Northern Limestone Alps: Bavaria and Tyrol
Top contributor Muhamad AbuShakra used a DJI Mavic Pro 2 to create this spectacular aerial video of some of the most beautiful alpine scenery in Europe. It was shot in the course of a weeklong trip through the Northern Limestone Alps of Bavaria in southern Germany and Tyrol in western Austria. These peaks, which reach up to about 3k meters (about 10k ft.) are as spectacular as the taller mountains of the Pennine and Graian Alps to the south and west. This was a DVOW winner in May, 2019.
DVOW Finalist from the Alps
All great things take time. So was the case for drone pilot Signo11, who took two years worth of his best footage to create this stunning aerial collection of the Alps Mountains. The cinematographer will float over the snowcapped peaks at sunrise, occasionally capturing wildlife like horses in his frame. He’ll also take moments of stillness, slowly panning over one of the range’s many lakes and forests. It's a breathtaking piece that was well worth the wait and was a DVOW Finalist in May, 2019.
Aerial Alps Compilation
Prepare to be blown away by this magnificent compilation of drone footage from across Europe's mighty Alps range, compliments of top contributor Muhamad AbuShakra. In just 180 seconds, you will be treated to spectacular bird's eye views from the four main countries which are covered by Europe's greatest range: France, Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. The Alps are the most prominent geographical feature of the continent; among other things they separate Central, Western, and Southern Europe. This stunning piece was chosen as a winner for the Drone Video of the Week and Drone Video of the Month in March, 2019!
Dolomites: Southern Limestone Alps
Contributor Ryan Shirley experienced pure awe and wonderment when he hiked through the Dolomites in northern Italy, which form part of the Alps Mountains system. The overwhelming power of the mountain peaks comes across in his intensely edited aerial reel that features shots from Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Seceda, Sassolungo, and Lago di Braies. This video was chosen as a Finalist in the Nature and Landscape category in the 2nd Annual Drone Video Awards.
Drone Video: Three Weeks in the Alps
Over 3 weeks, contributor gaetanpiolot traveled across the Alps, in France, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, and Germany. His drone video presents the amazing landscapes he discovered on his journey. He shot beautiful Alpine lakes and mountains in 4K using an iPhone X and DJI Mavic Pro. The locations he shot include: Lago di Braies, Lago di Sorapis, Seceda, Lago di Resia, Seiser Alm, Dolomites, Riffelsee, Bachalpsee, and Tre Cime di Lavaredo.
Drone Tour of the Swiss Alps
A seven day hike in the heart of the Swiss Alps allowed @BashirAbuShakra to create this spectacular 4k drone video of his trip. There is something for everyone in this video - endless glaciers, stunning canyons, suspended bridges, shimmering alpine valleys, waterfalls, selfies atop massive rock formations. The video includes aerial footage of the Matterhorn, Grindelwald, and Triffbrücke. As a way to show off the beauty of the Alps it's hard to beat this production.
Schiltorn: Bernese Alps
Top contributor iDrone Aerials brought his trusty DJI Mavic Pro drone back to Mt. Schilthorn for a summer look at this magnificent peak in the Bernese Alps. The Bernese Alps lie in west-central Switzerland, and although Schilthorn is not the tallest of these peaks it's probably the best known. Famous for its ski slopes, its mountaintop restaurant, and for the scene of a James Bond movie, Schilthorn is equally spectacular in the summer months.
Zermatt: Legendary Town in the Swiss Alps
Contributor Rlardon took his DJI Mavic Drone on a hike into the Swiss Alps at Zermatt to create this stunning aerial video of the region at the end of the Autumn season. The video includes drone footage of the Matterhorn, Monte Rosa, Lyskamm, Breithorn, Mischabel, Dent Blanche and Weisshorn, as well as the mighty Gornergletscher, the colourful larches of the Lötschental and the snowy peaks above Kandersteg. Zermatt is in the southwestern part of the country, near the Italian border.
