In the Alpine space have truncated the continued strong snowfall, many people from the outside world. In Austria, more than 180 roads had been blocked, told the broadcaster ORF. At least a dozen places were not accessible. The avalanche danger is increased in some regions in comparison to the weekend again.

on Sunday Salzburg were alone in the state, approximately 17,000 people are snowed in. As the authorities reported, was the Hohe Tauern on Sunday evening, the road to the top because of avalanche danger, blocked.

interior Minister Seehofer will travel to the Bavarian Alps

In the Federal States of Vorarlberg and Tyrol, the highest warning level has been declared. In the Vorarlberg areas with very high avalanche danger came together until the Morning, 65 to 100 centimeters of new snow. It is still another 30 to 50 centimetres of snow were expected.

in the case of a disaster in the Berchtesgadener Land Behind the white wall

The Central Institute for meteorology and geodynamics was also the fact that it could be warm in the Tyrol and Vorarlberg areas of up to 5 degrees. “With the warming, the likelihood of spontaneous increases dry avalanches, especially in middle and high altitudes significantly”, – stated in the management report of the Avalanche warning service. Also in the area of Hohe Tauern in the Land of Salzburg has the highest avalanche is warning level.

In Bavaria, met in the Morning, an avalanche, a Hotel in the winter ski resort of Balderschwang. Of the masses of Snow, no one was hurt, according to a police spokesman. The avalanche with a width of 300 meters of a squeezed window of the hotel, snow burst into the building.

streams and rivers in southern Germany, along the shore

For the Bavarian Alps, the second highest avalanche is warning level. The entrance to the Church is soon locked swung because of the risk of Disposals since Sunday. Around 1300 people are stuck in the ski resort. Late Sunday night, an avalanche of parts of the Federal road 305 had spilled in the district of Berchtesgadener Land. No one was hurt, the track has been locked section.

avalanche on the B305

the German interior Minister, Horst Seehofer wants to make the lunch a picture of since the days of snow chaos in the Bavarian Alps. The CSU-politician visited the helpers and responders in Berchtesgaden and Neukirchen am Teisenberg.

In lower Bavaria relaxed in the night, however, the location of The access roads to the ski resort of Sankt Englmar in Straubing are open again. The district office gave to 5 a.m. the access roads after several forestry machines cleared by a snow load of fallen trees from the roadway, and the snow from the trees had shaken. The ski lifts at the ski resort, cross-country skiing trails and Hiking trails remain closed until further notice.


Several rivers and creeks in Bavaria occurred in the night on the shore. Especially in the middle and in the North of the country were partially flooded Fields and meadows. For the upper Franconian district of Kulmbach, the authorities warned of Floods in built-up areas.

The German weather service expected up to Tuesday afternoon of snow for the Bavarian Alps. For other parts of the country snow is threatening mud. The load on trees and roofs could increase further.


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