South-Moravian Carpathians

South-Moravian Carpathians
Jihomoravské Karpaty (cs)
Österreichisch-Südmährische Karpaten (de)

View of Děvičky Castle, Pálava, Czech Republic
Highest point
Peak Děvín
Elevation 549 m (1,801 ft)
Coordinates 48°52′10″N 16°38′59″E / 48.86944°N 16.64972°E / 48.86944; 16.64972Coordinates: 48°52′10″N 16°38′59″E / 48.86944°N 16.64972°E / 48.86944; 16.64972

South-Moravian Carpathians (marked in red) within the Outer Western Carpathians

Countries Czech Republic and Austria
Regions Moravia and Lower Austria
Parent range Outer Western Carpathians

The South-Moravian Carpathians (Czech: Jihomoravské Karpaty), also called Austrian - South-Moravian Carpathians (German: Österreichisch-Südmährische Karpaten) are a mountain range of the Outer Western Carpathians along the border of the Czech Republic and Austria.

Geologically, this range forms the southwestern outskirts of the Western Carpathians, separated from the Central Moravian Carpathians in the northeast by lower foothills and the Thaya Valley at Přítluky. In the south the hilly region stretches down to the Danube River near Stockerau, separating it from the Alpine Vienna Woods in the south.


The South-Moravian Carpathians consist of:

According to Austrian geography, both subranges made of lime and marlstone form a geological entity called Waschbergzone, which is considered part of the Carpathian Foreland.

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