Local nameTorsäule
LocationSankt Johann im Pongau, Austria

The Torsäule is a very steep, about 500-metre-high limestone formation on the eastern flank of the Hochkönig massif in the Berchtesgaden Alps.

The imposing column, which bears a summit cross, lies immediately north of the ascent route to the Hochkönig from the Arthurhaus, a thousand metres below, and measures about 500 × 200 metres at its base. In an east-west direction it looks like a giant column, but on reaching the high plateau of the Übergossene Alm it slowly disappears below the local horizon.

Its south face which tapers towards the top is almost vertical, whilst the other faces have average gradients of about 60 to 80°.

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Address 5451, Austria

Coordinates 47°25'43.546" N 13°6'16.717" E

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