15 Highest Mountains in Europe

Europe is a continent that consists of many countries. The continent is filled with breathtaking scenery, steep terrain, and ice-capped mountains. Mountains and hills may be found all over Europe. The Caucasus and Alps are mountain massif ranges that contain many of Europe’s tallest mountains and this massif is spread across many European nations. Here, the rank of the highest mountain by elevation (height from sea level), the highest point of the mountain.

15. Coma Pedrosa

Coma Pedrosa
Photo by ombelets david Via Flickr

Coma Pedrosa is Andorra’s highest peak and a popular tourist destination. It is surrounded by picturesque valleys and peaks. Coma Pedrosa is a 434-meter-high peak in Andorra’s Parish of La Massana.

Elevation: 2,942 m
Country: Andorra

14. Zugspitze

Zugspitze
Photo by ktischlinger Via Flickr

The Zugspitze, Germany’s highest mountain, is located between Austria and Germany. It has a height of 1,746 meters and is surrounded by a beautiful landscape with a green trap. Josef Naus was the first to climb it in 1820. Three cable cars were built to reach the peak of the Zugspitze, every year, an estimated 500,000 passengers are lifted to the summit.

Elevation: 2,962 m
Country: Austria, Germany

13. Mulhacen

Mulhacen
Photo by allynhalley Via Flickr

Mulhacen is located in the lovely area of Granada, Spain. It is part of the Sierra Nevada, with a height of 3,285 meters. Mulhacen is located totally outside of the Caucasus and Alps mountains ranges.

Elevation: 3,478.6 m
Country: Spain

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12. Grossglockner

Grossglockner
Photo by Pascal78 Via Flickr

The Grossglockner mountain is located in Austria between Carinthia and East Tyrol and is the highest peak in Austria with a prominence of 2,423 meters. It has two pinnacles as well as a pyramid-shaped peak.

Elevation: 3,798 m
Country: Austria

11. Bazarduzu

Mount Bazarduzu
Photo by Graham Via Flickr

Mount Bazarduzu, with a height of 2,454 meters, is located in the Greater Caucasus range on the boundary between Russia and Azerbaijan. It is Azerbaijan’s highest summit.

Elevation: 4,466 m
Country: Azerbaijan, Russia

10. Dom

Dom Mountain
Photo by Johnw Via Wikipedia

Dom mountain, the second highest in Switzerland, was first climbed in 1858 and with a height of 1,046 meters. Dom lies in the Pennine Alps, while the Dom mountain range is entirely in Switzerland.

Elevation: 4,545 m
Country: Switzerland

9. Monte Rosa

Monte Rosa
Photo by Nadia Kushnir Via Panoramio

Monte Rosa is an ice-covered mountain massif located in the eastern portion of the Pennine Alps, between the countries of Switzerland and Italy. This mountain massif makes up the largest vertical mountain in Europe and has several slopes. The Monte Rosa massif is consists of around 17 summits.

Elevation: 4,634 m
Country: Switzerland, Italy

8. Ushba

Ushba Peak -Spire-Shaped
Photo by Kamil Ghais Via Flickr

One of Georgia’s tallest mountains, Ushba, is near the Russian border in Svaneti area. This spire-shaped peak is rated by professional climbers as the most difficult climb in the Caucasus region. B. Ricmer-Rickmers made the first ascent in 1903. Climbing from Northeast Ridge is the simplest route.

Elevation: 4,710 m
Country: Georgia

7. Mont Blanc

Mont Blanc
Photo by cohensharli Via Panoramio

Mont Blanc, commonly known as Monte Blanco, is Europe’s second-highest mountain by prominence (4696 m), behind Mount Elbrus. It is located between the two countries: Italy’s Aosta Valley and France’s Haute-Savoie.

Elevation: 4,808.73 m
Country: Italy, France

6. Mount Kazbek

Mount Kazbek
Photo by Makalu Jerzy Ogonows via Panoramio

Mount Kazbek is located in Georgia’s Kazbegi area. The prominence height is 2,353 m, making it Georgia’s third tallest peak and the Caucasus’s second-highest volcanic summit.

Elevation: 5,047 m
Country: Georgia

5. Janga Mountain

Janga Mountain
Photo by Alewa Via Wikimapia

Janga Mountain, located between Georgia and Russia, is one of the highest peaks in the Greater Caucasus Mountain Range. The mountain is severely glaciated for the most part. The elevation is 335 meters.

Elevation: 5,051 m
Country: Georgia, Russia

4. Mount Ararat

Mount Ararat
Photo by Yerevan via Wikipedia

Mount Ararat, with an elevation of 3,611 meters, is Europe’s fourth-tallest peak, located in Turkey’s Armenian Highland. Mount Ararat is Georgia’s tallest peak, with a massif that spans 40 kilometers, the massif is about 40 km in diameter.

Elevation: 5,137 m
Country: Georgia

3. Shkhara

Shkhara
Photo by Sergey Romanenkov via Panoramio

Shkhara is located in the Caucasus mountain range’s Svaneti area. U.Almer, J. Cockin, and C. Roth were the first to summit this peak in 1888. The prominence stands at a height of 1,357 meters. On the Russian side, there are many ways to climb the north face.

Elevation: 5,193 m
Country: Turkey

2. Dychtau

Dychtau
Photo by Leoleoo via Panoramio

Dychtau is a Russian town in the Caucasus Mountains of Kabardino-Balkaria. With a prominence of 2,002 meters, it is Europe’s second tallest peak. Mummery and Zarfluh made the first ascent in 1988.

Elevation: 5,205 m
Country: Russia

1. Mount Elbrus

Elbrus
Photo by RamaReddy Vogireddy via Panoramio

Mount Elbrus is Europe’s tallest peak. It is a part of the Caucasus Mountains in southern Russia. It is with two summits: the west summit (5,642 m) and the east summit (5,642 m) (5,621 m). Mount Elbrus is the world’s tenth highest mountain (4,741 meters).

Elevation: 5,642 m
Country: Russia

Do You Know?

  • Between Asia and Europe, some of Europe’s highest summits can be found.
  • Many of the world’s tallest mountains are found in the Alps and Caucasus mountain ranges.
  • The tallest peak in Western Europe, Mont Blanc, is ranked second in terms of prominence.
  • The Grossglockner (3,798 m) is Austria’s tallest peak.
  • Mount Bazarduzu, Azerbaijan’s tallest peak, is situated between Russia and Azerbaijan.
  • The top three tallest mountains in the Caucasus mountains range are Skhara, Elbrus, and Dychtau.
  • Shkhara is Georgia’s tallest peak.
  • Mount Ararat is Turkey’s tallest peak, with a 40-kilometer circumference.
  • In the Greater Caucasus mountain range, “Janga” is a severely glaciated peak.
  • One of the volcanic mountains is Mount Kazbek.
  • Ushba is the tallest peak in the Svaneti area and, according to experts, one of the most difficult climbs.
  • Monte Rosa is Europe’s tallest vertical mountain, with several slopes.
  • “Dom,” Switzerland’s second-highest peak and the country’s mahor mountain range.
  • High-raised mountains can be found in the Alps, it is one of the mountain ranges in Southern Europe.