the place where Germany meets Austria

by ada

One of the most magnificent part of the Austrian-German border is the Untersberg, the pride and proud of the people of Salzburg. Its history is overcrowded with mythical creatures like emperors with ever-growing beards, dwarfs, witches and pretty mountain women who wear only white and like to pick handsome young humans to father them some children.

fog below Untersberg

Untersberg cable car house

Just take the cable car and simply vanish in Nothing.

Untersberg cable car

Untersberg fog 2

Untersberg fog 1

Once safely arrived at the top, try to find your way in the fog without falling down from rocks into invisible depths.

Untersberg fog 9

Untersberg fog 5

Admire the alpine flora and some leftover objects of the human civilisation.


dry grass in fog

pines at Untersberg


Reach the Geiereck (Vulture’s Corner).

Untersberg path in fog

Geiereck cross 2

Look over Austria…

view Austria

…and then Germany.

view Deutschland

Oh well. Maybe you’d better visit this place on a nice and sunny summer day instead of at the beginning of Fog Season, which with its ten months per year is the longest season in Salzburg.

Wait for the sun to come out.

sun over Untesberg

Go over to another peak, the Salzburger Hochtron. Meet (the signs of) fellow travellers, pass memorials for the fallen members of the WW2 Mountain Troops and people who failed at hiking the same trail you’re walking right now.

Untersberg fog 2 (2)

two travellers Untersberg

Leo Japan

Memorial Bergtruppen Untersberg

Do you see the tiny cross at the top? That’s your destination.

traveller Untersberg 2

sign Untersberg

Salzburger Hochtron 2

stairs to Salzburger Hochtron

Now you are at the top pf the world, high above the clouds, where the sky is always blue and the sun always shines.

Untersberg view

Untersberg clouds 3

Untersberg clouds 2

3 Comments to “the place where Germany meets Austria”

  1. Spectacular shots…The place is so beautiful….I love the bench at the edge of the mountain….

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