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The western half of what you're looking at would fall well within the range usually referred to as Allgäu - here is a 'map' of the outlines of that region as used in today's tourism industry, covering both Germany and Austria although originally Allgäu was a part of the German Oberschwaben, see here. The Austrian areas are part of (Nord)Tirol - a map with ...


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Wikipedia in German has an extensive list of alpine passes. There are similar links in English and French but the German one can easily be superimposed on Open Street Maps, Google Maps or Bing Maps. You could use those maps to explore by yourself. A few notable passes are: The Iséran, Galibier, Umbrail and the Stelvio itself, because of their high ...


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A little bit further away (but still in the couple hours limit would be the Grimsel and the Furka pass roads. The picture shows the view from the Grimsel pass road on the Furka pass road. If you cross the Grimsel, you will have quite a nice view on a lake and you can visit a fortress that's build there. From there back to Italy (via Ticino), you could ...



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