Mount Untersberg is an impressive mountain near Salzburg ( It’s the northern most massif of the Berchesgaden Alps ). It is easily accessible by cable car, a short distance from Salzburg. I visited it this year in late August for the first time, getting a bus from the hotel to the cable car station. From there it was a short ride to the mountain station. Great view can be had from the station itself, and easy paths allow for a nice walk along the summit ridges.
It was a glorious day when I went up the mountain, as can be seen in the photos here. I walked as far as the Salzburger Hochthron summit, a short stroll and small climb from the mountain station itself. From here the views were superb, ranging into Germany itself and the Berchesgaden Alp range. Views into Austria offered a marvelous view over Salzburg and beyond.
On this trip I was using a loaned Olympus EM5 mark II camera and mostly a 12-40mm Pro Lens. This was to keep weight to the minimum on the trip.
Here are some of the views from the summit.
Whilst sitting taking in the views – this Alpine Chough came and sat on the bench next to me. Talk about close to nature!
From there I walked down the path back towards the mountain station. The worst of the path( which is still easy) is shown below, the rest is flat gravel.
There was a monument on the route back that I think is a memorial to a pilot.
Finally there is another mountain cross that offers a dramatic view, near an impressive cliff edge.