Karwendel

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The Karwendel is a mountain range on the border between Germany and Austria.

View down to Mittenwald from Karwendel

View down to Mittenwald from Karwendel (click to enlarge)

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A Conference, Yellow Flowers and Green Bugs …

I’m spending a few days off in the Alps these days, if you are wondering :-). So I share a few wildflower pictures (click to enlarge) from the hiking tours today. Many trails were closed due the security measurements for the Bilderberg summit in the area, so we had to change our plans.  First I thought it was for the G7 summit which is over and was on another alp in Germany. But then I realized that they did that massive thing (military forces, no-fly zone, mobile radar systems, etc) for that Bilderberg conference too. At least it did not impact us much, except using alternative routes, hikes and trails.

Golden Flower

Golden Flower

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Mountain Views in Zugspitz Area

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I have good friends in Texas which think that there are no mountains in the Alps: at the time when they visited Switzerland, there were no mountains visible because of low clouds :-(. So their believe is that all the mountains I show are created with Photoshop!  To prove that they are wrong (or that I indeed have good Photoshop skills), a collection of mountains from the Austrian mountain tours the past week:

Trail towards the Sonnenspitze

Trail towards the Sonnenspitze

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Sunset Light on Zugspitze

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The weather cleared up, after some rain in the morning. Getting up early for hiking on beautiful trails, including climbing parts in the southern Zugspitz mountain area. My training level is very low as I had no practice this year yet due all the work load. With the result that at the end of the day, I’m very tired with my muscles burning. But I’m full of memories from this wonderful day in the mountains. And this got topped with a beautiful golden sunset. Instead sharing pictures from the tour, I share pictures from the end of the day…

Zugspitze Sunset

Zugspitze Sunset

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