Watch The Alps From Above

This stunning documentary filmed entirely from the air transforms its viewers from passive audience members to engaged observers by providing them with a unique perspective of these picture-perfect landscapes. From the Alps to the Dolomites and Zugspitze to Piz Buin peak, sit back and soar above these serene landscapes, captured on video like never before; as if from the perspective of a bird.

The true beauty of this documentary shines through in its simplicity. The film maker's allowance to let the mountains and landscapes speak for themselves, combined perfectly with the elegant musical compositions that comprise this film's score, create what can only be described as a documentary that is not to be missed.

Regardless of whether or not you consider yourself to be a lover of the outdoors, you will undoubtedly find yourself mesmerized by the breathtaking views of these cherished lands that could only be witnessed from the air.

Pure History
1 Season, 10 Episodes
May 1, 2012
Documentary & Biography
Cast: Simon Roden, Patrick Floersheim
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The Alps From Above Full Episode Guide

  • Switzerland lies at the heart of the Alps. Brimming with nature, this is a place where people go to relax, test their sporting abilities, and study the creatures around them. From mountain climbers and biologists to yodelers, the Swiss culture lives on.

  • The people of the pale mountains live so remotely that some areas have only become reachable by road in the past several years. From musicians to wine makers and conservationists to scientists, meet the people of the Alps in the final leg of our journey.

  • Farming in the Alps is a unique craft all its own. See how these farmers have adapted to the rugged landscape, and how they utilize some of the most ingenious methods in the world for moving their herds.

  • Visit a region where people brave the elements to live in harmony with the rocky gorges and spires that surround them. From mountain night fires to the depths of ancient castles, the culture and tradition of the Alps lives on.

  • Visit an inn that sits among the mountains at over 3000 meters above sea level, hear the strange stone instruments, and see one of the world's highest beekeeping hives as you traverse the towering heights of the Alps.

  • Journey across rugged peaks, and meet a geographer who studies the land with laser scanners, tailors who craft lederhosen, and bell makers whose bells last for hundreds of years.

  • From the south, Germany's magnificent landscapes are picturesque. In these southern reaches, fly fisherman pursue their craft, rare mountain ibex duel for mates, and miners scour caverns for rare minerals.

  • In the central Alps, the people live in close communion with the land, and in Bovaria farmers have a very special way of herding their cows up the mountain. Explore these stories and more as the journey across the Alps continues.

  • From the air, Styria's gentle southern slopes and rugged northern peaks present themselves at their best. Here, alpinists cross gorges, the next generation of Vienna's horses is raised in alpine pastures, and gondolas glide over shimmering lakes.

  • Travel across the Alps, to Europe's last farmers' hot bath and a lake that holds a monstrous, forty-year old fish. Prepare to experience the stories of the people and animals that dwell in these mountains like never before.

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