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Wetterstein Range / Zugspitze 2'962 m

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 1935 stamp timbre Briefmarke francobolli Tyrolean Zugspitze Cable Car

Austria 1935
The Tyrolean Zugspitze Cable Car and peaks of the Ammergau Alps and the Lechtal Alps in the background. Zugspitze stamp 1959 Austria

Austria 1959, Inauguration of Austria's relay system on the Zugspitze.


Fujairah 1972 & Maldives 2006
The stamps are 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 Fujairah stamps was issued in the series "Olympic Winter Games 1924 - 1972".


Gabon 1995
Portrait of Hermann Hesse.
The background shows the Waxenstein (2'277 m) of the Wetterstein Range.
(view from Hammersbach, near Garmisch Partenkirchen) Zugspitze stamp 2000 Germany

Germany 2000, the Münchner Haus with the tower of the meteorological observatory. Wetterstein Range Zugspitze stamp 2000 Central African Republic

Central African Republic 2000, Bavarian Zugspitze Railway.
The descripton "Suisse" is not correct. Wetterstein Range Zugspitze stamp 2000 Gambia

Gambia 2003, Bavarian Zugspitze Railway.
The descripton "Paris Lyons & Mediterranean Railway" is not correct. 


Guinea 2011
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.

The Wetterstein Range was depicted as illustration on a miniaturesheet of the following series:
Mozambique 2018, "European Speed Trains"