Winter Wonderland, Ötscher, Ybbstal Alps, Lower Austria
Photograph by Markus Riedl
The Ötscher, at 1893 metres, is a prominent peak in south-western Lower Austria. Its name has Slavic roots and translates approximately as a diminutive of “father”. The Ötscher area belongs to the Ybbstal Alps, which are part of the Northern Limestone Alps.