You think the German and Austrian Alps are grand, and they certainly are, but it’s kind of impossible to get lost. You can find a map of the area near every start of a trail and every cable car station. You pick your trail and sign posts on the way will guide you along the way, whenever there is a turn. They also estimate the walking time to your destination. It helps you incredibly with the judgement of your performance, if you’re on time or if you’re late, or how far the next hut is away. I love it. It gives your more opportunities to take in the surroundings instead of looking constantly on a map or instructions!
Germany and Austria are even working in collaboration to standardise the sign posting across the German and Austria borders to ensure the hikers’ safety and guidance.
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