With photographic winter impressions from the Schnebelhorn, the editors of wüstundwüst magazine wish you a happy festive season and a prosperous New Year.
At 1,293 metres above sea level, the Schnebelhorn is the highest mountain in our canton and a popular excursion destination, especially in summer. The view from here is usually brilliant: the striking Säntis to the east, the steep Mythen to the south-west and, on a very clear day, an overwhelming view as far as the Bernese Alps with the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau to the west.
Our court photographer recently visited this mountain. He set off from the Unterland in glorious sunshine, but the closer he got to his destination, the cloudier the sky became. And although thick fog was already hanging over the summit of the Schnebelhorn, he set off from Steg, steeply upwards and with little visibility in front of him. And with the altitude came the cold. This – together with the high humidity during the night – had dressed nature in a photogenic dress commonly known as hoar frost.
This phenomenon completely mesmerised him and he took countless photos. He was fascinated by the shapes formed by the hoar frost, which structured the fauna and landscape in their own way. In their tranquillity and wintry aura, these pictures are ideally suited as illustrations for our heartfelt wishes for the coming festive season and for a happy new year.