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Fellhorn, Oberstdorf Kleinwalsertal Bergbahnen, Allgaeuer Alps, Allgaeu, Oberstdorf, Swabia, Bavaria, Bayern, Germany,

Fotoeins Friday: Skiing near Germany’s southernmost town

The Bavarian mountain and hiking town of Oberstdorf is the southernmost in Germany. After a short bus ride from the town centre, you reach the valley station for the Fellhorn cable car. Fellhorn mountain is located near the Austrian-German border where the German federal state of Bavaria bumps up against Austria and the federal state of Vorarlberg. After disembarking the cable car near the summit (at 1967 metres or 6453 feet above sea level), you can ski along the Austria-German frontier into Austria in winter, or walk the trails along the frontier ridge in summer. The picture above is the view facing east from the summit station of the cable car. Skiers and snowboarders find fresh powder everywhere on the slopes of Fellhorn, even in the area near the support pylons for the cable car.

I made the picture above on 8 March 2017 with the Canon 6D, 24-105 lens, and the following settings: 1/1000-sec, f/22, ISO1000, and 35mm focal length. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at as

Fellhorn, Allgaeu Alps, Oberbayern, Fellhornbahn, Bavaria, Germany, Kanzelwand, Kanzelwandbahn, Mittelberg, Vorarlberg, Austria,

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.

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

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 as

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