Drone Tour of the Bernese Alps
Talented drone pilot Rlardon hiked to the to the 'top of Europe' with his Mavic Pro to give us all the best vistas of the Bernese Alps, located in western Switzerland. While showing some of the usual Alpine destinations such as the Bachalpsee and Wetterhorn, he also shares the site the locals prefer, like the Unterer and Oberer Grindelwaldgletchers. His dedication to conserving these beloved mountains serves as his worthy inspiration for these epic aerial videos.
Avoriaz: Famed Resort in the French Alps
Avoriaz is one of the best known skiing desinations in the French Alps. It's in the area between Chamonix and Mt. Blanc to the south and Lake Geneva to the north. The resort has 51 slopes with a top-to-base drop of just under 1.4k meters or about 4.5k feet. It is one of the resorts credited with pioneering modern skiing, and continues to be among France's top ski resorts and amongst the top in the entire Alps region. Ear Trumpet Media created this drone video of the magnificent slopes of Avoriaz.
Chamonix Valley: Argentiere Glacier
Contributor Jturner produced this spectacular video skiing down the Argentiere glacier, which is part of the Mt. Blanc Masif in the French Alps. The glacier which runs perpendicular to the Chamonix Valley, made a disguised but widely noted appearance in the 21st installment of the James Bond series, The World is Not Enough. In the 1999 film, 007 (played by Pierce Brosnan) there's an epic mountain ski chase scene which is set in the Caucasus but which, in fact, was shot on this very glacier.
Chamonix: In the Shadow of Mont Blanc
Mont Blanc, in the French Alps, is the highest mountain peak of France, as well as the highest in the entire Alps system. Its peak is 4.8k meters (just under 15.8k ft.) above sea level. Chamonix is a small village located in the shadow of the great mountain. It was the site of the first Winter Olympics in 1924, the first of three held in the French Alps. DroneAlps, one of the top French drone piloting companies, found the perfect sunny day to capture this quaint Alpine paradise under a fresh coat of snow.
Verdon Gorge: France's Grand Canyon
The Dronetrip has graced AirVuz with a stunning bird's eye look Verdon Gorge in southeastern France. The canyon runs up to 700 meters deep (about 2.4k ft) for a length of about 25 km (40 mi) in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. Formed by a Durance River tributary, it's considered one of the most stunning canyons in Europe if not the world. In this video, Dronetrip's DJI Mavic Pro drone beautifully captures this amazing natural marvel which is sometimes called the Grand Canyon of Europe.
The Bavarian Alps of Southern Germany
The area of the Alps Mountains located in southern Germany is often called the Bavarian Alps. It is home to some of the most amazing natural scenery in Germany, as well as its highest mountain peak: Mt. Zugspitze, which stands at just under 3k meters (around 9.7k ft.). In this video, contributor BashirAbuShakra used a drone to create an aerial tour of this landscape including footage of Berchtesgadener, St. Bartholomä, Jenner, Lake Obersee, Hintersee, and more.
Wendelstein: Bavarian Alps
Wendelstein is a medium sized mountain peak in Bavaria, the southernmost region of Germany. It is part of the Mangfall Mountains, which form part of the Alps Mountain system. The mountain's peak is about 1.8k meters (just over 6k ft.) above sea level. While not the largest ski area in Germany, Wendelstein does have one area for highly experienced skiers. Contributor On Focus used a DJI Phantom drone to give us a beautiful aerial tour of this alpine paradise.
Award Winning Dronie from the Bavarian Alps
After you watch this epic mountain dronie, you'll understand how it won first place in the Dronie Category for the 2017 AirVūz Drone Video Awards! Top contributor Wellington Rodriguez traveled up into the Bavarian Alps with a drone, and shot this stunning pullout shot capturing some of the most amazing rock formations you'll ever see. Keep the title in mind as you watch it. This was voted the top Dronie of 2017 by contributors for the first annual AirVuz Drone Video Awards.
