The Alps are an exceptional region be it weather, wildlife or botanic phenomenons. In this section we will show some insights, talk about special plants from flowers, bushes, moss to trees and animals.
The subjects are extensive, als the alpine region has different rock massives from high mountains to valleys and covers various European countries from France, to Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany and Slovenia.
The chamois is primarily through a customs very present in the Alpine area like the so-called "Gamsbart" what would be translated to, chamois beard.
The chamois is a biungulates. It lives in the mountains and is about as big as a roe, with a shoulder height of 70-85 cm (2.5 feet). Chamois are weighing 30 to 50 kg (up to 110 pounds). Their length is 110-140 cm, its tail is up to eight centimeter long.
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Climate change in the Alps
The Alps - a paradise of flower meadows, snowy peaks, and your favourite holiday destination for hiking, skiing or for the summer?
Everyone who has learned to love the Alps in all its diversity during a visit, perhaps knows that the Alps are affected by climate change.
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Some that read the name of this flower, hear as first association a little slow melody: "Edelweiss, edelweiss, every morning you greet me,
Small and white,
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The german word "Altweibersommer" signifies "old woman summer".
It is a meteorologic phenomenon. Starting in the middle of september, lasting until the end of of september, with exceptions even until the end of November.
The "Altweibersommer" is a stable weather condition in the Alpine area, a warm ending of the summer, a fading out. The days are pleasantly warm, the nights already cold.
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