After a week of cool temperatures, with the day’s maximum rarely topping 10°C, summer is set to return and the flowers of the alpine summer can be admired once more.

At the start of the Königsweg, along the Kaltenbach don’t forget to look for the Saxifraga mutata which is in flower at the moment. Its small flowers are arranged along a long flower stalk from a rosette growing on the cliffs. Further up, in the forest on shady, moist slopes Parnassia palustris is in flower. From just before the Wettersteinalm until beyond the Alpine Garden the small blue bells of Campanula cochlearifolia thread their way through the cracks in the rocks and even in mossy banks while Campanula scheuchzeri prefers to colonize the grassy meadows.

In the Alpine Garden one can meet again the familiar flowers from the road up as well as a large diversity of flowers from mountain ranges from the rest of the world.

30th July 2010

Aster alpinus

Astrantia major

Astrantia major 'Rubra'

Campanula cochlearifolia

Campanula scheuchzeri

Centaurea nervosa

Cremanthodium arnicoides

Dianthus superbus

Gentiana lutea


Mertensia ciliata

Parnassia palustris

Pulsatilla alpina


Saxifraga aizoides

Saxifraga caesia