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Jagdhausalmen Alpine Pastures, Defereggen, East Tirol, Austria, Europe

11 Perfect Shots: Sunrise in the Mountains

Updated on 31.10.2018 in Recommendations


“There’s a sunrise and a sunset every day, and you can choose to be there for it -- you can put yourself in the way of beauty.”

Citing her mother, these words were written down by US American novelist Cheryl Strayed. Her #1 bestselling memoir Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail details her 1,600-kilometer hike on the Pacific Crest Trail and tells the story of the personal struggles that compelled her to take the hike. In 2014, Nick Hornby adapted Wild for the screen, with actress Reese Witherspoon portraying Strayed in the film. In today’s blog post, the spectacular natural beauty and the epic landscapes of Tirol are in the leading role. Our mountains overflow with sunrises begging to be captured by the camera. Many postcard-worthy results are posted on Instagram – such as these eleven photographs depicting some of our country’s most photogenic places.

Marchkopf Peak, 2,499m

View this post on Instagram #sonnenaufgang #tirol #hochfügen #marchkopf A post shared by Andreas Azwanger (@azae_andy) on Apr 2, 2017 at 2:51am PDT

Glanderspitze Peak, 2,512m

View this post on Instagram Longing for warmer days and sunrise adventures today 🌄🙌 A post shared by Eva Thöni (@eva_thoeni) on Mar 26, 2015 at 9:54am PDT

Kuhmesser Peak, 2,264m

View this post on Instagram #nofilter #sunset #sunset🌅 #Gipfel #gipfelkreuz #kuhmesser #austria #tirol #lovetirol #lovenature #lovethemoment #oneofthesemoments #tothetop #adventure #awesomespot #gipfelstürmer #gipfelkreuz #clouds #sun #sunglasses A post shared by Shakka boo (@shakkaboo) on Jul 17, 2017 at 7:40am PDT

Sechszeiger Peak, 2,395m

View this post on Instagram #sunrise #sechszeiger #pitztal #igerspitztal #tirol #september2013 #memories #nofilter #austria #outdoor A post shared by Tourismusverband Pitztal (@pitztal) on Oct 25, 2013 at 5:03am PDT

Kleine Ochsenwand Peak, 2,553m

View this post on Instagram #austria #tirol #stubaital #schlick2000 #sunrise #gipfelkreuz #cross #sonnenaufgang #kleine_ ochsenwand #summit #2553m #hiking #biwak #redsky #bluesky #awsomeday #awsomefeeling #silence #naturelover #naturegram #gooutside #athomeoutdoors #goodday #friends A post shared by Alban Gritsch (@alban_gritsch) on Jun 4, 2015 at 6:12am PDT

Naunspitze Peak, 1,633m

View this post on Instagram #unbeschreiblich #tirol #wandern #berge #hiking #mountainhike #wunderschönerort #icomeback😍 #naunspitze #sonnenaufgang A post shared by Dana (@dana_ilanga) on Jun 25, 2017 at 11:10am PDT

Gratlspitze Peak, 1,833m

View this post on Instagram My favorite color is sunset. A great evening in the tyrolean alps. Did you like it – and @daniel.traunfellner ? 😊 #OurPlanetDaily #roamtheplanet #earthfocus #earthpix #lovetirol #earthofficial #rsa_folknature #rsa_outdoors #outdoortones #loves_austria #livefolk #weroamaustria #shotzdelight #outdoortones #wildernessculture #places_wow #visitaustria #thewanderco #weloveaustria #planetearth #igersaustria #discoveraustria #beautifuldestionations #ig_austria #exploretocreate #fujifilm #artofvisuals #roamtheplanet #lensbible #nakedplanet #diewocheaufinstagram #voyaged A post shared by Torsten ↟ ↟ (@clickpix_eu) on Jul 14, 2018 at 8:56am PDT

Lake Walchsee

View this post on Instagram Stunning good morning call! this is what happend when you can't sleep! Search for a great spot and then wait for the light! Awww that light! Pls take me back to this moment! #sunrise #tirol #walchsee #zahmerkaiser #kaiserwinkel #canon #canonlovers #d60 #earlybird #austria #ig_austria #igersaustria A post shared by nikkylein (@nikkylein) on Oct 1, 2014 at 1:46pm PDT

Serles Peak, 2,717m

View this post on Instagram Morning view at sunrise from the Serles peak (2717m). #morningglory #goodmorning #view #summit #sunrise #bluesky #serles #peak #tyrol #innsbruck #matrei #mountains #outdoors #hiking #mountaineering #nature #socolduphere #gamsmodus A post shared by Fabian (@fabianbergner) on Oct 19, 2014 at 1:32am PDT

Kitzbüheler Horn Peak

View this post on Instagram Guten Morgen. 🌄⛰️😍 #sunrise#sunday#morning#kitzbühelerhorn#kitzbüheleralpen#kitzbühel#tyrol#austria#visittirol#mountains#mountainlover#bergliebe#homeiswherethemountainsare#dahoamisamschenstn 🇦🇹⛰️💕 A post shared by Alina Exenberger (@alincheninwonderland) on Sep 9, 2018 at 3:09am PDT

Rofan Mountain Range

View this post on Instagram 22/8/18 morning glow 🌄 #rofan #hardlifeonthemountains #homesweethome #enjoy #morningview #ig_austria #365austria A post shared by rumbler13 (@rumbler13) on Aug 22, 2018 at 1:07am PDT

When he is not working, Michael Gams is out exploring this beautiful country, hiking, mountain biking, freeriding and ski touring to the most beautiful spots in Tirol.

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