Mount Untersberg

Salzburger Hochthron Summit Cross

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.

Salzburger Hochthron Summit Cross
Salzburger Hochthron Summit Cross

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.

Clouds and Mountains from Salzburger Hochthron
Clouds and Mountains from Salzburger Hochthron
Salzburger Hochthron to Untersbergbahn - Mountain Station
Salzburger Hochthron to Untersbergbahn – Mountain Station
Views from Salzburger Hochthron
Views from Salzburger Hochthron

Whilst sitting taking in the views – this Alpine Chough came and sat on the bench next to me.  Talk about close to nature!

Alpine Chough on Bench
Clouds and Mountains from Salzburger Hochthron

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.

Pathway on Mount Untersberg
Pathway on Mount Untersberg

There was a monument on the route back that I think is a memorial to a pilot.

Monument on Mount Untersberg
Monument on Mount Untersberg

Finally there is another mountain cross that offers a dramatic view, near an impressive cliff edge.

View from Untersberg towards Germany
View from Untersberg towards Germany

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