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Alps

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The Alps are the highest mountains in Europe. It stretches in a 1,200 km long and between 150 and 250 km wide arch from the Ligurian Sea to the Pannonian Basin. The summit heights in the western mountain ranges are usually between 3,000 and 4,300…

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Geroldsee (Wagenbrüchsee) (269)
Geroldsee (Wagenbrüchsee) (269)

Geroldsee (Wagenbrüchsee)

Coordinates: 47° 29′ 36″ N, 11° 13′ 13″ E

The Geroldsee, also called Wagenbrüchsee, is a bog lake near Krün, a few kilometers from Garmisch-Partenkirchen. It has an area of 10.6 hectares, a maximum depth of 6.1 meters and falls flat. The location of the Bavarian bathing lake is fantastic:…

Garmisch-Partenkirchen (2) Höllental Gorge
Garmisch-Partenkirchen (2)

Höllental Gorge

Höllental Gorge

Coordinates: 47° 26′ 54″ N, 11° 2′ 40″ E

The Höllental (Hell Valley) is a valley in the Zugspitze massif of the Wetterstein mountains, between Blassenkamm and Waxensteinkamm through which the stream Hammersbach flows and runs a well-known ascent of the Zugspitze.

Königssee (1)
Königssee (1)

Königssee

Coordinates: 47° 35′ 17″ N, 12° 59′ 21″ E

The Königssee is a long mountain lake in Berchtesgaden in the southeast of Bavaria and part of the municipality of Schönau am Königssee. It lies at the eastern foot of the Watzmann and is mainly fed by the Obersee through the Saletbach in the…

Neuschwanstein Castle (1)
Neuschwanstein Castle (1)

Neuschwanstein Castle

Coordinates: 47° 33′ 28″ N, 10° 45′ 0″ E

Neuschwanstein Castle stands above Hohenschwangau close to Füssen in southern Bavaria. The building was constructed in 1869 for the Bavarian King Ludwig II as an idealised notion of a knight’s castle from the Middle Age. The designs are by

Garmisch-Partenkirchen (2) Partnach Gorge in Winter
Garmisch-Partenkirchen (2)

Partnach Gorge in Winter

Partnach Gorge

Coordinates: 47° 28′ 2″ N, 11° 7′ 13″ E

The Partnach Gorge (Partnachklamm) is a 702 m long and partly 80 m deep gorge incised in the limestone layers of the Wetterstein massif by the Partnach torrent (a minor tributary of the Danube) in the Reintal valley near Garmisch-Partenkirchen. In…

Description

The Alps are the highest mountains in Europe. It stretches in a 1,200 km long and between 150 and 250 km wide arch from the Ligurian Sea to the Pannonian Basin. The summit heights in the western mountain ranges are usually between 3,000 and 4,300 m above sea level, in the Eastern Alps, the mountains are slightly lower. The highest peak in the Alps is the Mont Blanc at 4,810 m. 128 mountains of the Alps are four-thousanders, many more or less glaciated. The Alps are divided into numerous mountain groups and chains. The Alpine region covers areas of the eight Alpine states France, Monaco, Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, Austria and Slovenia.

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