Pictures from the German Alps

The Alps, one of the great mountain range systems of Europe, stretch approximately 1,200 kilometres across eight Alpine countries from Austria and Slovenia in the east, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, France to the west and Italy and Monaco to the south. The Alps were formed over hundreds of millions of years as the African and Eurasian tectonic plates collided.

A boy stands on a playground's climbing net at the Hoefatsblick mountain station on the Nebelhorn mountain near Oberstdorf, southern Germany. ? Photo by AFP
A boy stands on a playground's climbing net at the Hoefatsblick mountain station on the Nebelhorn mountain near Oberstdorf, southern Germany. ? Photo by AFP
Tourists stand in the snow drifting on the viewing platform of the Hoefatsblick mountain station on the Nebelhorn mountain. ? Photo by AFP
Tourists stand in the snow drifting on the viewing platform of the Hoefatsblick mountain station on the Nebelhorn mountain. ? Photo by AFP
The landscape around the Nebelhorn mountain is partly covered in snow, seen through the rain-sprinkled window of a funicular near Oberstdorf, southern Germany. ? Photo by AFP
The landscape around the Nebelhorn mountain is partly covered in snow, seen through the rain-sprinkled window of a funicular near Oberstdorf, southern Germany. ? Photo by AFP
A plant is covered in snow and ice at the Hoefatsblick mountain station on the Nebelhorn mountain near Oberstdorf, southern Germany. The Nebelhorn is a 2,224 meters high mountain in the German Alps. ? Photo by AFP
A plant is covered in snow and ice at the Hoefatsblick mountain station on the Nebelhorn mountain near Oberstdorf, southern Germany. The Nebelhorn is a 2,224 meters high mountain in the German Alps. ? Photo by AFP
A hiker rests near a cross as he enjoys the view over the Alps near the top of Wendelstein mountain 1,838 meters; near Bayrischzell, southern Germany. ? Photo by AP
A hiker rests near a cross as he enjoys the view over the Alps near the top of Wendelstein mountain 1,838 meters; near Bayrischzell, southern Germany. ? Photo by AP
Sun shines over an Alps panorama, seen from the Wendelstein mountain near Bayrischzell, southern Germany. ? Photo by AFP
Sun shines over an Alps panorama, seen from the Wendelstein mountain near Bayrischzell, southern Germany. ? Photo by AFP
With a height of 1,838 meters, the Wendelstein is the highest peak of the Wendelstein massiv in the Bavarian Alps. ? Photo by AFP
With a height of 1,838 meters, the Wendelstein is the highest peak of the Wendelstein massiv in the Bavarian Alps. ? Photo by AFP
Hikers silhouetted against the Alps near the top of Wendelstein mountain. ? Photo by AP
Hikers silhouetted against the Alps near the top of Wendelstein mountain. ? Photo by AP
Hikers enjoy the view over the Alps from a viewing platform near the top of Wendelstein mountain. ? Photo by AP
Hikers enjoy the view over the Alps from a viewing platform near the top of Wendelstein mountain. ? Photo by AP
Meteorologists forecast sunny weather with mild temperatures around 14 degrees Celsius for the region. ? Photo by AFP
Meteorologists forecast sunny weather with mild temperatures around 14 degrees Celsius for the region. ? Photo by AFP

Comments (3) (Closed)


Farhan
Oct 18, 2012 01:43am
Well, Pics are nice but who took these pictures and what month and year is it?
haris
Oct 17, 2012 01:26pm
I am from Germany and have seen Alpine region all the way from Northern Italy to Switzerland. The landscapes are intensely affecting and it is fair to say "a Heaven on Earth" but it is still far from the Pamit, Himalayas and Karakoram ranges which spread across Northern Pakistan, Northern India, Nepal and Southern China. Mont Blanc, France (highest peak in Western Europe), Zugspitze (Top of Germany) or Jungfraujoch, Switzerland (Top of Europe) is no way near in comparison to what we are blessed with. You can fairly imagine that Mont Blanc is approximately 5000m high while there are more than 5 peaks in Pakistan only which are higher than this. On my hiking to Jungfraujoch I met a couple and the Lady ask me, Where I came from? "I said, Pakistan". She then said, "Oh! then you must be so used-to of such hiking trails". I said, Yaaaa ummm No." :D :D Little embarrassing, isn't it?
Muhammad Omer Khan
Oct 19, 2012 07:51am
What kind of shoes are recommended for hiking of this type?