The Hintere Bachofenspitze in the Karwendel mountains of Tyrol is 2,668 metres high and forms the northernmost point of the parish of Thaur in the Inn Valley. Since the erection of a summit cross, that was set up in October 2003 by Franz Brunner and Fritz Gostner, this summit has enjoyed growing popularity.
The Hintere Bachofenspitze in the second Karwendel mountain chain, known as the Gleirsch-Halltal Chain, separates the Gleirsch chain in the west from the Hall Valley chain in the east. It is also the northernmost peak of the linking ridge which runs over the Rosskopf south to the Stempeljochspitzen joining up with the Inn Valley chain. The north face of the Hintere Bachofenspitze drops 700 metres to the small Gschnierkopf in the upper Hinterau valley.
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