Hoher Sonnblick is the highest mountain of the Goldberg group in the high Tauern. The name of the Goldberg group originated in the history of gold mining in the region. The wealth of the Salzburg region was based on the gold mined from the 13th until the early 19th century. Recently Hoher Sonnblick suffered extremely under the climate change: the glaciers are melting and the permafrost is thawing. In 2003 the summit was secured with shotcrete and rock bolts.
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Country and region: Austria, Sanzburg
Mountain range: High Tauern
Prominence: 249 m
Orometric dominance: 29
Coordinates: 47.053890, 12.956390