Solstice celebration, 2008
Austria, Ehrwald/Lermoos 21st June 2008
In the astronomical sence
of the longest day of the year, this traditional solstice
celebration takes place in the mountains of Ehrwald / Lermoos in the
Austrian Alps near the Zugspitze.
compliments to the climbers!
More than 8000
fires light up these up to 200-meter figures in the steep mountain walls
from an altitude of 1200m to 2700m. The steep peak named 'Sonnenspitze'
unique sight from a 2000m perch on the opposite side of the valley.
ridge of the Zugspitze (2962m) is decorated with hundreds of fire lights.
In the southern
direction the slopes of the 'Grubigstein' were lit up.
fire on 2000 m
Thorsten Pusch (right) who discovered this fine place of view!
Etna to Stromboli
Planets & Space
© 2008 Photos and text
by Thorsten Boeckel
last modification, 6/24/2008