Verwall: Tyrolean Alps
Austria's Verwall Mountains, part of the Alps system, sit in the country's western Tyrol province. They are home to some of the most picturesque views in all of Central Europe, with favorable comparisons to the very best sights that that Switzerland or Bavaria has to offer. In this video, contributor M. C. Black flies his DJI Mavic Pro drone over the lakes and valleys of this stunningly beautiful area, giving us a breathtaking aerial view of the alpine district.
Hinterrtux: Tyrolean Alps
Tyrol province in western Austria has much in common with Switzerland and Bavaria, neighbors with whom it shares sections of the great Alps Mountains range. In this breathtaking aerial video, contributor The Art of Drones uses his DJI Mavic Pro drone to capture the beauty of the the Tyrolean Alps. Flying at Hinterrtux, near Innsbruck (Tyrol's capital) he takes us on an unforgettable aerial tour of snow-capped mountains, glaciers, and pristine ski runs.
Italy's Legendary Stelvio Pass
Electriclife created this breathtaking 4k drone video of Stelvio Pass, one of the highest mountain passes in the Eastern Alps range. It connects Italy's South Tyrol and Sondrio provinces in the far north of the country. With its hairpin turns, the road running through the pass is considered one of the best drives in the world, though certainly not for the faint of heart. This pass was the scene of heavy fighting between Italy and Austria-Hungary during World War I.
Four Famous Swiss Mountain Passes
Top contributor Electriclife has done it again with his DJI Inspire 2 and ZenmuseX7 in this spectacular video of the snowy mountain passes of Switzerland. The Grimsel Pass, used by the Tour de Suisse; the Gotthard Pass, connecting northern and southern Switzerland since the Middle Ages; the Susten Pass, popular due to its phenomenal views of the Stein Glacier; and the Furka Pass, made famous by a chase scene in Goldfinger (1964), the third installment of the James Bond series, starring Sean Connery.
Switzerland's Mighty Matterhorn
While the Matterhorn is not the tallest mountain in the Alps, it's certainly the most well known. In part that's due to its distinctive pyramidal shape, which creates high visual prominence and also makes for an extremely difficult climb. The first face wasn't tackled til 1865 and ended in the deaths of four climbers, and the fourth face wasn't scaled until 1962. Contributor Paride Musci used a DJI Mavic Pro 2 to create this magnificent video of the majestic Swiss mountain.
Monte Rosa: Italy's Highest Peak
Contributor Ori Feldman brought a DJI Mavic Pro drone along on an epic trip up to Italy's highest mountain to create this amazing video. It's shot in the area around Monte Rosa, Italy's highest mountain peak at just over 4.6k meters (about 15.2k ft.), and the second highest peak in the Alps. The mountain massif covers portions of the Val d'Aosta and Piedmont regions of Italy, with a portion on Swiss soil. It lies to the east of the Matterhorn and Mont Blanc, the latter being the highest peak in the Alps.
Piedmont's Val di Formazza
Val de Formazza is a valley in the extreme north of Italy, in its Piedmont region. It is situated in one of the sub-ranges of the Alps which lie across northern Italy. The valley is surrounded by eight main mountains, the highest of which rises to an elevation of around 3.4k meters (a bit over 11k ft) above sea level. Top contributor Electriclife used a DJI Zenmuse X7 camera mounted to a DJI Inspire 2 drone to create this stunning aerial video of the beautiful alpine valley.
Switzerland's Groner Glacier
Just a simple, continuous shot this Drone Video of the Week nominee is a fantastic example of how a single shot can be compelling, but only if it's in one heck of a location. Groner Glacier is the second largest icepack in the Alps Mountains region and, like other glaciers, it is shrinking dramatically due to climate change. It's quite a magical site - you'll find yourself envying the man in the video who runs out to look over the glacier's beauty.
