Fotoeins Fotografie

the visible wor(l)d, between Canada & Germany
Fellhorn, Allgaeu Alps, Oberbayern, Fellhornbahn, Bavaria, Germany, Kanzelwand, Kanzelwandbahn, Mittelberg, Vorarlberg, Austria, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: straddling the Germany-Austria border

The Fellhornbahn lower terminus or station is located south of Oberstdorf in (Upper Bavaria) Germany, and with two stages of the cable car, I arrive at the Fellhorn mountain station at a height of about 2000 metres (6562 feet) above sea level. After stepping out of the station and walking a few metres into the snow, I have both feet on the Germany-Austria border. I look southwest to the neighbouring mountain-station on Kanzelwand which is only 1.6 km (1 mile) distant and is inside the Austrian border. In winter only skiers can cut across to access both mountains, but the snow merely hides the countless trails throughout the entire region on both sides of the border, including a “border” trail along the ridge connecting the two mountains. The presence of many skiers and snowboarders is evident with snake-like patterns in the background snow.

Germany
G1: Obere-Geren-Piste, from the Fellhorn mountain station (from lower-right)
G2: Möse chair-lift
G3: Zweiländer chair-lift

Austria
A1: Kanzelwandbahn cable-car mountain station, 1.6 km (1 mi) line-of-sight
A2: Zwerenalpe chair-lift
A3: Grosser Widderstein, 2533 metres (8310 feet)
A4: Elferkopf, 2387 metres (7831 feet)


I made the photo above on 8 March 2017 with the Canon 6D, 24-105 zoom, and the following settings: 1/1000s, f/22, ISO1000, and 65mm focal length. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-9sL.

2 Responses to “Fotoeins Friday: straddling the Germany-Austria border”

    • fotoeins

      Do you remember having a good skiing experience at Fellhorn? It’s interesting how “Das Hoechste” advertises multiple ski-runs on multiple mountains in 2 countries in this area around Oberstdorf, Germany and Kleinwalsertal, Austria. Going up to these snow-covered mountains makes me wish I could ski or snowboard. But I don’t think my wonky knees would agree to that. 😁

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