Sharr mountains

The impressive snowy high mountains offer good opportunities for hiking and winter sports.

Sharr Mountains Kosovo

Sharr Mountains National Park

The Sharr Mountains, also known as Mali i Sharrit or Sharr, is a mountain range that extends between Kosovo and North Macedonia and reaches heights of over 2700 meters. The approximately 80 kilometer long mountain range continues in the southwest in the Korab Mountains. The Sharr are among the highest mountains.

On the Kosovar side is the Sharr National Park, which extends over an area of ​​390 km². There are several winter sports resorts on both sides of the border. The part of the Shar Mountains in Kosovo has already been designated as a national park, and the Albanian part is also under protection.

The Sharr Mountains stretch between central Kosovo and the southern border with Macedonia and offer some of the most beautiful hiking routes in the country. A little more rounded than the "Accursed Mountains". Many alpine and ice age mountain lakes are located in the Kosovar part of the Sharr Mountains, especially south of the village of Dragash, the Shutman area and the region north of Vraca. The Brezovica ski area lies with a height of 900 m to 2,524 m above sea level northeast of the mountains. Sharr Mountains The Sharr Mountains produce the rare Sharr cheese - a cheese made from sheep's milk and half cow's milk. It is seasoned with native wild herbs. The cows and sheep are traditionally grazed by shepherds in the vastness of the mountains, where there are also wolves and bears. The herds are protected by the robust Sharr dogs. These are shepherd dogs weighing around 40 kilograms and are considered to be particularly reliable and vigilant. The Sharr Mountains have a total area of ​​1600 km. 56.25% of this area is in North Macedonia, 43.12% in Kosovo and 0.63% in Albania. The system is about 80 km long and 10 to 20 km wide.


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