Aguille di Midi: Giant of the French Alps
The Aguile du Midi is probably France's best known mountain, after its neighbor Mt. Blanc. Unlike Mt. Blanc though, the Aguile du Midi peak is served by a cable car, the world's highest. The cablecar's top station has become one of the most iconic sites of the Alps. At an altitude of 3.8k meters (about 12.6k ft.), its panoramic views are matchless. That is, until you could circle the peak itself, via a drone. That's what dronealps did in this amazing 360 aerial of the great peak.
Alps Compilation Video
The Alps in Europe provide awe-inspiring and majestic aerial views. Take in some of the best with this aerial compilation! One of the largest and highest mountain ranges in the world, The Alps have become an important piece of European culture and lifestyle. The mountain range and its subsidiary chains stretch across eight different countries: France, Monaco, Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, Austria and Slovenia.
Peaks of the Julian Alps in Slovenia
The Julian Alps extend from northern Italy westwards into Slovenia. A sub-range of the larger Alps system, their highest peak is Mt. Triglav, which stands 2.9k meters (9.4k ft) and lies in Slovenia's Triglav National Park. In this video, contributor Jus Medic and a friend took a drone and hiked to the top of Dolkova Spica, a slightly smaller mountain in Slovenia, capturing Mt. Triglav in the distance. The epic aerial views of the Slovenian mountains are spectacular.
Aerial Tour of the Pennine Alps
Contributor Rlardon created this magnificent drone video compilation from Europe's Pennine Alps. This subrange of the broader Alps system is located in the Valais canton of Switzerland and the Piedmont and Val d'Aosta region of Italy. The Pennine's include some of the most spectacular peaks of Europe, including Monte Rosa (Italy's highest peak) and the famed Matterhorn. The video was shot with a DJI Mavic Pro drone, primarily above Leukerbad, Nendaz and Saas-Fee.
DVA Nominee from the Alps
What's a bored dinosaur to do? Take an adventure through the Alps Mountains of Europe, of course! This unique and hilarious piece comes from the imagination of contributor and drone pilot Borsch. Watch Dino do "touristy" things like observing nature, hitch hiking, and snowboarding against a dream-like background of snow-capped mountains. This video was picked as a Finalist in the Originality category for the second annual Drone Video Awards.
Glaciers and Lakes of the Alps
Check out this stunning drone video of some some scenes of the Alps Mountains in Switzerland and France, compliments of contributor rlardon. The video's highlights include some of the most well known glaciers in Switzerland, including Trift glacier near Saas-Fee, the Aletsch glacier, and the upper Zinal glacier. You'll also see the Leukerbad Cliffs in the Canton of Valais. On the French side of the border, you'll be treated to bird's eye views of Lac Blanc, near the town of Chamonix.
Here's an awesome aerial view of one of the most well known ski villages in western Switzerland. Saas-Fee lies in the Saastal Valley in Valais, the southwesternmost of the Swiss Cantons. Saas-Fee is the best known of the ski resorts in the area, which lies to the east of the Mattertal Valley (home of the famous Matterhorn). The video, which was shot mostly with a DJI Mavic Pro 2 drone, features on-the-ground footage of the town's Ice Pavilion which affords up-close looks at the area's famous glaciers.
Skiing in the Lepontine Alps
When we say epic dronie, we mean it. The opening shot in this piece by Jturner is one epic dronie. The piece just gets better when you find out that Jturner was the subject his drone was following. He said he let his DJI Mavic Pro hover over him while he skied down Gemmstock - a mountain in the Swiss Lepontine Alps. The Lepontines are a sub-chain of the greater Alps system which run through parts of southern Switzerland and northern Italy.
Dauphiné Alps: Parc des Écrins
Award winning drone pilot Florian Ledoux created this spectacular aerial video of France's Parc National des Écrins. The park covers about 900 square km (about 350 square mi) in the Dauphiné Alps, a subchain of the greater Alps Mountain system. The park includes the Barre des Écrins, the highest peak in the range at about 4.1k meters (about 13.5k ft). The park is a short distance from Grenoble and Albertville, the sites of the two Winter Olympics held in France.