The highest and most extensive mountain ranges on the edges of Europe that stun the world with their beauty are the “Alps”! The Alps are considered as the youngest, and most densely inhabited mountain ranges in Europe.
Alps: A Lesson of History
The Alps are 65 million years old, dating back to the Mesozoic Era!
The Alps covers 8 Alpine Countries: Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Slovenia, and Switzerland.
Alps in Numbers
82 official summits and 22 “four thousanders”!
The weather in the Alps is extreme.
The Wintry Alps
Alps are covered in an indefinite snow blanket 9,000 feet above sea level!
Wild Alps in Nature
13,000 species of plants and 30,000 species of wildlife - the world of Alps!
Living in Alps
14 million residents with 120 million tourists a year!
Did You Know?
Ötzi the Iceman! In 1991, a mummified skeleton 5,000 years old was found in the Austrian/Italian border of Alps!
Highlight of the Alps...
Mont Blanc deserves a special mention! The highest peak in Alps, 15,777 feet!
Some other mentions - Dufourspitze, Weisshorn, Finsteraarhorn and shown here is the famous Matterhorn!
Phenomenal Alpine Lakes!
The Alps boasts of some very famous Alpine lakes - Geneva, Constance, Como and Zürich!
Farming, cheesemaking and woodworking is the traditional culture of the Alpine villages!
Capital City of Alps?
Grenoble, home to 500,000 people is the biggest city in Alps!
Avalanches in Alps killed 40,000 - 80,000 men in World War I !
You can enjoy your expedition and some winter sports here!