Geroldsee (Wagenbrüchsee) (269)

Alps344 photos

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.

List of sights

Barmsee4 photos

Barmsee (022)
BarmseeGermany

Coordinates: 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… [Read more]

Eibsee32 photos

Eibsee (172) Zugspitze
EibseeGermany

Coordinates: 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… [Read more]

Großer Ahornboden9 photos

Grosser Ahornboden (259)
Großer AhornbodenAustria

Coordinates: 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[Read more]

Hintersee (Ramsauer Ache)13 photos

Hintersee (Ramsauer Ache) (127)
Hintersee (Ramsauer Ache)Germany

Coordinates: 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… [Read more]

Höllental Gorge47 photos

Garmisch-Partenkirchen (245) Höllental Gorge
Höllental GorgeGermany

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. [Read more]

Hopfensee2 photos

Hopfensee (001)
HopfenseeGermany

Coordinates: 47° 36′ 10″ N, 10° 40′ 21″ E

The Hopfensee is a maximum 2.1 km long lake with a circumference of 6.8 km north of Füssen in the district of Ostallgäu, Bavarian Swabia, Bavaria. With its total area of 184 hectares, it belongs to the city of Füssen, but borders on the west bank… [Read more]

Kochelsee15 photos

Kochelsee (005) Schlehdorf am Kochelsee - Herzogstand - Heimgarten
KochelseeGermany

Coordinates: 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… [Read more]

Königssee52 photos

Königssee (608) Obersee
KönigsseeGermany

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… [Read more]

Neuschwanstein Castle17 photos

Neuschwanstein Castle (160)
Neuschwanstein CastleGermany

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 … [Read more]

Partnach Gorge67 photos

Garmisch-Partenkirchen (292) Partnach Gorge in Winter
Partnach GorgeGermany

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… [Read more]

Plansee (Tyrol)7 photos

Plansee (Tyrol) (026)
Plansee (Tyrol)Austria

Coordinates: 47° 28′ 32″ N, 10° 48′ 59″ E

The Plansee is located in the district of Reutte, Tyrol, Austria within the Ammergau Alps. With almost 3 km², it is the second largest natural lake in Tyrol. It is connected by a 300 m long canal with the approximately 68 cm higher located Lake[Read more]

Zugspitze35 photos

Zugspitze (0777)
ZugspitzeGermany

Coordinates: 47° 25′ 16″ N, 10° 59′ 11″ E

The Zugspitze with 2962 m is the highest peak of the Wetterstein Mountains and at the same time Germany’s highest mountain. The Zugspitze massif is located southwest of Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Bavaria and in the north of Tyrol. The border between … [Read more]

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