– Decoding the mountains –
Not all mountains are the same. There are tall mountains and small mountains, as well as famous mountains and unknown mountains. Mountains determine our lives. They influence the places we live in and the way in which countries have been formed over time. They even influence the weather. With the aid of infographics, we’ll explain to you what exactly a mountain is made of.
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Some of the most important rivers of Europe have their origins in the Alps. This doesn’t come as a surprise considering that Europe’s largest fresh water reservoir is located here. Each year, more than 200 billion cubic meters of water drain out of the basin. The Alps act as one of Europe’s most important watersheds and their drainage takes place in three main directions: South to the Mediterranean and the Adriatic Sea, north-west to the North Sea and east via the Danube to the Black Sea.
Learn more with our infographic of the 15 longest Alpine rivers.