These wild rock towers are not in the Dolomites, but in the Ammergau Alps
Ammer in the Scheibum area
View over the Ammertal valley
Ski Tour Nature Park Ammergau Alps
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Nature and culture in the Ammergau Alps
The mountain range of the Northern Limestone Alps is a rather sparsely populated landscape, in the middle of which rises the river Ammer, which gives it its name. A large part of the mountain range is formed by the Ammergebirge nature reserve – the largest nature reserve in Bavaria – which includes mountains and forests as well as meadows, moors and wild rivers. The Ammergebirge is divided in two lengthways by the Graswangtal valley.
Due to the low level of development in the Ammergau Alps and only a few mountain railways or managed huts, the mountains are ideal for those seeking peace and quiet and wanting to explore nature in its original form. On the way, you will discover rare plants such as the Spirke tree species, roam through high and low moors and reach impressive lakes. The Plansee and Heiterwangersee lakes on Tyrolean territory are particularly attractive because of their fjord-like appearance cut into the wooded slopes and the almost undeveloped shores.
Cultural experiences are not neglected in the Ammergau Alps either. Tradition and customs are still alive in the region: the Sunday and holiday costumes, the rustic folk evenings and the Stubenmusi are all deeply rooted in the Ammertal valley. You can also experience Lüftl paintings and Passion plays in Oberammergau or visit the castles of Neuschwanstein, Hohenschwangau and Linderhof as well as the Ettal monastery.
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