The southern part belongs to the region of the Eastern Alps, containing the Salzkammergut and Upper Austrian Alps, which are found principally in the district of Salzkammergut (q.v.).
SALZKAMMERGUT, a district of Austria in the S.W.
Salzkammergut had in 1900 a population of over 18,000.
The salt extracted in Salzkammergut amounts to nearly 30% of the total Austrian production.
See Kegele, Das Salzkammergut (Wien, 1897).
Important deposits of rocksalt occur in the Keuper at Berchtesgaden, in the Bavarian Alps; at Hall in Tirol and at Hallein, Hallstatt, Ischl and Aussee in the Salzkammergut in Austria.
Austria does not possess any great lakes; but has numerous small mountain lakes situated in the Alpine region, the most renowned for the beauty of their situation being found in Salzburg, Salzkammergut, Tirol and Carinthia.