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The Kellenspitze, often also called the Kellespitze or Köllenspitze, at 2,238 m  is the highest peak in the Tannheim Mountains. It lies in the Austrian state of Tyrol. Originally the mountain was known locally as the Metzenarsch, but when in 1854 Marie Frederica of Prussia visited the hunting lodge on the Tegelberg and was having the surrounding peaks pointed out, they called it after In der Kelle, the name of a strip of land at the foot of the mountain, because its original name referred to a Matz, in other words a prostitute, and seemed inappropriate.
The summit lies a good 2 kilometres as the crow flies northeast of Nesselwängle and 7 kilometres west of Reutte. To the north is the valley of Raintal and, to the south, the start of the Tannheimer Tal. Nearby peaks are: to the south the Hahnenkamm , to the east the Gehrenspitze and to the west the Gimpel and the Rote Flüh .

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