Tag Archives: Alps

Where is the Matterhorn?

If you’re into winter climbing you’ve probably heard of Matterhorn. You’ve probably seen spectacular videos of climbers summiting it with breath-taking views over the surrounding peaks and the prominent ridge towards the summit. But where is the Matterhorn?? The Matterhorn … Continue reading

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Connected in the German Alps

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. … Continue reading

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Devil’s Passage in Kitzbühel Alps – “Honey, what’s this axe doing here?”

I felt reminded of the Devil’s Staircase on the West Highland Way in Scotland when I heard about Devil’s Passage. So I thought, alright, it’s gonna be a fairly decent climb up some hill. What else can it be?! On … Continue reading

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We are screwed. Spontaneity in the Kaiser Mountains, Austria

Place: Going am Wilden Kaiser, Tyrol, Austria Initial plan: After driving from Oberau in Germany to Going in Austria we decided to take a lazy day and go down to the town of Going. What actually happened: On the way … Continue reading

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Alpine Scenery and Hell’s Valley Gorge (Höllentalklamm)

21km – with Prasana. ↑ 987m ↓ 1569m Place: Hammersbach near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, Germany Features: – a ride with the Kreuzeckbahn (cable car) – amazing views onto Alpspitz, Zugspitze and Garmisch-Partenkirchen – Höllentalklamm (Hell’s Valley Gorge) – most of the … Continue reading

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Innsbruck, Austria – North Chain – Alms with amazing views and cakes

22.2 km – with Prasana. ↑ 1307m ↓ 1307m Innsbruck is a little town in Tyrol, Austria, embedded between the North Chain in the Karwendel Alps to the north and the Patscherkofel and Serles to the South. I booked a … Continue reading

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The Bavarian and Austrian Alps – A child’s nightmare – An adult’s paradise

Holidays are near and we’re gonna go hiking in the Bavarian and Tyrolean Alps in Germany and Austria. How much I’m looking forward to this trip. I used to go on vacation there with my mum and her friend when … Continue reading

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5 routes up to Zugspitze, Germany’s highest peak

During my research for our Germany trip to Bavaria in summer 2015, I looked through a lot of German websites reading about the routes up to Zugspitze, Germany’s highest peak (2962m). But it seemed that very few pages have an … Continue reading

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10 Facts about Zugspitze, Germany’s highest peak

2962m – Germany’s highest peak Location: border to Austria/Germany, in the districts of Tyrol and Bavaria Mountain range: Eastern Alps/Wetterstein Mountains 3 cable cars leading up to the top 5 walking/climbing routes up to the summit 500.000 visitors per year … Continue reading

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