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Mittelberg, Kleinwalsertal, Vorarlberg, Austria, Oesterreich, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday in Kleinwalsertal: Mittelberg

Austria’s Kleinwalsertal (Little Walser Valley) is a picturesque mountain valley southeast from Oberstdorf. This piece of Austria’s Vorarlberg is cut off from the rest of the federal state and country; so, the only way in by car or bus is through the town of Oberstdorf in southern Germany.

At the local bus stop “Mittelberg Ort” in front of the Hotel Alte Krone, this morning view at the back of the hotel faces south-southeast into the fog, mist, and rain; all of which hints at the transition from winter to spring. From a “geo” standpoint, you’re looking at the Breitach valley with Zwölferkopf at left and Barenkopf at right.

I made the photo above on 9 March 2017 with a Canon 6D mark 1 and the following settings: 1/250-sec, f/16, ISO1000, and 24mm focal length. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-gm1.

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.

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