The Wetterstein Range borders in the northeast to the Bavarian Prealps, in the east to the Karwandel, in the south to the Mieming Mountains, in the west to the Lechtal Alps and in the northwest to the Ammergauer Alps.
Its highest mountain is the Zugspitze at 2'962 metres. The Zugspitze is the highest mountain of Germany and its summit is connected by the Tyrolean Zugspitze Cable Car from Ehrlwald (Austria - opened 1926), the Bavarian Zugspitze Railway from Garmisch Partenkirchen (Germany - opened 1930) and the Eibsee Cable Car from the lake Eibsee (Germany - opened 1960).
The First ascent was at 07.08.1820 by Josef Naus, Johann Georg Tauschl and survey assistant Maier.
Austria 1959, Inauguration of Austria's relay system on the Zugspitze.
Portrait of Hermann Hesse.
The background shows the Waxenstein (2'277 m) of the Wetterstein Range.
(view from Hammersbach, near Garmisch Partenkirchen)
Germany 2000, the Münchner Haus with the tower of the meteorological observatory.
Central African Republic 2000, Bavarian Zugspitze Railway.
The descripton "Suisse" is not correct.
Gambia 2003, Bavarian Zugspitze Railway.
The descripton "Paris Lyons & Mediterranean Railway" is not correct.
Maldives 2006, "XX Olympic Winter Games, Torino".
The stamp is showing the advertising poster for the IV Olympic Winter Games 1936 in Garmisch Partenkirchen, which was designed by Ludwig Hohlwein and depicts the Alpspitze in the background. The Alpspitze (2'628 m) is connected by the famous mountain ridge, called "Jubiläumsgrat", with the Mt. Zugspitze.
The stamp depicts the ICE near Garmisch Partenkirchen.
The Wetterstein Range in the background.
Germany 2017, Christmas Chapel.
(water-activated/perforated & self-adhesive/die-cut)
The image shows the chapel "Maria Rast" at Krün.
A view towards the Obere Wettersteinspitze of the Wetterstein Range.