Cross-section of the E Alps

Note: This cross-section is only schematic. Any schematic illustration (mine in particular!) can only provide an approximation of reality, and may even be incorrect. It shall nevertheless give you some clues for understanding the complex structure of the Alps.

Geol. Map of the E Alps

This map only gives a rough description of the tectonic units. Compare the colours with the ones in the cross-section above.

Click on an area on the map to be linked to the corresponding text! (partly only in German so far)

Resources: P.BECK-MANAGETTA 1961, W.FUCHS 1981


Responsible for the content:
Christof Kuhn

Last modified: October 16, 2002