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Hoher Dachstein
Hoher Dachstein from the north-west, with the Vorderer Gosausee in the foreground
Elevation 2,995 m (9,826 ft)
Prominence 2,136 m (7,008 ft)ranked 8th in the Alps
Listing Ultra
Translation high roof stone (German)
Pronunciation German: [ˌhoː.ɐˈdaxʃtaɪn]
Location Upper Austria / Styria, Austria
Range Northern Limestone Alps
Coordinates 47°28′32.5″N 13°36′23.2″E / 47.475694°N 13.606444°E / 47.475694; 13.606444Coordinates: 47°28′32.5″N 13°36′23.2″E / 47.475694°N 13.606444°E / 47.475694; 13.606444
Type Limestone
Age of rock Triassic
First ascent 1832 Peter Gappmayr (Gosau side)
Hallstatt-Dachstein Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape *
Painting of Dachstein by Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller (1835)
Country Austria
Type Cultural
Criteria iii, iv
Reference 806
Region ** Europe and North America
Inscription history
Inscription 1997 (21st Session)

Hoher Dachstein is an Austrian mountain,. It is the second highest mountain in the Northern Limestone Alps. It is at the border of Upper Austria and Styria in central Austria. It is the highest point in each of those states. Parts of it are also in the state of Salzburg. Because of this it is sometimes called the Drei-Länder-Berg ("three-state mountain").

The Dachstein has a rich cave system. The Dachstein is famous for its fossils, including megalodonts.