Chicken. Hawk. Cockscomb.
The weirdest mountain names in Tyrol
Around 4,000 peaks rise towards the sky in the Tyrolean mountains. We do not know all their names, but we do know some very weird ones.
There are no exact figures, but the peaks in the Tyrolean Alps are estimated to be around 4,000. Would you have guessed that? You have definitely heard about Großglockner (big bells), Zuckerhütl (small sugar hat), and Großvenediger (big Venice). But how about Plumsjoch (plop ridge), Kopfkraxn (head carrier), and Bettelwurf (begging throw)? We don't know how these mountains got their names, but they are certainly funny. You probably know Hahnenkamm (cockscomb) from skiing, but it can get even more animalistic: Biberkopf (beaver head), Gänsekragen (goose collar), Gamsspitzl (chamois peak), and our favourite, Oberer Saukopf (upper sows’ head). If you want to try your hand at a tongue twister, we have something for you too: Bschießer, Zischgeles, or Ochsenälpeleskopf. But there are also easier options like Böses Weibele (naughty female), Ralfkopf (Ralf’s head), Christaturm (Christa’s tower), or even Daniel. Do you know any other weird mountains in Tyrol? Which one is your favourite? Let us know on your Tyrolean holidays.