( & Geier Way No. 315.), which was renovated in 2006/07 by the Hall Alpine Club. This Alpine Club hut lies on the intersection of several international long-distance hiking trails: the Via Alpina, Eagle Way, Munich-Venice Dream Path, Olympia Way - Garmisch-Innsbruck-Cortina, Central Alpine Way No.02A, Glungezer
Hall in Tyrol is a town in the Innsbruck-Land district of Tyrol, Austria. Located at an altitude of 574 m, about 5 km (3 mi) east of the state's capital Innsbruck in the Inn valley, it has a population of about 13,000.
The Via Alpina is a network of five long-distance hiking trails across the alpine regions of Slovenia, Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Italy, France, and Monaco. The longest of trails is the red trail, whose termini are in Trieste and Monaco.
Nearby huts are the Glungezer Hut (8 hrs.), the Tuxer Joch Haus and the Weidener Hut.
Traditionally there is a mountainside service on the first Sunday after the Assumption of Mary on the Mölsberg am. In bad weather, it is held at 11 in the Chapel of Christ the King (Christkönigskapelle) in the Lizum. On this day Lizum Training Area is opened to private cars with a Tyrolean number plate (only four-wheeled vehicles, no quads) at 10:30.statt. This is normally celebrated at the summit cross at 11:30
Montafon is a 39 km long valley in the federal state of Vorarlberg (Austria) that is crossed by the river Ill (Vorarlberg). It extends from the city of Bludenz and the Verwall Alps in the north, to the Silvretta and Rätikon mountain range in the south. Piz Buin is with 3312m the highest peak within the Silvretta mountain range. The area has a population of 16.642 people.
Mount Bogong,, located in the Alpine National Park and part of the Victorian Alps of the Great Dividing Range, is the highest mountain in Victoria, Australia, at 1,986 metres (6,516 ft) above sea level.
The Kitzbühel Alps are a mountain range of the Central Eastern Alps surrounding the town of Kitzbühel in Tyrol, Austria. Geologically they are part of the western slate zone.
Oberstdorf is a municipality and skiing and hiking town in southwest Germany, located in the Allgäu region of the Bavarian Alps. Oberstdorf is one of the highest market towns in Germany. The southernmost point in Germany is located in the municipality and it is the southernmost settlement in both Bavaria, and in Germany overall.
The Tux Alps or Tux Prealps are a sub-group of the Austrian Central Alps, which in turn form part of the Eastern Alps within Central Europe. They are located entirely within the Austrian federal state of Tyrol. The Tux Alps are one of three mountain ranges that form an Alpine backdrop to the city of Innsbruck. Their highest peak is the Lizumer Reckner, 2,886 m (AA), which rises between the glen of Wattentaler Lizum and the valley of the Navisbach. Their name is derived from the village of Tux which is tucked away in a side valley of the Zillertal.
The Bezirk Innsbruck Land is an administrative district (Bezirk) in Tyrol, Austria. It encloses the Statutarstadt Innsbruck, and borders Bavaria (Germany) in the north, the district Schwaz in the east, South Tyrol in Italy to the south, and the district of Imst in the west.
Mount Feathertop is the second-highest mountain in the Australian state of Victoria and is a member of the Australian Alps located entirely within the Alpine National Park. It rises to 1,922 metres (6,306 ft) and is usually covered in snow from June to September. Unlike many other Victorian mountains, Mount Feathertop has steep summit slopes instead of a rounded summit dome.
The Wattenbach or Wattenerbach has its origins in the Tux Prealps. The Mölsbach and Lizumbach streams merge in the valley bottom near Walchen Camp at a height of 1,410 m to form the Wattenbach. It then flows from the Lizum almost due north though the Wattental valley. After 11.5 kilometres it empties near Wattens into the River Inn.
