Rolling hills sit at the foot of jagged peaks. Cozy homes and warm food provide refuge from the harsh elements outside. Beautiful light paints the mountains before dark clouds wash them away. The European Alps are a place of striking linguistic, cultural, and visual duality- a duality I hope to capture here.
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Mountain Views: Säntis In Eastern Switzerland (4K)
Säntis, Switzerland, a mountain peak with an extraordinary panorama of the Swiss Alps and stunning mountains views, the most beautiful scenery on top of the mountain. At 2,501.9 metres above sea level, Säntis is the highest mountain in the Alpstein massif of northeastern Switzerland.
It is also the culminating point of the whole Appenzell Alps, between Lake Walen and Lake Constance. Shared by three cantons, the mountain is a highly visible landmark thanks to its exposed northerly position within the Alpstein massif. As a consequence, houses called Säntisblick can be found in regions as far away as the Black Forest in Germany.
Säntis is among the most prominent summits in the Alps and the most prominent summit in Europe with an observation deck on the top. The panorama from the summit is spectacular. Six countries can be seen if the weather allows: Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, France, and Italy.
Views: The Zwölferhorn In Western Austria (4K)
The 1520m-high Zwölferhorn rises over St Gilgen. The top affords excellent views and there are some pretty hiking trails (two to 2½ hours) that lead back down to St Gilgen.
Views: ‘Tatra Mountains’ – Eastern Europe (4K Video)
The Tatra Mountains, part of the Carpathian mountain chain in eastern Europe, create a natural border between Slovakia and Poland. Both Slovak and Polish sides are protected as national parkland and are popular destinations for winter and summer sports. The Tatras are home to wildlife including the Tatra chamois, marmot, lynx and bears. Slovakia has the highest mountain in the range: 2,655m Gerlach Peak.
Aerial Mountain Views: ‘Swiss Alps’ (4K UHD Video)
The Alpine region of Switzerland, conventionally referred to as the Swiss Alps, represents a major natural feature of the country and is, along with the Swiss Plateau and the Swiss portion of the Jura Mountains, one of its three main physiographic regions.
Mountain Views: ‘Aoni Village – Nagano, Japan’
This is a very small village in Hakuba, and unfortunately there is no public transport to get there. After driving up the mountain for about 20 minutes from Hakuba-station, you will come to an amazing view
with 14 large traditional Japanese houses and 7 warehouses, that were build during the Edo period (1603-1868) and the Meiji period (1868-1912).
This village is stated to be Japan’s important preservation district of historic buildings. It keeps it traditional atmosphere, has not been turned into a tourist spot.
You will be able to enjoy the primitive relaxing walk here just like the olden times. It is also famous for their beautiful terraced rice-fields.
If you visit Aoni Village, you should definitely go up the terraced rice-fields and take a look at the wonderful view of the Northern Alps over the village.
Timeline: 00:00 タイトル（title） 00:23 青鬼集落（Aoni Village） 06:37 青鬼神社（Aoni Shrine） 07:38 棚田（Rice Terraces）
Views: ‘The Andes’ In Western South America
The Andes, running along South America’s western side, is among the world’s longest mountain ranges. Its varied terrain encompasses glaciers, volcanoes, grassland, desert, lakes and forest. The mountains shelter pre-Columbian archaeological sites and wildlife including chinchillas and condors. From Venezuela in the north, the range passes through Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina and Chile.
Video Highlights 00:55 – Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain 02:07 – Monte Fitz Roy 03:36 – Carunculated caracara bird 05:22 – Uyuni Salt Flat 06:05 – Lonquimay Volcano 07:49 – Maipo Canyon