Alps

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

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.

List of sights

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Barmsee

Barmsee (022)
Barmsee (022)
47° 30′ 3″ N, 11° 14′ 28″ E

The Barmsee is a maximum of 1.12 km long and a maximum of 0.49 km wide lake in the district of Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Upper Bavaria) in the territory of the municipality Krün north of Mittenwald. The sheltered location and its relatively large…

Eibsee

Eibsee (1)
Eibsee (1)
47° 27′ 26″ N, 10° 58′ 36″ E

The Eibsee is a lake 9 km southwest of Garmisch-Partenkirchen below (3.5 km north) of the Zugspitze (2,962 m) in the Wetterstein mountains in Bavaria. In the northeast is the 4.8 ha and 26 m deep Untersee separated almost completely by a 50 m wide…

Geroldsee (Wagenbrüchsee)

Geroldsee (Wagenbrüchsee) (1)
Geroldsee (Wagenbrüchsee) (1)
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:…

Großer Ahornboden

Grosser Ahornboden (259)
Grosser Ahornboden (259)
47° 24′ 42″ N, 11° 34′ 18″ E

The Große Ahornboden (Great Maple Soil) lies at the head of the Rißtal valley, the Enger valley, just before the village of Eng between 1080 and 1300 m above sea level in the municipality of Vomp (district Schwaz). As early as 1927, the "Maple…

Hintersee (Ramsauer Ache)

Hintersee (Ramsauer Ache) (127)
Hintersee (Ramsauer Ache) (127)
47° 36′ 24″ N, 12° 51′ 14″ E

The Hintersee (formerly Ferchensee or Forchensee) is a 16.4 hectare lake in the municipality of Ramsau in the Berchtesgadener Land, about two kilometers west of the center of Ramsau. Named after him is the village Hintersee directly on its western…

Höllental Gorge

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

Kochelsee

Kochelsee (005)
Kochelsee (005)
47° 38′ 34″ N, 11° 20′ 18″ E

The Kochelsee (Lake Kochel) is located 70 km south of Munich on the edge of the Bavarian Alps. It belongs to the communities Schlehdorf in the west and Kochel am See in the east. While the southern part of the lake is surrounded by mountains, the…

Königssee

Königssee (1)
Königssee (1)
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

Neuschwanstein Castle (1)
Neuschwanstein Castle (1)
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…

Partnach Gorge

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

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