Hanging out at the top of Germany, 2 of 4
previously about hanging out at the “top of Germany” from the German side just after arrival at the Zugspitze summit.
I wandered over to the
Austrian side of the summit to have a look around for the view, which is about the time the clouds below started to clear.
Former border-control entry point from Bavaria, Germany to Tirol, Austria.
L-to-R: Austrocontrol Flugüberwachung (air traffic control), Bergstation Tiroler Zugspitzbahn, Sendmemast ORF (broadcast tower)
Looks cold, doesn’t it? -12C (+10F) temperature at the summit, but -20C (-4F) with the windchill. At least the sun’s out.
Bergstation (mountain station), Tiroler Zugspitzbahn.
Partly obstructed view through blowing snow down to Schneefernerkopf (upper left), Zugspitzeck (centre).
Zooming in on the ski-lift near the top of Schneefernerkopf.
High winds and clouds surrounding Zugspitzeck.
Bergstation (upper station), Tiroler Zugspitzbahn cable car.
Arrival of Tiroler Zugspitzbahn cable car, Bergstation (upper station).
Ascent to Zugspitze, the top of Germany
• Zugspitze summit : part 1, German side
• Zugspitze summit : part 2, Austrian side (this post)
• Zugspitze summit : part 3, Austrian side, after the clouds cleared
• Zugspitze : part 4, the summit and the plateau below
I made the photos above on 9 October 2011 with the Canon EOS450D camera, EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS kit-lens, and the EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM lens. This post is originally published on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com.
Tags: Alps, Bavaria, Bayern, Ehrwald, Eibsee, Grainau, Oberbayern, Tirol, Upper Bavaria, Werdenfelser Land, Wetterstein, Wetterstein mountains, Wettersteingebirge, Zugspitze