The Alpine fibula
This bird of prey with a hooked beak is active during daytime; it has
fledged legs and forceful fangs. The Alps are the home of the golden
eagle. In mythology the eagle often represents the sun or appears as the
companion and messenger of the highest god.
Europe's highest mountain range: approx. 1200 km long, 150-250 km wide.
It comprises an area of approx. 220.000 km2.
Corvid with a yellow beak; indigenous to the Alps region, Southern
Europe and Asia.
daisy family, tall forb
"Alpine bell" (=Alpenglöckchen)
species: primrose; one of the first spring plants in the Alps.
A reddish glow seen near sunset or sunrise on the summits of mountains.
Corvid with a curved red beak
Alpine folk music
Tyrolean folk music
Among them are the following:
Prato allo Stelvio (2757 m), it connects Spondinig with Bormio
Resia (1510 m), it connects San Benedetto with Malles
Fernpass (1209 m), it connects Imst with Reutte
Brennero (1370 m), it connects Innsbruck with Vipiteno
Felber Tauern (2545 m) it connects Mittersill with Matrei
Großglockner (2505 m) it connects Ferleiten with Heiligenblut
Committee CIPRA (French for: Commission Internationale pour la
Protection des Régions Alpines) is the International Committee for the
protection of the Alpine region. The treaty contains legal minimum
standards for the protection of the Alps by the Alpine countries.
association that promotes mountaineering and hiking
The foothills of the Alps
This northerly pre-located area stretches to the Danube in the North and
in the southwest with the Swiss Midland all the way to Lake Geneva and
to the Jura Mountains.
musical instrument traditionally played by shepherds; it is made from
wood or bark and can be up to 4 m long
Alpine emergency signal
Acoustic or visual signal which is made use of by people in case of
distress in the mountains
primarily the term for the exploration and scientific investigation of
the Alps and later on of the mountain ranges all over the world..
altitude: 3564 m; part of the Adamello-Presanella-Group and highest
mountain in the Southern Limestone Alps.
This plant can be found in the Alps; it is under wildlife protection.
The Edelweiss has a stellar shape, on the upper site it has snow-white
tomentose bracts. It grows on rocks and stony mats.
1786: Mont Blanc
main line of business
tourism, agriculture, wood processing, viniculture, fruit-growing,
vocal musical genre of folklore music and respectively of Alpine music
highest mountain in the Alps (4810 m); it is part of the Western Alps
The following mountain ranges are part of the Eastern Alps: - Northern
Limestone Alps (Allgäu Alps, Lechtal Alps, Tyrolean-Bavarian Limestone
Alps, Salzburg and Berchtesgaden Limestone Alps, Salzkammergut Group,
Steyrtal and Ennstal Alps, Styria-Lower Austria Limestone Alps).
It is located in the Lechtal Alps and with and altitude of 3038 m it is
the highest peak in the Eastern Alps
Passo dei Giovi
mountain near Genova. In the southern part it marks the border between
the Alps and the Appennino mountain range.
altitude: 4049 m; highest mountain in the Central Alps
in the marginal areas it lies between 2500 and 2600 m and on the inside
areas between 2800 and 3100 m. In the Western Alps several glaciers
reach all the way down to the inhabited areas.
Southern Limestone Alps
The following mountain groups are part of the Southern Limestone Alps:
Bergamaschi Alps, Brenta group, Brescia Alps, Vicentine Alps, South
Tyrolean Dolomites, Venetian Alps, Carnic Alps, Gailtal Alps, Dolomites
of Lienz, Julian Alps, Karawanken with the Steiner Alps.
mainly animals that live in the high mountains, like Capricorn,
groundhog, chamois, golden eagle, Alpine crow
With: - Inner Gneis Alps (Ligurian Alps, Maritime Alps, Cottian Alps,
Graian Alps, Welsh Alps, Ticino Alps, Adula Alps) - Outer Gneis Alps
(Maritime Alps, Dauphiné Alps, Savoyard Alps, Bernese Alps, Glarner
Alps) - Limestone Alps (the Provenςal Alps and the French Limestone
The following mountain ranges are part of the Central Alps: Grisons
Alps, Silvretta, Verwall Group, Bernina Group and Engadin Alps, Gruppo
Ortles, Ötztal Alps, Stubai Alps, Alpe di Sarentino, Zillertal Alps,
Kitzbühel Alps, Upper Tauern, Defereggen mountain range and Vedrette di
Ries, Lower Tauern, Lavanttal, Eisenerz and Mürztal Alps