The Mölssee or Lake Moels can be found at the upper part of the Wattental valley at a height of 2,240 metres. With an area of 0.0346 km², it is one larger lakes in the area. The lake can be reached by following the Wattental Road beginning in Wattens. Then above the Moels Alp the lake may be gained by walking up a pretty steep trail heading for the Moels col. The mountain lake lies within a military training area, so it can be only visited at certain particular times.
Tux is a municipality in the Schwaz district in the Austrian state of Tyrol.
The Wetterstein mountains, colloquially called Wetterstein, is a mountain group in the Northern Limestone Alps within the Eastern Alps. It is a comparatively compact range located between Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Mittenwald, Seefeld in Tirol and Ehrwald along the border between Germany (Bavaria) and Austria (Tyrol). Zugspitze, the highest peak is at the same time the highest mountain in Germany.
The Wendelstein is a 1,838-metre-high (6,030 ft) mountain in the Bavarian Alps in South Germany. It belongs to the so-called Mangfall Mountains, the eastern part of the Bavarian Pre-Alps. It is the highest peak in the Wendelstein massif. Due to its exposed location it has a very good view over the Bavarian Alpine Foreland and is unmistakable for miles around. It lies between the valleys of the Leitzach and Inn and is accessible via the Wendelstein Cable Car and the Wendelstein Rack Railway. On its northern foothills rises the Jenbach, which becomes the Kalten on its way to the River Mangfall.
The Pinzgau Ridgeway is a roughly 25 kilometre long ridgeway in the Kitzbühel Alps in the Austrian federal state of Salzburg.
The Lizumer Reckner is, at 2,886 m above sea level (AA), the highest mountain in the Tux Alps in the Austrian state of Tyrol.
The Rastkogel is a 2,762 metre high, pyramidal, mountain on the main crest of the Tux Alps in the Austrian federal state of Tyrol.
The Nördlinger Hut is an Alpine Club hut belonging to the German Alpine Club that is situated at a height of 2,239 m (AA) south of the summit of the Reither Spitze in the Austrian state of Tyrol. It is thus the highest refuge hut in the entire Karwendel range. It is located in the westernmost part of the Karwendel Alps, the Erlspitze Group, above the village and ski resort of Seefeld. From the hut there are expansive views over the Stubai Alps, the Inn valley and the Wetterstein Mountains.
The Solsteinhaus is an Alpine Club hut belonging to the Austrian Alpine Club located at a height of 1,806 m (AA) on the Erl Saddle (Erlsattel) between the mountains of the Nordkette and Erlspitze Group. It was opened in 1914 and totally renovated in 2007. It lies in the western Karwendel Alps in the state of Tyrol not far from the state capital of Innsbruck. Due to its central location and the numerous tour options it offers, the hut is a base for climbers taking part in tours of several days long, as well as a starting point for summit attempts. In addition the hut is a popular destination for hikers who can easily do a day tour to the hut. In winter the hut is closed, but there is a winter room for ski tourers. During safe avalanche conditions, high Alpine ski tours can be undertaken to the surrounding summits; but these all require good experience.
The Truppenübungsplatz Heuberg is a training ground of the Bundeswehr in the districts of Sigmaringen and Zollernalbkreis in Baden-Württemberg. Since the establishment of the Wilhelmine Empire it has always been a reflection of German history.
SS-Truppenübungsplatz Heidelager was a World War II SS military complex and Nazi concentration camp in Pustków and Pustków Osiedle, Poland. The Nazi facility was built to train collaborationist military units, including the Ukrainian 14th Waffen SS Division "Galician", and units from Estonia. This training included killing operations inside the concentration camps – most notably at the nearby Pustków and Szebnie camps – and Jewish ghettos in the vicinity of the 'Heidelager'. The military area was situated in the triangle of the Wisła and San rivers, dominated by large forest areas. The centre of the Heidelager was at Blizna, the location of the secret Nazi V-2 missile launch site, which was built and staffed by prisoners from the concentration camp at Pustków.